Bangla School ready for larger premises

Councillors and MP Amber Rudd at the Bangla School
Councillors and MP Amber Rudd at the Bangla School

A BENGALI language school has become so popular that it is looking for larger premises.

Bangla School Hastings and Rother runs every Saturday at Concordia Hall, in Church Road, St Leonards, and has children aged five to 15 attend, from the local area but as far afield as Bexhill, Rye, and Tenterden.

The school opened in February this year, and has grown rapidly, now averaging 60 children a week.

The Bangladeshi Association invited Hastings councillors and MP Amber Rudd to the school to appeal for their help with relocation.

Association chairman Mr Siddiqur Rahman said: “We are very delighted with this school, and

we have more than 60 children regularly attending the class and the numbers are increasing.

“I have appealed to the local MP and council leaders to help us relocate somewhere bigger and more convenient for the kids and the teachers, and to be a permanent place as we plan to establish a permanent and successful school for our future generation.”