Alteration to Stonebridge Primary School
Notice is given in accordance with section 19(3) and 21(2) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (as amended by the Education Act 2011) that the Governing Body of Stonebridge Primary School intends to make a prescribed alteration to Stonebridge Primary School (Community), Shakespeare Avenue, Stonebridge, NW10 8NG (Department for Education number 3042057). The school has a nursery which provides 30 places which will be retained.
Stonebridge Primary School is a community school with a planned admission number of 420 places (2 forms of entry i.e. 2 classes in each year group) for boys and girls between the ages of 4 – 11. In addition the school agreed to take an additional 180 temporary places in an Annex building. In summary there are currently 600 places between both sites. The proposal is to increase the places to 630 on one site.
Brent Council in partnership with the Governing Body of Stonebridge Primary School is consulting with staff, parents and the community on the option to expand the school by one form of entry (1FE) to become a 3 form entry school (3FE). The expansion will provide an additional 30 permanent places (1 class in each year group). The increase of places commenced on a temporary basis at the Stonebridge Primary School Annexe in Autumn 2012. In the event of permanent expansion being approved, these places would become permanent and continue to be available each year within the main school site. If the proposal to expand is approved the temporary places will officially become permanent places until there are three classes in each year group.
The enlarged Stonebridge Primary School will continue to offer mixed provision for pupils in Reception to Year 6 and the school will remain a Community school.
The proposed accommodation for the expansion would be of a permanent high quality construction adjacent to the main school building. It will be designed to optimise educational standards and include leading class facilities that will maximise the learning and teaching environment e.g. greater natural light, optimal room sizes, level access, direct circulation both around the building and linking with the outside space. The main building will remain largely as existing with some internal improvements. The one school site will then accommodate all 630 children. Pupils in the Stonebridge Primary School Annexe will move to the main site in the least disruptive way for them and the school organisation. All 630 places will be permanent places.
The Local Authority has completed a feasibility study which confirms that the provision of one additional forms of entry primary provision is possible within the current school site, subject to planning permission. All applicable statutory requirements to consult in relation to these proposals have been complied with. There will be no change to the existing Special Educational Needs arrangements at the school. There will be no change to the current admission arrangements at the school.
This Notice is an extract from the complete proposal. Copies of the complete proposal can be obtained from: Judith Joseph, School Place Planning Officer, Children and Families, London Borough of Brent, 5th Floor, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal any person may object to or make comments on the proposal in writing by sending them to Judith Joseph, School Place Planning Officer, Children and Families, London Borough of Brent, 5th Floor, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. Email: email@example.com. The last date for representations is Thursday 2 April 2015
Signed: The Governing Body, Stonebridge Primary School
Publication Date: Thursday 5 March 2015
- All children currently on roll at Stonebridge Primary School and its annexe will remain pupils of Stonebridge Primary School.
- If expansion is approved all 630 places at Stonebridge School will become permanent places.