Schools for Tomorrow

Ealing is a fast growing and young borough – under 15s have grown by 20per cent since 2001 – which is why Ealing Council has been planning to meet the demand – where it will be needed – for future school places.

This has been achieved through its ‘Planning for Schools Development Plan Document (DPD)’ – which has become a blueprint for guidance by other local authorities.   The document focuses on providing enough school places where needed and that good design and space standards are at the heart of new build school developments.

The objectives for this DPD are:

- To ensure the number of primary and secondary school places provided meets the

needs of the borough

- To provide safe, convenient and accessible locations for primary and secondary schools

- To promote good design and space standards for schools

This particular DPD helps to clearly establish the council’s approach to providing primary and secondary school places for the borough’s population and helps to identify sites which may be suitable for providing them, whether by extension or on new sites.

A DPD is a formally recognised planning document which forms part of Ealing Council’s Local Plan. It has already delivered two schools in Ealing, Ark Byron in Acton Park, a two-form entry primary school accommodating 420 pupils opened in 2018, and Eversheds Sports Ground, a temporary school for 480 pupils which will then move into Place House when completed.The plan is now delivering three new school developments in Ealing.

Click here to find out more about these new school developments:

Acton College Site – Ark Soane School

Ada Lovelace School

Ealing Fields School

 Above: Image of Ealing Fields school