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The October newsletter issued by Fox Lane & District Residents' Association (FLDRA) includes an update on provision of primary school places, with especial reference to the question of how long Bowes Southgate Green School (BSG) will continue to take new reception pupils.

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Enfield Learning Trust has agreed to continue taking reception pupils at Bowes Southgate Green School for at least one more year.

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A senior official from the Department for Education (DfE) has written to Fox Lane & District Residents Association (FLDRA) with some clarification about the provision of primary school places in Enfield borough and in particular about the future of Bowes Southgate Green School and the possible building of a new school in The Bourne adjacent to Grovelands Park.

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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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CHECK CHARACTERS IN DESCRIPTIONMore 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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CHECK CHARACTERS IN DESCRIPTIONParents 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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