Category Archives: In the News

Prime Minister pledges 500 new free schools – but government spikes parents’ plan for new secondary in Holborn

By RICHARD OSLEY Published in CNJ 12 Mar 2015 PRIME Minister David Cameron promised to open 500 new free schools across the country on the same day that his government dashed the hopes of parents campaigning for a new secondary … Continue reading

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Parents applaud Town Hall

Published by CNJ: 01 August, 2013
 by RICHARD OSLEY PARENTS in the south of the borough have hailed council plans to open a new secondary school as “historic” after the scheme was given the green light by leading councillors. Camden … Continue reading

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CNJ: Wren Street Site for New School

Published: 27 June, 2013 by RICHARD OSLEY     A NEW secondary school is finally – after decades of parent campaigns and broken promises – set to open in the south of Camden, the New Journal can reveal. The Town Hall … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson: Put aside politics and open the schools we need

21 May 2013  COMMENT London will be short of 118,000 school places by 2016. This is no time to set educational ideology above pupils I cannot conceal it from you that I went to the same school as the party … Continue reading

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London’s population surge could mean 300,000 more school places needed by 2031

Greater London Assembly press release published 18th April 2013 The number of school children in London is set to increase by 25 per cent over the next 20 years as London’s population is projected to exceed 10 million , the … Continue reading

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Conservative fury over school site accusation

Published 1st May 2013 By RICHARD OSLEY CONSERVATIVE councillors say they have been “besmirched” by Labour Party chiefs who claimed the new UCL Academy was placed in Swiss Cottage partly for electoral gain. Town Hall leader Councillor Sarah Hayward and … Continue reading

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We Need More School Places

Letters: Evening Standard 24th April 2013   The school places shortage raises two different issues: the challenge of providing more school buildings, and of recruiting enough teachers. In terms of capital spending, my understanding is that the free school budget … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

Labour claim location of new UCL Academy school was swayed by Tory general election strategy Published: 25 April, 2013
  Camden New Journal by RICHARD OSLEY THE new UCL Academy was placed in Swiss Cottage by Conservative councillors in the hope … Continue reading

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Sort it! Residents say new school should come before building 700 homes on Royal Mail site

    by PETER GRUNER Published: 7 February, 2013 A PLAN to “squeeze” more than 700 homes on the five-hectare Mount Pleasant Sorting Office site in King’s Cross has led to fears that a perfect site for a new secondary school … Continue reading

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