SEVERAL schools in Trafford are set to be overhauled over the current financial year.

Council bosses have drawn up a list of establishments which will benefit from their capital maintenance programme.

An allowance has been made of around £1.76m, based on past Department of Education funding.

Urgent repairs are needed to cupolas above a number of school sites after safety inspections.

Roofing works will take place at Sale High, Cloverlea Primary and Springfield Primary. The latter also gets a new boiler, with Seymour Park and Firs primaries.

Rewiring will take place at Victoria Park Infants, while the fire alarm system for the infant and junior blocks at Flixton Primary are to be overhauled.

Kitchen ventilation at Stretford Grammar is another project, while asbestos flooring at Firs Primary will be replaced and new fencing is scheduled for St Matthews Primary.

Health and safety and accessibility schemes at other school sites will account for the remaining funding.

Jill McGregor, the council's corporate director for children's services, said in a decision notice: "The implications of not progressing with the capital maintenance schemes are that there will be health and safety issues for schools that could potentially close the schools for a period whilst urgent remedial works are undertaken.

"The majority of large capital maintenance works are carried out in summer school holidays it is necessary to seek approval for these schemes, so that the design, planning and tendering of these schemes can be carried out ready for schools to reopen in September 2020 with minimum disruption to pupils and staff."