31 August 2013

Strathmore and Russell Schools


There is nothing remarkable about either of these buildings, except that they are about to disappear and I wanted to record them before they went.

The building on the right is one of the several that makes up the Russell School. When my boys went there (a few years ago now) it was where the infants started their schooling and also where the breakfast club was held.

The building at the back is the separate Strathmore School.



Strathmore School is a special school for learners with complex learning difficulties.

Richmond Council proposes to redevelop both schools on to a smaller footprint and to sell the released land to developers. I am strongly opposed to this for several reasons but the main two are that it was largely because of the large open site that I chose the Russell School for my two boys and the site is on the edge of Ham Lands and I am opposed to developments that change the wild character of the area.

You can see more about the campaign to stop this development on the Don't Sell School Land in Petersham to Developers blog.

1 comment:

  1. Love the photos and like you very sad that the Council are planning to sell Russell and Strathmore school land to developers. See the Council website to comment/object - deadline 14 Feb 2015
    http://www2.richmond.gov.uk/PlanData2/Planning_CaseNo.aspx?strCASENO=14/5076/FUL

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