MORE than £2 million is to be ploughed into 15 schools across the Dudley borough which require urgent repairs, it has been revealed.

The money will be spent by Dudley Council from the national government's School Condition Grant for 2019/20 on work needed at 15 authority-run schools.

£885,000 will cover replacement roofing at Cotwall End Primary in Sedgley, Fairhaven Primary in Wordsley, Maidensbridge Primary in Wall Heath and Peter’s Hill Primary in Amblecote.

Nearly £350,000 will be spent replacing windows at The Dormston School in Sedgley and Gig Mill Primary in Stourbridge, while St Marks C of E Primary in Pensnett and Thorns Primary in Brierley Hill will get boiler replacements totalling £230,000.

Dingle Primary School will receive £250,000 for a replacement heating system and the curtain wall will be replaced at Howley Grange Primary in Halesowen for £160,000.

Works are also planned at Amblecote Primary, Church of the Ascension Primary, Wollescote Primary, Alder Coppice Primary and Ham Dingle Primary.

Councillor Ruth Buttery, cabinet member for children and young people, said: "The School Condition Grant is a dedicated pot of money for councils to use for improvements to school buildings.

"We consider health and safety issues, building condition surveys and access needs as well as a whole host of other factors when considering where the money needs to be spent.

"We have identified priority work at 15 schools in the borough and the money will allow us to make real improvements, so it is welcomed."

The works will be discussed at the council's cabinet meeting on June 27.