Multi sport playing surface planning application approved
Ealing Council's planners have approved the school's application to install a multi-sport playing surface on the school field.
Fielding's pupils will benefit from the new playing surface:
- at specialist clubs, before and after school, with more clubs being able to take place during winter months as a result of new floodlighting;
- at lunchtimes, including with Brentford FC community coaches, especially when the school field is too wet and muddy to use;
- during PE lessons every week, especially during winter months when the field is not usable;
- at break times, giving more space to play ball games, especially when the field cannot be used.
Planning approval includes use by community users after school hours. We are talking to local sports clubs for children about using our new facilities.
Our landscape architects will now invite contractors to tender for the building project. Construction works are likely to take place during the Spring and/or Summer term.
The project is being funded from the school's own reserves, built up from our traded activities, including Nursery, childcare, specialist clubs, lettings and services to other schools. PTFA funding will contribute to additional landscaping including tree planting to give pupils more natural shade to the south of the school field.