Pupils celebrate at Ark Swift

Have your say on White City school and nursery plans

Plans to transform Ark Swift Primary Academy in White City and the nearby Harmony Nursery have been drawn up and developers want to know what you think.

Dubbed Ed City, the plans include a new school, nursery, adult education centre, youth centre, offices and affordable housing.

“These are major plans for Ark Swift and Harmony I’d encourage all residents, parents and carers to get involved with the consultation,” said Cllr Sue Macmillan, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

If the scheme goes ahead, the school buildings in Australia Road would be rebuilt, along with the nearby adult community learning centre and Harmony Nursery. The Nursery would increase its current intake from 46 to 75 places.

Ark Swift site map
Ark Swift site map

The new school and nursery buildings would be joined by a youth centre for eight to 19-year-olds, available to pupils during the day and to local young people at evenings, weekends and holidays.

A multi-use games area and an auditorium are also part of the plan, along with an expanded adult education centre, as well as office space for charities and social enterprises.

Affordable housing would be built for teachers and other key workers in White City.

Public consultation events will be held at White City Community Centre in India Way, between 4pm and 9pm on Friday 11 November, and at the school between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 12 November.

You can find out more about the draft plans on the Ed City website.  

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