GIPSY HILL FEDERATION SCHOOLS WILL NOT BECOME ACADEMIES – Move revealed in letter to parents announcing Craig Tunstall’s departure

Schools in the Gipsy Hill Federation will not become academies for the "foreseeable future", parents have been told.   The six schools in the Federation - which includes Paxton primary school, Woodland Road, Upper Norwood - will remain a group of community schools under local authority control, says a letter from the Federation governors. The letter, … Continue reading GIPSY HILL FEDERATION SCHOOLS WILL NOT BECOME ACADEMIES – Move revealed in letter to parents announcing Craig Tunstall’s departure

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LAMBETHWATCH: SCRUTINY UNDER SCRUTINY / CRAIG TUNSTALL

Lambeth council’s overview and scrutiny committee hold their first meeting of the new council next Thursday with a new chairman -  Cllr Donatus Anyanwu  - and Conservative Cllr Tim Briggs being joined by Cllr Jonathan Bartley (Green party opposition leader). Regular readers will be aware the council's overview and scrutiny committee have come in for … Continue reading LAMBETHWATCH: SCRUTINY UNDER SCRUTINY / CRAIG TUNSTALL

CONTROVERSIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANS SCRAPPED

CONTROVERSIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANS SCRAPPED   Controversial plans to use Paxton primary school, Woodland Road as an interim site for a new Gipsy Hill secondary school have been scrapped. Gipsy Hill Federation, which runs the primary school, announced "with sadness" its new Gipsy Hill secondary school - which will be based in Clapham - will … Continue reading CONTROVERSIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANS SCRAPPED

PAXTON: "NO FUNDING FOR NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL UNLESS SOLUTION FOUND"

PAXTON: "NO FUNDING FOR NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL UNLESS SOLUTION FOUND"   Funding for a new Gipsy Hill secondary school based in Clapham will NOT be granted at the present time. The latest twist comes in a 'round-robin' email this morning (Friday) from Paxton Matters, a parent and community led campaign group set up to fight … Continue reading PAXTON: "NO FUNDING FOR NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL UNLESS SOLUTION FOUND"

“EMAIL LAMBETH LEADER ON PAXTON PLANS” PLEA

"EMAIL LAMBETH LEADER ON PAXTON PLANS" PLEA Paxton Matters are urging parents of Paxton primary school and residents living in the school's area to email Lambeth council leader Cllr Lib Peck with their concerns over plans to move secondary school pupils onto the site. The parent and community-led campaign group set up to fight plans … Continue reading “EMAIL LAMBETH LEADER ON PAXTON PLANS” PLEA

PAXTON: ‘CONSULTATION’ ON SCHOOL PLANS

PAXTON: 'CONSULTATION' ON SCHOOL PLANS Gipsy Hill federation are holding two public 'consultation' meetings on their proposals for Paxton primary school today (Monday 14th) and on Wednesday (16th) from 5pm to 7pm. A round robin letter Paxton Matters - a parent and community led campaign group set up to fight plans to put two year … Continue reading PAXTON: ‘CONSULTATION’ ON SCHOOL PLANS

PAXTON PRIMARY: FEDERATION WORK A FLANKER ON SECONDARY SCHOOL PROPOSALS – “No planning permission necessary for interim plans”

PAXTON PRIMARY: FEDERATION WORK A FLANKER ON SECONDARY SCHOOL PROPOSALS - "No planning permission necessary for interim plans"   The schools group which wants to put a secondary school on the Paxton primary site for two years appear to have circumvented both public criticism AND any need for planning permission - by using the PRIMARY … Continue reading PAXTON PRIMARY: FEDERATION WORK A FLANKER ON SECONDARY SCHOOL PROPOSALS – “No planning permission necessary for interim plans”

PAXTON PARENTS LETTER TO EDUCATIONAL FUNDING AGENCY

PAXTON PARENTS LETTER TO EDUCATIONAL FUNDING AGENCY Parents and supporters of Paxton primary school have appealed to the chairman of the Educational Funding Agency not to allow the school to be used to house secondary school pupils on the site. As previously reported, the Gipsy Hill Federation want to use Paxton primary school to house … Continue reading PAXTON PARENTS LETTER TO EDUCATIONAL FUNDING AGENCY

MORE THAN 800 RESIDENTS AND PARENTS SIGN PETITION OVER PAXTON PLANS

MORE THAN 800 RESIDENTS AND PARENTS SIGN PETITION OVER PAXTON PLANS More than 800 people have now signed a petition opposing plans to use Paxton primary school, Woodland Road, Upper Norwood as an interim site for a new Gipsy Hill secondary school. The petition reads as follows: The Gipsy Hill Federation has decided, subject to planning … Continue reading MORE THAN 800 RESIDENTS AND PARENTS SIGN PETITION OVER PAXTON PLANS

PRIMARY SCHOOL COULD HOUSE UP TO 480 SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS – More than 100 at public meeting

PRIMARY SCHOOL COULD HOUSE UP TO 480 SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS - More than 100 at public meeting Plans to use Paxton primary school to house up to 480 secondary school pupils over a two-year period came under fire from parents and residents at a public meeting on Tuesday night. The meeting heard of proposals by … Continue reading PRIMARY SCHOOL COULD HOUSE UP TO 480 SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS – More than 100 at public meeting