Children and young people

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Lambeth pupils record improved GCSE results – again

Lambeth’s pupils have bucked the national trend, by posting another remarkable improvement in their higher-grade GCSE results. Provisional results released today show that almost six out of 10 first-time entry candidates achieved at least five higher-grades passes: 59.2 % earned five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths – a 2.7 % increase on … Continue reading

Lambeth pledges support for refugee children

Lambeth has become the first council to pledge support for a scheme to support refugee children – and joined calls for the Government to provide enough funding for the programme to reach its potential. In May 2016 the Government made a commitment to work with local councils to bring unaccompanied refugee children in Europe to … Continue reading

Lambeth launches Equality Commission to spearhead the crusade against poverty and disadvantage

Lambeth is launching a ground-breaking new campaign to tackle the problems which still hold back people in some of the borough’s most disadvantaged communities. The Council has signed up a panel of distinguished local residents and policy experts to carry out an in-depth investigation of the causes and impact of poverty and inequality across all … Continue reading

Lambeth school named Britain’s best

A Lambeth primary school has been named the best in the United Kingdom at a prestigious national awards ceremony. Vauxhall Primary School came top in the Best Primary School category at the Times Education Supplement (TES) awards, after judges singled out its “extremely high expectations and ambitious and inspirational delivery of an exciting curriculum”. The … Continue reading

Lambeth offers to help unaccompanied young refugees

Lambeth stands ready to welcome refugee children who arrive in Britain alone after fleeing war-torn regions of the world, ministers have been told. The Council has contacted the Home Office to signal that the borough is ready to look after unaccompanied young asylum-seekers who come to the UK from camps in Europe. The move follows … Continue reading

Lambeth school scoops national award for helping disadvantaged pupils realise their potential

A Lambeth secondary school has won a national award for its work in improving the attainment of its disadvantaged pupils. La Retraite RC Girls’ School picked up a Pupil Premium Award at a ceremony hosted by Childcare and Education Minister Sam Gyimah, in central London. It beat scores of schools from across the country to … Continue reading

Lambeth paving the way for new homes

Work has started on a new scheme that will bring 89 new homes and a new nursery to the north of Lambeth. After Ethelred Nursery and a neighbouring children’s centre moved to premises nearby, workers have begun preparations for a project that will help Lambeth’s goal of building 1,000 new homes at Council-rent levels and … Continue reading

Lambeth offers a primary school place to every child

EMBARGOED TO 5PM, Monday 18 APRIL 2016 Every child who applied for a reception place in a Lambeth primary school for September 2016 has been offered one, new figures have revealed today [Monday, 18 April 2016]. This is the fifth consecutive year that over 90% of families have been offered a place at the school … Continue reading

National Offer Day: Every child gets a place at a Lambeth secondary school

For the fourth year running, every child in Lambeth whose application was on time has received an offer of a secondary school place, new figures have revealed today. More than four out of five Year 6 applicants in the borough have been offered a place at their first or second-choice schools, starting in September. On … Continue reading

Trial day for new road layout

A new road layout, designed to reduce accidents outside a primary school, will be trialled for a day on Friday (26 Feb). New Park Road, in Brixton, will see traffic calming measures designed by parents and residents alongside road safety charity Sustrans, introduced outside Richard Atkins School. The designs will be trialled for one day … Continue reading


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