Haberdashers primary expansion secured

Haberdashers Askes school has secured permission to redevelop the Hatcham College site to create a two form entry primary "free" school with a capacity of 420 pupils. The proposal requires:

"The demolition of three single storey buildings and the two storey Caretakers House and the construction of a part single, part two storey building for a new primary school at the site, including Photovoltaic panels on the roof; canopies to the southern elevation; associated landscaping and removal of trees at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College, Pepys Road SE14."

Primary schools in the area are rushing to create more places to cope with growing demand as the local population rises and fewer young families choose to leave the area as their kids reach primary age.

With thanks to the New Cross forum.