Two schools have had £3.5 million worth of improvements over the last 18 months, with four separate building projects scheduled for this summer.

The Marlow Education Trust (MET) has two schools in its group - Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School in Marlow and High Wycombe’s Beechview Primary Academy.

Both schools have had a vast improvement over the last year-and-a-half thanks to the trust, with Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School getting a new teaching school development, windows, roofs and heating, as well as plans for a new sports hall with its building work potentially beginning in 2020.

Beechview Academy has also benefited from the financial gain, with improvements to its fire safety equipment such as new alarms and evacuation doors.

The school is now planning for a new roof and a complete replacement of its water supply.

Dr Peter Holding, Marlow’s Education Trust CEO, said: “This is a tremendously exciting period for both schools.

“Along with all these major improvements we have also been developing an area of Beechview School to serve as a community hub.

“After many years of struggle, Beechview is now seeing some wonderful improvements, not just with the buildings, but also with projects in collaboration with a range of community and national groups.

“Since last year we have been able to refurbish the teaching kitchen, which is used jointly by our children and two other organisations, Empower to Cook and the Country Trust, both of whom are working with local children and families to improve understanding of healthy eating and a range of environmental issues.

“Local companies are also on board such as Greggs, Synergy and Tesco Loudwater, as they have piled in with funding and resources for our Breakfast Club, so we are now able to provide free breakfast every day for over 90 children.”

The MET formed in October 2016.