Alperton Community School

Alperton Community School was the second school in the Brent PSBP batch. The existing school is split over two sites in Wembley. The new design consolidates both sites within the curtilage of the lower school on Ealing Road, accommodating an increase in numbers to a 1,700 pupil nine-form entry secondary school with sixth form.

The efficient new building reduces the overall footprint on the confined Ealing Road site, maximising the area of external landscape and improving the outdoor educational possibilities for the school.

The façade design and building services contribute to an energy-efficient building that utilises passive measures where appropriate to create an excellent teaching environment.

Other NHA designed schools in the Brent PSBP include Marlborough Primary School and Ark Elvin Academy.

Efficient layout

The new building forms a four-storey superblock with clear efficient circulation wrapping around a four-storey dining hall and two external courtyards. The teaching spaces are located within designated departments, with the specialist teaching spaces typically located against the North East façade and on the top floor. The L-shaped layout creates a setback entrance plaza enabling easy access for pupils, with a controlled and convenient community use area.

The new building has inspired all of us and has helped us to reflect on who and what we are as a school.
Gerard McKenna, Headteacher

Our Team

Project Team

  • Client: EFA (Education Funding Agency)
  • Cost Planning: Kier Construction
  • Structural Engineer: Ramboll
  • Services Engineer: Max Fordham
  • Landscape Architect: Fabrik
  • Fire Engineer: Alfor Fire Safety Services
  • Acoustician: Max Fordham
  • BREEAM Assessor: SRL
  • Catering Consultant: Jam Jar Design
  • Contractor: Kier Construction
  • Photography: Alan Williams


  • Winner: LABC London Awards - Best Educational Building