We are thrilled to share the news that planning permission has been approved for the establishment of Whitehall Park School’s temporary classrooms on the former Ashmount School site.
Laura Birkett, Headteacher, says: “We had every confidence that the plans would be approved and have been working hard in the background finalising the detail of the high-quality temporary buildings and outdoor learning area which will accommodate our Reception pupils during our opening year. We will have everything in place to provide our pupils with a stimulating, safe and welcoming environment from Wednesday 3rd September and we look forward to sharing more details with everyone shortly.
“We are also currently developing our draft travel plan into a fully working and operational one. As part of this we will be actively encouraging parents to use sustainable transport methods to travel to and from school. This will not only minimise the environmental impact of car travel but also that on our neighbours living in the adjacent streets.”
A planning application will be submitted this autumn for the school’s permanent building. Phase One of the permanent structure, scheduled to open in September 2015, will accommodate children from Reception to Year 2. Phase Two is due to be handed over a couple of months later, although this area of the building will not be required until the school’s first pupils reach Year 3 (Key Stage 2) in September 2017. Outdoor space will include hard and soft play areas, a rooftop play area and a multi-use games area, providing Whitehall Park School with more outdoor play area than was available to the school that was previously located at the site.
As the appeals process draws to a close, those considering one of the limited number of Reception places available at Whitehall Park School for their child for this September are invited to contact Laura Birkett, at [email protected] or by leaving a message on 0845 459 0113.