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Parents are petitioning Enfield Council and the Department for Education in a bid to persuade the council to reverse its decision to instruct Bowes Primary School to cease taking any further reception pupils at its Wilmer Way site (Bowes School Southgate Green) following the September 2019 cohort.

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More than 60 children from schools across north London and Hertfordshire came together last week to showcase their amazing ability at a new event called Ivy’s Got Talent.

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What gives Enfield head teachers their biggest headaches when balancing their budgets?

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Proposals for two new schools at Chase Farm will be on show at a public exhibition on Thursday and afterwards information will be available online.

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A group of parents have set up a crowdfunding appeal in order to raise money to take legal action against the decision by Walker Primary School to join the Ivy Learning Trust academy group.

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You may have noticed a banner outside Hazelwood Schools proclaiming cuts of £12.5m across Enfield. But what do these cuts really mean for our children and why are parents still campaigning against them?

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Parents from Palmers Green and nearby joined in with a National Day of Action in protest at school funding cuts on Friday 19 October. Parents and children at Hazelwood Schools, St Monica’s, West Grove and St Michael at Bowes danced their socks off to highlight the impact these damaging cuts are having on our schools.

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Fair Funding Enfield - a group that campaigns for increased funding for local schools - has recently carried out a survey with the aim of quantifying the impact of school funding cuts in Enfield. 59 schools responded to an anonymous survey. The results of the survey are set out below. "We do not have any further capacity for cuts in staff numbers, at any level of the organisation." 49% of schools have cut teaching staff 76% have cut teaching assistants 28% postponed or.......

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In the run-up to this year's general election, a group of local parents organised a demonstration and march protesting about planning cuts to funding for schools - who knows, it may even have influenced the way the voting went in Enfield Southgate. The group behind the march - Fair Funding for All Schools-Enfield  - continue to campaign, as do parents throughout the country.  They've produced a new video and issued a press release - see below. #FutureStealers video highlights the.......

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Parents, teachers and children took to the streets of Palmers Green this morning to protest against planned cuts in government funding to schools throughout London. The 200+ marchers set out from Hazelwood School at 11am and proceeded through the centre of Palmers Green, ending in Broomfield Park, where the protesters held a picnic lunch. All photographs by Richard McKeeverThe march organisers have calculated that unless the government's funding plans are changed, by 2019 government spending.......

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Enfield Council has announced that in order to address the shortfall of primary school places in the south west of the Borough it will be adding a new reception class from September.  The new class will be a "partner school"  managed by Bowes Primary School, which recently received an Outstanding assessment from Ofsted, but initially will be located on the premises of Broomfield School in Wilmer Way.  At some future date it will relocate to a permanent home - possibly at the site.......

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A pressure group has criticised Enfield Council for failing to uphold an earlier assurance that it would provide a new two-form entry primary school in the South West of the Borough from September this  year. In February the campaigning group SWEAT (the South West Enfield Action Team) stated that they had been assured by Enfield's Director of Schools and Children's Services that the acknowledged shortfall in primary school provision in the area would be plugged by opening a temporary.......

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According to information released by the campaigning group Sweat (the South West Enfield Action Team) and the Grovelands Residents Association, Enfield Council has stated that it will definitely be providing an additional 60 primary school places from September 2014 to help plug the gap in primary places for children in Southgate, Winchmore Hill and parts of Palmers Green - in particular on the Lakes Estate. Grovelands school concept: area A belongs to Thames Water; area B is the Park; area C.......

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A group which hopes to set up a two-form faith-based primary school in the Palmers Green/Edmonton area has published information about its project. The Faith And Community School would open in September 2015 and would be state-funded in line with the government's Free Schools initiative.  As a Muslim school it would place emphasis on teaching the Arabic language and learning about the Qur'an.  However, one of the leading members of the project team is Irene Kay, a prominent Jewish.......

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Ashmole Academy in Southgate is considering opening a two-form entry primary school, which it hopes would open in 2015.  Pupils from the primary school would have priority for admission to the secondary school. Whether or not the scheme goes ahead will depend on the school's obtain the money required to build it and there being sufficient interest from local parents. Ashmole's proposal would help ease the shortage of primary school places in parts of Palmers Green and Southgate, which has.......

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