Camden Council has asked for feedback on proposals for a 100-year-old infant school to treble in size and admit older children aged seven to 11.
Hawley Infants School is currently based in Buck Street, Camden Town and is one of the few schools in the borough catering for infant pupils only. However on its current site is does not have space to expand, which is why proposals are being considered for it to move to the Hawley Wharf canal-side development.
This move would allow it to increase in size to admit junior aged pupils but it would depend on the development being approved.
If plans are approved, it would move into the proposed residential and retail development just 300 metres from its current site in Buck Street.
In addition, the scheme would be paid for by the developer of the residential scheme and the move would save Camden Council £224,000 in repairs to the current site.
If the proposal is given the green light the new school site could open in September 2015.
“The quality of schools in Camden is very good and is something that is obviously of upmost importance to tenants as well as landlords,” says Vatche Cherchian, manager at the Camden branch of lettings agent Edmund Cude. “With more families moving into the borough, it is important that there are enough schools to cope with the additional numbers of children living here.”