Council 'Anxiously' Awaits School Funding News
Chiswick Community's redevelopment remains under threat
Hounslow Council are 'anxiously' awaiting news about funding for Chiswick Community School after its Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects came under threat from spending cuts.
The Department for Education's announcement of a comprehensive spending review prompted parents of pupils to launch an online petition urging the Secretary of State for Education to maintain the promised funds for refurbishing and rebuilding the Chiswick secondary school.
Sachin Gupta, Hounslow’s executive member for education, told ChiswickW4.com, “Like all other Local Authorities within England, we are anxiously waiting for news of the Building Schools for the Future scheme.
"We are supportive as much as we can be but for the time being we continue to await any firm decisions from ministers.”
The parents' petition states: 'Whilst giving due respect to the current economic climate, we, the undersigned urge the Secretary of State for Education, to maintain the promised funds for refurbishing and rebuilding Chiswick Community School under the Building Schools for the Future programme.
The petition asks the Government to take the following reasons into account:
Data-protection / privacy:
June 30, 2010