New Northwest London School

Thames Valley has received funding approval from the Ministry of Education to construct a new $28.7 million  elementary school and child care centre in northwest London. The school will have space for 802 students with a five-room child care centre for 10 infants, 30 toddlers and 48 preschoolers.

Location

8 acre site on the west side of Fair Oaks, north side of Buroak and south side of Sunningdale

Timeline

Expected Completion: 2025/26 school year 

  • Budget: $28.7 million 
  • Capacity: 802 students + 10 infants, 30 toddlers and 48 preschoolers
  • Architect: Cornerstone Architecture  

Project Status

Construction phase


Virtual Community Information Session

A virtual public meeting was held on October 18, 2022, to provide an overview of the project and design and answer the community's questions.

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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 process. Schematic design includes the general layout, basic concept drawings and understanding of project requirements and goals. The members consisted of parent representatives, teacher representatives, Superintendents, Trustees and Capital Projects staff.

The Design Committee convened on May 19, June 14, June 28, July 12 and August 18, 2022.


Updates

Monday, March 4, 2024

Thames Valley seeking Child Care Operators for three future elementary schools
Thames Valley District School Board is seeking Child Care Operators for child care centres that will be located in three future elementary schools, to be built in Northwest London, Southwest London and Woodstock. 

A call for submissions will be posted on Thames Valley District School Board's Purchasing website (https://biddingo.com/tvdsb) on March 4, 2024 with a submission deadline of April 5, 2024.


Friday, January 12, 2024

Update: Tenders awarded for the construction of two new London public schools

The Thames Valley District School Board is excited to announce that work will begin this year on two new London public schools with attached childcare centres.

A tender for the new northwest London public school was recently awarded to D. Grant Construction Ltd. The tender for the new southwest London public school was awarded to K&L Construction Ltd.

Both schools are expected to open in September 2025.

In December, the Ministry committed to providing more funding for both schools. The new northwest London elementary school project will receive $9.1 million more funding. The new southwest London elementary school project will receive an additional $8 million.

The $28.7 million new northwest London school will have space for 802 students. It will also include child care centre with 88 licensed spaces (10 infants, 30 toddlers, 48 preschoolers).

Similarly, the $28.8 million new southwest London School will have space for 804 students. It will also include a child care centre with 88 licensed spaces (10 infants, 30 toddlers, 48 preschoolers).

“We are determined to build schools and expansions faster, part of our commitment to modernize schools in fast growing communities," said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. "We are proud to deliver two new, state-of-the-art learning centres: Southwest London Elementary School and Northwest London Elementary School for London families, along with increasing funding, staffing and a back-to-basics focus on reading, writing and math skills to help ensure students graduate with confidence that they can succeed in good-paying careers."

“This investment to build two local schools with a total of 1606 spaces and 176 childcare spaces is necessary to keep up with the demands of our growing community,” said Rob Flack, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. “Providing modern educational facilities will create a more vibrant and resilient city for years to come.”

"We appreciate the responsiveness of the Ministry in its commitment to expanding school project builds to meet the needs of communities in a timely manner," said Thames Valley District School Board London Trustee Sherri Moore.

Beth Mai, Chair of the Board, added, "Collaboration is key with projects like these. Trustee Moore and I are thrilled to see that two new schools and child care centres in our wards are one step closer to completion."

“Enrolment in our board is growing now more than ever,” said Mark Fisher, Director of Education for the Thames Valley District School Board. “We want to thank the Ministry as well as our Municipal and community partners for their support. Thames Valley will continue to work hard to meet the needs of students and families. I sincerely believe these schools and child care centres will have a lasting positive impact.”

"As London continues to grow, these much-needed spaces will help more children access licensed child care in safe, caring environments,” said London CMSM, “Child care spaces within schools not only meet an immediate need, they also lay the foundation for lifelong learning as children transition seamlessly to school-age education."

Learn more about Thames Valley’s construction projects at www.tvdsb.ca/projects.


October 18, 2022

Northwest London school autumn update

Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) has officially purchased an 8-acre site for a new northwest London elementary school. This land is located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Sunningdale Road West and Fair Oaks Boulevard.

We want to thank the City of London for helping us find a suitable site in this rapidly developing area.

The school board is currently working on the school and site designs. Design Committee meetings were held in the spring and summer of 2022. TVDSB will also hold a virtual information session on October 18, 2022 to provide a project overview.

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Northwest London school summer update

Thames Valley District School Board is pleased to announce that we have executed an Agreement of Purchase and Sale with Foxhollow North Kent Developments Inc. (Auburn Developments) in order to acquire an 8-acre site for the approved new northwest London elementary school.

The land is located at 1284 Sunningdale Road West and at the southwest corner of the intersection of Sunningdale Road West and Fair Oaks Boulevard.

TVDSB submitted the Notification of Site Acquisition to the Ministry of Education and we wait with anticipation for its review and approval.

We’d like to thank our partners at the City of London for their support in finding a suitable school site in this area of the City in order to provide much-needed permanent accommodations for students.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

New school in Northwest London announced

The Ministry of Education has approved $19.5 million in funding to build a new elementary school and child care facility in northwest London, Environment Minister Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London, announced on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020.

“I am proud that the provincial government is addressing the need for this exciting new build in Northwest London,” said Minister Yurek. “This is not just an investment in bricks and mortar, our government is investing in the future of London’s children by creating a better learning environment.”

“Our Government is ensuring London students learn in modern schools, that is why we have approved the construction of a new elementary school and child care facility for working parents,” said Ontario’s Education Minister Stephen Lecce. “This investment builds upon our 10-year $12-billion commitment to invest each and every year to rebuild schools, renovate schools and expand child care so that our kids learn in safe, accessible, and technologically connected schools.”

 “This is the second new school in Thames Valley that has been approved by the Ministry this year,” said Board Chair Arlene Morell, noting that a $8.7-million elementary school in the Elgin County community of Belmont was approved in the spring. 

“This is an important announcement that will greatly benefit families in fast-growing northwest London,” said Chair Morrell.

The new elementary school was a high priority for Thames Valley in its Capital Priorities submission to the province earlier this year, based on the Board’s expectation of significant enrolment pressure in northwest London as a result of new residential development. 

“Elementary enrolment in northwest London is projected to increase substantially for the next several years,” said Education Director Mark Fisher. “This new school will help alleviate pressure at Sir Arthur Currie Public School – a school built for 533 students in September 2017 that now exceeds 850.” There are currently 12 portables on site at Sir Arthur Currie PS.

The new school will accommodate 802 students at a cost of $16,854,386. Another $2,674,120 has been designated to build a five-room facility to provide 88 licensed child care spaces. Thames Valley is now working to secure land for the new elementary school. 

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