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Primary schools places feel the pinch, but plan is working

Croydon Guardian: Schools man: Councillor Paul Hodgins s

2:28pm Thursday 17th April 2014

One in five families missed out on their first-choice primary school choice - but 91 per cent will receive one of their top three choices.

Wandsworth parents set to learn primary school place results

Croydon Guardian: Follow the latest news as nervous students pick up their exam results

11:26am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Families across Wandsworth will find out if their children have got a primary school place at their chosen school today.

Merton parents set for primary school places results

Croydon Guardian: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

10:16am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Thousands of families will find out if their children have been offered a primary school place in one of their chosen schools today.

History's biggest idiots feature in ACS Cobham teacher's new book

Croydon Guardian: Writer and teacher: Adam Powell

3:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A Cobham teacher has released his first non-fiction book after being persuaded to write it by his pupils.

Teacher reaches the finals of national awards

Croydon Guardian: Class clown? No, Jack Costello is a finalist

2:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A PE teacher could be crowned top teacher after he was selected as a finalist in a teaching award contest.

New free school still searching for site for autumn term

Croydon Guardian: New site confirmed for the school in Dorset Road, Merton Park

5:49pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A free school set to open in five months time has found a site, but it won't be ready before September 2015.

Boy with sore bottom wins payout after school bench gives him painful splinter

Croydon Guardian: Winterbourne Junior Girls' School

9:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Exclusive: A primary school pupil received thousands of pounds in compensation from Croydon Council after getting a splinter lodged in his backside.

Children get a taste of healthy eating like athletes

Croydon Guardian: Healthy living: Children got a lesson from fitness journalist Kate Percy

2:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Children at Hampton Junior School have been treated to a lesson from on how to eat like athletes as part of the school’s fit for life week.

Archbishop Tenison's pupils delve into 300 years of school history at book launch

Croydon Guardian: Archbishop Tenison's pupils met author David Smith at the book launch

8:50am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Sixth formers gleaned an insight into 300 years of life at their school at a book launch.

Phunky foods encourages healthy eating in Croydon schools

Croydon Guardian: The Phunky Foods programme is coming to Croydon

10:18am Monday 14th April 2014

Kids are being encouraged to eat healthily through a new programme.

Runner up prize for St Mary's University physics events

Croydon Guardian: Worth a go: Give St Mary's a call if you got close

2:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Twickenham’s St Mary’s University has received the runner-up prize for its educational physics events held as part of National Science and Engineering week.

Government ministers visit Barnes school's shining example of renewable energy

Croydon Guardian: Boundless energy: Mark Hartley, headteacher Barnes Primary School, Michael Gove, education sec, Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park, and Greg Barker, climate change minister

2:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

The Education Secretary and Energy Minister visited Barnes Primary School last week to view its innovative solar panel programme.

Primary school places in Croydon to be announced

Croydon Guardian: Bonus Pastor Catholic College is asking its ex-students for help

4:13pm Friday 11th April 2014

The wait is almost over for parents to hear what primary school place their child has been offered for September.

Building work starts at Pelham Primary School in Wimbledon

Croydon Guardian: Pelham School children celebrated Easter before building work began

5:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Building work starts at Pelham Primary School in Wimbledon and is set to last over a year.

Children go round the world in just one day, with a little help from their parents

Croydon Guardian: International: Olivia Clarke, 11, Jane Loader and Mica Simpson, 11, in a tilanga, the hat, a salendang, the scarf and holding a musical instrument called a sasando

3:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Children were able to visit 17 countries in one day as Walton Oak School held another successful international day.

Top grammar school plans to build comprehensive for Sutton, Croydon and Epsom pupils

Croydon Guardian: Wallington County Grammar School headteacher Jonathan Wilden

12:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

A top grammar school is planning to build a comprehensive school to serve pupils from Sutton, Surrey and Croydon.

Coulsdon College wins Government praise for 'extraordinary' turnaround

Croydon Guardian: Steve Oxlade, left, executive principal of Reigate and Coulsdon Colleges and Brett Freeman, principal of Coulsdon College

10:32am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A sixth-form college is celebrating an "extraordinary" turnaround after being hailed by inspectors who had repeatedly branded it inadequate.

