Deadline for Comments About New Bolder Academy
Local residents group has concerns over access
The submission for a new non-denominational, mixed, secondary school for 1150 children serving Brentford and Isleworth has been received by the Council.
The proposed school is part of a larger plan for two schools and site swapping involving the Grasshoppers Rugby Club the site of which is to be vacated for the Bolder Academy. The proposal is that the Rugby Club will move to the northern half of the old White Lodge sports site along Syon Lane. The southern half of the old sports field is now taken up by the Nishkam all-through school (primary and secondary) for 1400 children which is currently under construction.
OWGRA, Osterley and Wyke Green Residents' Association, supports the Bolder Academy, as a mixed comprehensive school is needed to serve the local area, but have concerns about the transport aspects and safety for children arriving at and leaving the school. You can access their views here their views here. Students for both Nishkam school (currently being built) and the Bolder Academy totalling some 3000 students will all have access using Syon Lane which is already highly congested.
The easiest way to submit your comments is to e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org making sure that you put the planning reference in the subject box of the email (P/2017/1417), give your full details (name and home address) and state clearly whether your purpose is to approve or object to the application in question. Comments can be as brief or detailed as you like and OWGRA would appreciate being copied on at email@example.com
More information is also available at www.planningbolder.org.uk
The school will be a 6 form entry for 11-16 and provide post-16 education for 250 students as well as providing a specialist centre for 25 SEN children.
The expectation is that the school will be open in September 2018 and you can register your interest for a place now.
May 3, 2017