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Huge investment in schools

Tue 23 April 2019, 1:21 pm

Havering Council has pledged over £18 million to open new schools and improve and expand existing ones by 2023.

Projects are being developed to meet the need for places from early years through to post-16 and special education.

There are plans for a new primary school at Beam Park, Rainham, part of the overall regeneration of sites along the A1306.

Statistics have shown that births in Havering rose from 2,257 in 2002 to 3,423 in 2016, sparking the need for additional places to meet further demand. Since 2011, an extra 5,360 primary school places have already been created.

The options are currently being finalised and will be presented to Havering Council’s cabinet for approval later this year.

Funding for schools will come from the school expansion capital programme and ongoing revenue costs will be funded from the government’s designated schools grant.

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