Second Meeting To Discuss School Expansion

First meeting was full to capacity

A second consultation meeting is to be held to discuss plans to expand a Wimbledon primary school by extending it into a neighbouring park.

The first, which took place at Dundonald Primary School in Dundonald Road, was full to capacity around 30 minutes before the meeting was due to start.

Merton council proposes to expand the school to a two-form entry school from September 2012 so it can admit up to 60 pupils a year in two classes.

The proposed expansion follows a significant increase in demand for school places in Merton, with more children entering school age, fuelled by a birth rate that has risen by over 30% in the last six years.

The council is putting three expansion proposals up for consultation, all of which wrap-around the school's two-storey annex which is next to Dundonald Park.

The second meeting to discuss the issues will take place on Wednesday 22 June at 7pm, St Andrews Church in Herbert Road, Wimbledon.

The council is also seeking views on the main principle of expanding the school. For more details see: Dundonald Public Consultation Leaflet.

A petition objecting to the proposals now has more than 1,200 signatures on the council's website. And a petition on a campaign group's website has more than 1,500 signatures.

June 14, 2011