WORRIED parents are urging the government to push ahead with the revamp of Chiswick Community School, despite spending cuts.
Those who have children at the school, in Burlington Lane, are being urged to sign an online petition that asks the Education Secretary to secure funds to redevelop the school under the Building for the Future programme.
Projects within the scheme have come under threat following the announcement of a comprehensive spending review by the Department of Education.
Petition organiser Sophie Freeland-Haynes said the revamp should get the go-ahead because: * Chiswick Community School is the only secondary school in Chiswick and serves at least six primary schools * The local authority has identified it as the secondary school most in need of refurbishment
* The school has already invested in increasing senior staff capacity and extensive training in developing its Strategy for Change vision.
On its website, the Department for Education states: "The government is committed to a full comprehensive spending review in the autumn and ministers will shortly be considering their spending priorities, which will take into account all areas of spending, including school capital."
Sachin Gupta, Hounslow's executive member for education, said: "Like all other local authorities in England, we are anxiously waiting for news of the Building Schools for the Future scheme. We are as supportive as we can be but for the time being we continue to await any firm decisions from ministers."