Construction of the school started in the summer of 2015 with completion in time for a September 2016 opening.
Once the building is complete, the school will be handover over to the Inspiring Futures (IFtL) Multi Academy Trust (expected handover is 17 August 2016).
At this point the IFtL team will influence the use of the space, technology and fittings and will be responsible for equipping it to ensure that it is fit for the purpose of achieving our shared vision and values.
Whitehouse Primary School is centrally located in the new Whitehouse Development, which is located off the V4 Watling Street within the western expansion area. A new roundabout has been built off the V4 Watling Street to provide access along a newly constructed road to the school site which also includes new housing development from Bovis Homes, Taylor Wimpy and Abbey New Homes, with further developers still to be announced. The new school development sits on an area of 2.13ha and will comprise of a 630 place primary school with a 39 place nursery with associated external playing field, sports pitches and car parking for staff and visitors. The layout of the site has made the most of existing hedgerows, trees and a pond which will become part of a new habitat area for the pupils to explore.
Externally, the building will comprise of an interesting mix of brick and render with coloured cladding on the front façade, complete with a landscaped ‘plaza’ which will lead parents, pupils and visitors to the main entrance. Internally, pupils will have direct access to a large, bright breakout space from their classrooms and also access outside to their own hard and soft play areas.
The school is regarded a focal point for the developing Whitehouse community.
School opening hours
The school and nursery core opening hours will be made available in due course.
More information about before and after school clubs, and Holiday Clubs will be also published when available.
About the development
The western expansion area The ‘Western Expansion Area’ is a 450ha area of land located west of V4 Watling Street, situated between Stony Stratford (to the north), Kiln Farm and Two Mile Ash (to the east), and Crownhill and Grange Farm (to the south). It is a new housing development, which consists of two major sites currently separated by Calverton Lane running through the middle. These sites are: Whitehouse (Area 10): 228ha site consisting of 4,400 dwellings and 6.5ha employment land.
The western expansion area is currently the largest of the major development sites in Milton Keynes with 6,600 homes to be built. When complete (in around 2030) it will be comparable in size to Buckingham. The western expansion area will have 4 primary school sites, 1 secondary school site, sport & leisure facilities, multi-purpose community centres, a library facility, a health centre and large open spaces and play areas. Most of the original hedgerows, trees and ponds will be kept and incorporated into the open spaces. There will be a high street area including many of the public services, a supermarket and several other shops.