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bowes southgate green school posterEnfield Learning Trust has agreed to continue taking reception pupils at Bowes Southgate Green School for at least one more year.

According to a report in the Enfield Independent, the academy chain's chief executive wrote to parents last week to inform them that the school, in Wilmer Way, will now take reception pupils for the year starting September 2020. Previously the Trust had said that 2019 would be the last year it would do so.

The change of mind has come about because, following the launch of a petition which has now gained over a thousand supporters and a meeting on 18th July between Enfield Learning Trust representatives, local politicians and council officers, Enfield Council has agreed to fund a "bulge class" for a further year, rather than offering funding only on a per-pupil basis.

The longer-term outlook, however, remains unclear because of uncertainties about leasing accommodation from Broomfield School (the owners of the Wilmer Way site) and the possible revival of an earlier plan to build a new primary school in the Bourne, Southgate.


"Under threat" primary school gets funding pledge (Enfield Independent 29 August 2019)

Regional schools commissioner provides update on local primary school places (Palmers Green Community 27 August 2019)

Parents launch petition to save threatened primary school (Palmers Green Community 10 July 2019)

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