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Telferscot Action Group, or TAG for short, is a group of concerned parents that have formed to exert some influence over the future growth of the school.

Our aims remain pretty simple:

We want to block the proposed housing development on the old church hall site, next door to Telferscot Primary School.

We want to work with Lambeth council and other relevant bodies to secure the funds needed to purchase the land, in order to meet the school's future needs.

And, we want to ensure that as the school inevitably grows, we preserve the things that have made Telferscot a really great school, with first class facilities and a stimulating learning environment for our kids.


It’s official! Lambeth Council signed a deal with the church yesterday. The Church Hall land has been purchased for Telferscot School expansion! 
Quite amazing to think only 6 months ago the Church was submitting their planning application for flats on the land. Now architects are drawing up plans for how best to use it for the school.
As Chuka Umunna observed at the Summer Fair, we should be very proud to be part of a school that’s so well supported by the parent body - it really makes a difference.

Celebrations surely to follow…….!

It’s official! Lambeth Council signed a deal with the church yesterday. The Church Hall land has been purchased for Telferscot School expansion! 

Quite amazing to think only 6 months ago the Church was submitting their planning application for flats on the land. Now architects are drawing up plans for how best to use it for the school.

As Chuka Umunna observed at the Summer Fair, we should be very proud to be part of a school that’s so well supported by the parent body - it really makes a difference.

Celebrations surely to follow…….!

— 12 months ago
You may remember before Christmas, TAG petitioned Telferscot parents to establish a mandate for lobbying the council into purchasing the adjacent church hall land.
We collected 146 signatures which was a great response. If you’d like to sign a petition you can still download it here and hand it in at the school office:
http://bit.ly/13EHUa9
As the school’s expansion and the housing development continue to be discussed, this is a really powerful way of us showing governors and the council how the majority of parents feel about the issue.

You may remember before Christmas, TAG petitioned Telferscot parents to establish a mandate for lobbying the council into purchasing the adjacent church hall land.

We collected 146 signatures which was a great response. If you’d like to sign a petition you can still download it here and hand it in at the school office:

http://bit.ly/13EHUa9

As the school’s expansion and the housing development continue to be discussed, this is a really powerful way of us showing governors and the council how the majority of parents feel about the issue.

— 1 year ago
Planning committee meeting postponed!

Perhaps we’ve managed to persuade Lambeth council to delay their decision on the Church Hall development - we’re really not sure - but it’s NOT on the planning committee agenda tomorrow night (Tues 26th Feb).

Please DON’T go to the town hall tomorrow night because we won’t be there!! If you know anyone who mentioned they might be going, please do let them know. Thanks.

— 1 year ago

The Church Hall has been too quickly dismissed as a derelict eyesore during our campaign. Add a few kids and it’s amazing how the place comes to life.

We’re a bit hazy on the details of these photos, taken by Telferscot dad James Muchmore, but we think they were taken in the Spring of 2010 when people from the Garden Museum on Lambeth Palace Road came and showed the kids how to grow things; seeds, plants and they even brought fruit trees apparently.

Will we have the space to do activities like this in the future…..

— 1 year ago
Local residents received this Lambeth council newsletter at the weekend. Click the link to read the full letter.
The newsletter is encouraging evidence that Lambeth are taking notice of our campaign. We will continue to push them for 2FE on the expanded Church Hall site because we think that, based on educational need, it is the most appropriate solution of all those under consideration.

Local residents received this Lambeth council newsletter at the weekend. Click the link to read the full letter.

The newsletter is encouraging evidence that Lambeth are taking notice of our campaign. We will continue to push them for 2FE on the expanded Church Hall site because we think that, based on educational need, it is the most appropriate solution of all those under consideration.

— 1 year ago
We’ve found a rare photo of the inside of the church hall. It’s surprising just how big it looks inside - even with all the clutter. Imagine the potential…..

We’ve found a rare photo of the inside of the church hall. It’s surprising just how big it looks inside - even with all the clutter. Imagine the potential…..

— 1 year ago
A TAG newsletter went out in the kids’ book bags today. It discussed Lambeth Council’s current position on Telferscot’s expansion.
If you haven’t seen it yet, read it online now.

A TAG newsletter went out in the kids’ book bags today. It discussed Lambeth Council’s current position on Telferscot’s expansion.

If you haven’t seen it yet, read it online now.

— 1 year ago
Have you seen Lambeth Council’s only ‘viable’ expansion proposal for the existing Telferscot site? 
It still compromises essential space and facilities for a school with nearly double the number of children and a correspondingly increased staff….

Have you seen Lambeth Council’s only ‘viable’ expansion proposal for the existing Telferscot site? 

It still compromises essential space and facilities for a school with nearly double the number of children and a correspondingly increased staff….

— 1 year ago
TAG recently met with Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council. She indicated that two-form entry expansion of the school on to the church hall site is not completely out of the question. There are still many hurdles to overcome, not least the potential purchase of the land, but Lib encouraged TAG and the school to respond to Lambeth’s proposals and make the educational case for needing an expanded site for two-form entry. So we did!
Read TAG’s critique which was sent to Lambeth Council.

TAG recently met with Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council. She indicated that two-form entry expansion of the school on to the church hall site is not completely out of the question. There are still many hurdles to overcome, not least the potential purchase of the land, but Lib encouraged TAG and the school to respond to Lambeth’s proposals and make the educational case for needing an expanded site for two-form entry. So we did!

Read TAG’s critique which was sent to Lambeth Council.

— 1 year ago
"We are a successful school which is over-subscribed and short on space. In response to the increased need for school places we have taken on two additional classes in the last two years and are likely to be asked to do so again. This land lies directly next to our school and is perfectly placed to be used to expand the school site."
Staff member at Telferscot Primary School. Objection taken from Lambeth Planning database.
— 1 year ago
Footprints….

Footprints….

— 1 year ago
"Taking into consideration that planning permission has recently been denied for a temporary low lying building on the school grounds it would be outrageous if the planning committee allowed these plans to go ahead."
Staff member at Telferscot Primary School. Objection taken from Lambeth Planning database.
— 1 year ago