Twelve schools in the region are to benefit from a multi-billion-pound redevelopment programme announced by the Deputy Prime Minister.
Nick Clegg was at Helston College this morning to announce the project, which will see five schools in Devon, three in Cornwall and Somerset and one in Dorset repaired or rebuilt. We have the full list below.
DEVON: Whipton Barton Junior School, Exeter Road Community Primary School, Sidmouth College, Exmouth Community College and Ridgeway School, Plymouth.
CORNWALL: Helston Community College, Humphry Davy School and Newquay Tretherras. SOMERSET: Kingsmead Academy, Crispin School Academy and Haygrove School.
DORSET: The Woodroffe School.
In total £6 billion is being spent on 277 schools across the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is visiting schools in Cornwall today to announce government funding to improve school buildings.
Kylie Pentelow has been putting your questions to him. Here's a little taster on tuition fees - tune in at 6pm tonight for more.
17 more schools in the South West will benefit from a £140 million school building programme, according to the government.
The fund will let schools rebuild or refurbish classrooms and other facilities. It should lead to better, brighter and warmer learning environments.
Helston Community College in Cornwall is one of those that will benefit.
Announcing the details of the investment, the Deputy Prime Minister said the improvements will help give every child a fair start in life.
Children can't learn and teachers can't teach in schools that are cold and have leaking roofs.
To create a stronger economy we have to invest in a fairer society so that our young people can be successful in the future.
The number of pupils in Cornwall getting at least five good GCSE grades fell by almost 3% in the last school year. Just over 55% of pupils met that target, but it's still above the national average of 53.4%.
Plymouth University has been ranked the most sustainable in the country. It's the second time the university has topped the People and Planet Green League in five years.
Plymouth University understands the unique role a university plays in creating social justice, tackling climate change and equipping graduates with the understanding and skills we need to build the fairer low carbon future we all want.
Plymouth has been on a journey to explore what sustainability means to us as a university, and it’s one that we’ve now placed at the very core of the way we do things.
It is threaded through the way we run our campus and manage our relationship with suppliers; through our teaching and curriculum; and it drives much of our research as we look to tackle some of the most urgent scientific and socio-economic issues of the day. It means a great deal, therefore to return to the top of the People and Planet University League.
Sustainability is not just about switching off the lights and computers - Plymouth University has even started to commission independent monitoring of the factories that make the products that students use every day on campus as well as committing to purchase staff uniforms made from Fairtrade cotton.
A Devon girls' school will close this summer after 90 years due to falling pupil numbers.
Torquay's Stoodley Knowle Independent School for Girls has been run by a 400-year-old order of nuns in Ilsham Valley since 1924.
Founded in 1641 with the mission statement of providing girls with the same educational opportunities as boys, the Congregation of Les Filles de la Croix say this goal has been fulfilled, as seen in the decreasing number of students.
The school is working with staff, parents and pupils to discuss options for their future.
No decision has been taken about what will happen to the 65-acre site in Anstey's Cove after the school closes.
It had been on the cards for a little while. There are 120 students and in the senior school the classes are not big enough to provide the excellence of education the Sisters have provided over the years.
They have had some very successful pupils. At the same time the Sisters are not getting any younger. Over the years they did the cleaning, cooking and teaching and everything for nothing which kept the prices down, and when they retired they had to pay for outside teachers.
It is sad news, it was a beacon in the Bay as a school and it is such a beautiful site.
There is nothing quite like a carol to put you in the Christmas spirit - and pupils at Ide Primary School, near Exeter, have been rehearsing hard.
Here they are with a true Christmas classic. Silent Night has been translated into over 100 languages from the original German it was written in two centuries ago. Troops on opposing sides sung it together during the Christmas truce of 1914 - it was one they all knew.
Carol singing is one of the great Christmas traditions and children from Ide Primary School, near Exeter, have been rehearsing hard.
Here they are with one of the more modern works, "On a starry night".
It was composed by Joy Webb and was originally performed by the 1960s Salvation Army band, The Joystrings.
Parents at a Dartmoor school have got the support of a member of the House of Lords in their fight to save their local primary.
Chagford School is facing demolition - but Lord Knight of Weymouth says he will now pursue the matter on a national level.
Weymouth College has confirmed to ITV news that its Principal, Liz Myles, has been suspended.
A spokesperson said the college was not giving further details:
We have no further comment other than to confirm that the Principal, Liz Myles has been suspended from her post, pending an investigation.
To ensure we maintain the integrity of the investigation, no further information can be provided to you at this time.
The college has had to cut costs over the past few months and in August it began a period of consultation over potential redundancies.