St George's College back on Radio 4 programme

Croydon Guardian: Singing loud: The St George's College choir

2:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

A Weybridge college featured on a flagship BBC radio programme for the second year running.

Composer praises ACS Cobham's treatment of his latest work

Croydon Guardian: Artist in residence: Michael Omer

2:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Michael Omer, the composer of Under a Different Sky has praised students from ACS Cobham and ACS Hillingdon for their performance of his new composition.

Calls to make 'dangerous' school entrance safe after girl, 3, hit by car

Croydon Guardian: Hillcross Primary School were a three-year-old girl was hit by a car

1:03pm Monday 7th April 2014

Safety fears have been reignited after a little girl broke her leg when she was struck by a car outside a primary school in Morden.

Croydon boy wins Young Person of the Year award

Croydon Guardian: Aidan McNulty

10:38am Monday 7th April 2014

A sixth form student has won an award for his work to help those suffering with mental health problems.

Massive Easter egg top prize in fundraising raffle

3:00am Monday 7th April 2014

A giant Easter egg was the top prize at a Cobham school’s fundraising raffle.

VIDEO: Leatherhead school pupils' touching documentary marking 20th anniversary of Rwandan Genocide

Croydon Guardian: The film We Remeber Rwanda has been created by pupils from St John's School in Leatherhead

3:50pm Sunday 6th April 2014

A group of schoolchildren from Leatherhead have made a film commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide - featuring fascinating interviews with survivors, journalists and politicians.

'Migraine' forced departed head to hand over duties last month

Croydon Guardian: Rosebery School, in White Horse Drive, Epsom

5:20pm Friday 4th April 2014

UPDATED 5pm: After the sudden departure of a headteacher today, it has emerged that she handed over responsibilities in the middle of last month due to "a migraine".

Child hit by car outside primary school

Croydon Guardian: Hillcross Primary School

2:55pm Friday 4th April 2014

A three-year-old girl has been struck by a car outside a primary school in Morden this afternoon.

Raynes Park school crowned cycle champions

Croydon Guardian: Children celebrate their win with staff

11:28am Friday 4th April 2014

St John Fisher RC Primary School crowned cycle champions in national competition

Google staff visit Tooting school

Croydon Guardian: Google visited Ernest Bevin College

12:27pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Google employees dropped in on a Tooting school as part of an online safety initiative.

Lib Dems and Conservatives take aim on school places

Croydon Guardian: Concerned: Paula Muncey with son Alex, Karen Macwhinney, Rosie Hyde, Sharon Powell

4:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

The leader of Richmond Council has hit back at claims it is not doing enough to supply secondary school places to children in the borough.

Hinchley Wood School admissions changes leave one mile catchment area

Croydon Guardian: Local need: Hinchley Wood School cannot change criteria

4:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Parents have been left outraged after plans to change Hinchley Wood School’s admissions criteria were approved, leaving some living nearby a slim chance of gaining a place.

Young Enterprise win for Claremont Fan Court School

Croydon Guardian: Entrepreneurs: The team from Claremont Fan Court

2:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Claremont Fan Court School’s young entrepreneurs walked away with the top prize at the North Surrey Young Enterprise final last week.

Feltonfleet raises hundreds for Sport Relief

Croydon Guardian: Miles run and mountains climbed for Sport Relief

1:30am Thursday 3rd April 2014

Pupils and staff at Feltonfleet School ran, hopped and crawled their way through the distance of a half marathon in aid of Sport Relief.

Only three quarters of Croydon's 16-17-year-olds in education or training

Croydon Guardian: Figures show only 76.5 per cent of 16 and 17-year-olds in Croydon are in education or training

12:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The Department for Education says the nationwide average is 89.8 per cent - compared to only 76.5 per cent in Croydon.

Does Merton need a new secondary school with a Christian ethos?

Croydon Guardian: New logo: Benedict Primary School

5:30am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Have your say on a new Merton secondary school at consultation in Mitcham

Investment of £250k brings activity hour to St Andrew's Primary School

Croydon Guardian: Activity hour: Lots of fun things to help learning

2:40am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

An innovative learning scheme which has received investment of more than £250,000 was formally launched at St Andrew’s Primary School last week.

