Wednesday, 11 August 2010Crest Academies saved
Brent Council has welcomed the Government announcement to give the go ahead for the £41.6 million rebuilding of Brent's two Crest academy schools.
It has approved the provisional allocation of the capital needed to rebuild and expand the Crest Boys' and Crest Girls' academies in Dollis Hill, Neasden.
Leader of Brent Council, Councillor Ann John, said: "I am delighted that, after careful consideration, the Government has provided the money to rebuild the two Crest academies.
"Brent Council wants to provide modern schools for our pupils and find the extra school places we badly need. This project was a crucial one and this decision is great news for children and families in Brent."
The existing school buildings - the former John Kelly boys and girls colleges - are in very poor condition.
Over five years, an extra 300 pupils will be taught in the new buildings.
Posted by Cllr Muhammed Butt at 15:11