The council is set to release £143,000 worth of funding for Bracknell schools.

The grant comes from the Department for Education’s Healthy Pupil Capital Fund, which has been distributed to the council to improve children’s and young people’s physical and mental health.

Kennel Lane school will receive the bulk of the money, as they are set to see almost £110,000 come their way for a swimming pool refurbishment.

Sandhurst School is set to take more than £18,000 for new outdoor gym equipment, and Birch Hill Primary will see a new ‘nurture summer house’ soon as it receives £6,200 from the fund.

Winkfield St Marys CE Primary School is set to spend £6,783 accessible games activities.

Holly Spring Infant and Nursery, which could be combined with Holly Spring Junior school for September 2019, will receive £2,087 for the installation of new water fountains.

Eight schools submitted fourteen bids applying for funding, but only five were chosen by the executive member for children, young people and learning.

Among the schools not chosen were Owlsmoor Primary, College Hall and New Scotland Hill Primary.

A report produced for the council told how College Hall, Kennel Lane School and Sandhurst all submitted numerous bids.

The council received more than £380,000 worth of bids from the eight schools but only had £143,494 to distribute.

The five schools selected for the money were chosen from a mix of bids across physical health, mental health and healthy eating applications, as well as a mix of schools across three organisational area and a “consideration of the number and characteristics of pupils who would benefit from the investment”.