Sutton’s primary schools have been hailed as ‘particularly impressive’ by Ofsted.
The annual schools report 2012-13 published in December ranked Sutton’s schools at joint third in the whole country.
Sutton has also been ranked joint first in London.
Schoolchildren who planted bulbs at Painshill Park last year have revisited the venue to see the fruits of their labour.
A group from Linden Bridge School in Worcester Park planted hundreds of daffodils in woodland areas last autumn.
Elmbridge Today: www.elmbridgetoday.co.uk/Community/Schoolchildren_results_of_bulb_planting_0000004452.aspx
Local community groups and schools have been taking part in an ongoing programme of bulb planting at Painshill Park, the 18th Century landscape park in Portsmouth Road, Cobham.
A group from Linden Bridge School in Worcester Park, a school for a range of pupils with autism and social communication difficulties, was the first to take part.
Elmbridge Today: www.elmbridgetoday.co.uk/Community/Children_plant_bulbs_Painshill_Park_0000003907.aspx
Primary schools in Sutton are in the top 10 in the country, according to new figures.
Your Local Guardian: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/10073532.Primary_schools_in_the_top_ten___Ofsted/
Encouraging kids to walk, cycle or catch the bus to school instead of getting a ride from mum and dad has won four Sutton schools, including Worcester Park’s Cheam Common Junior School, special awards from Transport for London (TfL).
Sutton Council: www.sutton.gov.uk/suttonpress/index.aspx?articleid=16869
A former prime minister was back on his old stomping ground today to open a newly refurbished centre at St Raphael’s Hospice.
Your Local Guardian: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/10013780.Sir_John_Major_opens_newly_refurbished_St_Raphael_s_centre/
Eight candidates are battling it out to become Sutton’s member of the UK youth parliament, including Jonathan Austen, 17, of Cheam High School.
Your Local Guardian: www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/suttonnews/9977463.Candidates_battle_it_out_to_become_a_member_of_youth_parliament/