New bid for school at old Hampstead police station
Abacus Primary School looks to bounce back from planning decision
27 April, 2017 — By Tom Foot
The former Hampstead police station in Rosslyn Hill
A FREE school has been given the green light to draw up a new plan to move into a former police station.
Abacus Primary School’s application to turn Hampstead Police Station in Rosslyn Hill into a two-form entry school was dismissed by Camden Council last year.
Planning chiefs said there was no “need” for a new school that big in NW3 – and warned the influx of children would further add to Hampstead’s morning school-run chaos.
The Education Funding and Skills Agency, a branch of the Department for Education, has told Abacus it can now apply for a one-form entry school.
Headteacher Vicky Briody said: “We are all obviously delighted by this news but recognise that there is a considerable amount of work to be done before a new planning application can be submitted.”