DDSB Receives Approval for New Elementary School in Pickering

Posted On Wednesday July 29, 2020

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce that it has received Ministry of Education approval for a new elementary school in Pickering.

The new Unnamed Pickering Public School will be located at Tillings Road near Dersan Street, located west of Brock Road and north of 3rd Concession Road in the Duffin Heights area of Pickering. The new school is required to address residential growth in the area and will ease enrollment pressures at both Valley View PS and Valley Farm PS.

The new facility will accommodate 536 students and include four new child care rooms with 73 child care spaces. The new, yet-to-be named school is currently scheduled to open September 2023.


“The approval of this new school is good news for families in Pickering and will help address the growth pressures that we are experiencing as a board across Durham Region. I look forward to seeing it open its doors to the current and future students expected to attend.”

– Chris Braney, Chair of the DDSB and Pickering Trustee

“This new school will reduce the distance that students will have to travel, will cut down on the number of portables required and addresses a longstanding need for families in this area. We are thankful to the Ministry of Education for approving this new school.”

 – Paul Crawford, Pickering Trustee

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The DDSB employs 6,900 teaching and educational services staff. With 133 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the DDSB accommodates more than 70,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the DDSB’s website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB, Instagram @durhamschools and YouTube at DurhamDSB.