Councillor Rev. Quintin Peppiatt, Newham cabinet member for children and young people and ward councillor Lakmini Shah were on hand to lay the last piece of concrete with Rebekah Iiyambo, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eko Trust, and students from the school. The £11.7m works will allow the secondary school to relocate from Custom House to a new site in Flanders Road (East Ham).
Rebekah Iiyambo, CEO of Eko Trust, said: “The council have worked hard to deliver our vision for the new school and Rivington Street Studio and Jerram Falkus have been fantastic in listening to our needs. The new school will allow us to offer high quality teaching in areas like science, and support more children who have complex social, emotional and mental health needs.
“In addition to this, our new school will deliver a training facility so we can support parents and teachers from other schools to develop their skills in dealing with children who have special educational needs and disabilities. The space will enable us to develop our Thrive centre, the first in London and support more children and young people in a therapeutic way.”
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