Background to the Consultation:
From Information Provided by Kensington and Chelsea Council:
Why the Kensington Academy?
Listening to local people and information about our borough gave us a clear indication that a school for the community in North Kensington is needed. At present, approximately 50 per cent of school age children are educated outside of the borough.
Several sites were initially considered, and The Kensington Leisure Centre site was selected in May 2009 as the only site which could deliver a new school in a timely way to meet the needs of the community. It is also located in the heart of North Kensington where it can be of most benefit.
Now that the site has been chosen, we need to make decisions about how to best use the site for the benefit of local people and of those that will attend the academy and use the leisure centre.
There are a few things that have already been decided based on past consultations and the feasibility study:
What needs to be discussed and the decisions you can help shape are:
The Council will also like to hear from you on the facilities to be included in the Leisure Centre, but this will be the focus of consultation later.
See blog Kensington Leisure Centre and Academy Consultation - How can you get involved? For more details.
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