Subject tag: Schools

03 September 2019

Enfield Learning Trust has agreed to continue taking reception pupils at Bowes Southgate Green School for at least one more year.

27 August 2019

A senior official from the Department for Education (DfE) has written to Fox Lane & District Residents Association (FLDRA) with some clarification about the provision of primary school places in Enfield borough and in particular about the future of Bowes Southgate Green School and the possible building of a new school in The Bourne adjacent to Grovelands Park.

10 July 2019

Parents are petitioning Enfield Council and the Department for Education in a bid to persuade the council to reverse its decision to instruct Bowes Primary School to cease taking any further reception pupils at its Wilmer Way site (Bowes School Southgate Green) following the September 2019 cohort.

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09 July 2019

More than 60 children from schools across north London and Hertfordshire came together last week to showcase their amazing ability at a new event called Ivy’s Got Talent.

24 May 2019

What gives Enfield head teachers their biggest headaches when balancing their budgets?

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07 May 2019

Proposals for two new schools at Chase Farm will be on show at a public exhibition on Thursday and afterwards information will be available online.

27 March 2019

A group of parents have set up a crowdfunding appeal in order to raise money to take legal action against the decision by Walker Primary School to join the Ivy Learning Trust academy group.

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03 March 2019

Ahead of the next strike by schoolchildren, scheduled for 15th March, the Global Coordination Group of the Youth-led Climate Strike has published an open letter in the Guardian newspaper.

17 January 2019

You may have noticed a banner outside Hazelwood Schools proclaiming cuts of £12.5m across Enfield. But what do these cuts really mean for our children and why are parents still campaigning against them?

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23 October 2018

Parents from Palmers Green and nearby joined in with a National Day of Action in protest at school funding cuts on Friday 19 October. Parents and children at Hazelwood Schools, St Monica’s, West Grove and St Michael at Bowes danced their socks off to highlight the impact these damaging cuts are having on our schools.

25 April 2018

Fair Funding Enfield - a group that campaigns for increased funding for local schools - has recently carried out a survey with the aim of quantifying the impact of school funding cuts in Enfield. 59 schools responded to an anonymous survey. The results of the survey are set out below. "We do not have any further capacity for cuts in staff numbers, at any level of the organisation." 49% of schools have cut teaching staff 76% have cut teaching assistants 28% postponed or.......

14 November 2017

In the run-up to this year's general election, a group of local parents organised a demonstration and march protesting about planning cuts to funding for schools - who knows, it may even have influenced the way the voting went in Enfield Southgate. The group behind the march - Fair Funding for All Schools-Enfield  - continue to campaign, as do parents throughout the country.  They've produced a new video and issued a press release - see below. #FutureStealers video highlights the.......

27 July 2017

The Broomfield House Trust is hoping to work with local artists, teachers and schoolchildren on a project that would promote a lifelong love of art and learning while at the same time contributing to the Trust's multipronged efforts to raise funds to restore Broomfield House. The Lanscroon Murals in Broomfield House before the fires. The staircase at the Beaumont Care Home in Southgate also has murals by the same artistThe project would be be run along similar lines to Take One Picture, the.......

27 May 2017

Parents, teachers and children took to the streets of Palmers Green this morning to protest against planned cuts in government funding to schools throughout London. The 200+ marchers set out from Hazelwood School at 11am and proceeded through the centre of Palmers Green, ending in Broomfield Park, where the protesters held a picnic lunch. All photographs by Richard McKeeverThe march organisers have calculated that unless the government's funding plans are changed, by 2019 government spending.......

14 March 2017

Talkies Community Cinema has never been known to rest on its laurels.  This month the locally based "pop-up" cinema will be launching its third HERE film festival with a special event featuring for the first time a live orchestra.  The film in question is of great historical importance and was itself a groundbreaking achievement when it was first shown just over a hundred years ago. Talkies' screening of The Battle of the Somme on 22nd March at Heartlands High School will form part.......

01 February 2017

Caroline Russell writes about the Clean Air for Enfield meeting that took place at Bowes School on 12th January.

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28 January 2017

The parent of a child at Oakthorpe Primary School is petitioning Enfield Council to improve pedestrian safety in the vinicity of the school, which is Tile Kiln Lane, near the junction with Chequers Way. The online petition, on, reads as follows: Produce adequate road safety for Oakthorpe Primary School before a child is injured. My child has been attending Oakthorpe Primary School on Tile Kiln Lane since September 2015 and very early on I noticed that there was a major problem.......

27 January 2017

In a particularly bad time for air quality (not yet over), a couple of newspaper headlines that bring home the problem. The front page of yesterday' Evening Standard A  London  head teacher today issued a heartfelt “cry for help” to protect her pupils from toxic air which has blighted the capital for days. Effie Demetriou of Bowes Primary School, next to the North Circular, begged  Sadiq Khan  and Transport for London to act and cut local pollution........

11 December 2016

Topics on the agenda for the meeting of Southgate Ward Forum on 14th December include complaints about the recently relocated Southgate Library, the status of the proposal to build a new primary school adjacent to Grovelands Park and planting of flower beds around Southgate Station. More information about the specific concerns about these three topics (and others) can be found in the draft minutes of the September ward forum meeting. Southgate Ward Forum Wednesday, 14th December, 2016 7.30.......

22 March 2015

At the Enfield Council Meeting on Wednesday 25th March (7pm at the Civic Centre) councillors will be briefed on the strategy for the provision of secondary school places and will debate an opposition paper which proposes ways of reducing the cost of temporary accommodation for homeless families. Provision of secondary school places The executive summary of the briefing paper states that demand for secondary school places will continue to rise until 2020 followed by five years of slightly lower.......