Access to a local primary school has been an issue in our area for at least ten years, and FNLRA have shared that concern.
The situation now is that the new Ashmole Primary is open but appears to be taking few Enfield children and the child population continues to rise with families moving into the area and major developments nearby such as those on the North Circular. Enfield Council continue to agree that South West Enfield is now their one remaining area where more provision is needed. We are also aware of concerns at primary-secondary transfer.
We are actively reviewing the situation, to work with all parties in search of a solution. We’d welcome further comments and inputs about people’s experiences.
Richard Thompson, committee focal point for School Places, presented at the FLDRA open meeting on 26th September.
A copy of his presentation can be found here – click here
The latest de-facto catchment areas, based on 2018 actuals can be found here – click here
Walker School redevelopment
Walker Primary School has been shortlisted for redevelopment by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). A design team has been appointed to prepare a scheme which improves facilities for the pupils, staff and local community via a complete rebuild of the school. It is planned that this work will be carried out after planning permission is secured later this year.
Invitation letter – click here