The UK’s Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has become the first local education authority to award an ICT contract under the UK government’s national ‘Building Schools for the Future’ program.
The Building Schools for the Future (BSF) program, launched in February 2004, is a government initiative that aims to promote a change in the quality of educational provision.
It brings together significant investment in buildings and ICT with significant educational reform.
Worth GBP2.2 billion in its first year, and with a further GBP3 billion committed for 2005 to 2006, BSF will ensure secondary pupils in every part of England learn in 21st century facilities.
It is expected to take 10 to 15 years to complete.