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
Lambeth Council has issued the following statement regarding Trinity Academy, the ‘Catholic ethos’ free school proposed for the Lambeth College site on Brixton Hill:
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.
The 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
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.