Osmani Primary School looks set to keep its current name after parents voted 236 to 44 to retain the original name. The Mayor of Tower Hamlets welcomed the result and called on the school's governing body to listen to the will of the parents and abandon any plans for a change of name for the school.
The ballot of parents opinion was called after the school's governing body was forced to back down from plans to change the name without consultation. Following widespread community concern and intervention from Mayor Biggs the school governors agreed to seek the views of parents, who have now shown a clear desire to retain the Osmani name.
The school governors will now meet on Tuesday 28th March to consider the outcome of the consultation and make the final decision on whether to press ahead with a name change.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said:
"I am glad that parents have had their say and sent a clear message to the school governors that they value the historic Osmani name. I hope the governors will now listen to the vast majority of parents and abandon their plans to change the school's name once and for all."