Category Archives: Advance School

£82,000 wasted on Norbury free school that never opened

More than £80,000 of public money was wasted on preparation work for a Tory-backed free school in Thornton Heath which never opened, according to figures released through a Freedom of Information Act request from Steve Reed OBE, the Labour MP … Continue reading

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How was your child affected by Norbury free school shambles?

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, makes an appeal to hear from parents who considered applying for a place for their son or daughter to attend one of Michael Gove’s promised free schools Inside Croydon wants to hear from you if … Continue reading

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No head, no leader, no planning: doubts over Free School

Plans for a three-form entry primary Free School on Highbury Avenue appear to be in some disarray, with no head teacher yet appointed just seven months before the school is supposed to open, no planning approval granted to build on … Continue reading

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Council fails to do its homework on Croydon GCSE results

So how did Croydon’s pupils do in their GCSEs this year? Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE gives Croydon Council an “F” for its efforts in failing to release full results for local schools, when Sutton and other boroughs provided that … Continue reading

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Norbury councillor questions decision to allow Free School

Plans for a three-form-entry, primary Free School in Norbury could yet encounter some Town Hall opposition, with at least one local Croydon councillor already expressing her strong misgivings about the scheme. Free Schools have been introduced by the ConDem coalition … Continue reading

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