Category Archives: BRIT School

Cherrystars’ little actors showcase their talents on screen

For nearly a decade Cherrystars have run their Saturday early years community performing arts classes at the BRIT School in Selhurst. But covid-19 has forced them to take their show from the stage… and using Genie-like magic, put it on … Continue reading

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2019 Dance Festival Croydon, The Brit School, Sep 7

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Common Ground series, The Brit School, Jan 22-Feb 7

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BRIT School is going live with town centre dance and drama

The BRIT School will be providing the entertainment for town centre shoppers with a series of pop performances this month. BRIT Presents begins later this month, a programme of outdoor showcases in public spaces, which will run through to Christmas … Continue reading

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BRIT School film-makers get showcased at David Lean

The David Lean Cinema Campaign has announced a partnership with the BRIT School which will see one of the best films made by students in the school’s film and media production department screened before selected features as the “BRIT School … Continue reading

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Was £1m Croydon mystery donor Stormzy or Spider-Man?

Was grime star Stormzy the mystery benefactor who donated a cool £1million towards a youth centre to be built in the north of the borough? That’s one suggestion after it was announced that an anonymous donor handed over £1million towards … Continue reading

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The BRIT named among Europe’s top 40 creative schools

Croydon’s BRIT School has been named as one of the top five schools and colleges in the country in a report from the Be Open foundation – a charitable organisation designed to foster creativity and innovation. Its latest report – … Continue reading

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Lloyd Webber charity’s 25th anniversary grant to BRIT School

The BRIT School has just been handed more than 200,000 reasons extra to celebrate its 25th anniversary. September will mark 25 years since the arts, music, dance and drama specialist school opened its doors in Thornton Heath, and a grant … Continue reading

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Crescent trust submits application for free school in Selhurst

An educational trust formed in Croydon and successfully operating a primary has applied to the Department for Education to open a free school to serve Selhurst and Thornton Heath. Sir Nick Williams, the former principal of The BRIT School, is … Continue reading

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Hope To Be Good community play, Brit School, Jun 23

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BRIT School community play auditions, Mar 16 and Mar 19

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Croydon’s ‘independent’ state school that still sets the 11-plus

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on how selection in our schools has never really gone away Did you know that the 11-plus is alive and thriving in a Croydon state school? Many of the Year 6 pupils who prepared diligently for … Continue reading

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‘I wish I could have gone to the BRIT School’ says Cowell

Simon Cowell took time-off from X Factor yesterday to pay a flying visit to the BRIT School in Croydon. “The second I pulled up I thought, ‘Why didn’t I go to a school like this?’ I would have loved it, … Continue reading

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Smoking Is Good For You, Spread Eagle Theatre, Jun 30-Jul 1

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Brit School workshop auditions, July 8-10

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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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Future Tech City event at BRIT School: Nov 30

All three of Croydon’s MPs are backing Future Tech City, the borough’s largest tech education event, being staged next month in an effort to help the borough’s schools keep pace with the dizzying pace of developments in one of the … 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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Football event gives a kick to community spirit

Community spirit was alive and kicking last Friday as young people and adults took part in a Community Games football tournament staged at the BRIT School. One wag asked, with the event entitled “Leaders of Tomorrow”, what a Conservative MP, … Continue reading

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Gong and forgotten? Where was Croydon on Honours List?

In the 100-plus pages of citations published by the Cabinet Office this morning, full of the names of sportspeople, actors and artists and thousands of business people and civic dignatories, you’d be hard-pressed to find any direct reference to Croydon. … Continue reading

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Palace players and Brit School backing for cancer pop-up shop

Croydon’s Get to Know Cancer information and advice pop-up shop at the Centrale shopping centre is open for just one more week. The campaign is a trial scheme, to offer the public the chance to ask questions about cancer and … Continue reading

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Purley’s Got Talent this week highlights Festival build-up

The build-up to the Purley Festival gathers pace this week. After last night’s successful Barn Dance, the first heats of Purley’s Got Talent – you know how that will work – are being staged on Tuesday, June 12. At Christchurch, … Continue reading

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Fears for Warehouse Theatre as it faces administration

Another blow to Croydon’s pretence of having a rich and thriving cultural provision came today with the news that the much-loved and widely admired Warehouse Theatre is facing financial administration. The theatre on Dingwall Road by East Croydon station had … Continue reading

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