I had the pleasure of meeting the Headteacher, staff and pupils at Sulivan Primary School in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham this morning.
Wendy Aldridge, the Headteacher, is fighting a battle to keep her school open, as the Council are threatening to shut it down, move the children to a neighbouring school and then build a free school on the current site. This is despite the fact that the school’s nursery and reception year groups are full and over-subscribed.
In my role as Chair of the newly-formed Education Panel on the London Assembly, I am keen to hold the Mayor to account on behalf of Londoners, and it is cases like the one at Sulivan Primary School that really bring home, to me, why it is so important to do this.
You can find out more about Sulivan Primary School’s campaign here. I wish Wendy, her staff, friends and pupils all the best with their fight.
You can follow their campaign on twitter @SaveOurSulivan