Building Schools for the Future
Posted by Hunter on Mon, 25 Jan 2010.
Schools of the Future
What is BSF?
BSF or Building Schools for the Future is the largest programme in England to improve and build new schools. The aim is to improve your schools and give you a better chance in life.
So what will BSF mean for your secondary schools?
BSF will offer schools in Loughborough, Quorn and Barrow a fantastic opportunity to become innovative, modern and flexible with the very latest technology and facilities to motivate you to want to learn and succeed.
Which schools could be affected by BSF? The following schools within the area would be a key priority for the BSF programme:
- Burleigh Community College, Loughborough
- The Garendon High School, Loughborough
- Limehurst High School, Loughborough
- Woodbrook Vale High School, Loughborough
- Rawlins Community College, Quorn
- Humphrey Perkins High School and Community Centre, Barrow upon Soar
- De Lisle Catholic Science College
- Ashmount School (for pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs)
With regret, the County Council's application to the Government for BSF funding for Loughborough, Quorn and Barrow has not been successful in this latest round.
A disappointing funding result - a comment from the Leader of the County Council
The Leader of Leicestershire County Council, David Parsons, said he was deeply disappointed by the Government decision not to award funding to improve secondary education in Loughborough.
“The decision is all the more regrettable given the recent news about AstraZeneca and shows the Government’s support for Loughborough in a really poor light.
"I will do all I can to ensure that the one through school model for Loughborough, which many parents have spoken to me about, is delivered. However, I’m also aware of the views wishing to retain education provision on the Limehurst site.
“What neither the County Council nor the Government can ignore is the big problem of surplus school places in Loughborough – currently 700. “It is clear that something has to be done. We will be reviewing the new situation and there will be a further report to Cabinet in May. The report will also confirm that the County Council will meet its commitment to build a new special school in Loughborough.”
What will happen next?
We will now consider how the County Council's vision for the development of secondary education in the area might now be progressed and a further report will be submitted to Cabinet in May. You can view the Cabinet report and decisions on the following links:
Useful external links:
For more information about BSF please contact:
BSF Programme Officer
Children & Young People's Service
Leicestershire County Council
Tel no. 0116 305 7972