Building new communities isn’t just about housing – it’s also about making sure the right support and facilities are also built for new and existing residents. As part of the Local Plan for the area, the London Legacy Development Corporation are investing in building new infrastructure, as well as creating opportunities for new services to base themselves in the area.
Four new schools have already been built on or near the Park. Chobham Academy in East Village is for children from 3 – 18. Mossbourne Primary Academy opened in 2016 in between the Copper Box Arena and Here East, and currently provides education at Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, with plans to expand to all primary school stages.
The Bobby Moore Academy is split across two school sites – one primary, one secondary, between them covering ages 4 - 18. Based near London Stadium, the school opened its doors to its first Year 7 cohort in 2017, and its first group of Reception pupils in 2018. When full in 2024, the two sites will accommodate over 1,500 pupils including a sixth form, with a dedicated study centre.
Chobham Academy includes a nursery facility for children aged three and over. In addition, East Village is home to Little Bear’s nursery, for children from three months to five years.
Chobham Academy is comprised of primary and secondary schools, built by the Olympic Delivery Authority in 2011. Located within East Village, the 15,000m2 Chobham Academy was used during the London 2012 Games as both a gym and a security hub. Key features include extensive natural ventilation, connection to the Park’s district energy network and a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating.