The London Borough of Newham (LBN) has experienced rapid population growth over the last ten years. Regular reviews of pupil numbers have ensured that the Council has been able to meet its statutory duty to provide sufficient school places.
An excerpt from the draft Newham Education Place Planning Strategy shows that demand for secondary school places within Newham is forecasted to increase over the next five years. This is due to the larger primary cohorts which are now transitioning to secondary schools. A number of Newham Secondary Schools have been assessed for expansion feasibility. Little Ilford has been identified as having the capacity and infrastructure to support the new accommodation which would be required for a two-form entry expansion (300 pupils).
This document accompanies and is an integral part of the full planning application.
Little Ilford School is currently a 10FE School (1,470 students) for girls and boys from years 7-11. The range of extensions to the school will ensure provisions for a 12FE School (1, 800 students) for girls and boys from years 7-11. Two form groups (30 students) will be added each year over a 5 year period.
The previous and current planning applications consist of a number of extensions and new builds elements offering a significant improvement to the school, these include:
• A new entrance pavilion
• A new Special Education Needs (SEN) pod
• A new two storey teaching block with a sports hall
• An extension to the existing sports hall and staff room
Please see the links below for full details and the consultation letter with drawings of the proposed new building.