Category Archives: Education

Failing church secondary could re-open to new pupils in 2020

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how the council and the church are planning to re-open a Waddon secondary school – once all its current pupils have left St Andrew’s High could re-open as a church secondary in 2020 – … Continue reading

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Scott to appear in Fieldway to tell public what’s good for them

The council’s notification of a residents’ ‘consultation’ in New Addington is so late and low-key, it’s almost as if they don’t want anyone to attend. BARRATT HOLMES, our construction correspondent, reports So this is how public consultation works, Croydon-style. The … Continue reading

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Lobbyist Morgan threatens to block car-free zones near schools

Peter Morgan, Coulsdon’s self-appointed one-man-band anti-road safety campaigner, has announced that he will take steps to block council moves to have car-free zones around some of Croydon’s primary schools. Morgan claims the council has acted illegally by not taking notice … Continue reading

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Grandad governor awarded MBE for work at special school

One of the less-publicised recipients named in the recent honours list is a hard-working volunteer governor and fund-raiser at South Croydon’s St Giles School. Grandad Ken Morcombe has been made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services … Continue reading

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Croydon looks at more car-free zones near primary schools

Croydon Council is looking to roll-out more “car exclusion zones” around primary schools in the borough, following successful trials in Coulsdon and Selhurst during the past year. Woodcote Primary in Coulsdon and Heavers Farm Primary and St Chad’s Catholic Primary, … Continue reading

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CACFO Summer School, Thornton Heath, Jul 24 – Aug 10

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Mischief Makers summer reading challenge, Jul 14- Sep 15

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