A SCHOOL which has benefitted from more than £1.2m in Government grant funding has been visited by MP Rishi Sunak.

Mr Sunak saw how the funding is helping to improve sports and sixth form facilities at Stokesley School and Sixth Form College.

The school received the money last year to re-roof and refurbish the sports hall and changing rooms.

The money will also help fund improvements to the sixth form building, It will be re-roofed, re-clad and new windows and boiler installed.

This work, which is expected to be completed in August in time for the new academic year, will also include a refurbished school library, sixth form classrooms and bistro for students.

Hambleton District Council contributed £210,000 to the sports hall upgrade in recognition of its extensive use by the local community.

Mr Sunak said: “In recent years the school has accessed more than £5m to improve its buildings. The money has been well spent and the sports hall and changing facilities are now superb.”

Hannah Millett, headteacher, said: “Rishi's visit was a welcome injection of excitement. We were also extremely grateful for the time Rishi gave to our students."