Primary Capital Programme and Primary Strategy for Change

Increasing primary school places

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 situation remains under review and further expansions, and even new schools where possible, may be required. Demand for additional places is expected to be particularly strong in Acton, Ealing and Greenford.

What is the council doing to ensure local families don't miss out?

The council has a responsibility to plan for this growth and ensure there are enough school places for local children. For this reason, since 2008 we have agreed plans to create 480 additional reception-year places. After a number of consultations with local parents, schools and residents, some schools have begun to permanently expand.