Category Archives: Virgo Fidelis

Five more local schools affected by coronavirus positives

At least five more schools in Croydon and Sutton, including two large secondaries, have been hit by positive tests for covid-19 among their staff or pupils, after just the first full week of the new school year, with one borough … Continue reading

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240 Virgo Fidelis pupils sent away due to unsafe buildings

Old and poorly maintained school buildings could hasten the closure of what was once a proud Catholic girls’ school. By our education correspondent, GENE BRODIE A landmark Victorian school building in Upper Norwood is “not currently safe for pupils and … Continue reading

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Head quits as ‘high risk’ Virgo Fidelis struggles with budget

Education correspondent GENE BRODIE reports on the latest setback suffered by one of the borough’s oldest schools Virgo Fidelis girls’ convent school in Upper Norwood will start the new school term in September with its fifth headteacher in barely three … Continue reading

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Wanderers FC Grand Opening, Virgo Fidelis School, Nov 2

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Cleaners at catholic girls’ school to go on strike over job cuts

“It might look a bit like Hogwart’s,” the campaigners’ slogan states, “but the only magic they do at Virgo Fidelis is make cleaners disappear.” And in a fight against redundancies and to improve terms, cleaners at the Virgo Fidelis Convent … Continue reading

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