Angry protest at Fenstanton Primary site academy plan

First published in News

Angry protestors opposed to Lambeth Council’s plans to build an academy on the site of a Tulse Hill primary school vented their anger at a meeting on Wednesday night.

Parents with children at Fenstanton Primary school in Christchurch Road, teachers, and residents of the St Martin’s estate held up signs stating “No Academy” as one of the protestors, Chioma Ebilah, criticised the council’s cabinet for pursuing the plans.

She said: “This proposal will have a tremendous bearing on the community and residents for years to come.”

Teachers fear building an academy next to Fenstanton will delay rebuilding the primary school and it losing playspace, while parents are concerned of the impact of the changes on their children.

Residents of the estate are concerned about loss of green space, the impact on the environment of a large academy, and increased traffic.

But Paul McGlone, cabinet member for children and young people, said while he was aware of parents concerns, children should not be demonised and the council was committed to building a school which the borough badly needed, and Fenstanton School site was the largest in the borough.

For more on schools visit our Education section

Comments

Post a comment

Remember you are personally responsible for what you post on this site and must abide by our site terms. Do not post anything that is false, abusive or malicious. If you wish to complain, please use the ‘report this post’ link.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree