Vast numbers of streets in East Finchley/Golders Green are no-go areas for families as they are not within the catchment of a co-ed, non-denom secondary school within walking/cycling distance.
That is wrong.
There are unfilled places and huge catchments for single sex and faith schools, but that is not what local parents want.
Having had a first public meeting attended by 60 parents we are putting our efforts into securing the secondary school we need. Five feeder schools were represented - Martin, Brookland, Holy Trinity, Highgate and Garden Suburb. Supported by politicians across the spectrum - all that stands in the way is either a) a soon-to-be academy school (single sex) controlling its selection regardless of pressure and the Church that currently presides over a failing co-ed school.