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Sixth formers scoop £2.5m investment

PUBLISHED: 13:55 04 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:43 16 August 2010

TWO schools are set to benefit from £3 million of investment from the council.

TWO schools are set to benefit from £3 million of investment from the council.

Some £2.5 million has been allocated to Ravens Wood School, in Oakley Road, Bromley, for redevelopment of its sixth form by Bromley council.

The existing hall, dining area and kitchen will be converted into teaching space and a new hall, dining area and kitchen will be built.

The scheme will provide 14 new classrooms, a learning centre, new drama and music facilities and an all-weather pitch as well as provision for new subjects.

Construction work will take place in phases over a projected five year period, during which the school is expected also to contribute £2.5 million.

A further £500,000 has been allocated to St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School in Orpington to support its sixth form.

The money will contribute towards redeveloping the school's redundant swimming pool building into a hall for sports, drama, sixth form assemblies and examinations.

Parents and friends of the school have also raised and pledged £530,000 towards the scheme, which already has planning permission.

Headmaster Anthony Jarvis said: "We are delighted that Bromley council has given us this grant.

"It will enable us to complete work on our multi purpose sports and drama facility to open in autumn 2010 and introduce new sixth form courses in these areas.

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