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

Council issues statement regarding Trinity Academy free school

Screenshot 2014-01-26 15.34.24Lambeth Council has issued the following statement regarding Trinity Academy, the ‘Catholic ethos’ free school proposed for the Lambeth College site on Brixton Hill:

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Lambeth, in common with local authorities across the country, has no power or influence over decisions about where free schools are set up.

This means the free school policy can cause havoc for the council’s admissions policy, where schools are set up in areas where there is no demand for places. This is the case with Trinity free school in Brixton where there’s no need for another secondary school.

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Consultation on new free school in Brixton Hill

Screenshot 2014-01-26 15.34.24The next couple of weeks see consultation meetings for the proposed new free school on the site of Lambeth College on Brixton Hill.

Trinity Academy will have two meetings to discuss the proposed new secondary school to open in September 2014, on the site on the corner of Horsford Road.

The drop-in meetings take place on:

  • Monday 27 January 3pm-5pm, at the Meeting Room, The Brix at St Matthews, Brixton Hill
  • Wednesday 12 February 7pm-9pm, The Boardroom, Lambeth College Clapham Centre, 45 Clapham Common South Side

There is also a wider consultation process that ends on 17 February at www.trinityacademy.org/consultation. Continue reading

Brixton Hill schools among top performers in league table

In the league tables of primary schools published this week by the Department for Education, the four primary schools in Brixton Hill ward all performed strongly, in the context of excellent results for Lambeth as a whole. While league tables have clear limitations, these results indicate the improvements local schools have shown in recent years and the excellence we have here in Brixton Hill.

Sudbourne and Corpus Christi schools did particularly well according to the league tables, coming second and third respectively in the ranking of Lambeth schools. Richard Atkins and Christ Church schools also out-performed the national average. We congratulate pupils and staff on their achievements.

Lambeth schools were also among the best in the country at closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.