Category Archives: St Andrew’s

Just 34 children applied to start at St Andrew’s this September

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on some gathering suspicions over the fate of St Andrew’s secondary school site The decision to close St Andrew’s CofE High School in Croydon was taken after just 34 children applied to join the school … Continue reading

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Church secondary asks pupils’ parents to find another school

One of the borough’s largest secondary schools which still operates outside the academy system is to close its doors in September to hundreds of pupils. St Andrew’s High, on Warrington Road, close to the Croydon Flyover, has written to the … Continue reading

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Sign-up for local author’s book launch, South Croydon, Dec 7

South Croydon writer David Matthews is staging the official launch and book-signing of his debut novel, That They Might Lovely Be, next Thursday, December 7, where copies of the book will be on sale with more than one-third off the … Continue reading

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Why the poppy is a symbol that should unite, not divide, us

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance services, the Rev WEALANDS BELL has a confession to make – he once wore a white poppy, and now wishes he had never done so I was quite surprised to see a conversation … Continue reading

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Flower fairy artist’s life story takes wing on church stage

The Rev WEALANDS BELL saw his church turned into a theatre last week for the world premiere of a play about the artist Cicely Mary Barker. Here, he reviews Under the Shadow of Your Wings, the drama whose performance marked … Continue reading

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Church stages special events for Barker’s 120th anniversary

The 120th anniversary of the birth of Cicely Mary Barker, the author and artist who devised the flower fairies, is to be celebrated at her parish church, St Andrew’s on Southbridge Road, next Sunday, June 28, and then next month … Continue reading

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Jones gets A* as Barwell is forced to brush up on grammars

After a sly fag behind the bike sheds, WALTER CRONXITE has emerged to report back on last night’s rigorous oral exam at the Croydon Central education hustings HAS GAV GIVEN UP (Part 94)?: Tory Gavin Barwell is against the residents … Continue reading

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