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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 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

Securing a future for Lambeth’s past

A study is underway to determine the long term security of the Lambeth Archives. The Archives, currently housed in the Minet Library building in Loughborough Junction, includes thousands of documents, artefacts and photographs from Lambeth’s history. Whether you want to trace your family history, a house history, discover the origins of your neighbourhood or look … 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 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

Update: Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library is currently occupied by protesters who have made a number of claims about the future of the Lambeth Council building. It is important to set the record straight. Carnegie Library will re-open in early 2017 as a Healthy Living Centre with a refurbished neighbourhood library, new computers, the same book stock and study … 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

Lambeth presses ahead with new school for pupils on the autism spectrum

Lambeth Council is pressing ahead with preparations for a new school for dozens of children and young people on the autism spectrum. The council has agreed to sell a site in Lollard Street, Kennington, to the Education Funding Agency to enable the NAS Vanguard School to go ahead. The new school, which will be run … Continue reading

Key Stage 2 Results – Another impressive year for our primary school pupils.

Key Stage 2 Results – Another impressive year for our primary school pupils. Lambeth’s 11-year-olds have once again beaten the national average for reading, writing and arithmetic, new test scores have revealed. The 2015 Key Stage 2 (KS2) results show that 85% of the borough’s Year 6 pupils gained level 4+ in each of reading, … Continue reading

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