Consultation on new school places for the Mile End area

This consultation is now closed.

Bonner School at Mile End

More school places are needed in Tower Hamlets. The council is proposing to make more school places at English Street, E3. From September 2013 there will be 60 places each year for children at Reception.

The new places will allow Bonner Primary School to expand. The Mile End site will be part of Bonner School which will expand from 60 places each year to 120 places each year. The existing school and the Mile End site will work together under the same Headteacher but children will have all their classes at one site only.    

Bonner is an outstanding school and this expansion will enable more children to benefit from the excellent work of the school in providing a really good start for children from Reception up to year 6 (age 4/5 to 10/11 years).  

The building which is now the Professional Development Centre in English Street will be converted to provide school places for local children. Eventually there will be space for 420 children and two nursery classes. The building was previously a school. Works will be carried out to the building to create excellent new classrooms and facilities for the children.

Bonner School, Mile End will be in the new ‘Bow South’ school catchment so applications from families living in this area will be given priority. Find out more about the new school catchment areas.

We would like to know your views about this proposal. You can drop in at the centre in English Street to find out more on October 9, 2012 either from 10-11am or from 6-7pm.

The council and the school governors are consulting parents in the Mile End area, parents of children already at Bonner School, staff of the school and other interested parties about the proposals.

After this consultation, a formal decision will be taken by the council.