MALMESBURY School is hoping to raise £20,000 to upgrade its sixth form facilities.

The school is looking to modernise the sixth form study room.

A new entrance to the school for sixth form students is also a part of the plans.

Malmesbury School PTA are hoping to raise £10,000 towards the £20,000 that the school needs to raise to complete the project.

Bloor Homes, the housebuilder’s of Filands View in the town, donated £2,000 this week to help with the upgrade.

The donation goes towards the rest of the money the schools’ PTA has raised so far, taking the total raised to £5,000, half of their target.

Malmesbury school thanked the effort of the Malmesbury School PTA team for all their efforts, that allows them to make improvements to the school despite the small amount of funding the school receive.

Danya Clark, PTA chairman, said: “Malmesbury School is an important asset for the town and a significant pull for many people including myself.

“In order to maintain its high academic standards, the school is working on a modernisation plan for the sixth form facilities.

“However, ongoing funding pressure means there is a significant shortfall in the money needed for the project.

“The school PTA has already raised £5,000 of the required sum and is working hard to raise more.

“Bloor Homes’ generous donation has moved us significantly close to our target and we are delighted.”

Rowena Adams, regional sales director at Bloor Homes South West, added: “We are so pleased that our donation to the school is going to be used in such a worthy way.

“We are always keen to help the local communities in which we build.”

The school are hosting a quiz night this Friday.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £5 and can be bought from A4 Stationers. A licensed bar will be available.