AGEING buildings at a Furness school are to be given a makeover thanks to a £3m grant from Cumbria County Council.

Several areas have been earmarked for improvements at Ulver-ston Victoria High School.

It is hoped the investment will bring down the running costs of the school, making it more efficient and sustainable in the long-term.

The funding has been agreed to in principle and is set to be formally voted through by councillors next month with work possibly starting in summer.

Head teacher Denis Fay praised the work of county councillors James Airey and Peter Hornby in helping to secure the funding.

“Over the last five years, we have been campaigning to access funds to improve our school site, which has enormous potential,” he said.

“The funding will be used for various elements of refurbishment and improvement to things such as roofs, gutters, heating and windows.

“The funding is very significant as we have a fantastic student body, dedicated teaching and support staff and the support of a tremendous group of parents, all of whom deserve much better facilities for learning in Ulverston.”