Schools

A message to prospective families and community partners from the headteacher of Broomfield School, inviting them to join a focus group to discuss the school's future.

The official opening ceremony for Walker Primary School's new building has taken place after a delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

With children soon due to return to their classrooms, the issue of how pupils will travel to and from school is becoming urgent. There are serious questions about how many will be able resume using public transport. Across the country the government is telling local authorities that they want at least half of pupils with journeys of less than two miles who have previously used buses to switch to active travel - walking or cycling. In London it's still unclear under what circumstances free public transport will be available to schoolchildren. This article points readers in the direction of some recently published information relevant to school transport in the age of Covid-19.

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On 4th June Enfield Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee met to consider the re-opening of schools in the borough as the Covid-19 lockdown is relaxed. At the meeting questions submitted by the National Education Union (NEU) were read out and answers given. In a GlobalNet21 webinar, Francis Sealey interviews Clare Docherty, Secretary of the NEU's Enfield District, about the issues raised by the union and how well she felt the scrutiny process worked.

Need help finding your way around the confusing process of getting your child into a primary school? Finding that you live in a school catchment 'black hole'? A new website run by two Palmers Green parents who've been through all this could be just what you need.