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To make sure there is enough room for children when they reach school age, the council is currently looking at how to meet the extra demand, and at the same time improve the condition of school buildings.

To try to make sure places are provided where parents want them a series of meetings to discuss the proposals are currently taking place at schools across the borough, and it is important parents take the chance to have their say. Any changes would take place at the beginning of the new school term in September 2010.

Hounslow Council is consulting from 21 January to 1 March. Please visit the consultations area of the council's website to read more and to complete the online questionnaire or email your views to ppu@hounslow.gov.uk

In recent years, Brentford has seen a significant number of new homes being built and there are plans for more in the future. As much of this housing is one and two bedroomed, a modest increase in demand for school places is expected.

Projections for Brentford show that one new class will be needed from September 2010, and the councilís proposal is to expand Lionel Primary.

School Current admission number to reception Admission number to reception for Sept 2010 if the school is expanded
Lionel Primary 30 pupils (1 class per year group) 60 pupils (2 classes per year group)

The rationale for this choice is that:

  • Demand for places is generally in line with the number of places available
  • The school is judged by Ofsted to be Ďa good school with many outstanding featuresí
  • The school has some existing capacity and expansion on the site is feasible
  • The cost of the anticipated building work is affordable.

If you would like to find out more, the following meetings have been arranged at:
Lionel Primary Lionel Road North
Brentford TW8 9QT
3.45pm Tuesday 10 February 09
Green Dragon Primary North Road
Brentford TW8 0BJ
9am Tuesday 3 February 09
St Paulís CE PrimarySt Paulís Road
Brentford TW8 0PN
9.15am Wednesday 11 February 09

February 9, 2009