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Haringey Council ‘disappointed’ by school expansion decision
Haringey Council is ‘disappointed’ by the decision of an adjudicator which rejected plans to expand a primary school.
The statement comes after it was announced the Office of the Schools Adjudicator rejected proposals for the expansion of Belmont School, in Rusper Road, Tottenham.
A council spokeswoman said: "We’re disappointed by the decision of the Office of the School’s Adjudicator.
"We have a statutory duty to provide Reception places for every five-year-old child living in the borough and over the next ten years our projections indicate that more children will require places than we currently have provision for.
"We will now work to identify alternative ways to ensure that every Haringey five year old can be offered a Reception place in 2013."
They added the council would not seek an appeal of the decision.
The proposals set out plans to turn the school go from a two-form entry to a three-term entry in September 2013 which was met with strong opposition from school parents and governors.