New primary school places in Ealing
Fri 20 February 2015, 11:08 am
Ealing Council is creating new primary school places in Southall and Acton for the academic year starting in September 2015.
An investment of £5 million will be used to expand Beaconsfield Primary School in Southall, allowing the school to temporarily increase the number of children in its reception class (for children aged 4-5) from 30 to 60.
This arrangement will become permanent in 2016 and the school will continue to admit an extra 60 students each year, eventually creating an extra 210 places.
The Ark Byron Primary School will open in Acton this September, which will admit 60 reception pupils each year, eventually creating 420 spaces.
The school will temporarily share premises with Ark Priory Academy, also in Acton, while their new building is constructed near Acton Park.
Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “We are constantly exploring opportunities to ensure we provide enough school places for our growing population we will continue to respond to local demand where needed.
“These latest projects will help to ease pressure in Southall and Acton and give more children the opportunity to get an education at a local primary school.”
The council said it is also working to create new high school places in the borough, and is hoping to expand existing secondary schools.