Category Archives: Education

Campus students will get their ‘chiropractice’ from Monday

The South Bank student campus on Wellesley Road, in the old Electric House, opens its doors on Monday for Croydon’s newest chiropractic clinic. LSBU says that the clinic “will be student-led and deliver complete chiropractic care at very affordable rates … Continue reading

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Mula Cake Kids Club, Thornton Heath, Oct 24-28

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The BRIT School Open Events, Selhurst, Sep 29 and Oct 12

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Purley Lit programme of talks for 2022-23, from Oct 11

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The Queen in Croydon: Opening the College, 1960

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McDonald’s hands out thousands of books on Croydon tour

McDonald’s is set to donate thousands of books to children in Croydon as part of its national literacy campaign helping disadvantaged children across the country. Croydon at the end of August was the first stop in a nationwide tour during … Continue reading

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The Victorian tax master who made Haling Cottage his home

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: A badly worn gravestone, now used to pave a walk way outside the Minster, provides DAVID MORGAN with the first clues to a family history of eminent 19th Century lawyers Uncovering the stories behind the names found on … Continue reading

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NHS offers apprentice routes into healthcare for GCSE pupils

Thousands of pupils across Croydon have received their GCSE results today, marking the first major set of qualifications that will put them on the path to a future career. NHS England wants to encourage many of them to consider a … Continue reading

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Richard Branson sends Croydon schoolgirl charity ‘herogram’

Sir Richard Branson has written to a South Croydon schoolgirl to congratulate her on her charity fund-raising efforts, after Regina Coeli’s Naomi Townsend beat her targets 100 times over. Inside Croydon reported earlier this year how Naomi was taking part … Continue reading

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Kids’ holiday club faces disaster as council withholds grants

With just days to go before the start of the summer holidays, the organiser of an established and council-approved children’s activities centre was told he would not receive any funding. EXCLUSIVE by STEVEN DOWNES The organiser of a kids’ summer … Continue reading

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Council rejects private school’s planning scheme for Heathfield

A planning application from a private education business to make extensive alterations to Heathfield House, a listed building owned by Croydon Council, has been refused. As Inside Croydon reported in June, Cressey College has been renting the building from the … Continue reading

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Opera House’s BME mentorship scheme is a ‘game changer’

The orchestra at the Royal Opera House has launched a groundbreaking pilot programme for young musicians from underrepresented backgrounds, to provide mentoring tailored to the participants’ needs whilst enhancing skill sets, insight and training in the classical music field. The … Continue reading

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Rish! Sunak brings the Tory leadership contest to Purley

Our mole in the Croydon Conservatives was quite impressed by the flying visit of the former Chancellor. And with his shoes Liz is down in Surrey but we’re told she’ll come to visit us, too. But with a good two … Continue reading

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Martin How: organist who devoted his life to church music

DAVID MORGAN pays tribute to the emeritus organist at Croydon Minster, who has died, aged 91 Martin How, who died on Monday, aged 91, spent a lifetime working in music, much of it with the Royal School of Church Music … Continue reading

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Museum on a hilltop that is outstanding in so many ways

KEN TOWL’s been on his travels again, this time to the country’s best museum. And it’s just a bus ride away I have just been to the best museum in the UK. And that’s official. It’s not in Croydon (London … Continue reading

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The evening our art reviewer made an exhibition of himself

Croydon Art Space, in Addiscombe, last night presented an award for an outstanding piece of work by a student at Croydon School of Art. In front of his MP, dignitaries and the artists, KEN TOWL delivered a piece of performance … Continue reading

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Get right ingredients together to celebrate U3A anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary in this country of the U3A – the University of the Third Age, groups of older peopl,e who come together to encourage and share learning. To celebrate the occasion, Croydon u3a offers this recipe … Continue reading

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The Arts Society Gallé and Lalique talks, Sanderstead, Aug 11

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Summer art camp, Upper Norwood Library, from Aug 15

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Pupils show they know their onions on Surrey Street stall

Croydon pupils turned market traders last week, selling fruit and vegetables grown by their schools at Surrey Street Market, as part of a programme promoting healthy eating, cooking and sustainability. Thirty pupils from The Link Secondary, Shirley High and Meridian … Continue reading

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Big Church Sports Day, Woodcote High, July 23

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The day I saved 7 street trees – with the help of Inside Croydon

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Stirred into action by our report about street trees being in desperate need of some care and attention during the heatwave, loyal reader LEWIS WHITE, right, set off armed with his watering can and a handful of copies … Continue reading

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Rocky’s Plaice 4-11s holiday club, Addiscombe, Aug 22-24

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Purley day nursery opening in September to create 30 jobs

A new Bright Horizons nursery in Purley will be led by manager Gemma Bruton when it opens this September. The new Purley Day Nursery and Preschool is on Whytecliffe Road North, not far from Purley Station or the main Brighton … Continue reading

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Conservation groups lead call to stop polluting London’s rivers

All stakeholders in London need to improve their actions on tackling pollution that ends up in the capital’s rivers and work together to promote climate-resilient river “rewilding” projects. That’s according to an alliance of conservation groups and local authorities, including … Continue reading

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