Category Archives: BRIT School

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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