With the end of term just weeks away dissaffected student arsonists have broadly welcomed Education Minister Michael Gove's announcement that some schools are to be refurbished.
Rick Woods, 16, of Billy Rowlett Upper School said: "About time. Ever since that knob Mr Spencer gave me a detention in year 8 my simmering resentment has been desperate to get back at him. With the old place in such a state though it's hardly been worth buying the petrol and matches, but with a shiny chemistry lab to torch I'll soon be there with my zippo. Serve the twat right."
Councillor Daniel Warwick, from the Local Government Association, said: "This funding...will go some way to putting the smiles back on the faces of this years school leavers that want the last say."
"But we are still in a situation where more than 300 run-down schools have been left in limbo after lengthy delays in government decision making. All children should have the oportunity to leave a lasting legacy on their school by coming back and setting something bright and shiny ablaze. It's not called flaming June for nothing you know".
The government says under its programme, they are prioritising those areas where children have most need to slag off their teachers in the traditional way.