Ealing Primary Schools Could Expand

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Ealing Council is holding a public consultation on proposals to provide extra places at three primary schools.

The schools being considered for expansion are Ravenor Primary School, Greenford,
St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School, Ealing and Christ Church Junior School and St Saviour’s CE Infant School, Ealing. Residents have until Friday 3 December to give their views on St Gregory’s and Ravenor schools and until Friday 10 December for St Saviour’s and Christ Church, where a merger of the two schools is also proposed.

Like many London boroughs, Ealing is currently facing a shortfall in primary school places. Since 2008, 1890 new permenant places have been created, but more are needed in order to meet future demand.

If these expansion plans go ahead a further 630 new permanent primary places will be created by 2018. The expansions would be phased in from 2012 with each school eventually growing to accept an additional 30 students in each year.

Temporary expansions at a number of schools across the borough will also be required to meet peaks in local demand.

Councillor Patricia Walker, cabinet member for Children and Young People said: “We want to be able to offer every Ealing child a place within the borough. Our schools are extremely popular, because they are so good and we have to invest now so that we can continue to offer the highest standards of education in the years to come.

“The council wants to provide extra capacity in the parts of the borough where it is most needed and we are now asking parents, teachers and residents to give us their views on these proposals.”

The survey can be completed online at www.ealing.gov.uk/consultations or alternatively, paper copies are available by contacting Holly Morgan-Smith on 020 8825 8315 or by emailing hmorgansmith@ealing.gov.uk.

November 8th 2010

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