|Outside Hammersmith Town Hall|
Parents, pupils, teachers and governors lobbied the Hammersmith and Fulham Council at Hammersmith Town Hall this evening to try and save Sulivan Primary School. 'Save Our Hospitals' campaigner were there in support.
The Council want to move the pupils to nearby New Kings School to enable a Free School for 800 boys to take over the Sulivan site. The sting in the tail of this proposal is that New King's has decided to become an academy with private sponsorship, contrary to the values of Sulivan Primary.
The 'consultation' took place, as so many do, when people were away for the long summer holiday.
The campaign website describes Sulivan School LINK:
- It is rated ‘GOOD WITH OUTSTANDING FEATURES’
- It is full in nursery and reception – 299 parents have chosen Sulivan
- It has earned some of its highest results ever in recent years with amazing achievement and progress
- It is a small, beautiful school with lovely grounds including large play areas and an outdoor science laboratory
It is clear from the comments that have been circulating on Twitter @SaveOurSulivan that Sulivan is exactly the sort of small, family-centred , creative school that we in the Green Party favour and it is great to see it getting such vociferous support from parents. They deserve maximum support.
Here are some of the Twitter comments:
'Learning for life' -and Learning outside!! Lets keep it that way!
we have wonderful courgette flowers in the sulivan school garden ready for eating - yum yum - how many schools can report that!
'oh what a perfect place, we want to keep it our Sulivan school' name the song!!
Sulivan children bake cookies to help save their school!
@lbhf council can't say no to a cookie baked with such love
Amazing Gardens for exploring, cooking, science and conservation. Children don't want bricks - they want EARTH
Sulivan is one of the top performing primaries in
@lbhf - and in high demand. Closing us makes ZERO sense.
@jamieoliver we cook fab meals from kitchen garden for the children and they also have their own kitchen - we even cook for the Lycee
Not in my Borough, but I'll mention
@SaveOurSulivan. @LBHF want to shut Sulivan Primary School to open another lardy di da free school!
Very sad to try and remove the opportunities Sulivan gives to poor local children of all cultures.
Our chn learn science, data collecting, conservation. Some
@hfconscllrs see this 'too good 4 our chn' - we don't
Children in portacabins so that the property can be fixed up at our cost and given away to a private school chain
Local children in
#fulham are petitioning to save their school! Support the youth of the community - help Save Sulivan