Newham's young people are the future of the borough. That's why we believe passionately in investing properly in our children.
As part of the Government's Building Schools for the Future programme, big improvements to local schools are on the way. This year we'll be starting work on new buildings for two of our secondary schools: Rokeby and Lister. The new additions include sporting, health and cultural facilities which can be enjoyed by the whole community. We'll also be refurbishing six other secondary schools to make sure they're properly equipped for the future. Over the next three years, we'll be investing £30 million in our primary schools.
And, this September, we're introducing free school meals for all primary school children in the borough. The multi-million pound scheme is being funded through a combination of Council and Government money.
It's been shown that nutritious food improves behaviour and performance in school, which is why we've worked so hard to bring the scheme to Newham. Every parent wants to give their kids the best possible start in life and improving access to good quality food is one way we can help.
We know that a child's quality of life is more than about school. You can read what else we're doing for our young people here or you can find out about what we're doing to improve parks here.
As ever, if you've got any suggestions, comments or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can speak directly to Robin or your local Councillors. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.