Here you'll find news, background information and handy facts about the school and our proposals.

We will be adding and updating information regularly – please keep visiting to find out what's new.

Our three new community briefings have all you need to know about our planning application, the proposals for our permanent home at the former Hampstead Police Station site on Rosslyn Hill, as well as details of how the community has been supporting the school and our plans. Click on the images to view and download.

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Letters to councillors from the children of Abacus

Each year group has written an open letter to councillors, in their own words, to let them know how they feel about their 'outstanding' school ...


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The Planning Decision

We are very pleased to report that all our proposals are recommended for approval by the Planning Committee on 14 November 2019 ...


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Community support

We passionately want to see the outstanding educational opportunities Abacus offers brought closer to the community we were established to serve ...

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Transport, travel and Abacus Belsize

Our ‘walk to school’ ethos and car-free policy will produce considerably less traffic than the building used to produce as a police station and magistrates’ court ...

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Meeting the Belsize need for primary education 

Abacus Belsize is now successfully meeting a substantial local need that will continue for the foreseeable future. ...

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Air quality at Abacus Belsize Primary

Assessments of air quality at the former Hampstead Police Station on Rosslyn Hill help demonstrate why it will provide a suitable permanent home for the school ...

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The next chapter for Belsize

Abacus Belsize is a free school providing the next chapter 

in Belsize’s education and in the community it serves ...

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Restoring heritage at Rosslyn Hill

Plans to turn the old Hampstead Police Station into a permanent home for Abacus Belsize will enhance and maintain the historic character and features ...

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A century of stories

Although the Police Station on Rosslyn Hill provided the busy and vibrant operational home for Hampstead's police for 100 years, it was not the first building to provide a base for policing the area ... 

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The search for a home

It was on the basis of both choice and need that the Department for Education gave the go-ahead to open Abacus Belsize Primary in 2013 ...

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Setting out the facts for readers ...

An open letter from Abacus Primary School's Chair of Governors, Harriet Nowell-Smith, to the editor of

The Camden New Journal