MONDAY 23rd: consultation event on plans for new school building for Orchard Primary

An event is being held on Monday 23 July to consult the public on plans for a new building at Orchard Primary School at the corner of Cotherstone and Christchurch Roads. The exhibition will display the proposals to provide enhanced teaching facilities. Members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals before a planning application is made.

In addition to a new building, the existing buildings at Orchard Primary are listed and repair works are proposed for those. The scheme will also provide improvements to the landscape including new planting, new outdoor activity spaces, study gardens and performance spaces.

The public consultation event will take place in the School Hall at Orchard Primary School, Christchurch Road, London, SW2 3ES on Monday 23rd July 6pm-8pm.

If you cannot attend or  have any further questions or would like more information please email consultation@rolfe-judd.co.uk.

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TOMORROW: Information evening for proposed expansion of Sudbourne Primary School

Screenshot 2018-07-17 00.13.36Sudbourne Primary School and Lambeth Council, together with their professional design team, are hosting an information evening to discuss the proposed new school expansion on the nearby former Livity School site at Mandrell Road.

This is the next stage of our long-held ambition to double the size of the fantastic and popular Sudbourne Primary School.

Feel free to drop in at any time between 3pm and 7pm on Wednesday 18th July at the school hall of Sudbourne Primary, on Hayter Road.

Feel free to drop in to provide your comments and feedback. If you are unable to attend and wish to comment within 21 days, or for further information, please contact Luke Riggall (Architects) via luke.riggall@hlmarchitects.com.

This weekend: Summer fairs at Corpus Christi and Sudbourne Schools

This weekend sees two of the key events in the Brixton Hill summer calendar – the school fairs at Corpus Christi and Sudbourne Primary Schools.

Corpus Christi’s Summer Fair takes place on Saturday 30th June, 12 to 4pm, via their Trent Road entrance. Look out for all your favourite stalls, especially the always-excellent choice of international food.

Sudbourne Primary’s Summer Fair is on Sunday 1st July, 12 to 3pm, on Hayter Road. Entrance is £1.50. A ‘Jumble & Swish Sale’ is among the activities promised.

New ‘green screens’ to combat air pollution installed at Corpus Christi Primary School

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Cllr Tiedemann joins pupils, parents and staff at Corpus Christi RC Primary

This week has been Clean Air Week and Lambeth Council marked the week with a series of events seeking to address air pollution in the borough, including installing two ‘green screens’ at Corpus Christi RC Primary School. Councillor Martin Tiedemann and the cabinet member for environment joined pupils, parents and staff to launch the new walls.

The screens of Hedera ivy have been built alongside the playgrounds of Corpus Christi primary school on Lambert Road and Horsford Road, blocking pollutants from Brixton Hill and enabling children to breathe cleaner air while they play. The project has been a partnership between parents and pupils, and Lambeth Council.

There has already been a significant drop in air pollution on Brixton Hill thanks to the Mayor’s clean bus corridorResearch elsewhere showed a 24% drop in NO2 with a green screen, making a real difference to the pollution encountered by primary schoolchildren.

Lambeth Labour have already got to work on delivering their ambitious manifesto. As part of their commitment to tackling air pollution councillors pledged to build a green screen at every school on a main road. Children at over 30 schools will benefit from the toxin-reducing living walls.

Over the next four years we will also:

  • Plant over 1,000 new trees.
  • Double the number of cycle hangars
  • Install over 200 electric vehicle charging points
  • Lobby the Government for a new Clean Air Act
  • Continue to work with community energy co-operatives like Repowering London, with existing solar panels on the Roupell Park Estate

Public consultation regarding Glenbrook Primary School this week

invitation20to20a20public20consultation20templateGlenbrook Primary School is hosting two public consultation events later this week for residents to find out more about plans to rebuild the primary school and outline plans to put a brand new secondary school on the same site on Kings Avenue.

The plans for the new school buildings have been given the go-ahead by the Government and a planning application will be made shortly. If approved, construction would start this summer and is expected to be completed by September 2018 for the primary school. Residents will also be able to comment on suggestions for the proposed secondary school’s name.

Developers Bowmer & Kirkland, in partnership with the school, will host two public consultation events at Glenbrook Primary School on Friday 10th March, 15.30 to 20.00 and Saturday 11th March, 10.00 to 13.00. Residents are invited to come along to find out more information and to have questions answered.

Question to Council regarding Sudbourne and Orchard primary schools

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Orchard Primary School

Ahead of the next meeting of Lambeth Council next week, written questions to the Cabinet have been published. Brixton Hill councillor Adrian Garden asked for an update regarding the long hoped for expansion of Sudbourne Primary School, and the planned rebuild of Orchard Primary School on Christchurch Road.

Here is the cabinet member’s reply. Continue reading

Supporting Brixton Hill schools, supporting Brixton Hill parents

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Cllr Martin Tiedemann highlighting Labour’s campaign #NoNewGrammars

Giving local children the best start is one of our top priorities – and we need your help to ensure disastrous plans to slash funding to local schools do not put education at risk.

As your councillors, we have backed Labour’s drive to improve local schools, including:

  • Ensuring every child in a primary school has access to a free breakfast – an election promise in 2014 that we have delivered.
  • Enabling the expansion of the popular Sudbourne Primary School over the next few years and the opening of the new City Heights Academy in 2013.
  • Helping put Lambeth in the top 10% performing areas in the country, with 90% of all primary schools getting a good or outstanding rating.

But the Tory government is threatening to put these achievements at risk by: Continue reading

Public exhibition for new sixth form & homes on Acre Lane

A new sixth form centre with flats above is being proposed for the empty lot at the corner of Acre Lane and King’s Avenue. The sixth form centre is planned to be run in association with the new secondary school at Glenbrook School further along King’s Avenue.

The developers, Churchill Property, are holding an exhibition this week to display the plans to the public. The exhibition will take place at King’s Avenue School, King’s Avenue SW4 8BQ on 7/8/9 December between 5pm and 8pm.

Brixton Hill councillors are engaging with the application to push for road safety improvements, affordable housing and new employment opportunities.

Corpus Christi Primary confirmed as one of the best schools in the country

cclogoCorpus Christi Primary School in Brixton Hill got confirmation of its excellence last week when primary school performance tables were released, showing Corpus Christi as the highest performing school in Lambeth, sixth highest in London and equal fifty third in the whole of England. Other schools in the ward, notably Sudbourne Primary, performed strongly.

Well done to all the children, staff and parents, including Chair of Governors Mr Michael Burke and headteachers Mr Coyle and Ms Connery.

Consultation finally announced on plans for Lambeth College site

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After months of waiting for any news at all about the plans for the redevelopment of the Lambeth College site on Brixton Hill, the Government has finally announced its outline plans for the site that it bought from the College for £18million.

Brixton Hill residents have been invited to an ‘open forum’ discussion at the site on November 19, before the formal consultation process begins.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has confirmed the redeveloped site will be home to  adult education and training facilities for Lambeth College, the new Trinity Academy and the 14-19 Southbank University Technical College in partnership with London Southbank University and employer sponsors. They say the new buildings and provision will aim to cater for almost 2,000 learners at a time. Continue reading