Merton School Leaders Asked To Meeting

Strategy for extra school places up for debate

Merton school governors and headteachers are being invited to a meeting to discuss various options around primary school expansion in the borough.

The meeting, organised by the Leader of the Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis and the Cabinet member for Education Councillor Peter Walker, takes place on Saturday October 16 at 10am in the Council Chamber at Merton Civic Centre.

The options for extra school places in Merton could see a new primary school being set up in South Wimbledon.

Councillors are to consider a strategy to create 300 extra primary school places in 2011/12 and 2012/13, including using the South Wimbledon Youth and Community Centre as a school.

It is also proposed that the following schools will have an additional form of entry added in 2011: Singlegate in South Gardens, Wimbledon; St Mary's in Russell Road, Wimbledon; Gorringe Park, Williams Morris, and Liberty in Mitcham; Morden.

Two other primary schools, yet to be confirmed, will also have an additional form of entry added in 2011. Dundonald, in Dundonald Road, Wimbledon, will get an additional form of entry in 2012.

The council is keen to hear views on the options and places are still available for headteachers and governors to attend the meeting.

To register, contact: June Crame, Governor Support Manager, School Standards and Quality, Children, Schools and Families, 10th Floor, Merton Civic Centre, Morden, SM4 5DX. Tel: 0208-545-3923 or email:

October 12, 2010