Category Archives: Coombe Wood School

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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Travellers leave Coombe Wood – now the clean-up begins

The large group of travellers who had taken up residence on the playing fields at Coombe Wood were moved on yesterday. The familiar task of clearing up the mess left is expected to begin in earnest on Monday morning. It … Continue reading

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Travellers’ arrival at Coombe Wood could delay school opening

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on a possible set-back for Croydon’s £30million new selective school The arrival of a group of travellers, setting up camp on what was until recently Green Belt playing fields, could jeopardise the planned September opening … Continue reading

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Growing concern at staff exodus from Folio Trust primaries

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE on the sudden resignations of headteachers at two primaries which were recently academised The head of a local academy trust issued firm instructions to staff last week ordering them to answer no questions about the abrupt … Continue reading

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Road safety worries see plans for free school reassessed

GENE BRODIE reports on how residents’ concerns have forced developers to re-think their proposals a massive new selective school No sooner has planning permission been granted for a selective school to move on to what was, until recently, Green Belt … Continue reading

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Transport report for free school site rates it ‘poor’ to ‘worst’

Residents in South Croydon, living close to the site of the £30million free school which has been granted planning permission by Croydon Council, fear that the decision will make the 180 11-year-old first-year intake vulnerable to the high volume of … Continue reading

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Council approves £30m school – despite 5,000 surplus places

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, provides lessons in arithmetic and reading comprehension for Croydon Council, after it cleared the way for the first selective state school in the borough for more than 40 years Croydon Council has removed Green Belt … Continue reading

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