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Surrey ranked 14th on GCSE results

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Almost three quarters of pupils are getting five or more A* to C grade GCSEs, putting Surrey in the top 10 per cent in England.

The changing face of childcare explored at Brooklands College

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 26th October 2014

Students spent time researching how childcare has changed through the years, creating an exhibition to display what they discovered.

Poignant war cemetery visit for Cobham school children

Croydon Guardian:

8:54am Friday 24th October 2014

To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War I, pupils from year 2 to year 6 visited a military cemetery to have a firsthand opportunity to learn more about the legacy of the war.

Beware the blue balloon - there may be dog poo below

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Balloons usually signal a celebration is taking place, but in this case, bright blue balloons mark dog mess hotspots.

Special education first for Richmond school pupils

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A school for young people with special needs will be start taking post-16 students.

Wondrous cupcakes win the day at Collis Primary School

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

It was cupcakes galore at Collis Primary School last week as pupils took part in a bake off competition.

Two five-year-olds hospitalised by falling breeze blocks

Croydon Guardian:

6:41pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Breeze blocks fell through the roof of a classroom, and sent two children to hospital.

Pupils send messages 100 years into the future

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Pupils spent weeks collecting items to be buried in a time capsule, so future generations can look back on life in 2014.

JayZ the crocodile leads animal visit to Hampton and Denmead schools

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

A crocodile named JayZ, two baby meerkats and assorted snakes and scorpions were among the unusual visitors to Hampton and Denmead schools as part of National Biology week, from October 13 to 19.

Prime Minister welcomes students from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 18th October 2014

The Prime Minister hosted pupils and staff from Cobham Free School and Yehudi Menuhin School at Lancaster House, London, to celebrate the success of free schools.

X Factor singer belts out Frozen tune for Long Ditton girls' charity mission

Croydon Guardian:

2:24pm Friday 17th October 2014

A special karaoke assembly for a charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children took a junior school by storm.

School place shortage a major worry for Surrey County Council

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Thursday 16th October 2014

Bridging a £54m funding gap has left the council leader worried about the future.

Schoolgirls aged 10 from Petersham show off their Splatz bookmark business idea to Sir Richard Branson

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

A pair of enterprising pupils rubbed shoulders with Sir Richard Branson at an awards ceremony.

Charlie and Lola creator delights children at library opening

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 12th October 2014

The creator of Charlie and Lola, Lauren Child, opened Old Vicarage School’s library last week.

Weston Green Primary School embraces poetry

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Pupils aged five to 11 enthusiastically took part in a poetry competition to mark a national event.

Thames Ditton Junior School raises cash for Momentum

Croydon Guardian:

1:00am Friday 10th October 2014

Pupils from Thames Ditton Junior School raced laps for 40 minutes around a 300m course to raise money for Momentum, a charity that helps children and their families undergoing treatment for cancer in Surrey and south-west London.

Pupils gather en masse to mark primary school building opening

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The mayor and 180 pupils celebrated the opening of the newest building at Long Ditton St Mary's Junior School.

Business Secretary and bishop open new Teddington school building

Croydon Guardian:

1:30am Wednesday 8th October 2014

The Bishop of Kensington, reverend Paul Williams, cut the ribbon to open a Hampton Wick school’s new building.

Hunger Games star marks performance centre celebrations at ACS Cobham

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Students from ACS Cobham welcomed a film star and school parent to give an inspiring talk discussing the importance of the performance arts.

Knots landing: Kingston University students showcase designs at London Fashion Week

Croydon Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Dedicated followers of fashion enjoyed some interesting designs from Kingston University students during London Fashion Week.

Special needs school in line for £1m expansion

Croydon Guardian:

12:10pm Friday 3rd October 2014

Dysart School, in Ewell Road, Surbiton, wants to provide an additional 24 spaces for students with complex learning difficulties.

Distraught teenage girl in "limbo" after being barred from going back for new school term

Croydon Guardian:

11:10am Wednesday 24th September 2014

A distraught girl has been left in "limbo" at home after being barred from returning to her old school and rejected by seven others.

Esher Church of England High School welcomes new headteacher

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

A new man has been appointed as headteacher at Esher Church of England High School.

Music students get their own recording studio at Esher College

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 20th September 2014

Recording studios, practice rooms and three classrooms are part of a new music building taking lessons to a high-tech level.

Michelin-starred chef serving Teddington students school dinners at £1 a dish

Croydon Guardian:

8:50am Friday 19th September 2014

Teddington School’s students are in for a fortnight of culinary treats as a menu prepared by a two Michelin star chef replaces their usual school dinners.

Museum unveils new school membership programme

Croydon Guardian:

2:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

Elmbridge Museum has launched a school membership scheme to support schools and community groups.

