Schools investment

Southwark’s school investment programme

As London grows, and more and more people choose to call the capital home, making sure we have enough school places for current and future generations has become a priority for councils like Southwark. To help address this, Southwark Council has invested £200m into schools across the borough to provide 4,000 additional school places and create modern and exciting learning environments for local children.

In addition the council continues to invest more than £3m per annum in repairs to all its schools to ensure that the buildings are properly maintained with to support teaching and learning.   

The schools that have or are benefitting from council investment since 2016 include:

  • Keyworth - New build and refurbishment incorporating a new teaching block for Nursery aged children through to Key Stage 2  as well as after school provision and external area improvements. Opened September 2017
  • Phoenix Primary – Refurbishment and remodelling of the Victorian building to create additional classrooms and remodelling of a new hall, now completed
  • Cherry Garden (SEN) - New build state-of-the-art primary special school opening in September 2018
  • Crawford – New teaching block opened earlier this year
  • Bellenden – Brand new school building to accommodate two forms of entry school replacing the existing one form entry building. Opening in summer 2018
  • Grange – New teaching block, nursery, hall reception and refurbishment
  • Robert Browning – New build classrooms and refurbishment opening early 2018
  • Albion – New state of the art school with two forms of entry and external areas opened October 2017
  • Belham – New build and compete remodelling to create a new two form entry academy opening next term
  • Charter East Dulwich opening September 2018
  • Rotherhithe Plans are underway for 3 form entry new building on the existing site
  • Beormund The council is planning to rebuild the school on a new site in partnership with a scheme to provide new homes
  • Angel Oak –the council is working in partnership with Clarion to provide new council homes and to invest in new facilities for the school including a new nursery, hall and improvements to the playground

Page last updated: 08 March 2022


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