Stephen Cowan, the incoming Labour leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, has announced that the closure of Sulivan Primary School has been put on hold pending the decision of the new adminstration. LINK
Sulivan staff and parents launched a campaign against the former Tory adminstration's plans to close the school and to give the land to Fulham Boys' Free School. The Sulivan pupils were to be transferred to another primary schooll which was on the road to academisation.
The new Council's plans for the building of more afforadble housing is expected to increase demand for school places in the area.
The news is very welcome, not least for the preservation of the unique outdoor space at Sulivan, the loss of which would have been an act of educational and environmental vandalism.
Congratulations once again to the Sulivan campaigners for their tenacity.