Roehampton University's plans for £40m library and student block wins approval

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A proposal for a new £40m library and student accommodation buildings for the University of Roehampton gained unanimous approval at planning.

Sibling school places under fire as Wandsworth looks to decide on distance

Croydon Guardian: Pupil Nathan Radbourne uses one of the iPads at Froebelian School

10:55am Monday 15th September 2014

Schoolchildren with siblings could lose their preferential admissions status under controversial proposals being consulted on by Wandsworth Council.

Pupils take a trip back to the stone age as new term begins

Croydon Guardian:

9:40am Monday 15th September 2014

The new school year started with a trip a long, long way back in time at Meadleads Primary School.

Turing House School rumours rife after Imperial College buys new sports ground

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

Imperial College London (ICL) has drastically scaled back use of its Teddington sports facilities, fuelling further speculation the site could welcome Turing House School next year.

Headteacher mingles with deputy leader at free school meals launch

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 9th September 2014

The headteacher of a Walton school was invited to celebrate the launch of the free school meals scheme at a reception hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Twickenham Academy parents and pupils furious after day two of "wrong trousers fiasco"

Croydon Guardian:

3:13pm Monday 8th September 2014

Parents have hit out at Twickenham Academy after dozens of students were sent home for wearing "incorrect" trousers for a second day.

Cobham Free School welcomes its first senior pupils

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

The doors are opening this week to the senior department at Cobham Free School.

Twickenham Academy dress code sees pupils sent home on day one

Croydon Guardian:

5:04pm Friday 5th September 2014

A parent has complained after a number of Twickenham Academy students were sent home on their first day back from summer holidays.

VIDEO: Has your school signed up to our Young Reporter scheme?

Croydon Guardian:

11:44am Thursday 4th September 2014

London’s most talented teenage journalists received awards at a special ceremony in July.

Hot lunches packed in for now at Long Ditton school

Croydon Guardian:

3:10am Thursday 4th September 2014

Parents have been informed their children will be going without hot lunches for six weeks when term starts at a Long Ditton school.

Saved bookshop announces plan to give back to the community

Croydon Guardian:

3:10am Thursday 4th September 2014

A bookshop saved from closure by the community has launched a school sponsorship award.

Rydens unveils plans to sell playing fields for rebuild

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Friday 29th August 2014

Rydens Enterprise School has submitted plans to demolish and completely rebuild its school and sixth form, by selling off playing fields for 296 houses.

St George's College stalwart dies

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 29th August 2014

John Burke, who worked at St George's College, Weybridge, as a painter for more than 40 years, died at St Peter's Hospital on Wednesday, August 20.

Source reveals wrangle over Cobham Free School's secondary site

Croydon Guardian:

8:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

Hopes to build a secondary school on the site of an existing primary school in Cobham were thwarted because parties were unable reach an amicable agreement on provision for local children, it has been revealed.

Former Waldegrave girl has hand in designing body-confident Girl Guide uniform

Croydon Guardian:

2:20am Wednesday 13th August 2014

A talented young woman from Teddington is part of a team of designers who have created the new body-confident Girl Guide uniform.

Richmond College announces its new principal

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 13th August 2014

Richmond College has appointed Robin Ghurbhurun as its new chief executive and principal.

Delight for Richmond College student in Oxford University essay competition

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

A Richmond College student was victorious in a prestigious essay-writing competition, held by Oxford University.

John Simpson honoured as thousands graduate from Roehampton University

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

More than 2,500 students graduated from the University of Roehampton last week.

Young actresses excel to take All Winners' crown

Croydon Guardian:

10:14am Monday 28th July 2014

Brooklands Theatre Company was “within in inch of perfection” when it won the youth portion of the 41st British All Winners’ Festival of Plays for its production of Footfalls.

Staff members who racked up 100 say farewell to Teddington school

Croydon Guardian:

12:00am Sunday 27th July 2014

Five members of staff at a Teddington school have bid farewell to pupils and colleagues after a combined service of more than 100 years.

Teen starlet entertains at Orleans Park School

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Rising British songstress Hatty Keane dropped into Orleans Park School to meet and perform for students.

Children not out of energy as sports day marks end of term

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Friday 25th July 2014

As the school year drew to a close, nursery pupils at Walton Oak School enjoyed a morning filled with sports.

Youngsters buck national trend to prove themselves among the brightest

Croydon Guardian: Schools man: Councillor Paul Hodgins s

2:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Young students in Richmond are proving themselves a very bright bunch, after results showed them performing better than the national average.

Scamps outstanding, says Ofsted

Croydon Guardian:

8:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Scamps children's club in Teddington is celebrating being branded outstanding in a recent Ofsted inspect.






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