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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.

Teacher retires after 25 years at the helm

Croydon Guardian:

4:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A primary school headteacher will work his last day in school after a quarter of a century leading the way.

Girl's big trim earns funds for charity

Croydon Guardian:

11:11am Saturday 19th July 2014

An 11-year-old schoolgirl proved to be a cut above after having seven inches of hair trimmed to raise money for charity.

Hampton Junior School pupils get Jacqueline Wilson treat

Croydon Guardian:

11:07am Saturday 19th July 2014

One hundred Hampton Junior School pupils were invited to attend a Jacqueline Wilson event at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London.

Office block could be Kingston's next free school

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

An office block could be Kingston's next free school after being bought by the Department for Education.

Twickenham Studios to host UK's first film university

Croydon Guardian:

4:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Twickenham Studios will house the first university film school when it opens its doors to aspiring film-makers later this year.

Hinchley Wood School opens new sixth form

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

A new sixth form centre has opened at Hinchley Wood School and will allow students to flourish, the school’s headteacher said.

Timetable for Kingston Academy free school opening is "sloppy", council leader claims

Croydon Guardian: New leader: Councillor Kevin Davis

4:20pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Kingston Council leader Kevin Davis says pupils at the new Kingston Academy free school will have 18 months of building work around them after the school opens.

School places decision maker said Somali women are 'buck-toothed herdswomen'

Croydon Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Exclusive: A volunteer for Wandsworth's school admissions panel has been dismissed after publishing an offensive blog describing Somali women as buck-toothed herdswomen from a Saharan oasis.

School celebrates after winning gold award for garden

Croydon Guardian:

1:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A school is celebrating after winning a gold award in a Britain in Bloom competition.

VIDEO: Kingston does Aussie Rules Football

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

One Kingston school ditched English favourites such as football, cricket and tennis to make way for a game of Aussie Rules Football.

Primary school wins national gardening competition and a day in Prince Charles' royal gardens

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Green-fingered primary school children were treated to a day at the Prince of Wales' family home after beating close to 200 schools to win a national gardening competition.

Half of all students at ACS Cobham gain top baccalaureate grades

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Students at ACS Cobham International School celebrated their success in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, with nearly half the students achieving top grades.

Esher College trio invited to Cambridge University conference

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

Three Esher College students enjoyed a stay at Cambridge University as part of a two-day conference.

Plan for two new free schools in Merton divides Labour party

Croydon Guardian:

4:34pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Merton Council leader denies split in party in row over secondary school places.

Pudding supremo makes it to national dessert final

Croydon Guardian:

2:30am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A Thames Ditton nursery chef has been named as a finalist in a national dessert competition.

Centenary of start of World War One marked with children's poetry and art

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

Primary school children marked the start of the centenary of World War I with an exhibition of art and poetry.

Final event for Reed's School's bicentenary

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A speech day that attracted 1,600 guests marked the finale of a Cobham school’s bicentenary events.

Young scientists make big bang at Sutton Grammar School fair

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

An MP was blown away by young scientists from the borough's schools.

Orleans Park pupils in national engineering competition final

Croydon Guardian:

8:15am Monday 14th July 2014

A team of students from Orleans Park School proved the future is bright for British engineering.

Tiny Wandsworth school raises huge amount for charity

Croydon Guardian:

3:50am Friday 11th July 2014

A tiny new school raised a huge £11,500 for charity this year.

Tooting school turnaround: From special measures to 'good'

Croydon Guardian:

5:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

A Tooting school is celebrating after turning itself around over five years.

Eight Richmond schools closed due to strike tomorrow - is one of them yours

Croydon Guardian: Support moving forward: Laura Whateley, headteacher of Darell Primary School

5:50pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Some schools across the borough will be closed tomorrow as teachers go on a one-day walkout.

Public consultation to explore South Thames College redevelopment

Croydon Guardian:

2:54pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

A public consultation event is being held to explore proposals to redevelop South Thames College.

Eleven Wandsworth primary schools to close tomorrow during teacher strikes

Croydon Guardian: Teacher strike – school closures revealed

3:46pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Eleven Wandsworth primary schools will close tomorrow as the National Union of Teachers go on strike.

King's College School hope for record exam results after remark

Croydon Guardian:

8:49am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A Wimbledon school has once again achieved stellar results in the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma results, released last weekend.

Minister David Laws opens Cheam Fields Primary School's new kitchen

Croydon Guardian:

1:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

Schools minister David Laws paid a visit to Cheam Fields Primary School to open their new kitchen.

Carshalton High School for Girls celebrates 'Golden Year'

Croydon Guardian:

11:51am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Carshalton High School for Girls held a celebration to mark 50 years on their current site.

