ELEVEN of Harrow’s most run-down or overcrowded schools could be brought up to scratch with government cash.
Harrow Council wants to take advantage of the coalition’s Priority School Building Programme, which replaced Labour’s Building Schools For The Future (BSF) programme in July.
The scheme arranges private finance deals to wholly or partially rebuild the 200 schools in the worst condition nationwide.
A council spokesman said: “The council has identified 11 schools that meet the threshold for funding, which include an academy and a high school.
“The applications are at this stage an expression of interest in funding and not a commitment.”
The bid, lodged before the Department for Education’s deadline on October 14, concerns a mix of schools, several of which are earmarked to expand by one class from September 2013.
The successful applications will be announced by the department next month.
Whitmore High School in Porlock Avenue, West Harrow, was rebuilt under a £31.5million BSF scheme and opened in September 2010.