LB Brent is now officially part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
The Council will initially receive up to £80 million to start the process of rebuilding and refurbishing secondary schools with the opportunity to secure further funding as and when future phases of the BSF programme commence.
The announcement was made this week by the Minister for Schools and Learning, Vernon Coaker MP, that Brent is now on the programme and that the proposals in its last bid, which it submitted in September, have been accepted as being “realistic and deliverable”. The Council now has the green light to proceed with its programme of planned improvements and deliver extra capacity to cope with growing pupil numbers.
The council plans to redevelop all of its secondary schools but as the funding will be phased, Brent’s immediate priority would be Alperton, Cardinal Hinsley, Queens Park and Copland Community Schools. Work on Wembley High School will follow shortly afterwards.