The future of a popular swimming pool at a Harringay school is under threat unless major investment can be sourced.

The pool, at South Harringay Junior School in Mattison Road, is used weekly by its pupils but a further 500 children use the pool every week during swimming lessons.

Campaigners, including the parent and teacher association, the Friends of South Harringay, are racking their brains to come up with ways to source up to £200,000 to completely restore the pool.

The most vital part of the project is to source £30,000 to replace the pool’s pump, which is old and in desperate need of replacement.

However, if the money for the pump is found, the group have their sights set on modernising the pool and improving the facilities on offer.

A total of £200,000 would be enough to make major changes to the pool building, including upgrading the current changing rooms to create more space and building ramps to make the pool more accessible for children in prams.

Tessa Parsons, who is chair of the Friends group, is determined to come up with a way to source the huge figure to save the pool.

She said: “I am sure that some way, by hook or by crook, we will find £30,000 but it is a huge project and we are looking to do something more.

“We will not be able to come up with the money ourselves, so we are looking to find out from other people what options are out there.”

The pool, which is just 13 metres long and seven metres wide, is approximately half the size of a standard pool and is used to teach young children how to swim.

The Friends group will hold three public consultations over the next two weeks to discuss ideas about how to raise the huge figures needed to upgrade the pool, which is not open to the public.

The first meeting will take place on Sunday, April 29, between 2pm and 4pm at the swimming pool building, which is separate to the school, in Mattison Road.

Two further consultations will take place on Wednesday, May 2, between 3.30pm and 5pm and again on Friday, May 5, between 9am and 10am.