Search

Campaigners hand in bid for West Hampstead free school to Department for Education

16:17 14 May 2014

Shay Thripp, Naomi Landau, Cristina Bruno and Clare Craig submitting their petition to the Department for Education

Shay Thripp, Naomi Landau, Cristina Bruno and Clare Craig submitting their petition to the Department for Education

Archant

A free school for children in Camden, Westminster and Brent has submitted a bid to the government to open in September next year.

The West Hampstead International School (WHIS) intends to specialise in languages and music for pupils aged four to 18.

In January, WHIS appealed for 1,000 signatures from parents of children, aged seven to nine, or under the age of two, to help it gain government approval.

On Friday, four mothers delivered a 2,000-strong petition, along with the proposals, to the Department for Education.

Clare Craig, of WHIS, said: “With nearly 2,000 children signed up, the local support has been overwhelming.”

The school’s founders say that its curriculum has been developed with the support of schools in Hertfordshire such as Dame Alice Owen’s, Watford Boys’ Grammar and Watford Girls’ Grammar.

It will also offer one-to-one mentoring for every pupil as part of its pastoral services.

n For more details go to westhampsteadinternational.org.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

30 minutes ago
Pupils at Highgate School celebrate their A-level results last year. Picture: Polly Hancock

A handful of Camden, Barnet and Haringey schools are ranked among the best 100 schools in the country for 2014 A-level results.

07:00
Memorials at Highgate School to sixth former Josh Dorgu who died suddenly at School

Tributes have been pouring in for the “happy and kind” sixth-former who died after collapsing in front of shocked classmates at Highgate School.

15:10
Charles Salmon QC said it was impossible for mothers with children to park on visits to the Heath.

A top barrister living on the edge of Hampstead Heath has urged Camden Council to re-think parking restrictions.

13:20
Cllr Theo Blackwell.

Council tax is set to be increased in Camden for the first time in six years.

Most read news

The iconic skeleton is set to be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton in 2017, and people on Twitter really aren’t happy about it.

Citizens of New England wished they had temperatures “barely getting above freezing”.

That’s English literature, maths, physics, biology, chemistry, geography, history and languages, if you didn’t know.

But we’re reassured it’s just the way the schools are counted that’s made the difference.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder