The Bow School of Maths and Computing will receive a new home as part of Tower Hamlets Council’s Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
The single sex boys’ school – which specialises in subjects relating to maths and has over 650 pupils – is currently located in Paton Close, and potential growth is limited by practical constraints
The new site at Bow Lock will enable the school to cater for a larger intake according to Tower Hamlets spokeswoman Emily Blackshaw.
“The Bow Boys’ new site is owned by the council and was previously considered for housing and hotel use,” she said. “The next stage of the project is to outline the design in consultation with Bow Boys and construction on site will start in Spring 2012.”
Many teachers and parents seem to be oblivious of the project, and some have expressed concern about transport to and from the new site.
Ms Blackshaw said that issues relating to transport have been considered: “We will be undertaking highways study with Transport for London to ascertain the potential support required.”
Up to 14 other educational establishments will also benefit from the BSF scheme, including the Beatrice Tate School, a secondary school for children with special educational needs. Tower Hamlets Council has invested more than £300 million in rebuilding and renovating the borough’s secondary schools since 2007.