Planning Approval received for Watling Park School

Planning permission was granted by Barnet Planning Committee on 31 March 2016 to develop an exciting new state-of-the-art building for Watling Park School.

Watling Park School opened in September 2015 in temporary building on its permanent site in Burnt Oak.  The school opened with two reception classes which are almost at capacity and will take 60 reception aged pupils every year until the school is full in 2021.

The site is a former recreational area next to the northern line and if this planning proposal is accepted, the government are committed to making over £4m investment into a new building for Watling Park School.

With the approval, construction is expected to begin over the summer with the building expected to be completed by September 2017.

Below is an artist’s impressions of the exciting new building.

large visualisation front 50 per cent

large visualisation back from road 50%

large visualisation back from railway 50 per cent

The new state-of-the-art educational and recreational facilities will also include a 3G pitch, which will be accessible to the local community in the evenings and at weekends.  Watling Park School is clear in its vision that the school will provide community access to facilities outside of school hours, creating a community hub for the residents of Burnt Oak. It is our expectation that we will provide a community outdoor all-weather sports pitch with changing rooms that are directly accessible to the community without accessing the school. The school would be available for hire and we would encourage the provision of indoor leisure and sporting opportunities within the school for the local community. We are committed to providing this at low cost to local community groups.

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