Section 10 consultation

In September 2014 Ark submitted a free school application to the Department for Education to open a new primary academy in Wembley to help meet the growing demand for school places. It is proposed that Ark Somerville would open in September 2019 and admit 90 Reception age children each year until it reached its full capacity of 630 in September 2025; there is the potential that the school’s 60 FTE nursery might also open at the same time.

Following the approval of the application, Ark consulted on the proposal to open Ark Somerville Primary Academy, serving 2-11 year olds in Brent. The consultation period ran from 29 June to 15 September 2017.

As part of this engagement with the local community before the school opens, we held s10 consultation drop-in events to provide an opportunity for parents and local residents to ask any questions and provide further information about Ark and the school. There were two drop-in events held at Ark Academy, Bridge Rd, Wembley, HA9 9JP on 13 July. 

We are currently pulling together the feedback from the consultation and will publish a report here soon. 

Ark Somerville will be located on the corner of Royal Route and Empire Way, next to the London Designer Outlet and will be a newly constructed building completed ready for September 2020 opening. The building is being designed and built by Bowmer and Kirkland, who will lead on a planning consultation later in the year.


Please keep checking this site, as we will be updating it as the plans progress. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

T: 020 7566 7964