|Mosaic Jewish Primary School Gets Permanent SW15 Home|
Council agrees to sell new free school surplus Roehampton building
The South London Jewish Primary School, which will be known as the Mosaic Jewish Primary School (MJPS) when it opens later this year, is buying a council-owned property in Roehampton Lane.
The school, which will temporarily open its first classroom in September in a local community building, had been looking for a permanent home so that it can properly accommodate additional pupils in the years ahead.
It will initially admit 30 pupils a year and hopes to ultimately provide places for up to 420 children from the local area. Half its pupils will be Jewish while half will have other faiths and beliefs or none.
The sale is subject to planning consent being approved. If this happens the school will open permanently in Hartfield House in September 2015. The property was formerly operated by the council’s adult social services department as a respite care centre but was declared surplus to requirements in June 2012 as it was no longer considered fit for purpose.
The respite care services formerly offered at Hartfield House are being transferred to a more modern property in Earlsfield which is much more suitable for the role. It will also benefit from a £280,000 refurbishment.
The decision to transfer services from Hartfield House to Earlsfield will save council tax payers £311,000 every year, while the money generated by the sale of the building will be available to fund future capital spending by the town hall.
Chair of the MJPS governing body Shirley Lee said:
Council leader Ravi Govindia said:
May 24, 2013