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Councillors to debate Goodmayes Muslim school plans tonight

PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 September 2015

Al Noor primary school head Someena Butt and trustee Sadiq Kothia in the play ground

Al Noor primary school head Someena Butt and trustee Sadiq Kothia in the play ground

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Councillors are set to debate plans to build a Muslim school at meeting tonight.

The meeting at Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, comes after a council consultation saw more than 400 representations – 98 per cent of which supported the proposed voluntary-aided primary school put forward by the Al-Noor Foundation.

The charity already runs Al-Noor Muslim Primary School, Green Lane, Goodmayes and is hoping to provide places for 420 pupils by 2022 with the new school.

The proposed school will be located on the site of the existing independent school and on a new site adjacent, bought by the foundation.

Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal said: “We consider any application for a new school on its merits and after careful reflection of the papers we believe that the proposed primary school such as the one proposed could really benefit the borough.”

The project could see Redbridge Council invest £8.5million into the school, which the charity hope will open in September 2017.

Councillors will debate a report with the consultation’s findings at the meeting tonight at 7.15pm.

The cabinet will make a decision on the proposal on Tuesday.


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