�1.5m cash boost pays for 240 new Redbridge sixth form places

School places for more than 200 sixth form students will be created thanks to a �1.5million cash injection.

Valentines High School, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, will create 50 places when it provides new science teaching accommodation within its grounds.

The work, costing �122,590, is like to start soon with proposals already formed and no planning permission needed.

At Woodbridge High School, St Barnabas Road, Woodford Green, a new sixth form accommodation block will be built creating 80 new places at a cost of �460,960.

Meanwhile, 60 places will be created at Trinity Catholic High School, Mornington Road, Woodford Green, with the building of a new sixth form accommodation block.

The block has already been given planning permission and the total works will cost �512,104.

Chadwell Heath Academy in Christie Gardens, Chadwell Heath will provide 50 sixth form places at a cost of �500,000.

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The money for the 240 places, �1.5million, has come from a Young People’s Learning Agency Grant.