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.