Barnet primary, secondary and special schools and maintained nurseries are due to receive net windfalls of around £17,000 each for the next two years following a decision at Barnet Council.

The money has become available because Barnet Council Pension Fund, into which local authority maintained school support staff across the borough pay, is doing well and is currently funded at 127 per cent required levels.

Barnet Council’s Pension Committee has agreed to give relevant Barnet schools an ‘easement’ for two years. On average schools can pay £17,000 less each year for the next two years in employers’ pension contributions, releasing funds for other purposes. The actual windfall for each institution will depend on how many of their support staff employees pay into the Barnet Council pension fund.

The Pension Committee finalised the move at its Thursday 1 February meeting.

Reverend Robin Sims Williams, Chair of governors of All Saints School in Child’s Hill, said: “It’s been a really tough few years for schools given how restricted government funds are. This boost will make a real difference to schools like ours.”

Chair of the Pension Committee, Cllr Simon Radford, said: “Our school governors, teachers, administrators and support staff have worked so hard for us all in recent years.

“We were delighted to be able to give something back to these absolute heroes.”

Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet, Cllr Pauline Coakley-Webb, said: “At a time when all public services are cash-strapped, we must find ways to help each other. I am delighted Barnet Council is supporting our local schools in this way.”

The following Barnet schools and maintained nurseries will benefit from the additional funding

School Status of School
Akiva Voluntary aided
All Saints N20 Voluntary aided
All Saints NW2 Voluntary aided
Annunciation Inf Voluntary aided
Annunciation Jun Voluntary aided
Barnfield Community
Beis Yaakov Voluntary aided
Beit Shvidler Voluntary aided
Bell Lane Community
BEYA (Brookhill, Hampden Way, St Margaret’s Nurseries) Community
Blessed Dominic Voluntary aided
Brookland Inf Community
Brookland Jun Community
Brunswick Park Community
Chalgrove Community
Childs Hill Community
Christchurch JMI Voluntary aided
Church Hill Community
Colindale Community
Coppetts Wood Community
Courtland Community
Cromer Road Community
Danegrove Community
Deansbrook Inf Community
Dollis Primary Community
Edgware Primary Community
Fairway Community
Finchley Catholic High Voluntary aided
Foulds Community
Friern Barnet Community
Frith Manor Community
Garden Suburb Inf Community
Garden Suburb Jun Community
Goldbeaters Community
Hasmonean Pri Voluntary aided
Hollickwood Foundation
Holly Park Community
Holy Trinity Voluntary aided
JCoSS Voluntary aided
Livingstone Community
Manorside Community
Mapledown Community
Martin Primary School Community
Mathilda Marks Kennedy Voluntary aided
Menorah Foundation Voluntary aided
Menorah High Voluntary aided
Menorah Primary for Girls Voluntary aided
Menorah Primary for Boys Voluntary aided
Monken Hadley CE Voluntary aided
Monkfrith Community
Moss Hall Inf Community
Moss Hall Jun Community
Moss Hall Nursery Community
Northgate Community
Northside Community
Northway Community
Oakleigh Community
Orion Community
Osidge JMI Foundation
Our Lady of Lourdes Voluntary aided
Pardes House Voluntary aided
Pavilion Study Centre Community
Queenswell Inf Community
Queenswell Jun Community
Rosh Pinah Voluntary aided
Sacred Heart Voluntary aided
Shalom Noam Primary Voluntary aided
St Agnes RC Voluntary aided
St Andrews CE Voluntary aided
St Catherines RC Voluntary aided
St James’ Catholic High Voluntary aided
St Johns CE N11 Voluntary aided
St Johns CE N20 Voluntary aided
St Josephs RC Primary Voluntary aided
St Marys & St Johns Primary Voluntary aided
St Marys CE EN4 Voluntary aided
St Marys CE N3 Voluntary aided
St Michaels Cath Gram Voluntary aided
St Pauls CE N11 Voluntary aided
St Pauls CE NW7 Voluntary aided
St Theresas RC Voluntary aided
St Vincents RC Voluntary aided
Sunnyfields Community
Trent Voluntary aided
Tudor Community
Underhill School Community
Wessex Gardens Community
Whitings Hill Community
Woodcroft Primary Community
Woodridge Community


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