Category Archives: Paul Greenhalgh

How to get youngsters into work? Get them passing exams

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Much work has been done lately to try to improve the borough’s youngsters employability. But little was said about local schools’ GCSE results, writes CHARLOTTE DAVIES Jamie Audsley, a young, energetic and enthusiastic new councillor, last week laid … Continue reading

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Council presses on with £22m academy that no one wants

As Croydon Council prepares to give the go-ahead for a school which has just 29 first-choice applications, WALTER CRONXITE turns detective to investigate the mysterious case of the disappearing demand for school places Residents living near Croydon Arena in Woodside … Continue reading

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GCSE results put Croydon in bottom four London boroughs

GENE BRODIE reports that 2014’s GCSE results demonstrate that academisation isn’t working – with 3 in every 4 Croydon school leavers still lacking the basic five exam passes According to Croydon’s new Opportunity and Fairness Commission, the borough’s schools are … Continue reading

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Labour council continues to charge for reading lessons

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, has discovered that Croydon’s Labour-run council is using a legal loophole to continue to charge local children up to £3,500 per year just to teach them how to read and write Croydon Council continues to … Continue reading

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Segas House school scheme dropped over Minerva sale price

“A victory for commonsense”, to borrow from the UKIP/Freedom Association/Tax-payers Alliance handbook of handy, populist, yet empty statements. But the decision to convert Segas House into a primary school has been binned. The very notion was ludicrous. It was put … Continue reading

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Croydon primary school performance among worst in London

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, has been crunching some numbers ahead of the new term. It doesn’t make encouraging reading If you are short of things to do in the New Year, there might be nothing more interesting to do … Continue reading

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Arena trams ‘most congested part of network’ says Bee

Croydon Council’s planning committee meets next month to consider the application to build a massive secondary academy on Metropolitan Open Land next to Croydon Sports Arena. But the Labour-run council’s cabinet member for transport has already suggested that public transport … Continue reading

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