A SLICE of the London 2012 Olympics is helping two Sidcup schools build for the future.

Marlborough School and Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School are to use materials from the BMW Group Pavilion once situated in the Olympic Park to create a new joint sixth form building.

Bexley Council bought the structure for £1 in January before it was taken down and transported to the Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School grounds in Hurst Road.

Marlborough School has students aged 11-19 with a wide range of learning disabilities who currently share Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School’s facilities.

The new building will include a sixth form study base for both schools, new classrooms, an ICT suite, purpose built classrooms for students with additional needs, hygiene rooms and auxiliary space for staff.

Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School headteacher Nigel Walker said: "This new building project is truly inspirational and will, without doubt, enhance the lives of thousands of young people."

Headteacher at Marlborough School, Linda Lee, added: "We are absolutely delighted that this new building will enable us to strengthen our unique partnership with Chis and Sid.

"It is a fantastic opportunity for us to be able to extend our specialist provision and provide inclusive experiences for all of our sixth form students."