Tag Archives: schools

We want your views on childcare

Hampstead and Kilburn Labour Party is seeking local parents’ views on the pressing issue of childcare, at a meeting on Sunday 17 February. As regular readers of this blog will know, I’ve spent a fair amount of time campaigning (successfully!) to address the deficit of primary school places in NW6. As night follows day, it […]

Victory in Labour’s campaign on school places

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** Last night Camden’s Cabinet agreed to proceed with plans to address the excessive demand for primary school places in NW6 which has been the focus of campaign by Labour councillors and activists for a number of months. This represents a real victory for the campaign and for local […]

Great news for Labour’s NW6 school campaign – victory in sight!

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** Camden’s Cabinet is set to consider a proposal at its meeting next week to create 420 new primary school places west of the Finchley Road. The move comes in response to Labour’s camapign and petition – featured heavily on this blog – to highlight the real problem with […]

Meet Isabel – why we need a new primary school in NW6

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** The Ham & High splashed its front page this morning with a heart-wrenching story about a young family who haven’t got a school place for their daughter who is due to start primary school in September. This is despite having applied to half a dozen Camden schools and […]

More than two-thirds of unplaced pupils live west of Finchley Rd

** NW6 primary school campaign update ** The latest figures from Camden following the offer of primary school places highlight that the overwhelming demand in the borough for additional primary school places lies west of the Finchley Road. Of the 153 children across Camden who hadn’t received an offer of a primary school place as […]

Latest figures show clear need for new NW6 school

**Primary school for NW6 campaign update** We’ve had a great response to our campaign for a new primary school in NW6 so far – which is just as well given these new figures which show how singularly bad the position in Camden is west of the Finchley Road. The latest figures from Camden show that, […]

A new primary school for NW6!

As a member of Camden’s Resources & Corporate Performance scrutiny committee, I heard the call-in on the Cabinet’s decision to sell off two hostels which campaigners wanted to use for their proposed free school in Belsize. This post isn’t about the right or wrongs about that particular decision (though the Department for Education didn’t approve […]

Lib Dem duplicity over campaign to save Kensal Rise Library

Sarah Teather, the Liberal Democrat MP for Brent Central and a minister for “privatising education” (sorry, running our schools) in the coalition government which has slashed Brent council’s budget by a fifth, is now campaigning to save some of the borough’s libraries that may be forced to close as a result of her government’s imposed […]

November’s edition of Kilburn Rose

To view the latest edition, click on this link: Kilburn Rose, newsletter of Kilburn (Brent) Labour Party, November 2010 Latest news from West Hampstead here: westhampsteadnewsletter-nov2010 And Belsize & Hampstead Town here: B & HT NewsletterNov 2010

Gove forced into U-turn over Camden school cuts

Just over a month after the announcement that over 700 schools across the country would be denied their BSF funding, Michael Gove has made a U-turn and announced building work can now proceed on South Camden Community School, Swiss Cottage Specialist SEN School and the UCL Academy. Glenda Jackson, Labour Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn, has […]