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Barbly has been judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted but it's buildings are outdated, tired and don't make best use of the site. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is working with Barlby Primary School to deal with these issues. A larger building would allow Barlby to increase its intake from 45 pupils to 60 pupils per year from 2019. This means the school will eventually have 450 pupils in total, including 30 in the Nursery.

With the possibility of many new housing schemes being built in North Kensington demand for school places is expected to increase and an expanded Barlby Primary School would help meet this need. 

At the same time, a new special school for children could be built on the Barlby site. Kensington and Chelsea currently does not have a dedicated special school within the borough, meaning that many children travel some distance to schools in other boroughs and the independent sector. With more and more children being identified as having autistic spectrum disorder and the continuing demand for places for those with severe learning difficulties it is clear that a new school meeting those needs would provide excellent, high quality and cost effective support. 


Reviewed Timeline
31 January 2017 Consultation.
Spring 2017 Planning application submitted.
Summer 2017 Expected decision on planning application.
July 2017 Work begins on temporary accommodation, subject to planning approval.
Summer 2017 Timeline reviewed due to Grenfell tragedy.
January 2019 Enabling works begin, subject to planning approval. 
September 2019  Work on new Barlby Primary School begins. 
Spring 2021 Works completed on new Barlby Primary School.


Please take a look at our Redevelopment Photo Album 

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  • Progress with Redevelopment Sept 2019

    Published 07/10/19

    Take a look at our gallery to keep up to date with new photos of our ongoing building work. There are also weekly updates on our instagram and twitter account so do check there too! Click on the links below to be redirected.


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  • Redevelopment update

    Published 26/02/19

    W/c 25th February: work started this week to create a new site entrance on Barlby Road. The new special school drop off area will also be situated on Barlby Road. 

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  • Redevelopment update: 14th January 2019

    Published 18/01/19

    w/c 14th January 2019: This week, the posts for hoarding were put in place. The building site is now completely separate to the school site and accessed by the contractors on Exmoor Street. In the week ahead we expect to see the hoarding completed and viewing panels will follow.

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  • Redevelopment Update from the headteacher

    Published 06/12/18
      6th December 2018 Dear Parent/Carers, Re: Redevelopment of Barlby Primary School Please find a letter overleaf outlining the planned highways work on Barlby Road and Exmoor Street from Monday 10th December. There are likely to be
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  • Redevelopment update December 2018

    Published 06/12/18

    ADVANCE NOTICE of proposed temporary highway works in Barlby Road and Exmoor Street.

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  • Redevelopment update

    Published 04/01/18

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  • Redevelopment Works Summer 2017

    Published 18/08/17

    Click on the link below to take a look at our Redevelopment photo album in our gallery for all the updates of The Redevelopment at Barlby. 


    Redevelopment Photo Album 


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  • Redevelopment Update

    Published 11/07/17
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  • Redevelopment - Day Two

    Published 04/07/17
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  • Redevelopment - Day One

    Published 03/07/17

    Day 1 and Redevelopment begins. 

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  • Redevelopment News

    Published 03/07/17
    Packing up for moving our classrooms.   Our Year 6 classrooms are ready to be craned.   Year 6 have moved next door for their last two weeks.   
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  • A Group of school staff working as a team for Redevelopment

    Published 20/06/17
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