Croydon Council discusses Academies and Free Schools – 25 November

Croydon’s academies and free schools are being discussed by Croydon Council’s Children & Young People Scrutiny Sub-Committee on Tuesday 25 November.

The briefing paper can be accessed at:

Concerns have been expressed at a number at recent public discussions about:

–     the increasing fragmentation of the primary and secondary school system through these state funded privatised schools  – Croydon Assembly on 15 November.

–    the problems of getting Black British History into teaching in schools – African History+ @Croydon event on 22 November.

The lack of power the Council over these state funded privatised schools is discussed by me in Croydon Citizen at


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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