Support the Planning Application 16/5606/FUL – Ashmole Primary School to ensure the education of our children.
Support the planning application online via Barnet Council’s Planning Portal:
Closing Date was 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 but has been extended to 04 OCTOBER 2016
Ashmole Primary School admission arrangements for September 2016 have been published on the Ashmole website here.
From Ashmole’s website:
This is the update from Ashmole Academy’s website:
STATEMENT ON FRAUDULENT APPLICATIONS TO WALKER SCHOOL
In addition to the usual checks carried out to establish the validity of applications, the Local Authority has also identified a number of schools where additional, higher level checks will be carried out in relation to their applicants. The Admissions Service will be working closely with Enfield’s Fraud Investigation Team to carry out these checks. Walker School is one of the schools concerned. As you will appreciate, we do not disclose the details of the checks undertaken as this could potentially help those who intend to provide misleading information in future application rounds.
If so then please support Ashmole Academy in their bid to open a new primary school in September 2016 by registering your interest. You can register your interest online by visiting Ashmole’s website here.
As this is a new submission you will need to re-submit interest even If you registered previously on the first bid.
Enfield Council told us at the beginning of 2014 that Minchenden School would be a primary school. This news confirmed the plans that were laid out in Andrew Fraser’s report that went to Cabinet in June 2013 Enfield Council Report.
Please demonstrate with us at the Minchenden site at 2pm tomorrow (Monday 1st September) when the Enfield Independent newspaper will report on this story. The Minchenden site is opposite Southgate Circus Library, High St, London N14 6BP, next to the Fire Station.
Enfield Council have entered into a short term lease contract with Barnet and Southgate College to use the Minchenden Grammar School Building for local education purposes for a period of two years.
This news has been passed to SWEAT through the local community and although we have been identified as key stakeholders were not informed by Council Officers. Further detail can be obtained here Minchenden Lease and here.
SWEAT are delighted that Ashmole Academy are to re-apply to open a Primary School. Ashmole will need parental support for the proposal so please follow the link and fill in the survey – Ashmole Primary School.
Here are more comments from parents after the meeting between SWEAT members, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Andrew Fraser and Council Officers on 15th July:
“I’m never quite sure which face of Enfield Council we’re listening to … they claimed to be supporting Ashmole’s proposed primary school, then changed tune and said that it was not their concern, but in reality they have officially blocked EFA funding for the school. It seems to me now the local elections are over the Labour Council are reneging on promises and turning the efforts towards opposing central government policies … this is effecting our children it’s not a political game!”
“Enfield Council did little to appease the concerns of parents who had been led to believe that something was actually going to happen for the benefit of residents of the area”
“I’m pleased the council has come up with some more places for this September, although this may not be the ideal solution. However I feel they need to send out a much stronger message to parents that they will take a tough stance against potentially fraudulent applications to Walker – while plenty of borough-wide investigations have resulted in places being withdrawn, none of these has been at Walker, where competition is extra fierce since the school governors rejected the council’s wish to expand.”
“The council obviously have their own agenda which doesn’t include any of the concerns of parents in the FLDRA area. I don’t think they’re really bothered if our children go to schools over a mile away and other parents continue to cheat their way in to Walker. It’s just a job to them, whereas it’s our children’s education at stake.”