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Closure threatened school told ‘even a single-form entry is not viable’

Parents of 243 children at St Aloysius have been told it could shut by Christmas

21 May, 2019 — By Tom Foot

A PRIMARY school threatened with closure has had just 15 applications for a potential 60 pupil places next year, according to the Diocese of Westminster.

St Aloysius heads, governors, and the church priest Father Jeremy Trood met with Somers Town councillors on Monday to discuss whether it could be kept open as a “single form entry school”.

A spokeswoman for the Diocese told the New Journal yesterday (Wednesday): “Even as a single-form entry the school is not viable, as there are not enough pupils. “To illustrate this point, only 15 pupils have applied to the school for the next year.”

Parents of 243 children at St Aloysius, in Somers Town, have been told it could shut by Christmas because of the dramatic drop in pupil numbers.

A final decision is expected in July.

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