FIVE schools in the borough have been chosen to receive cash from the government to help rebuild them.
261 schools, from 587 that applied, have been selected to receive funds from the Priority School Building Programme. All five from the Royal Borough of Greenwich that applied have been successful.
The schools that will receive funding are:
- Eltham C of E Primary School (SE9)
- Invicta Primary School (SE3)
- Our Lady of Grace Catholic Primary School (SE7)
- The Eltham Foundation School (SE9)
- Wingfield Primary School (SE3)
The scheme will see £2billion spent on upgrading schools using a reformed PFI model. The Eltham Foundation School is one of 42 schools that have been designated as requiring urgent assistance and will receive money directly from the Department for Education's capital budget.
The announcement of funding for the schools was made by Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, in a written ministerial statement published yesterday.
Cllr Jackie Smith, Royal Borough of Greenwich Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said, "We are pleased that the Government has recognised the need for investment in these school buildings, and look forward to receiving more details soon as to the exact level of funding that's been approved for each school."
The coalition scrapped the previous government's Building School for the Future programme, which financed the newly rebuilt Thomas Tallis School, after taking office in 2010.