Category Archives: Archbishop Lanfranc

GCSE results show academies struggling to make the grades

If our education correspondent GENE BRODIE had to do an end-of-term report for the borough’s academised secondary schools after the 2015 GCSE results, then “Could do better” might be regarded as an understatement If you’re a parent seeking an educational … Continue reading

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Boswell speaks out on behalf of Croydon’s “heroic” teachers

Canon Colin Boswell used Croydon’s annual civic service yesterday to call on the people of the borough ”to encourage heroic teachers”. The Vicar of Croydon’s remarks came in a sermon to the congregation in Croydon Minster and to the many … Continue reading

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Bishop gives backing to primary head ousted by Ofsted

The Bishop of Southwark has publicly praised the outgoing headmaster of Parish Church junior school, who retired following a controversial Ofsted report which downgraded the school’s rating from “outstanding” to “inadequate”. Bishop Christopher Chessun was the guest of honour on … Continue reading

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GCSE figures put Croydon schools at bottom of their class

Last week, the Department for Education published the 2013 statistics for GCSE pupils across the country. As Inside Croydon has already reported, based on these results, not a single Croydon state secondary managed to make it into the top 200 … Continue reading

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Council’s six 20mph zone proposals criticised as “pathetic”

A council proposal to introduce trial 20mph zones on six of the borough’s roads near schools has been described as “pathetic” and “uninspiring” by local road safety and cycling campaigners. Croydon Council is to discuss the proposal, funded with £200,000 … Continue reading

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Lanfranc is latest Croydon school in fear of academisation

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, wades through the morass of educational half-truths to investigate why private education is quite so popular in Croydon This week’s latest Ofsted tables of school performance by borough showed that Greater London performed especially well. … Continue reading

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Barwell’s schools arithmetic offers only a partial picture

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, has ordered a local MP to write 100 lines: “I must not deceive by using partial statistics on Croydon’s schools’ performance” Gary Barlow, as the MP is known to his constituents in Croydon Central, from … 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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How you can tell which schools are really making the grade

School pupils – whether attending the borough’s high-profile independents, our state secondaries or the privatised academies – will be receiving their life-shaping GCSE, AS and A level results in the next few weeks. Education correspondent GENE BRODIE provides an insider’s … Continue reading

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Council ignored danger warnings over deadly Mitcham Road

Ghost bikes are chilling reminders of often avoidable tragedies on our roads. KRISTIAN GREGORY, of the Croydon Cycling Campaign, outlines one of the borough’s most deadly routes, the A236, which is so dangerous that a local school has banned its pupils … Continue reading

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