A Tottenham primary school that was deemed to be inadequate by education inspectors will be closed.

Haringey’s top decision-makers have approved a plan to merge Stamford Hill Primary School, in Berkeley Road, with nearby Tiverton Primary School.

The decision means Stamford Hill will close in August, and its current pupils will start studying at Tiverton, in Pulford Road, in September.

Stamford Hill was rated ‘inadequate’ by education watchdog Ofsted following an inspection in November 2018.

Inspectors said: “The poor quality of teaching, learning and assessment results in pupils making poor progress, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.”

Council education chiefs proposed a merger with Tiverton – rated ‘good’ by Ofsted – 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 was held between November 27 and December 18.

According to a council report, the school has been hit by a falling pupil intake, which reduces the funding it receives from central government.

The report adds that some posts could be made redundant following the merger, but all staff will be offered help to find alternative roles within the borough.

Speaking at a meeting of Haringey’s cabinet on Tuesday (February 11), cabinet member for children and families Cllr Zena Brabazon (Labour, Harringay) said: “All the consultation has taken place. This is asking formal agreement of cabinet to agree the amalgamation from September 1, 2020, which means Stamford Hill will close from August 31, 2020.

“Colleagues will be aware not only that we have had falling [pupil] rolls, but that Stamford Hill got a relatively poor inspection, and an amalgamation was agreed.”

The merger was then agreed by cabinet members.