AN MP is urging schools to enter an £80,000 classroom giveaway competition.

A timber-clad 30-pupil classroom is being given away by Clearspace Buildings in conjunction with the leading education magazine and website TES.

Caroline Nokes, pictured, MP for Romsey and Southampton North, said: “Local schools have a good track record in this competition, with Chamberlayne College in Southampton being last year’s winner.”

This is the second time Clearspace and TES have partnered to donate a classroom.

This year, Clearspace is offering the winning school the choice of the standalone permanent single classroom or an £80,000 contribution to a rooftop extension.

The option of the financial contribution to a rooftop extension this year opens the competition up to schools that do not have the ground space to construct a standalone building.

The competition, which is open to all UK primary, secondary and special schools, can be entered online at

Entrants must explain, in no more than 300 words, why they deserve to win the new learning space.

They have until 16 February to submit their entries.