Application Submitted for Free Nishkam School

On open green land formerly used by the Conquest Club


Nishkam School Trust

Brentford Community Council

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Nishkam School has been temporarily situated in an office block on the corner of London Road and Wood Lane. The school has now submitted a planning application for its full size permanent site.

EFA, the Education Funding Agency has already bought the site of 21.74 acres with the school being 'restricted' to 10.30 acres.

The land is Metropolitan Open Land, designated in Hounslow's Unitary Development Plan, formerly used by Conquest Sports Club and Wycombe House Cricket and Tennis Club.

Proposed buildings

The school, which is a multi-faith school run on a Sikh based ethos is for around 1400 pupils from ages 4-19. They are considering a Nursery School on the site in the future as well. Up to 50% of places are offered as faith based places with the rest being open.

Hounslow Education Officers expect Nishkam School to make a significant contribution to managing the shortfall in central Hounslow and to a slightly lesser extent in Heston & Cranford, and Brentford.

The main vehicular access is to be via Syon Lane, slightly north of the current point. Additional pedestrian and cycle access will be at the junction of Braybourne Drive and Wood Lane, with a servicing access directly onto Wood Lane. 85 car parking spaces are proposed.

The remaining Metropolitan Open Land to the north of the application site is retained for future community sports use and discussions with the Grasshoppers Rugby club is ongoing. Any development on this remaining land will need to be subject to a future planning application.

Site Layout

The Council say Brentford is in need of extra primary and secondary places, and existing schools have had extra classes added where possible.

Find the planning application by visiting planning search (agreeing T&Cs, and then selecting "search planning applications") and then entering 01106/152/P3 in the box marked Planning number.

Comments on the planning application should be sent to Stephen Hissett at

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