Haringey Council throws cash lifeline to grant-cut school

Haringey Council has thrown a £17,000 lifeline to the Lemuel Findlay supplementary school, after removing its £67,000 teaching-grant earlier this year.

Haringey Council said it had to remove the anomaly whereby the school had received more funding during its 32-year existence than other supplementary schools, and that funding would cease entirely from December 31st 2007.

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Community Involvement Cllr John Oakes, who spearheaded a campaign to stop the cuts, comments:

“Naturally I am pleased that Haringey Council has decided to throw this school a lifeline. This recognises its importance, and underpins the school’s day-to-day existence so that management can devote time and energy to looking for alternative funding.”