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Today the Government has conceded that Snaresbrook Primary School, in Meadow Walk, will not be forced to become an academy school against the wishes of the school’s governing body and its parents.  The decision follows an effective campaign by concerned parents, which was backed by all the Redbridge political parties after Liberal Democrats proposed a motion […]

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Roding councillors have today been meeting local parents to talk about their concerns at road safety outside Nightingale School, in Ashbourne Avenue.  This featured recently in the local paper.  We visited the school at this afternoon’s picking up time, to see the situation for ourselves.  It was clear that unfortunately a few parents do park […]

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Lib Dem Council motion supports Snaresbrook School parents

by gwynethdeakins on 26 September, 2013

At last week’s meeting of Redbridge Council, LibDem Cllr Richard Hoskins put down an emergency motion expressing support for the parents, staff and governors of Snaresbrook Primary School in their campaign to prevent the School being forced to become an Academy. The motion received all-Party support and was passed unanimously.  It reads: “Council notes that Parents and Carers […]

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Free School Meals for local infants

by ianbond on 20 September, 2013

This week Liberal Democrats announced that all infant (reception, year one, and year two) pupils in England will get free school lunches from September 2014. This was one recommendation of the School Food Plan, which found that in trials where pupils had been given a free school dinner, students were academically months ahead of their peers. […]

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Consultation on expansion of Woodbridge High School

by gwynethdeakins on 27 September, 2012

The Council is carrying out a public consultation on the proposed expansion of Woodbridge High School.  The expansion would enable it to take an extra 400 pupils and 21 staff from September 2014. The School has already obtained outline planning permission for new buildings, but this consultation is about the principle of expansion, not solely […]

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Log on and apply for your child’s school place

by ianbond on 24 September, 2012

Did you know you can apply for your child’s school place online, using the Council’s website? Last year more than half of local parents and carers applied for their child’s school place online, proving just how quick and simple it is! It’s quick and easy to do.  It’s safe to use.  There is no risk that […]

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