Project Team

ElmWey Learning Trust & the Project Team

This page profiles the key organisations involved in the proposal for Heathside Walton.

Future Operator


ElmWey Learning Trust was formed as a Multi Academy Trust in September 2015. Currently it operates the successful Heathside School, in Weybridge. ElmWey has submitted a successful bid to the Department for Education to open a new school in Walton, called Heathside Walton-on-Thames.

ElmWey submitted its Free School bid to the Department for Education in early March 2016, and the bid was approved on the 12th July 2016.

National Partners

The Educations and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA) is an office of the Department for Education (DfE), which acts as the funding agency accountable for funding education and training for children, young people and adults.

The DfE will fund the proposed new school once consented.

Local Partners


Surrey County Council’s (SCC) School Commissioning Team has worked with the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), all local schools and the ElmWey Trust to determine the need for new school places in the local area.

Services Team

Jacobs are providing the master planning, architectural and engineering services to the project. Jacobs are an international multidisciplinary built environment consultancy with extensive experience in delivering public amenity and infrastructure projects in the UK.

Carter Jonas are providing the planning consultancy services for the project. Carter Jonas are a UK based dedicated planning consultancy firm.

HSP are providing transport and highways advice and will produce the Travel Plan for the new school to help determine how new pupils and staff will travel to and from Heathside Walton-on-Thames.

BAM Construct UK is a leading construction, property development, building design and facilities management company

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