LB Wandsworth is to sell Hartfield House to the operator of a Free School.
The South London Jewish Primary School, which will be known as the Mosaic Jewish Primary School (MJPS) when it opens later this year, is buying the council-owned property in Roehampton Lane and will convert it into a Free School.
The school will open in September 2013 in temporary accommodation. It will initially admit 30 pupils a year and hopes to ultimately provide places for up to 420 children from the local area.
The sale is subject to planning consent being granted. If this happens the school will open permanently in Hartfield House in September 2015.
The property was formerly operated by the council’s adult social services department as a respite care centre but was declared surplus to requirements in June 2012 as it was no longer considered fit for purpose.