Primary school expansions

Ealing is experiencing a significant rise in demand for places in our primary schools. This is largely due to increasing numbers of births in the borough but there are also more families applying for a place in Ealing’s primary schools.

Local primary schools will need to find more places for these children as they reach school age. After reviewing local birth data, the council agreed to fund a further 720 permanent new reception-year places (the equivalent of 24 forms of entry).  Plans are underway to provide additional places by expanding existing schools and via the creation of two new schools – The Holy Family Catholic Primary School (2 form entry) will open in September 2012 in West Acton and Ark Priory Primary Academy (2 form entry) will open in September 2013.

The situation remains under review and further expansions, and even more new schools where possible, may be required. Demand for new places is greatest in Acton, Ealing and some areas of Greenford.

The council has a responsibility to plan for this growth and ensure there are enough school places for local children. For this reason, we have already announced plans to create 600 additional reception-year places. Following a number of consultations we are expanding several schools (and creating new schools) across the borough.  Please find these listed below:


  • Berrymede Infant and Junior Schools
  • The Holy Family Catholic Primary School (opening in September 2012)
  • Ark Priory Primary Academy (opening in September 2013)

Ealing and Hanwell

  • Brentside Primary
  • Christ the Saviour CE Primary
  • Fielding Primary
  • Grange Primary
  • Hobbayne Primary
  • Little Ealing Primary
  • North Ealing Primary
  • St Gregory’s Catholic Primary
  • St John's Primary
  • St Mark's Primary

Greenford, Northolt, Perivale

  • Gifford Primary
  • Oldfield Primary
  • Ravenor Primary
  • Selborne Primary
  • Stanhope Primary
  • West London Academy (primary phase)
  • Wood End Infant and Academy

Plans for other expansions will be consulted upon in due course as plans progress.

We asked your comments on the statutory proposal to permanently expand Drayton Green Primary School in West Ealing by Friday 8 June. This consultation is now closed. We'd like to thank all respondents for their views. The results and comments received during this consultation will be taken into consideration when final decisions about the expansion are being taken.