Place Group, in partnership with Bellevue Education Group, will be opening Rutherford House School in Balham in September 2013. Developed under the Free School policy movement, money has been secured from central Government to transform what was the Balham Youth Justice Court into what will be a stunning two form entry primary school.
Initial planning with architects and contractors has begun, and the open evenings for prospective parents have all been oversubscribed. Claire Delaney, Lead Proposer of the school, described the support from the local community as ‘overwhelming’, continuing:
“The school is starting to feel real now and albeit that there is a lot to do before September next year, everything is on track and heading in the right direction. There’s energy and purpose given to the smallest detail to ensure that from the outset we get it right. It’s extremely exciting.”