Today the Harris Federation requested that the proposal for a new Harris Nunhead Primary School be withdrawn.
Please see the letter here: Proposed Harris Primary Academy Nunhead 2
It seems unlikely that the Education Finance Agency will refuse this request.
The proposal had generated much opposition from people concerned it would reduce the amount of space for a new secondary school on the Dulwich Hospital site but also people not surprisingly unwilling to send their children the 1-2 miles from the Nunhead/east East Dulwich area to a new primary school at the Dulwich Hospital site. Harris Federation have listened to the consultation and acted accoridngly in good faith.
I am still unconvinced that we will have sufficient primary school places for local families – and am seeking to meet Southwark COuncil forecasters to review the numbers.
We now need to ensure that blocking this new primary school does result in the largest possible secondary school – without compromising any new health centre facilities.
What do you think?