Monday, 2 June 2014

Sulivan Primary closure put on hold

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.


Anonymous said...

What a coincidence! Brent has got a Labour council too. Are they the same sort of Labour as this Hammersmith and Fulham lot because they seem very different? Is it like Shi'ites and Sunnis? Was there a schism or something? Our Brent Labour don't seem very devout. Could someone enlighten me please?

Anonymous said...

Be Nice to see Copland décision also put on hold !

Nan Tewari said...


It's quite strainghtforward when you think about it - Labour is not running Brent; Davani, Gilbert and Ledden are.

Anonymous said...

Ah, of course! Well isn't it time they continued their package tour of London Labour boroughs somewhere else? They've been in Brent long enough to get sussed. Somewhere in Sarf London next, maybe. Anyone out there interested?