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Muswell Hill school's plan for 210 more pupils

PUBLISHED: 11:59 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:30 07 September 2010

RESIDENTS views are being sought on whether they think a popular Muswell Hill primary school should expand so that is can take an extra 210 pupils. Haringey Council is currently looking at options to address the high demand for school places in the area

RESIDENTS' views are being sought on whether they think a popular Muswell Hill primary school should expand so that is can take an extra 210 pupils.

Haringey Council is currently looking at options to address the high demand for school places in the area and amid predictions that birth rates in west Haringey will continue to rise.

One idea is to expand Rhodes Avenue Primary School, from two to three forms of entry. This would eventually increase pupil numbers from 60 to 90 in each year group and the overall intake of the school from 420 pupils to 630.

Now the council has launched a consultation to seek residents' views on the idea. It run until November 28.

There will also be a public meeting at the school in Rhodes Avenue, on Wednesday November 12 from 7pm to 8pm to enable people to find out more.

In May, it was revealed that out of the 110 children in Haringey who did not receive any of their four school preferences for a reception place this year, 25 came from Alexandra ward.

Any interested party can comment by downloading a questionnaire at www.haringey.gov.uk /rhodesconsultation. Or, to obtain a copy, call Carlene Burgess on 020-8489 3607 and then post it to Head of Place Planning, The Children and Young People's Service, Haringey Council, 48 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TY.

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