The local authority is looking to build it on the site of Barlby Primary School, near Ladbroke Grove, which itself will undergo major development.
The plans have been outlined by Kensington and Chelsea Council, which hopes to submit a planning application in the spring.
The new school would specialise in helping children on the autistic spectrum and also result in a new, bigger and better Barlby Primary, which was rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Currently, there is no dedicated special school within the borough, meaning many children travel some distance to schools in other boroughs and the independent sector.
If given planning permission, the work on the new Barlby would be complete in November 2019, and the special school in August 2020.
The council says proposal is beneficial for all. A spokesperson said: “With more and more children being identified as having autistic spectrum disorder and the continuing demand for places for those with severe learning difficulties it is clear that a new school meeting these needs would provide excellent, high quality and cost effective support.”
Addressing Barlby, he said its current buildings are outdated, tired and do not make best use of the site, and the redeveloped school would see intake increase from 45 to 60 per year, eventually rising to 450 pupils in total including 30 places in nursery.
The spokesman continued: “With the possibility of many new housing schemes being built in North Kensington demand for school places is expected to increase and an expanded Barlby Primary School would help meet this need.”
The council’s planning committee is expected to return a decision in the summer. If approved, it is hoped work on a temporary accommodation would begin in July, with redevelopment of the main school site beginning in April 2018.
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