Building Schools for the Future
What does the cancellation of the BSF Programme mean for Redwood Park?
The last government set as one of its aims to rebuild or refurbish all secondary schools in England. Through the Building Schools for the Future grants Redwood Park was allocated funding of £10.8 million pounds to rebuild and refurbish parts of the school.
However, the change of government in June 2010 led to a change in educational priorities. Public spending had to face huge cuts and the Building Schools for the Future Project was cancelled.
At an emergency governors' meeting it was decided that despite the curtailment of the Building Schools for the Future building programme Redwood Park still had need of a major refurbishment. The governors are hopeful that by working closely with Portsmouth City Council some aims of the initial building programme can still be fulfilled. Currently, Portsmouth Local Authority is working towards the development of a new plan to support essential refurbishment of Portsmouth secondary schools and it is hoped that Redwood Park will still benefit from such a plan.
Through this web site I will keep parents and other interested parties informed of our progress.
Tony Cox, Headteacher