Category Archives: Education

Labour Plan for raising more cash for public services in Westminster

Westminster Labour Councillors have launched a 5 Point Plan which could raise millions of pounds for public services from wealthy residents who currently pay the lowest Council Tax in the UK and who want to pay more to resurrect local … Continue reading

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Where the money went – How Labour invested in Westminster’s secondary schools

Westminster’s Building Schools for the Future programme, initiated by the last Labour Government and supported by Labour Councillors, has rebuilt or refurbished all of Westminster’s secondary schools. Pimlico Academy • £34 million rebuild of the Lupus Street site school • … Continue reading

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Community concern over Westminster’s University Technical College plans

Churchill ward Councillors and the local community have expressed concerns about the plans for a University Technical College on Sutherland Street in Pimlico. Despite Councillors being promised full community engagement only two public exhibition sessions were organised by the Developers, … Continue reading

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Warm welcome for Labour’s plans for 25 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds

Westminster’s Labour Councillors have welcomed Ed Miliband’s plans for 25 hours free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds which could help hundreds of local mothers get back to work or work extra hours. Labour will also … Continue reading

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Westminster City Council to stop funding all full time places in its nursery schools and nursery classes from September 2015

Westminster City Council is proposing to stop funding all full time places in its nursery schools and nursery classes from September 2015. Schools will then have to choose between charging parents for any hours over the 15 hours the Government … Continue reading

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Marylebone Boys School – letter to Michael Gove MP

Dear Mr Gove I am writing to support Marylebone Boys School’s search for a permanent site so that the school can admit pupils this September. As you will know, a number of permanent sites have been identified by the School, … Continue reading

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Still no site for Marylebone Boys School as parents’ worries grow

The ‘Wood & Vale’ reports; “Popular Marylebone free school running out of time to secure site A free school which has proved popular with Westminster parents may have to delay its opening if it doesn’t secure a permanent site soon. … Continue reading

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