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Hurlingham and Chelsea School demonstration

by Nick Grant
Issue No. 2026

The school march

The school march

Five hundred students, staff and parents marched through local streets near Hurlingham and Chelsea School to protest against plans by Tory Hammersmith and Fulham council to shut the school.

Anna, mother of a year nine student, explained, “There will be only one non-selective school left in the whole borough if our school closes. This school has benefitted from a drop in numbers because they can now have smaller classes.”

Protesters believe that the council is committed to selling public assets to reduce community charge levels.

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Sat 11 Nov 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2026
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