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Jewish free school finds Muswell Hill home
A JEWISH free school planned for Haringey has found a home in Muswell Hill.
The location for Haringey Jewish Primary, among the first Government-funded free schools, will be in Creighton Avenue, parents heard at a meeting on Monday.
It is in the same road as Fortismere - one of Haringey's highest-achieving secondary schools.
Peter Kessler, joint project leaders, said that, if given the final go-ahead in December, the school would be built from scratch.
Pupils starting in September 2011 would either be housed in temporary classrooms on-site, or at another Jewish faith school such as JCoSS, in Barnet.
A total of 229 children have already pre-registered and applications open this week for the school which welcomes all veins of the Jewish community including Orthodox, Reform, Masorti, Liberal and Secular.
Mr Kessler said half the places would be available on a proximity basis and 50 per cent on a faith basis.
Free schools, proposed by education secretary Michael Gove, operate like academies: state-funded and not under local authority control, but driven by demand from the community as opposed to private businesses or education trusts.