Whitehall Park School
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Whitehall Park School
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Building Update 3

Statement regarding the former Ashmount Primary School site

Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) wishes to emphasise that its focus is solely on providing the best education possible for the pupils attending BPET schools.

Before opening any new school, we have to be assured as a Trust that we are able to deliver the quality of education that we, parents and the local community expect. One of many factors in this decision is the land and buildings that we are provided by the Education Funding Agency (EFA), the Department for Education’s delivery agency for funding and compliance.

Specifically in relation to Whitehall Park School, the Trust and the school have not been party to the discussions and negotiations on the proposed site at the former Ashmount School.  That said, we would not have progressed with opening the school on this site if we were not satisfied that it was sufficient and appropriate to meet the needs of the proposed curriculum.

We are advised by the EFA that the configuration of the site when occupied by the former Ashmount Primary School contained 3,222sqm of deemed playing field land for a 3FE primary school.  The current proposals for the newly designed 2FE primary school will provide a total of 3,987sqm of playing field[1].  This increase of 765sqm occurs despite the reduction in the size of the site and is achieved by a more efficient building design.

On the proposed site configurations, we will seek to provide a healthy curriculum that delivers two hours of physical education per student each week, along with after school activities that promote sports.

[1] The definition of playing fields are contained in the Department for Education Building Bulletin 99 and 103 and includes both hard and soft playing surfaces and does not just refer to grass playing areas.


 

[1] The definition of playing fields are contained in the Department for Education Building Bulletin 99 and 103 and includes both hard and soft playing surfaces and does not just refer to grass playing areas.

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