John Chilton School capacity, age range and temporary additional site proposals

20 Jan 2020

The Governors at John Chilton School and Ealing Council would like to hear your views about options to address increased demand for places at the school including:

  1. To increase the capacity of the school up to 130 pupils
  2. To change the age range of the school from 2-17 to 4-19; and
  3. To open a satellite site on a temporary basis from September 2020 at Wood End Academy in Northolt to enable the school to accommodate the larger intake.

Proposal 1: Increasing the capacity of the school up to 130 pupils

John Chilton School currently has a planned capacity of 95 pupils. Demand for places has risen significantly and the school has received several further referrals seeking to join the school in September 2020. We are seeking your views on a proposal to increase the planned capacity of the school to up to 130 pupils.

Proposal 2: Changing the age range of the school from 2-17 to 4-19

The school has not had pupils in the nursery phase since 2010 and the Local Authority has sufficient good quality nursery provision available. Parents and pupils have expressed a desire for pupils to stay on beyond the age of 17. The post-16 provision would be for up to 12 pupils working within Entry Level 1, with or without physical difficulties, and Low Entry Level 2 with complex therapy needs that cannot be met elsewhere. This describes students who have a severe learning difficulty and need a curriculum that recognises basic knowledge and skills in functional settings, following the Pathways to Adulthood framework.

Proposal 3: Expansion of John Chilton School onto an additional temporary site

In order to implement Proposals 1 and 2 from September 2020, a 3rd Proposal is required. This is the opening of a satellite site for the school in an existing building at Wood End Academy in Northolt, and the temporary relocation of all of John Chilton School’s Year 3 to Year 6 classes to that site.

Contact Tom Lindsay (details below) by Friday 14 February to share your views or if you have any questions.


Tom Lindsay

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Last updated: 20 Jan 2020

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