Camden Labour campaign for new primary school west of the Finchley Road

January 9th, 2012

Local councillors and Labour activists in Kilburn, Swiss Cottage, West Hampstead and Fortune Green ward are campaigning for the creation of a new primary school in the area due to the unmet demand for places locally.

Kilburn councillor Mike Katz said, “There is real demand for primary school places west of the Finchley Road, so, my fellow Kilburn councillors and Labour activists in the area are supporting parents’ calls for this demand to be met, campaigning for a new primary school in NW6”.

The area is part of Camden where there is a shortage of primary school places. Estimates by the council also suggest that future housing developments in the area mean that demand on primary school places in the north-west of the borough is likely to remain high.

Labour councillor Mike Katz added, “This is something which the council has thought about, but we need to demonstrate that there is strong local support for a new primary school for the area. We’ve set up a petition, on- and off-line where local people can show their support for this call.  Please sign it, and encourage others to do the same”.