The High Court has ruled that Richmond Council's decision on Catholic Schools in the area is lawful.
A statement from the Diocese of Westminster reads:
“The Diocese of Westminster welcomes the High Court of Justice’s ruling that Richmond Council’s decision to lease the Clifden Site to the Diocese for a Voluntary Aided Catholic Primary and Secondary School is lawful.
This is a victory not just for Richmond Council and the Diocese of Westminster, but more importantly, for all those seeking to send their children to a church school. The Diocese of Westminster would like to thank Richmond Council for its support over the last few months and we look forward to working with them as we finalise plans for the school.
Parents in Richmond have been consistently asking for a Catholic school for their children and it is good news that this need will now be addressed. The Diocese is pleased that it can continue arrangements to provide this education when the new schools open in September 2013.”