Council to close Charlotte Turner primary school

In January Labour decided to consult on whether to close Charlotte Turner School in Deptford which had just been placed in Special Measures. The response to the consultation was overwhelming, with only 1 of 156 responses agreeing with the closure. However, the Labour Party decided to ignore the consultation and press ahead with the closure. The school’s 238 pupils will need to be found places elsewhere – the main Greenwich one being Morden Mount, which is itself under notice to improve and came below Charlotte Turner in 2008’s Key Stage 2 tests.

Parliamentary Spokesman Spencer Drury said “Closing a school should be the very last resort. This is simply running away from the problem and attacking a school at the heart of a Deptford community.