Council Widens Search For Wimbledon School Places

Report identifies seven potential sites

Seven sites across Wimbledon have been identified by experts looking for ways to cope with the rising demand for primary school places in the area.

Independent consultants, Capita, have drawn up a report for Merton Borough council in which it lists the sites which have the best potential.

They are: The Centre Court shopping centre car park; the former Manuplastics factory in Kingston Road; the Trinitarian Bible Society, City Court and Army Cadet Force sites in Merton Road; The Dairy Crest site on Gap Road; the Whatley Centre in Whatley Avenue, Wimbledon Chase; the Youth Centre in Leyton Road, South Wimbledon; the Kenley Road car park in Merton Park.

Four sites have also been identified as possible locations for an extension of Merton Abbey School. They are: The Old Lamp Works in High Path; a site now up for sale at 61 High Path; High Path Day Centre; garages next to Marsh Court in High Path.

The council already has plans for an additional 22 permanent forms of entry, but the report is recommending the sites which most effectively provide a further four forms of entry.

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December 14, 2012