Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of Lewisham
United Kingdom

Following the announcement of the emergency budget, Lewisham Council needs to make £3.295m of ‘in year’ savings from Government Grants in 2010/11 as its contribution to the £1.165bn savings required from Local Government.

These cuts include terminating the funding for supplementary schools in November 2010.

The Rainbow Club is a FREE supplementary school for children aged 4-12 with English as an additional language. There are priority places for refugees and asylum-seekers. There are two classes for Key Stage 1 and 2 providing literacy and numeracy support from qualified teachers. Afternoon activities include art, drama, dance, music and sport.

The club is growing in popularity and the number of registered pupils has increased by 19 since April 2010.

Without the council funding the school would lose:
• one qualified teacher, grouping all the children into a single class
• afternoon activities that develop the children’s social skills, confidence and health.

Please sign the petition to ensure that the Rainbow Club can continue.

We, the undersigned, petition Lewisham Council to continue funding for the Action for Refugees in Lewisham Rainbow Club Supplementary school.

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