Brockley Primary School rebuild

Lewisham Council is holding two public consultations about the proposed rebuilding of Brockley Primary School tonight and on Monday, July 12th, between 3pm and 7pm, at the school's main hall.

Together with Gordonbrock, the Brockley rebuild is a central plank of Lewisham's strategy to create more primary places to cope with the growing demand, locally. A report by the Council on February 24th, 2010 said:

The Reception cohort increased from its low point of 2,776 in 2005-06 to 3,123 in 2008-09 and to 3302 in 2009-10.

And in lieu of new or rebuilt schools, others in the area have been squeezing them in, with 90 new places created in Lewisham / Brockley / Telegraph Hill catchment area, more than any other part of the borough. Brockley Primary itself was one of the schools to take an extra 30 pupils, with Holbeach and John Stainer also taking 30 each.

With uncertainty surrounding the future of Gordonbrock, we must hope that the consultation process is managed effectively for this project.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

is this the School at Crofron Park?

Anonymous said...

Crofton Park I mean? On Brockley Road?
If it is. it definitely needs a rebuild.

Tressilliana said...

Yes, the one opposite the cemetery.

Anonymous said...

Not relevnt to this post really but worth a mention Nick - council spending cut proposals announced here: http://www.lewisham.gov.uk/councilanddemocracy/councilmeetings/publicaccountsselectcommittee/meetings/public%20accounts%20select%20committee%20-%2013%20july%202010.htm

Interesting, and harsh, proposals. Hope the link works. Am particularly upset that the night collection of rubbish is proposed to go.

Anonymous said...

I was moved from Stillness Road Primary School to Brockley Primary School to join my younger brother in 1950. The school was brand new and the latest thing since sliced bread. So new that although my brother in the infants had a classroom on the ground floor I had to wait for several weeks for the first floor junior classrooms to be finished. I was nine and my brother was six.
If the old school is still standing after over sixty years it definitly needs replacing.
Both my brother and I moved on to Brockley Grammer School on Hilly Fields built in the later part of the 19th century which is now a girls school and is now a listed building.

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Anonymous said...

I lived in Dalrymple Road from 1953 to 1974 and attended Brockley Primary School, moving on to Addey and Stanhope in 1960. The school had been rebuilt after WWII and was considered very modern in its day. The old school on the site had been completely destroyed by a V1 rocket or ‘doodlebug’. The surrounding houses had received some damage and the replacement brickwork can be seen to this day. Strangely the bomb blast often caused more damage to the rear of the houses than to the front. I have read that both South and North London took many hits because double agents were actively feeding false ranging information back to the rocket bases in France. The vital docks area were the real target for the attacks

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