New Site Updates
SEPTEMBER 2017 UPDATE
Temporary site - Jubilee Waterside Centre
As many of you will know, we had contractors working over the summer to split the large reception classroom space into two separate classrooms for Reception and Year One. This included removal of various internal walls to make good, well laid out teaching spaces, and we were pleased that this was all completed in plenty of time ready for the start of term.
Permanent site - Hampstead Police Station
The Department for Education have confirmed their support for Abacus using the former Hampstead Police Station as our permanent school site, and doing so on the basis of us remaining at one form of entry (30 children per year) rather than the larger two form of entry size in the previous proposals. This responds to concerns from the London Borough of Camden about the need for school places in the area, and we know that we need to work very closely with them, and with neighbours to the building, as the new plans develop. A new consultant team are being appointed so that the project has a fresh start, and we have been told that meetings with the school will start next month (October). We hope that in next month's update we will be able to confirm the names of all the people involved, and - in particular - set out the dates when we can start to consult with everyone about the emerging proposals.
If you have any questions about our sites please let us know. Because the issues are very sensitive with neighbours, we want to make sure that everyone is kept informed and we are as open and clear as possible about what is happening.