Works soon to start on Tower Hamlets secondary schools

The final wave of rebuilding works for rundown East End schools is due to start.

Another �55 million from the �300m awarded to Tower Hamlets will be invested in Beatrice Tate special educational needs school, Bow School and George Green’s as part of the Building Schools for the Future programme.

The government scheme gives local authorities vast sums to spend on refurbishing or rebuilding secondary schools most in need in their area.

Works will start in the spring and Beatrice Tate, in Poyser Street, Bethnal Green will be first to be finished in autumn next year.

Bow School in Paton Close should be completed by August 2014 and George Green’s in Manchester Road on the Isle of Dogs by March 2016.

St Paul’s Way Trust School in Bow became the first beneficiary of the scheme when it reopened last March after a complete rebuild and has since won several prestigious architectural awards.

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman said better facilities will “further improve the quality of education”.

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A total of 17 schools in the borough have been awarded cash.

Developer Bouygues UK is carrying out the works.