New Woodstock School

Thames Valley has received funding approval from the Ministry of Education to construct a new $17.5 million elementary school and child care centre in north Woodstock. The school will have space for 660 students with a five-room child care centre for 10 infants, 30 toddlers and 48 preschoolers.

Project Status

This project is in the Design Stage. This means that Thames Valley has:

  • Established a Design Committee, including members of the community. This committee met in late spring 2022 to review the general layout, basic concept drawings, and project requirements and goals.
  • The Ministry of Education has given Thames Valley District School Board funding and approval to purchase an 8-acre school site within the 5th phase of the Havelock Corners subdivision. The Planning Department is working towards a closing date with the developer now.
  • Held a Virtual Community Information Session on Thursday, October 27, 2022. Please see below for a recording of this session.
Virtual Community Information Session

A virtual community information session was held on Thursday, October 27, 2022. JP Thomson Architects Ltd. and Thames Valley staff presented an overview of the project and its design at this session. The public was able to ask questions after the presentation.

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Project Information

Location 

North Woodstock

Timeline 

Information coming soon.

Budget

$17.5 million

Capacity

660 students + 10 infants, 30 toddlers and 48 preschoolers

Architect

JP Thomson Architects

Plans and Renderings
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 consisted of parent representatives, teacher representatives, Superintendents, Trustees and Capital Projects staff.

The Design Committee convened on June 2, June 15 and June 30, 2022, and will convene for the final time on September 14, 2022. 

Updates

Posted: Friday, January 27, 2023

Site aquisition update

The Ministry of Education has given Thames Valley District School Board funding and approval to purchase an 8-acre school site within the 5th phase of the Havelock Corners subdivision. The Planning Department is working towards a closing date with the developer now.


Posted: Tuesday, December 7, 2021

New school in Woodstock announced

The Ministry of Education has announced funding for a new elementary school and child care centre in north Woodstock. 

“This is great news for students, families and community members in Oxford County,” said Thames Valley Education Director Mark Fisher. “This is a major milestone for the community, and we are very excited to support Woodstock with a much-needed elementary school and licensed child care facility.”

The $17.5-million project includes a new school for 660 pupils, and a five-room child care centre for 88 infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

“The recent Attendance Area Review that was approved by Trustees helped to balance enrolment at existing schools in Woodstock, paving the way for approval of this new school,” said TVDSB Board Chair Lori-Ann Pizzolato, who praised Oxford Trustees Barb Yeoman and Graham Hart for their leadership and community engagement during the review. 

“We are so pleased with Ministry of Education’s support for our students and their families,” added Chair Pizzolato.

The project is part of a provincewide investment of more than $600 million to support new school and child care spaces that were recently announced by Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. 

“In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made safer schools a priority, which is why we continue to invest in modern and accessible learning spaces with improved ventilation,” said Minister Lecce. “This investment is part of our multi-year plan to build, expand, and update schools and child care spaces across our province. It will leave a lasting legacy that benefits working families for years to come.”

“The new north Woodstock elementary school is great news for our community,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “This investment will provide choice and flexibility for families and new opportunities for the children of north Woodstock.”

 

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