Children help church celebrate 300th anniversary

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Students and staff at a Kew school celebrated a 300th anniversary with an outdoor tea party.

Pupils return for boarding school fun

Croydon Guardian:

1:50am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Taking a trip down memory lane, a group of ACS Cobham alumni enjoyed a sleepover to celebrate the anniversary of the school’s boarding house.

Junior school gets Investors in People status for sixth consecutive years

Croydon Guardian:

1:50am Tuesday 8th July 2014

A Weybridge junior school has been awarded a national accreditation for a sixth time after demonstrating commitment to help their staff develop.

Snake and creepy-crawlies visit Southfields nursery school

Croydon Guardian:

1:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Nursery school kids have been learning all about creepy-crawlies.

Battle of the Books won by Kew school

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Young bookworms across Richmond took part in the Battle of the Books competition at Chase Bridge Primary School recently.

Heathfield schools ready for September

Croydon Guardian:

3:00am Saturday 5th July 2014

Building work has finished on the extension of Heathfield Nursey, Infant School and Junior School, ready for September.

Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant adds support to Lambeth College strikers

Croydon Guardian:

12:26pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Neil Tennant sent the union a picture of him holding up a poster that said ‘Lambeth UCU: Your fight is our fight.’

Trophy haul for Notre Dame School athletics team

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Sporty youngsters at Notre Dame School came away with two trophies at this year’s national Catholic athletics championships.

Reed's pupils gather for 200 years and fallen peers

Croydon Guardian:

2:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A memorial service brought former Reed’s School pupils together at the annual reunion day.

MP visits site of Saint John Bosco College

Croydon Guardian:

1:10am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The site of a new secondary school in Battersea received the seal of approval from Jane Ellison this week.

Cobham Free School finds a new greenbelt home

Croydon Guardian:

6:20am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A new permanent site for Cobham Free School has been announced, months after the developers pulled out of original proposals.

Epsom school's rating boost after partnership with secondary

Croydon Guardian:

4:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A junior school which was taken under the wing of a top-rated secondary school has transformed itself from being rated "satisfactory" to "good" by Ofsted.

Children on the trail of operatic brilliance

Croydon Guardian: It's big enough for everyone

5:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

The classic tale of Hansel and Gretel will be brought to life in Putney next month.

Philippines internship for ACS Cobham pupils

Croydon Guardian: Experience: Students will document what they see

4:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

Two Cobham students will travel to the Philippines this summer to see the world famous Orbis flying eye hospital in action.

Business minds moulded at Twickenham school

Croydon Guardian: Business partners: Newland House School

1:50am Sunday 29th June 2014

Newland House School is helping pupils build entrepreneurial skills by setting up their own mini-businesses.

Viking heritage and more to inspire children's learning

Croydon Guardian: New logo: Celebrating the past

2:00am Saturday 28th June 2014

Wandsworth children will be encouraged to learn about the borough's history and put together celebratory displays in a new competition this autumn.

Nick Clegg giving Sutton schools more than £150,000 extra funding for disadvantaged children

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

12:18pm Thursday 26th June 2014

Schools are to be given more than £150,000 in extra funding to help them support children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Motors-mad teacher gets grateful recognition

Croydon Guardian: Peter Avenell: Helping pupils motor ahead

2:00am Thursday 26th June 2014

A Brooklands College teacher has been commended for his persistent enthusiasm to improve the lives of students.

Pupils learn to develop games with their Xbox controllers

Croydon Guardian: Game on: Flo Murphy and Lucy Bishop

2:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Schoolchildren proved they had top tech skills when they learned how to create their own video games.

Admissions adjudicator rejects Hinchley Wood School complaints

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

2:00am Tuesday 24th June 2014

Parents hoping to send their children to Hinchley Wood School said are fighting "a lost cause" after the schools adjudicator did not uphold any objections to the schools new admissions criteria.

Life's big lessons learned at Elmbridge junior citizen programme

Croydon Guardian: Great event: New mayor and mayoress of Elmbridge Councillor Barry Fairbank and Gill Smith with children from Weston Green School and Hurst Park Primary School

2:20am Monday 23rd June 2014

Children enjoyed a visit to Walton Fire Station to take part in safety awareness sessions as part of the Elmbridge junior citizen programme.

Sporting stars of Esher College recognised by Olympic athlete

Croydon Guardian: Sporting excellence: Students Ella Widdop-Gray (high jumper) and Calvin Hooper (rower) with Olympian Ed Sinclair

2:10am Monday 23rd June 2014

Esher College students who have achieved sporting success found out what it is like to compete in the Olympics.








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