Queen's School is being rebuilt under the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) which is a centrally managed programme set up to address the needs of the schools most in need of urgent repair. Through the programme, 261 schools will be rebuilt or have their condition needs met. The first school will be completed in 2014. All schools within the programme will be delivered by the end of 2017.
There were 261 successful applications for the PSBP out of 580 eligible applications. Of these, 215 schools are being delivered via capital grant funding and 46 schools being delivered via private finance funding.
For the project, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) is the client. The school will be working with our project team from the EFA, as well as representatives from Southwark Diocesan Board of Education (SDBE) (who made the application on our behalf) to influence decision making within the limitations of the programme. Our school sits within the Surrey, Richmond and Slough batch, which will be capital funded. The six schools in our batch will be built using a single base template, in order to achieve economies of scale. Budget is limited but the new school will be modern and fit for purpose. The Governing Body and the PSA will work together to raise funds for additional features and amenities.
In order to achieve the best possible outcome the governors have set up a project team. Parent volunteers with relevant skills and experience who responded to our request for volunteer last year have been invited to join the team. We have a diverse group spanning expertise in both public and school specific building programmes, primary education and curriculum, school governance, corporate finance and marketing.
The architect's drawings including elevations and floor plans are on display in the school.