The journey towards a permanent home for Abacus Belsize Primary School


Here you will find the latest news on our plans to move our outstanding school from our temporary home closer to the catchment we serve. 


Public inquiry hearing of appeal against Camden Council's decision

to refuse planning permission


As you may know The Department for Education formally appealed against Camden council’s decision to refuse planning permission to convert the former Hampstead Police Station on Rosslyn Hill into a permanent home for our school. 

An appeal against a council’s decision that has such widespread implications for so many involves the appointment of an independent government planning inspector to review the case, and hear evidence during a public hearing.

This hearing will be sitting on 15th–18th and 22nd September

In light of the social distancing requirements of COVID-19, it will not be possible to hold the hearing in an accessible local public venue as would normally be the case. It will instead be held online. You can find out more about the arrangements and view all of the inquiry documents and correspondence here.

'Knowing our ABC C'

Abacus, Belsize, Caring for the Community

The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on schools across the country.  


People from the local community were keen to share their experience of how Abacus Belsize Primary responded to the pandemic and the distinctive challenges we faced being in temporary accommodation some distance from the community we serve.  


So they helped us make a film about it over the summer, which you can watch here.

You can still find all the community briefings, key facts and news from last year here, and photos and videos here.

A new home for Abacus Belsize Primary