London,
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January
2023
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Rhyl Community Primary School Hub makes positive difference for residents

Rhyl Community Primary School has welcomed families from the school and local area to its new early years and community provision, which opened last year and offers much-needed advice, training and support – as well as a range of activities for children, families and residents.

The provision, based at Rhyl Community Primary School, offers a whole host of free activities - including children’s breakfast clubs; stay-and-play drop-ins for under-fives and their parents or carers; mother and daughter fitness classes; baby weighing and parent wellbeing sessions; support for parents who have children with autism; computer courses and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) classes for adults and coffee mornings for parents and carers.

This programme of activities and support, which is updated on the school’s website each week, is open to families who don’t have a child enrolled at the school, as well as those who do, and local residents without children or whose children have grown up.

Many activities take place at the school’s new Grafton Road site, formerly Carlton Primary School, which has been extensively refurbished, with more improvements to the building planned, and others are held at Rhyl Street.

More local services and support is also due to be available at the hub, ranging from housing advice, employment workshops, counselling and mental health services and an innovative new early years programme called Parent-Child Psychological Support, which will initially be based at the school’s Rhyl Street site from the end of February or early March before moving to a permanent base at Grafton Road.

Rhyl Community Primary School is a brilliant primary school right in the heart of the local area, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our local community further support as part of our community provision. From adult community learning and under-fives stay-and-play to fitness, wellbeing and advice, there is a wide selection of support available for everyone. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved and are now able to offer at Rhyl, and I am very excited about the development of further activities and services to support our community that are still to come.

Helen Connor, Rhyl Community Primary School’s Executive Headteacher
  Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

Rhyl Community Primary School is an excellent school for families who live in Gospel Oak and Kentish Town, and the Community Hub has already proved a big success, providing much-needed support for hundreds of families in the local area. The hub makes it easier for residents to access vital council and community services - including early years, adult community learning, advice and support, with more to come - and I encourage residents to make use of what’s available on their doorsteps. 

Councillor Marcus Boyland, Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families

Following significant investment by Camden Council, Rhyl Community Primary School expanded onto two sites - Grafton Road and Rhyl Street - from September 2021.

Extensive improvements to the Grafton Road building have created an integrated nursery, with free two, three and four-year-old places, and primary school classes for Reception and Year One pupils, plus an array of family and community support, from 8am to 6pm for local families.

For more details about Rhyl Community Primary School, their nursery, as well as the Community Hub of family and community activities or support, please contact the school or visit rhylprim.camden.sch.uk.

  • Timetable of activities available at the community hub
  • Photos (above) show free stay-and-play sessions for under-twos and under-fives, open to Rhyl parents and other local families, as well as an English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) class for parents and local residents, which is also free and run at Rhyl by WM College. These sessions take place at the school's new Grafton Road site during term time, while other community provision is based at the Rhyl Street site.