Category Archives: Schools

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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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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Dear councillor, please don’t let the autism community down

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council has handed out a range of appointments for its four-year term, including making the recently elected Addiscombe West councillor, Jerry Fitzpatrick, the borough’s ‘Autism Champion’. Here, DAWN ASSEFA, pictured right, sends him an open letter Dear … Continue reading

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£400,000 ‘superhead’ ousted from Oval Primary leaves his job

The controversial “superhead” who was ousted within 48 hours of being parachuted in to one Croydon primary has now been forced out of his £400,000 per year job in charge of the Gipsy Hill Federation of schools. Education Uncovered, the … Continue reading

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Just 34 children applied to start at St Andrew’s this September

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on some gathering suspicions over the fate of St Andrew’s secondary school site The decision to close St Andrew’s CofE High School in Croydon was taken after just 34 children applied to join the school … Continue reading

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