Challenging pupils get a new school to call home

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PORTSMOUTH building contractor Warings has finished work on an £8.7m school for boys with challenging behaviour.

It will give the pupils at Bowden House School, East Sussex, a new home and has been built on the old building’s playing field.

The new buildings include a teaching and residential block for up to 40 boys aged 11 to 16, with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Although on the coast in East Sussex, the school is run by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Gerry Crook, the school’s headteacher, said: ‘All too often young people with special needs are not getting the opportunities they deserve, so to have a purpose-built facility like this is fantastic.’

Bowden House is one of seven projects in the education sector Warings has been involved with in the past three years.

Warings’ senior project manager Andrew Matthews said: ‘This is the seventh educational establishment Warings has been involved in building over the last three years and it has become a real strength of the business.’