A decision to close Sulivan School in Fulham made by the previous council administration has been overturned by Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s new Labour cabinet.
In June, Cllr Stephen Cowan, leader of H&F Council, announced his intention to review the decision in February this year in light of changes to the borough’s housing policy.
The council say their new approach to housing policy emphasises the need for new affordable homes to rent, which is likely to increase demand for primary school places. This could have a particular impact on the south Fulham riverside development, where 1,000 extra homes are being built, meaning that places at Sulivan and New King’s would be needed for local children.
Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, said: “We have a democratic mandate to build homes Londoners can afford to buy or rent which means we need a radical change to local housing policies. There is evidence this change will result in rising demand for primary places which means we need to keep open this excellent school of choice.”