Category Archives: Schools

Growing concern at staff exodus from Folio Trust primaries

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on the sudden resignations of headteachers at two primaries which were recently academised The head of a local academy trust issued firm instructions to staff last week ordering them to answer no questions about the abrupt … Continue reading

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Trinity Boys’ Choir plays starring part in West End opera

The Trinity Boys’ Choir has been receiving rave reviews again, this time on stage with the English National Opera. BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, used her freedom pass to go ‘up West’ It is a sign of Trinity School’s decades-long … Continue reading

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Primary school and Rotarians give the finger to polio

Members of one of Croydon’s longest established charity groups have teamed up with children at a local primary school to raise money and awareness to help eradicate polio. Croydon Rotary Club was celebrating the founding of the movement in 1905 … Continue reading

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Friends of Howard Mother’s Day event, Mar 9

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Road safety worries see plans for free school reassessed

GENE BRODIE reports on how residents’ concerns have forced developers to re-think their proposals a massive new selective school No sooner has planning permission been granted for a selective school to move on to what was, until recently, Green Belt … Continue reading

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Transport report for free school site rates it ‘poor’ to ‘worst’

Residents in South Croydon, living close to the site of the £30million free school which has been granted planning permission by Croydon Council, fear that the decision will make the 180 11-year-old first-year intake vulnerable to the high volume of … Continue reading

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Council approves £30m school – despite 5,000 surplus places

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, provides lessons in arithmetic and reading comprehension for Croydon Council, after it cleared the way for the first selective state school in the borough for more than 40 years Croydon Council has removed Green Belt … Continue reading

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