Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Primary school catchments update...

So far this year the catchments have been

Horniman 315.78m
Fairlawn 345.11m
Eliot Bank 322.82

Will post more when I know!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Treasure Hunt in Peckham Park 26th April

There's a treasure hunt taking place Peckham Park on 26th April in aid of Cool Earth, a charity aimed at saving rainforests in Africa and South America.
Meet outside Cafe On The Rye, SE15 3UA at 2pm and look out for the green Cool Earth T-shirts. The cost is £2 per person and the hunt is mostly designed for older children as some of the clues are a little tricky. For more information email ulaanonyourfeet@gmail.com

Thursday, 3 April 2014

New Haberdashers' secondary school for East Dulwich?

There has been a lot of work behind the scenes to try to provide another co-ed secondary school in East Dulwich on the site of the old Dulwich Hospital. This would take huge pressure off SE23 families hoping for places in co-ed schools such as Kingsdale or Charter - both so oversubscribed you have more chance of winning the lottery!
Well, now there's good news. This from James Barber Lib Dem Councillor for East Dulwich...

We have fabulous news. After a thorough process our Steering Group formally asked Haberdashers' Aske's to provide our new school and run with this project for us. Last night they formally agreed to take this project forward.

Haberdashers' share our vision for a non faith co-ed secondary school with around 180 pupils per year group with a sixth form. They envisage modelling our school on the highly successful Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College.

Many thanks to the Steering Group for their hard work and support making this choice. I've enjoyed all the leg working talking to school providers over the last 12 months. This has been one of the most exciting campaigns I've helped lead in East Dulwich.
But also a big thank you to you for lending your support and being patient while we were in confidential negotiations. Without your support school providers wouldn't have wanted to work with us. But we're always looking for more support. Please get friends and family to register their support for our great new school via www.newschool.org.uk

What's on this weekend 5th & 6th April

What: Bienvenidos Spanish Club
When: 11am-12pm
Age: 0-5 years
Where: Community Room, Forest Hill Pools, SE23 3HZ
Cost: £80 for 10 sessions

What: Horniman Farmers Market
When: 9am-1.30pm
Age: ALL
Where: Horniman Museum Gardens, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Art Makers: Cress Creations
When: 1.30pm-2.15pm & 2.45pm-3.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Education Centre, Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: £3 per child (buy tickets from the Information Desk)

What: Family Film Club
When: 1.30pm-3.45pm
Age: ALL
Where: Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HZ
Cost: Free

What: A World of Stories
When: 11-11.45am and 12.15-1pm
Age: 5+
Where: Horniman Museum, London Road, SE23 3PQ
Cost: Free

What: Kids art workshop 
When: 11am-12.30pm
Age: 3+
Where: Doopo Doopo, 15 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN
Cost: £10 per child (drop-in)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ivydale School to expand

Ivydale School in Nunhead is going to become a 4-form entry school from 2016. This should help some of the parents living on the Lewisham/Southwark border of SE23.
This from Renata Hamvas, Labour Coucillor for Peckham Rye Ward...

This afternoon Nunhead Ward Councillors, Fiona Colley and Sunil Chopra and Peckham Rye Councillors, Victoria Mills and I met with the Head of Ivydale, Helen Ingham and the Deputy Head, Judith Lambert. I'm delighted to confirm that Ivydale will be expanding onto the former Bredinghurst site on Stuart Road to form a four form entry primary, with the first four forms of entry being in 2016. The architects who will design the new buildings for the Stuart Road site are due to be appointed shortly. There will shortly follow consultation with the school, families and local community as we move into the next stage of the expansion process.