Claremont Primary School - Approval of reserved matters

We are delighted to confirm that our reserved matters planning application for the replacement Claremont Primary school in Brent Cross, London has been approved! The school will be the second that David Morley Architects have worked on with developer Argent Related, building on the success of the King’s Cross Academy.


We have worked closely with the existing school and Argent Related to secure permission for an exemplar new school building and landscape that will help to provide the children of Cricklewood with better opportunities to reach their full potential.


At the heart of the design is a communal ‘street’ that links the main school visitor entrance, playground, main hall, theatre and community room. The street will allow these spaces to spill into each other, creating a flexible layout where the day-to-day activities of the school are visible and pupils and parents are nudged into participating in the life of the school.


The new building will support the school’s efforts in helping students build confidence and find their voices. Conceived of as a stage, where performance is encouraged a dedicated theatre space has been included. The schools existing ARP (Additional Resource Provision for children with autism) will be enhanced, helping to create an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for a diverse range of pupil needs.


Claremont School will be a landmark sustainable building within the Brent Cross South development. The new building has been designed with a CLT frame, helping to reduce the embodied carbon footprint of the structure by 25% compared to a concrete frame alternative.