Special school in East Ham gets £11.7 million refurb with zen garden, therapy rooms and 22 extra places

Councillors rev Quintin Peppiatt and Lakmini Shah and Rebekah Liyambo, CEO of Eko Trust laying the f

Councillors rev Quintin Peppiatt and Lakmini Shah and Rebekah Liyambo, CEO of Eko Trust laying the final foundations for the school. Picture: Newham Council - Credit: Archant

A special school in East Ham is undergoing an £11.7 million regeneration.

Eleanor Smith School in East Ham is getting a new building with nine classrooms, therapy rooms, a family room, a behaviour support room, food technology and science rooms, a kitchen, informal teaching spaces and new furniture and ICT equipment.

The school provides for children and young people with social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs.

Councillor Rev Quintin Peppiatt, cabinet member for children and young people services said: “We are absolutely committed to investing in our schools and providing the best learning environments that will inspire teachers, pupils and the wider community.

“This school is an investment in the future of our children.”


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The school, which is part of the EKO academy trust, will also have an internal zen garden, landscaped external gardens, a multi-use games area, and will provide 22 more secondary aged places. Work is due to finish in 2019.

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