Lewisham Schools for the Future LEP’s Partners

Lewisham Schools for the Future is a partnership between: 


  • London Borough of Lewisham
  • Building Schools for the Future Investments
  • Learning21, a joint venture between Costain and babcock


London Borough of Lewisham

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London Borough of Lewisham is committed to promoting high quality and accessible education opportunities to all members of the Community.

Schools in the Borough are now improving at a faster rate than any other area in the country.  Lewisham Education Department has been awarded the top rating of three stars by Ofsted.

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Building Schools for the Future Investments LLP (BSFI) is a limited liability partnership whose members are the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and Partnerships UK. BSFI invests in Local Education Partnerships (LEPs) under the Government's Building Schools for the Future programme.

Building Schools for the Future (BSF) is the Government's capital investment programme to help transform education by rebuilding or renewing every secondary school in England.

Central to the delivery of the BSF programme is the creation of Local Education Partnerships which will be 80% owned by the private sector provider, 10% by the relevant local authority, and 10% by BSFI.

Partnerships for Schools (PfS) is the delivery agency for BSF and is operated and funded under a joint venture between DCSF and Partnerships UK. BSFI works closely with PfS, although it is a separate entity and operates under its own governance regime.


About Learning21

Learning 21

Learning21 is designed and built solely to meet the very special needs of the BSF market.  The strategy was to establish four fully integrated and learning-led supply chains – Education Services, ICT, Facilities Management and Construction – overlaid and bound together by a fifth, Programme Management.

Learning21 makes the most of the parent companies’ resources and financial strength and their partnering and technical experience and expertise to:

  • Implement business processes which promote an efficient flow of value for money project up and down the supply chain.
  • Integrate the ICT, Facilities Management and Construction supply lines both individually and with each other
  • Adapt the core of our approach to suit Lewisham’s priorities


About Costain Group Plc

Costain logoCostain has been at the forefront of UK and international construction since it was founded by Richard Costain in 1865.  Since then, the company’s achievements have shaped landscapes across the globe, earning the organisation an international reputation for innovation and quality.  Today, Costain’s proven expertise in partnering, programme and project management will play a critical role in the BSF initiative, building on over 140 years experience in delivering international and UK projects including:

• Stockley Academy
• Kings College Hospital, London
• London Metropolitan University, Post Graduate Centre
• The Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong – the worlds longest combined road and rail bridge.

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About Babcock

Babcock Babcock is the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation with recorded revenue of £1.9bn in 2010 and an order book in excess of £12 billion.

Defence, energy, telecommunications, transport and education are all sectors where Babcock can be found working diligently behind the scenes, delivering critical support. Our services are underpinned by three core capabilities:

  • Managing Assets and Infrastructure
  • Delivering Projects and Programmes
  • Integrating Engineering Expertise


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