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Bromley school will take 30 extra pupils

PUBLISHED: 18:00 28 July 2014

Bromley Council has agreed with the Unicorn School that it will take a further 30 pupils this September, after the rejection of plans for a new primary school left children without a place six weeks before the start of term.

Parents had no idea there were issues with the proposed Beckenham Harris Primary Academy, on the site of Harris Academy in Manor Way, until they were told planning permission had been refused.

The planning committee of Bromley Council decided “the proposed development would represent a cramped, over-intensive use of the site” in a meeting on July 17.

Cllr Stephen Wells said: “I am very pleased that we have been able to resolve this issue in a speedy fashion and very much hope to the satisfaction of all the parents involved. I am particularly grateful to the Headteacher and Chairman of Governors of the Unicorn School for their swift decision to accept these children.”

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