New Belmont School

Thames Valley has received funding approval from the Ministry of Education to construct a new $8.7-million elementary school in the Elgin County community of Belmont. The school will have space for 354 students and will consolidate enrollment from South Dorchester Public School, with students from Northdale Central Public School, River Heights Public School, Westminster Central Public School and Davenport Public School attendance areas.

Location

Belmont, Elgin County

Timeline

Information coming soon.

Project information

  • Budget: $8.7 million
  • Capacity: 354 students
  • Architect: MarkLevitz Architecture

Project Status

  • Funding announced June 25, 2020
  • Land acquisition stage
  • Notification of Site Acquisition has been submitted to the Ministry
  • TVDSB has received approval from the Ministry of Education to acquire the site

Design Committee

Thames Valley District School Board established a Design Committee to give the school community a voice in the schematic design phase of the processSchematic design includes the general layout, basic concept drawings and understanding of project requirements and goals. The members consist of parent representatives, teacher representatives, Superintendents, Trustees and Capital Projects staff.

The New Belmont School Design Committee convened for the first time on September 20, 2022. The next Design Committee meeting will take place on October 13, 2022.


Updates

Posted: Thursday, July 14

Project update

With the support of the Municipality of Central Elgin, TVDSB has been trying to secure land identified for a school from the developer of the Craigholme Estates subdivision in Belmont. This site has been identified for an elementary school through the Municipality’s planning process and is the most suitable property available for a school in the community. TVDSB has received approval from the Ministry of Education to acquire the site and Administration will be bringing a report to Trustees this fall with next steps.

 

Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

New school in Belmont announced

Thames Valley has received funding approval from the Ministry of Education to construct a new $8.7-million elementary school in the Elgin County community of Belmont. 

“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “Our financing of a new school in Belmont further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.” 

The school, with a capacity of 354 students, will consolidate enrollment from South Dorchester Public School, with students from Northdale Central Public School, River Heights Public School, Westminster Central Public School, and Davenport Public School attendance areas.

“This project is the result of invaluable community input, ongoing support from the Ministry of Education and our Thames Valley administration, whose tireless work helped make this school a reality,” said Board Chair Arlene Morell, one of two Middlesex County trustees. 

The original recommendation to build a new school in Belmont was approved by Trustees in May 2017 after extensive public consultation and research.

“We listened to our stakeholders and realized there was a need for a new school in the Belmont community. This school will foster an inviting learning environment and build on everything that this community has to offer,” said Meagan Ruddock, one of Elgin County’s two trustees. 

Environment Minister Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London, made the announcement at an event on Thursday, June 25, at Confederation Park in Belmont.

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