Category Archives: Ryelands Primary and Nursery

Church-linked academy chain denies having ‘religious ethos’

Our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE, has found a new website which has discovered the Oasis academy chain, led by a Baptist minister, saying that they really have very little to do with churches or religion There have been calls for … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Archbishop Lanfranc, Ashburton, Coloma, Crystal Palace and Upper Norwood, Education, Gareth Streeter, Gavin Barwell, Harris Academy Crystal Palace, Harris Academy South Norwood, Harris Academy Upper Norwood, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Schools, South Norwood, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Planning chairman backs down over ban on MP Barwell

How many U-turns does Labour’s council leader Tony Newman have to perform before he disappears up his own fundament? Gavin Barwell will be allowed to speak at tonight’s planning meeting at Croydon Town Hall after all, as the Labour-run council … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gavin Barwell, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Paul Scott, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Sarah Jones MP, Schools, Tony Newman, Transport, Whitgift Foundation, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MP Barwell barred from speaking at academy planning meeting

MP Gavin Barwell has been banned from speaking on behalf of his constituents at a crucial planning meeting at Croydon Town Hall on Thursday night. The meeting is due to consider controversial proposals to shoehorn a six-form-of-entry Oasis academy secondary … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Croydon Central, Croydon Council, Education, Environment, Gavin Barwell, Oasis Academy, Paul Scott, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Sarah Jones MP, Schools, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Council presses on with £22m academy that no one wants

As Croydon Council prepares to give the go-ahead for a school which has just 29 first-choice applications, WALTER CRONXITE turns detective to investigate the mysterious case of the disappearing demand for school places Residents living near Croydon Arena in Woodside … Continue reading

Posted in Chris Wright, Coulsdon, Coulsdon East, Croydon Council, Education, Hamida Ali, Julie Belvir, Oasis Academy, Oasis Academy Coulsdon, Oasis Academy Shirley Park, Paul Greenhalgh, Paul Scott, Planning, Ryelands Primary and Nursery, Schools, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Woodside residents given fortnight to review Oasis plans

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Residents in Woodside have just received a special Christmas present – more than 2,000 pages of planning proposals for the Oasis Arena Academy, all to be reviewed and commented on by December 25. Not surprising that FRANCES FEARON … Continue reading

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Newman refuses to halt ‘bias’ on Arena academy ‘stitch-up’

Residents in Woodside ward are demanding an urgent meeting with their three Labour councillors, including council leader Tony Newman, and insist that any councillors on the planning committee with links to Oasis academies – including the chairman, Paul Scott, another … Continue reading

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