Parents angered by Council school plans

No more primary places for Berrylands.

The Council has announced 150 new places available from the start of the new school year in September, but none of them are in Berrylands.

Local resident Paul Sloan, whose son is due to start primary school in September, said the lack of places in the area had been an increasing problem since 2004 and was approaching epic proportions.

The council has added a new class at Knollmead Primary School in Tolworth, more than two miles away from Berrylands, rather than providing extra places at the nearby Christ Church, Grand Avenue or St Matthew's primary schools.

He said, "Christ Church has been developed at low density, is predominantly single story, and is adjacent to undeveloped land that has been refused permission for eight detached houses, while St Matthew’s is a large site and has class sizes of 23."

Berrylands ward councillor Frances Moseley said, "To be told if you live in Berrylands and you have got a five-year-old that you can have a place in Tolworth - I don’t think it’s good enough, for the community or the children."


So its b****r Berrylands then, the working classes can just sort it out themselves as they always have to in this crazy land of the RBK where the Rose seems to be the favoured recipient of funds,most of which will be lost.

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