Green light for Hornsey school plans

PLANS to extend a Crouch End school have been give the go-ahead – despite opposition from residents. The council s planning department approved proposals to create two new blocks – a learning resource centre and administration facility – at Hornsey School

PLANS to extend a Crouch End school have been give the go-ahead - despite opposition from residents.

The council's planning department approved proposals to create two new blocks - a learning resource centre and administration facility - at Hornsey School for Girls.

The £4million development is part of Haringey's Building School for the Future initiative which will see more than £200million spent on improving schools in the borough.

Carol Jones, headteacher at the school, said: "The new resources and the quality of the design mean that the centre will have a significant positive effect on the students' learning and achievement."

But residents in Inderwick Road objected the plans, stating that the buildings do not fit in with the character of the street and that the new administration building, set right on the pavement, will result in an oppressive view.