Croydon Education Question Time 24 May

Wednesday 24 May, 7pm

(doors open 6.30pm)

St Andrews High School,
Waynflete Avenue, CR0 4BH
(parking on playground)

Is it correct that school funding is being cut?

Why have class sizes risen in the last two years?

Are teachers overworked?
Are standards falling in our schools?

Why are some schools removing subjects like Arts and Drama?

Should schools be run as businesses?

Do we need Free Schools?

Will opening grammar schools raise standards and increase social mobility?

Chair: Philipa Harvey (local teacher and NUT National President 2016)


Gavin Barwell (Tory MP for Croydon Central 2010-17)
Sarah Jones (Labour candidate for Croydon Central)
Local Headteacher,  Local Parent, Local Student

If you have a question you would like to ask the panel, you can email it in advance to

To make sure you get a seat at the Education Question Time, please register at:

Tea, coffee and light refreshments

How did Barwell and Jones do last year?

Debate on aspects of education in Croydon


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's 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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