Following our recent consultation regarding the future of Children’s Centres across the borough, we are revisiting the Streatham locality and seeking your views on an amendment to our original recommendations. This consultation runs from 3 May to 25 June 2019.
The proposals for Hitherfield school as a Core Centre and Streatham Hub as a Link Centre remain unchanged. The new proposals are to have Sunnyhill as a Link Centre with Children’s Centre services at Woodmansterne ending from September.
The reason for these changes relates to the capital expansion work at Woodmansterne Primary School from two to four form as well as the development of a five form entry secondary school and sixth-form. The impact of these two expansion programmes has led to the school having very limited space to deliver a Children’s Centre programme.
As Sunnyhill is a purpose-built Children’s Centre with good facilities, we suggest that this setting becomes a Link Centre as an alternative to Woodmansterne.
The consultation here gives you a chance to tell us what you think.
While this is not an easy decision, we believe that these proposals will ensure the best possible early year's services for the highest number of children despite our financial challenge, and retain our commitment to giving every child in Lambeth the best start in life.