An investment of £7.05million, into three primary schools, has been agreed at a council cabinet meeting last night.
Ealing Council’s cabinet agreed to invest the money into providing more permanent and temporary primary places for local children.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, York Avenue, Hanwell, will get £5.5m to permanently increase its September intake by an additional 30 pupils.
Mayfield Primary, High Lane, also in Hanwell, is to receive a contribution of £1.3m to allow a bigger school to be built. This will make it a two form entry school and create an additional 105 places when full.
East Acton Primary , East Acton Lane, Acton, will also benefit from £250,000 to extend the existing building in order to create the extra learning spaces needed to take it from a one form entry to a two form entry school.
Councillor Binda Rai, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “Ealing Council has a good track record of ensuring that every child is offered a school place and this latest round of expansions will help us to continue to meet that duty.
“Pressures on primary places are continuing and we received 240 more on-time applications this year compared to last. Despite this, 95 per cent of on-time applicants were offered one of their top three schools and every applicant was offered a place. We are now offering places to late applicants and preparing for the spike in demand for high school places expected in 2016.”
Parents who have not applied for a reception place for their child should contact the council’s admissions service on 020 8825 5511.
For more information visit www.ealing.gov.uk/education