A struggling primary school that was rated inadequate by inspectors looks set to close.

Education chiefs at Haringey Council have recommended giving the go-ahead to a merger between Stamford Hill Primary School and Tiverton Primary School in Tottenham.

If the council’s top-decision makers agree the merger at a meeting on Tuesday (February 11), Stamford Hill will close in August and pupils currently studying there will start at Tiverton in September.

A council report says some posts could be made redundant, but all staff will be offered help to find alternative roles within the borough.

Stamford Hill, in Berkeley Road, has been hit by a falling pupil intake, which reduces the funding it receives from central government.

It was rated ‘inadequate’ by education watchdog Ofsted after an inspection in November 2018.

The following March, Haringey Council proposed merging Stamford Hill with nearby Tiverton Primary School in Pulford Road.

One of the reasons given for the merger was to prevent the Government stepping in and ordering the school to join an academy chain, which can happen when schools are judged to be inadequate.

Haringey Council did not receive any responses to a four-week consultation on the future of Stamford Hill that took place between November 27 and December 18.

The cabinet report says this suggests people have accepted the merger and the reasons behind it.

Haringey’s top decision-makers will decide whether to approve the merger at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday (February 11). The meeting will take place at 6.30pm at Haringey Civic Centre.