Section 10 consultation

Before opening new schools, we consult local stakeholders and members of the local community to answer any questions about the school and Ark and also to ensure that their views are captured. As part of this consultation, we held Section 10 consultation events on Tuesday 21st February at one of Ark’s local schools, Ark Oval Primary Academy on Cherry Orchard Road.

Information was provided on both Ark Blake and Ark Bayes Primary Academy, a new, three-form entry primary school in Croydon that is being developed simultaneously.

Invitation letters to the consultation sessions were sent to the local MP, local councillors, local schools and also shared with school parents in the Ark Oval newsletter.

We want to thank everyone who came down and shared their views with us – your feedback will be pivotal in shaping our proposals.

A number of parents and residents were excited by the prospect of new Ark schools in the area, and indicated their interest in high quality new places for their children or children of families they knew.

However, there were also some concerns raised over traffic management around the schools, particularly in relation to pupils accessing the school in the mornings and afternoons. Consultees also noted that they would like to see external play space maximised and were interested to find out what school facilities might be made available for community use.

The consultation boards presented at the event can be viewed here: Ark Bayes and Ark Blake boards.pdf

We would like to get as much feedback on the proposals as possible. If you’d like to provide feedback, please fill out this form and email it to projects@arkonline.orgArk Bayes and Ark Blake S10 Consultation Questions.docx

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