A new home for Abacus Belsize Primary
 
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A free school providing a new chapter in Belsize’s education

Abacus Belsize Primary School is talking to the local community to help shape the future of the school and the disused Hampstead Police Station.
  Invitation to a public exhibition

Public Exhibition Dates

Belsize Community Library, 8 Antrim Grove, NW3 4XN
Thursday 4 October 13:15 - 15:15

Hampstead Police Station NW3 (Downshire Hill entrance)
Friday 5 October 15:00 - 19:00

Hampstead Police Station NW3 (Downshire Hill entrance)
Saturday 6 October 12:00 - 15:00

The School


Abacus Belsize Primary is a local school temporarily situated near Kings Cross. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted with some of the best results in the whole of Camden, the school wants to develop a permanent home for the benefit of the children and people of Belsize and Hampstead.


This inclusive, single-form-entry (210 pupils) community school is keen to bring outstanding educational opportunities closer to the area it serves, to offer new facilities for the community and to breathe fresh life into the disused Police Station on Rosslyn Hill.

What happened previously


As you may be aware, the Government’s Department for Education (DfE) bought the old Hampstead Police Station site for the school. The first planning application, for a two-form-entry school (420 pupils), was refused primarily because it would have led to the overdevelopment of the existing buildings.


Since the first planning application was turned down, Abacus Belsize Primary (and the DfE) have reflected carefully on how best to respond to the Council and community feedback. The school has gone back to first principles and plans to stay as a single-form-entry school (210 pupils) to better utilise the Police Station building. This approach will better suit the school and be a far more sympathetic solution for the historic building and the environment of the site.

Public Exhibition Dates

Thursday 4 October 13:15 - 15:15 | Belsize Community Library, 8 Antrim Grove, NW3 4XN

Friday 5 October 15:00 - 19:00 | Hampstead Police Station NW3 (Downshire Hill entrance)

Saturday 6 October 12:00 - 15:00 | Hampstead Police Station NW£ (Downshire Hill entrance)