Sir Edward Leigh has written to the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson MP, asking him to intervene to make sure Caistor Grammar School is able to access funding to improve the buildings on its estate.
"Caistor Grammar is a wonderful school that does amazing work," Sir Edward wrote in his letter to the Education Secretary. "The Sunday Times has rated it the best school in the East Midlands and it’s in the top 100 state secondary schools in the whole of the United Kingdom."
Sir Edward mentioned that he visited the school last month, meeting with its headmaster and inspecting the buildings first-hand and witnessing their "appalling state".
"Buildings are literally falling apart. Mobile classrooms, impossible to heat with the door open for ventilation in the middle of winter, are temporary accommodation more than thirty years old and with bits flaking off the side. The hall is little more than a corrugated tin roofed hut and is simply not fit for modern purposes."
Sir Edward said Caistor Grammar appeared to have "fallen through the cracks" when it came to condition improvement funding and asked the Education Secretary to personally intervene and send officials to visit the school.
"I refuse to believe that any Department for Education officials would turn down a request if they actually visited the site and saw the state of the buildings. They will see both the poor state of the buildings as well as the excellent education Caistor Grammar provides in difficult and straitened circumstances. Surely it is time for Caistor Grammar’s faultless dedication to its pupils to be rewarded."
In November the MP also raised Caistor Grammar School directly with the Education Secretary on the floor of the House of Commons.