Tag Archives: St Andrew’s School

Failing church secondary could re-open to new pupils in 2020

GENE BRODIE, our education correspondent, on how the council and the church are planning to re-open a Waddon secondary school – once all its current pupils have left St Andrew’s High could re-open as a church secondary in 2020 – … Continue reading

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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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St Andrew’s is getting itself ready for the Christmas rush

St Andrew’s Church on Southbridge Road in South Croydon has a busy few weeks ahead in the run-up to Christmas, with community events to appeal to all ages. The church, with its recently opened community areas, continues to hold a … 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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