Heathside School goes through the looking glass

Croydon Guardian: Tea, anyone? Mad Hatter Joe Gannon, 15, with Alice, Rebecca Lacey, 16, and White rabbit, Isla Welsted, 12

2:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Curious and curiouser, Alice tumbled into the rabbit hole and into a mysterious land.

Schoolboys return lost childhood book to owner in South Africa

Croydon Guardian: The schoolboys from Kingswood House School with the book

2:02pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

The lost childhood book of a woman who moved to South Africa 50 years ago has been discovered by Epsom schoolboys, who used Facebook to find its owner.

School offers wraparound care for working parents

Croydon Guardian: Tyred: Pupils from Newlands House School

2:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Newland House School launches an after school club in April for children aged four and upwards.

Kids cash in on financial education event

Croydon Guardian: NEW ACCOUNTS: Moving your money

1:40am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Pupils will be given personal finance lessons in preparation of financial education becoming a core part of the national curriculum.

Mitcham primary school is seventh best in London for exam results

Croydon Guardian: St Mark's youngsters celebrate their results

1:55pm Monday 31st March 2014

Children from St Mark's School in Mitcham celebrate being named seventh best in London

Brooklands motorsport in pole position after £1,500 sponsorship deal

Croydon Guardian: Thanks: The motorsport team are off to a great start this season

2:20am Monday 31st March 2014

Brooklands College motorsport will be at more race meetings this year, after confirming a £1,500 sponsorship deal with Reade Signs.

Mini Masterchefs make tasty morsels for second year of culinary challenge

Croydon Guardian: Stunning service: The children did a great job running the restaurant

2:00am Monday 31st March 2014

Schoolchildren put their culinary skills to the test last week as the Hampton Hill Junior School’s restaurant served the hungry public for a second year in a row.

Superb effort as Richmond raises thousands for Sport Relief

Croydon Guardian: Fundraisers: Hampton Hill Junior School

3:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

Beat the keeper, running and cartwheels were just some of the activities carried out by Richmond pupils to raise money for Sport Relief.

Onesies and PJs raise money for Sport Relief

Croydon Guardian: Running in your PJs: Liberating and fundraising

2:40am Sunday 30th March 2014

A group of Esher High School students ran through the streets in their pyjamas as part of a fundraising effort for Sport Relief.

Former Premier League star helps raise hundreds raised for Sport Relief

Croydon Guardian: Raising money: Jimmy Bullard running with Freddie Bass, Louis Cullen, Theo Cosmas and Lucas Elliot, all 11

2:00am Sunday 30th March 2014

Children swapped the classroom for the great outdoors as they took to the track to raise money for Sport Relief.

Brooklands College pupils get their bake off hats on at Sunrise Senior Living

Croydon Guardian: Tasty: It's a tough job, but somebody had to do it

3:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Brooklands College students followed in the footsteps of Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry as they made up a panel of judges for a bake off at Sunrise Senior Living of Weybridge.

Richmond College staff strike over "treadmill education"

Croydon Guardian: Picket line: Staff at Richmond College

4:00am Friday 28th March 2014

Staff at Richmond College went on strike this week in response to “serious on-going failures at senior management level”.

Wonders of ancient Egypt uncovered for Molesey learners

Croydon Guardian: Mummies day: Jack, 7, Macy, 8, Louise, 7, and Reece, 7

2:30am Friday 28th March 2014

The ancient Egyptians were thrust into the spotlight this week as children at Hurst Park School opened a museum.

Tooting mum cartwheels around son's school

Croydon Guardian: Judy Ireland

4:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

A fundraising mum went head-over-heels for Sport Relief.

Anger at Turing House School meeting, but little hope of opening

Croydon Guardian: No school: Paula Muncey with son Alex, Karen Macwhinney, Rosie Hyde, Sharon Powell

3:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Bosses at Turing House School said they were ‘0 per cent confident’ the school would open this year, without the prospect of a permanent site.

Sutton schools close as teachers go on strike over pensions, pay and workload

Croydon Guardian: Sutton teachers on strike taking part in a march in central London

1:33pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Teachers are on strike today meaning many of the borough's schools have been forced to shut either partially or completely.








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