Building Schools for the Future (BSF)
Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is an exciting programme that will transform every secondary and special educational needs schools and pupils' referral units in Hackney by autumn 2014.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families has provided the Council with more than £170 million to rebuild or renew these schools. The aim is to provide students with 21st century learning environments and to make Hackney a great place to learn.
The Hackney BSF programme has been developed by the Council and is being delivered by Mouchel Babcock Education (MBE), a consulting and business services private partnership.
The values of this partnership are based on the Every Child Matters Government programme, which aims to ensure children are healthy, safe, make a positive contribution, and achieve economic wellbeing.
Phases of the BSF programme
Hackney BSF will be completed in three phases to ensure maximum efficiency in the delivery of the rebuilding plans for all the schools.
Phase one schools: complete by December 2011
Contractual financial close was achieved in November 2008 on Phase 1 and construction on the sites followed soon afterwards.
The schools benefiting from the first phase of the BSF programme are:
- Clapton Girls' Technology College (formerly Clapton Girls' Academy)
- Stoke Newington School
- The Urswick School (formerly Hackney Free and Parochial School)
The work on Clapton Academy and Stoke Newington School is complete and work on the Urswick School is due to be completed in December 2011.
Phase two schools: under construction
Contractual financial close was achieved in November 2010 on Phase 2 and construction on the sites followed soon afterwards. Work is progressing well and on schedule.
The schools benefiting from the second phase of delivery of the BSF programme are:
Phase three schools: planning and under construction and planning
The third phase of the Building Schools for the Future programme will see the modernisation of Hackney's Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools and Pupils' Referral Units (PRU).
The schools benefiting from the third phase will see two further phases of construction:
- Ickburgh School
- Tiger Way KS2/3 PRU
- Downsview Road KS4 PRU
Page updated: 6 May 2014