Commenting on the news that Burntwood School has been nominated for the Stirling Prize, the most prestigious architecture prize in the country, local MP Sadiq Khan said:
"This is fantastic news for Burntwood and our borough. It is almost exactly 5 years since the Coalition Government announced that it was scrapping Labour's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme - which included funding for our very own Burtnwood School - now look how far we have come! I worked closely with Head Teacher, Helen Dorfman, to fight to keep the funding, which was so desperately needed and was delighted when the government gave in and allowed the project to go ahead.
"Burntwood students and staff now have the fantastic state of the art facilities they deserve and can be proud of. It's also great to see this impressive project receiving such prestigious recognition. However, whilst I hope that the school wins the Stirling Prize, I am left frustrated that although we saved the funding for Burntwood, other schools in the borough have not had the funding they need, and local children continue to miss out. As the local MP, and Mayoral hopeful, I will continue to call for more support for young people to help them fulfil their potential."
You can read more about the awards here.