Heathside Walton hosted a successful series of public exhibitions on 4th & 7th July. Over 200 people came out to view the proposals for a new 11-16 secondary school.
The proposed Heathside Walton School is a response to the need for secondary school places in the Walton and Molesey area and the events were held to both present the proposals and collect feedback to shape the proposed school to the needs of the community.
Our consultation with local stakeholders, both prior to and at our public exhibitions, has been overwhelmingly positive, with parents keen to see the see more school places and to engage with the project. Particular subjects of praise at the exhibitions were the ecologically minded design of the school building and the partnership with Heathside Weybridge, which ranks in the top 25% of schools nationally for GCSE results.
The project team hopes to submit the planning application toward the end of the year, and the school will take in its first pupils in September 2020.
We plan to hold future events as the proposal moves forward. Many thanks to all those who attended.