Category Archives: Education

LibDem rebels block plan to build on Sheen Way playing fields

Our Sutton reporter, CARL SHILTON, on how the council leadership has suffered another damaging knockback A meeting held in Sutton last week proved that it really is possible for a committee to vote down a proposal for overdevelopment backed by … Continue reading

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Parents’ SEND action group goes online in battle with Sutton

The parents’ action group in Sutton campaigning for fairer education and health care needs assessments for their children with special educational needs has now upgraded their online presence to provide a full-blown website. Sutton EHCP Crisis was formed in March … Continue reading

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Amazing lockdown efforts as school starts Parcels for Pupils

Schools and businesses continue to raise money and collect donations of food to support families around the borough whose circumstances have been affected by coronavirus and a loss of earnings. In Thornton Heath, the Paxton Academy primary school has identified … Continue reading

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Half of parents don’t trust government over school opening

A survey carried out this week by the RSA has found that half of parents do not trust the government over the reopening of schools as the covid-19 lockdown is eased. Polling carried out this week by Populus on behalf … Continue reading

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June 1 is too soon to go back to school, say teachers’ union

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on the potentially deadly dilemma facing the borough’s headteachers, parents and youngest pupils There’s growing doubts – and much scientific evidence – that next Monday is too soon for young children to be expected to go … Continue reading

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Marathon gives £150,000 grant to new sports school for netball

Three schemes in Croydon have between them received nearly £200,000 in grants from the London Marathon’s charitable trust, it was announced today. The Socco Cheta Community Hub in South Norwood (£18,500) and Wheels For Wellbeing, which operates across several sites, … Continue reading

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Millwood makes investment in the future at Legacy Youth Zone

Millwood Servicing is the latest firm to sign up as a Patron of Croydon’s Legacy Youth Zone, committing £75,000 over three years to support the new centre’s activities. Opened on Whitehorse Road last September, the Legacy Youth Zone is a … Continue reading

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Revealed: Council’s plan for town centre is 95th-best university

GENE BRODIE, education correspondent, on the increasingly desperate-looking moves to salvage anything from the town centre regeneration Croydon Council’s “cunning plan” to dig the town centre out of the hole created for it by the Whitgift Foundation and Westfield is … Continue reading

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Head quits as ‘high risk’ Virgo Fidelis struggles with budget

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on the latest setback suffered by one of the borough’s oldest schools Virgo Fidelis girls’ convent school in Upper Norwood will start the new school term in September with its fifth headteacher in barely three … Continue reading

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Croydon teachers issue warning over re-opening of schools

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, on a dire warning from the vast majority of the borough’s teachers over placing wealth before health Teachers in the borough have written to the council to warn that they oppose any plans for a … Continue reading

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