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Campaign keeps Lewisham Bridge School open

Issue No. 2163

Campaigners in Lewisham, south east London, have won an important victory in their campaign to save Lewisham Bridge Primary School.

Parents occupied the school roof in April after Lewisham council said it wanted to demolish the school and replace it with a privately-run school.

But last week it was announced that the school’s Grade 2 English Heritage status has been upheld—which means that the school cannot be demolished. Children will return to the school in September.

This is a significant step forward.

But some activists are aware that the council is likely to try to stick to its plan to replace the school with a privately-run one, even if this does not involve demolishing the building, and that the fight to defend state education must continue.

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Tue 4 Aug 2009, 19:27 BST
Issue No. 2163
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