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'The first of its kind in London' - Have your say on science and health driven school which could be coming to Bromley

PUBLISHED: 16:15 08 December 2016 | UPDATED: 10:46 09 December 2016

An artist's impression of ShaW Futures Academy in Bromley

An artist's impression of ShaW Futures Academy in Bromley

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A consultation is currently underway

Proposals for a new specialist school in Bromley need public response.

Hospital trusts and a leading university have both leant their support to Science Health and Wellbeing (Shaw) Futures Academy.

The school would be for students aged 11 to 19, where they can learn and gain opportunities in the health sector, the sports industry and applied sciences for a technical career.

If approved, the school would move into Westmoreland Road, near Bromley South station, where developers would build 11 science labs and five biomedical facilities.

“Shaw Futures Academy has the potential to equip young people with the hands-on skills and firm academic foundation needed for rewarding and successful careers,” said Sam Parrett, chief executive of London South East Colleges, which is sponsors the trust behind the plans.

“There is an urgent need for skilled people to support health and wellbeing in and around this area, we want the academy to be a centre for education expertise, which will attract and support people from Bromley.”

Residents will have their chance to voice opinions when a consultation on proposal launches on Saturday.

To view proposals and comment online, visit www.shawfuturesacademy.co.uk.

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