Ark proposal to bring together Burlington Danes Primary and Swift Primary Academies

Over the past few years, there has been a growing oversupply of primary places in Hammersmith and Fulham. The borough currently has an oversupply at Reception level of nearly 20% – 8% higher than the London average.

In response to this, Ark is proposing to bring together Burlington Danes Primary Academy and Swift Primary Academy, to create one two-form entry primary school on the EdCity site from September 2023. Practically, this means we are formally consulting on:

  • The proposal to amend Ark Burlington Danes Academy’s age range from 3-19 to 11-19 (and closing Reception admissions) from September 2023
  • To vary Ark Swift Primary Academy’s funding agreement to rename the school from September 2023. We are currently proposing that the name is Ark White City Primary Academy
  • Ark is also consulting to name Ark Swift, Ark Conway and Ark Bentworth as named feeders to Ark Burlington Danes Academy from September 2023

The consultation period runs from Monday 1 November to Sunday 12 December. Please see our consultation pages for more information and to submit any feedback you might have.

This proposal forms part of the EdCity development on the site of Ark Swift Primary Academy, Harmony Neighbourhood Nursery, and the adult education centre on Australia Road in White City. Swift's most recent update on this project was as follows: 

Ed City Update Letter to Parents July 2021