By Robyn Rosen, September 28, 2010
Akiva School in Finchley has backtracked on plans to expand to three-form entry.
In June, the primary applied to Barnet Council for funding to purchase the adjacent beit midrash from the Movement for Reform Judaism to make space for an extra form.
Philip Simmons, chair of the school's foundation, said then that the move had been prompted by high demand for places. But despite being awarded the funding, governors have now decided not to proceed.