Pre-Planning Consultation - Expansion of All Saints Catholic College

The Royal Borough of Kensingston and Chelsea has identified the need for additional secondary school places to serve the borough and All Saints Catholic College has agreed to provide additional places by expanding from 4 to 5 forms of entry (from 600 secondary pupil places to 750 secondary pupil places).

All Saints Catholic College is a highly successful and fully inclusive school. This expansion and improvement to the school's existing facilities would result in huge benefits to current and future students. The opportunity to increase by a full form of entry will benefit the local community significantly by offering more places in the area at an oversubscribed, successful school. 

The Local Authority has commissioned 3BM to deliver design consultation in relation to the expansion of All Saints Catholic College. Assuming planning permission is granted, the construction works required to facilitate the expansion are due to take place from January 2021, with the expectation that they will be complete in time for the start of the academic year beginning September 2021.

To accomodate the increase in pupil numbers, significant improvements will need to be made to the school accommodation. All Saints Catholic College is therefore proposing to rationalise and refurbish the existing accommodation to improve facilities but also expand the school's current accommodation through the creation of additional specialist teaching spaces. These new facilities, which would include a new Specialist Music Suite and Drama Studio, would enable the school to maintain its high academic standards whilst offering further curriculum opportunities and educational enrichment for our students.

(Anyone with an interest in the proposals is invited to give their views using this form between 18th May and midnight on 12th June 2020. The results of the consultation will be collated and submitted to the RBKC Planning Committee before final approval is given.)

At All Saints Catholic College, we are very excited about the proposed works and benefits it will bring to our whole school community and would welcome any feedback.

Andrew O'Neill

Headteacher

A copy of this statement and further detailed information on the proposed expansion can be found below.