Category Archives: Trinity School

South London duo included in England’s World Cup final team

There will be two players in England’s team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final in Japan who learned the game on the playing fields of south London. But when Elliot Daly runs out at Yokohama alongside prop forward Kyle Sinkler … Continue reading

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Butcher: England should put their ‘batting brute’ Roy in at No3

Surrey’s Jason Roy should be in the England Test team’s top order for the Ashes series and has a hugely important role in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final against Australia. That’s the view of Mark Butcher, the former Surrey and England … Continue reading

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Whitgift Foundation is going for a Burton at Old Palace

The Whitgift Foundation has named a new head for Old Palace School: Jane Burton, who will take over the independent girls’ school from September 1. Burton succeeds Carol Jewell, who has been head at the 900-pupil nursery, prep and secondary … Continue reading

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After 65 years, MidWives could deliver club with new name

There is a meeting tomorrow night at one of the area’s biggest rugby clubs, Old Mid-Whitgiftian RFC, to discuss changing the club’s name. The rugby club proposal comes a mere 65 years since the old boys’ school changed its name … Continue reading

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Trinity is named in country’s top eight independent schools

Trinity School in Shirley Park has been shortlisted for the Independent School of the Year award by the Times Educational Supplement. The £17,500-a-year private school, part of the Whitgift Foundation, is one of eight named on the shortlist for the … Continue reading

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Win a pair of free tickets to top-class Croydon Proms concert

Inside Croydon is delighted to announce another great prize competition, this time exclusively for the website’s growing band of supporters. The lucky winner will get two free tickets – worth £30 – to attend the Trinity Proms Concert at Trinity … Continue reading

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Trinity Proms, in aid of CLIC Sargent, Shirley Park, Jul 7

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Trinity Boys’ Choir plays starring part in West End opera

The Trinity Boys’ Choir has been receiving rave reviews again, this time on stage with the English National Opera. BELLA BARTOCK, our arts correspondent, used her freedom pass to go ‘up West’ It is a sign of Trinity School’s decades-long … Continue reading

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Tory minister Barwell chooses £16,650 private school for son

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a piece of information that Croydon Central’s MP of the past seven years didn’t want you to know A possible reason for gaffe-prone Gavin Barwell’s reluctance to engage with Croydon’s voters over the plight … Continue reading

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Veteran Labour figure calls for CEO Negrini to be dismissed

A senior figure in the Croydon Labour Party has called for the immediate dismissal of the council’s chief executive, Jo Negrini. Adrian Dennis, who was made a Freeman of Croydon for his 25 years service as a local councillor in … Continue reading

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Croydon school choir helps to make a Fantastic soundtrack

A school choir based in Shirley has provided their vocal skills for the soundtrack to  Fantastic Beasts, the latest movie based on the work of JK Rowling. Opening in cinemas last weekend, the new box office hit Fantastic Beasts and … Continue reading

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Croydon schoolboy is rewarded for his Peake performances

A pupil from a Croydon school has just had an out-of-this-world experience, meeting British astronaut Tim Peake at a reception in No 10 Downing Street. Michael Eagling, 15, was invited to the event, hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, after … Continue reading

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Stellar season sees Trinity shortlisted for rugby award

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Trinity School has been shortlisted as the Rugby School of the Year at a set of awards which recognise outstanding contribution to the sport. The National Rugby Awards will take place at Twickenham on September 1 and the … Continue reading

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‘Utterly superfluous’ Barwell could face early test as minister

Inside Croydon editor STEVEN DOWNES on the multi-tasking tests, and moral challenges on his home patch, which are facing Croydon’s Government minister for housing, planning and London A bit of polite name-calling is all part of the cut and thrust … Continue reading

Posted in "Hammersfield", Andrew Pelling, Business, Centrale, CPO, Croydon Central, Gavin Barwell, Housing, Mayor of London, Planning, Property, Sadiq Khan, Trinity School, Whitgift Centre, Whitgift Foundation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

MP Barwell’s political future is left waiting for a call from May

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports from near Downing Street on a big day for some political ambitions When Theresa May stood outside No 10 Downing Street last night and spoke of the disadvantages in life faced by “white working-class … Continue reading

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MP Barwell quits Whitgift. Did he jump or was he pushed?

More than four years after Inside Croydon started an often lonely campaign for Gavin Barwell, the MP for Croydon Central, to quit his position as a governor of the Whitgift Foundation because of potential conflicts of interest with his public … Continue reading

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Testy Tory Philp refuses to answer property questions

Appearing less “lively” by the day, WALTER CRONXITE reports from what he claims is his 18th hustings of the election campaign so far, this time in Croydon South “Mind your own business.” That was the extraordinary response at last night’s … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 General Election, Chris Philp MP, Coulsdon, Croydon Greens, Croydon South, Emily Benn, Gill Hickson, Jon Bigger, Kathleen Garner, Peter Underwood, Richard Ottaway MP, Schools, Trinity School | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Education spokeswoman joins Letts on Whitgift board

An overwhelming 81 per cent of respondents in Inside Croydon’s latest online poll believe that veteran Labour councillor Tony Letts should resign her position on the board of governors of the Whitgift Foundation to avoid conflicts of interest in her … Continue reading

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Croydon Tory MP chooses Sutton grammar school for his son

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, delivers another exclusive report which reflects badly on the real standards of schools in our borough There is not a secondary school in the whole of Croydon that is good enough for the son of … Continue reading

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Time for thorough ethical review of Croydon’s governance

 CROYDON COMMENTARY: The nexus of connections that have been developed between the local authority – of whatever political hue – and vested interests in the borough makes it long overdue for a review of proper governance, says CHARLOTTE DAVIES The … Continue reading

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Addiscombe teacher’s tale of Hastings Banda attracts plaudits

Among the four plays in the final of the International Playwriting Festival being staged at the Fairfield Halls this weekend is a new piece called Ngwasi, written by a science teacher at Trinity School, David Klempner. Born in Cape Town, … Continue reading

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Council pays public money to private school for election count

Croydon’s Tory-run council is to pay thousands of pounds of tax-payers’ money to a wealthy private school to use its halls for the election count later this month, instead of using its own buildings, like the £140 million “Fisher’s Folly” … Continue reading

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Rigourous? Gaffe-in Barwell gets in a spell of trouble

Oh dear. Michael Gove, the education secretary, will be displeased. Standards must be maintained, after all. Will he order gaffe-prone Gavin to stay behind for detention, or tell him to write  200 lines (“I must not make myself look like … Continue reading

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Charity reform required to alter Foundation’s influence

CROYDON COMMENTARY: At the weekend, Susan Oliver asked: what is the real role in Croydon of the multi-million pound Whitgift Foundation, the owners of much of the land being redeveloped as part of the £1bn Hammersfield scheme? Here, DAVID CALLAM … Continue reading

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Lanfranc is latest Croydon school in fear of academisation

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, wades through the morass of educational half-truths to investigate why private education is quite so popular in Croydon This week’s latest Ofsted tables of school performance by borough showed that Greater London performed especially well. … Continue reading

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