New school is delayed

By Lennie Isaacs, December 4, 2008

The £23 million rebuilding of the Liverpool King David Schools campus has been delayed.

Merseyside Jewish Representative Council delegates were told on Tuesday that the start of the project — part of the government’s Building Schools for the Future programme — had been put back from January to April 2009.

But speaking after the meeting, King David High School head Brigid Smith stressed that the postponement was not down to funding issues. “It is the nature of building projects to be delayed,” she said.

Council chairman Gordon Globe also told Tuesday’s meeting that plans for the relocation of the Stapely residential home from Mossley Hill to the Childwall Synagogue site had moved a step closer with contracts for the sale of the Mossley Hill building due to be signed in January.

He further revealed that the council and Merseyside Jewish Community Care were collaborating on a welfare package to support community members affected by economic downturn.

Last updated: 10:59am, December 4 2008