Proposals for Burlington Infant and Nursery School and Burlington Junior School

In 2017, Burlington Junior noticed subsidence beneath the 1950s ‘CLASP’ building and alerted the council. Structural surveys concluded that the condition of the materials used in the construction of the CLASP building were generally in good condition but the fixings supporting the external wall panels on the frame were loose and in some cases were inadequate.

Monitoring points were installed in a key number of vulnerable areas to provide easy reference points in which abnormal movement of the wall panels could be observed. The building was made safe, but that was intended as no more than a short- to medium-term fix.

Since then, the council, with both Burlington Junior and Burlington Infant, has been considering whether and how it should replace the CLASP building, and, if it is replaced, whether or not the two schools should simultaneously be expanded to meet forecast demand for primary school places in New Malden.

We have arranged two meetings in the Great Hall at the schools for parents/carers and other local residents on:

  • Monday 29 April, 1.45pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 1 May, 7.00pm – 9pm

Possible proposals for the expansion of the two schools to five forms of entry, including timescales and full details of the reasons why Kingston Council and Achieving for Children (AfC) are putting the proposals forward will be presented at the meetings.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

The council and AfC are keen to work in partnership with the schools and the local community to ensure that there will be enough state-funded school places for all children in the local community whose parents/carers want them. We and the two schools’ governing bodies are very keen to hear the views that you and other local residents may wish to express once you have seen and heard our presentation.

Following the meetings, the two schools, the council and AfC will consider whether or not to continue to the formal, statutory consultation stage at the Children's and Adult's Care and Education Committee.

In 2017, Burlington Junior noticed subsidence beneath the 1950s ‘CLASP’ building and alerted the council. Structural surveys concluded that the condition of the materials used in the construction of the CLASP building were generally in good condition but the fixings supporting the external wall panels on the frame were loose and in some cases were inadequate.

Monitoring points were installed in a key number of vulnerable areas to provide easy reference points in which abnormal movement of the wall panels could be observed. The building was made safe, but that was intended as no more than a short- to medium-term fix.

Since then, the council, with both Burlington Junior and Burlington Infant, has been considering whether and how it should replace the CLASP building, and, if it is replaced, whether or not the two schools should simultaneously be expanded to meet forecast demand for primary school places in New Malden.

We have arranged two meetings in the Great Hall at the schools for parents/carers and other local residents on:

  • Monday 29 April, 1.45pm – 3pm
  • Wednesday 1 May, 7.00pm – 9pm

Possible proposals for the expansion of the two schools to five forms of entry, including timescales and full details of the reasons why Kingston Council and Achieving for Children (AfC) are putting the proposals forward will be presented at the meetings.

After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

The council and AfC are keen to work in partnership with the schools and the local community to ensure that there will be enough state-funded school places for all children in the local community whose parents/carers want them. We and the two schools’ governing bodies are very keen to hear the views that you and other local residents may wish to express once you have seen and heard our presentation.

Following the meetings, the two schools, the council and AfC will consider whether or not to continue to the formal, statutory consultation stage at the Children's and Adult's Care and Education Committee.