£55bn BSF winners named

New schools will be developed in Sefton, Tameside, Warrington and Lancashire in the next wave of the Building Schools for the Future programme.

The four North West regions were among a dozen announced today by the Partnerships for Schools organisation. Each of the local authorities will embark on their BSF schemes between January and March 2010.

Tim Byles, chief executive of Partnerships for Schools, said: "With over 110,000 pupils already benefitting BSF investment, today's announcement will boost this growing figure over the coming years. As well as delivering the new schools facilities that teachers and pupils deserve to every community, BSF will also help safeguard tens of thousands of jobs on the ground in the construction and related industries.

"Teachers, parents and pupils in the 129 schools already open throughout England bear witness to the positive difference that BSF is making in their local community."

The other areas successful in the latest round of BSF, worth £55bn, were Brent, Darlington, Devon, Havering, Kingston & Croydon, Norfolk, Plymouth, Wakefield.

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