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Building Schools for the Future to still go ahead in Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 19:00 05 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:14 05 October 2010

TOWN Hall bosses confirmed today that the rebuilding of Tower Hamlets schools would still be going ahead despite Government plans to scrap the Building Schools for the Future programme. Education secretary Michael Gove told MPs today he would axe hundre

TOWN Hall bosses confirmed today that the rebuilding of Tower Hamlets schools would still be going ahead despite Government plans to scrap the Building Schools for the Future programme.

Education secretary Michael Gove told MPs today he would axe hundreds of school building projects in a bid to save some cash.

Tower Hamlets council has invested more than £300m in rebuilding or renovating the borough's 15 secondary schools after the former Labour government brought in the scheme in 2007.

Some of the schools have already been done but many are still yet to be completed.

And schools boss, Shiria Khatun, confirmed that the controversial cuts would not affect Tower Hamlets.

Ms Khatun said: "As far as we are concerned at this moment in time, contracts for all the schools have been signed and they are all secure.

"I think it is very important to have an environment where pupils are proud to work. It is a very important investment.

"If you speak to the children they will tell you about how much they have gained from this investment."

The coalition government hopes to save £1bn a year over the next five years by making the cuts.


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