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Jack and Jill independent girls school wins their application

Jack and Jill independent girls school wins their application

Last week at the Council Planning meeting, Committee members overturned the recommendation for refusal by the officers to grant the permission to turn Clarence House into an educational facility.

Jack and Jill nursery and prep school was founded in Hampton’s Nightingale Road more than 65 years ago and also has a site in Twickenham’s First Cross Road for its reception and nursery.

Jack and Jill’s principal, Karen Paparnik, said she was delighted with the decision and was also overwhelmed by the support from Hampton Hill’s community. She said: “We are looking forward to bringing a wonderful landmark building back to life.”

Isolde O’Kane, Hampton Hill’s Town Centre Manager , welcomed the decision saying that having a school in the area would be very welcome and increase the high street’s footfall. She added that a variety of local businesses had written letters in support of the school and two organisations had offered staff parking spaces. “The school is clearly committed to becoming part of the local community and supporting local businesses in Hampton Hill.”

Councillor Clare Head said she was sure the school would make an effort to ensure staff used sustainable transport.

Work on the listed building will commence shortly with a plan to open their doors to Year 3 girls in September 2016.