Councillors in Wandsworth have endorsed a proposal to generate funding for the renovation of Elliott School in Putney through a sale of surplus land on the site.
The proposals involve a major £30m remodelling of internal areas to create brighter and more spacious classrooms and flexible areas for small group learning.
The Council is contributing around £5m and will raise the remainder through a sale of surplus land including a car park and other parts that are occupied by redundant buildings like the vacant caretaker’s cottage.
Council education spokesman Cllr Kathy Tracey said: “The school desperately needs a multi-million pound investment to provide the kind of teaching facilities that will allow its pupils to thrive.
“The Elliott site is quite large and there is surplus land there that can be used to raise these desperately needed funds. Much of this land has been concreted over and none of it is used as playing fields.”
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