Category Archives: Purley Oaks

Flemming forced to drop plan to close two children’s centres

The council has been forced to back down from cost-cutting proposals, including closures, that will have impacted thousands of the borough’s children and the families. The council wanted to reduce its spend on its Best Start Children’s Centres by £1million … Continue reading

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£1m cuts to children’s centres aimed at south of borough

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The cash-strapped council waited until the week after the London elections and local by-elections to reveal its latest plans for swingeing cuts to children’s services. PAUL WADDELL, right, says residents ought not allow this to happen without a … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland Fair, Purley Oaks Primary, Dec 14

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Winter Wonderland Fair, Purley Oaks Primary, Dec 15

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Friends of Purley Oaks Macmillan Coffee Morning, Sep 28

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Bugsy Malone at Purley Oaks Primary, South Croydon, Jul 9-10

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Purley Oaks Primary Summer Fair, South Croydon, Jun 23

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Purley Oaks Primary summer fair, South Croydon, Jun 17

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Father gets council to promise refund of lesson charges

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, reports on a Croydon Council U-turn over its unlawful charges of £3,500 per year to some parents of children at state primary schools A campaigning parent is claiming victory over local authority bureaucracy after Croydon … Continue reading

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Cynical Croydon charging children £3,500 for remedial lessons

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, reports on some disturbing developments at the borough’s state primary schools Croydon Council is charging the parents of some primary school children more than £3,500 per year just so that they can receive their legal right … Continue reading

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Council accused of broken promise to disabled children

A father from South Croydon has accused Croydon Council of acting unlawfully and immorally over the decision in 2011 to stop providing transport to disabled children attending the Purley Oaks literacy centre. The centre is run by Croydon Council and … Continue reading

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