BISHOP OPENS EXTENSIONS TO NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL There was a large gathering of parents and friends of pupils of the Northampton Notre Dame High School for Girls at the school yesterday afternoon when the Bishop of Northampton, Mgr. Laurence Youens, performed the opening ceremony of a fine new extension building.
The building, which leaks been necessitated by the continued growth and success of the school, embodies the latest ideas in design, appointment, and equipment, and will greatly facilitate the school's ever-widening activities, particularly by its provision of a new assembly hall, with a modern stage and dressing rooms, and a new kindergarten, with verandah for summer openair tuition.
SCHEMES INVOLVING 1,300 CHILDREN SANCTIONED The reorganisation of certain Catholic and Church of England schools in South London concerning over 1,500 children was sanctioned at last week's meeting of the Education Committee of the L.C.C.
Catholic schools in Brixton, Clapham, Balham and Streatham will be reorganised as Junior schools, the senior pupils going to the new senior school being built on the site of the former Clapham High School. Reorganisation will take effect as Boon as the new school is ready.
The schools concerned are St. Mary's, Clapham, to become a junior boys' and junior girls' and infants' school with a roll of 370; Corpus Christi, Brixton, to become a junior mixed and infants' school with a roll of 140; Nightingale Square, Balharre, to become a junior mixed and infants' school with a roll of 230; and St. Andrew's, to become a junior mixed and infants' school with a roil of 180.
PLANS APPROVED BY COUNTY AUTHORITIES
At last week's meeting of the Warwickshire Education Committee approval was given to plans for the erection of a Catholic senior school in Burton Road, Dudley.
NOT TO APPEAL AGAINST NEW SCHOOL At last week's meeting of the Darlington Education Committee it was stated that as the result of a conference with managers of the Catholic schools in the town, the Committee decided not to go forward with an appeal to the Board of Education against the proposal for a new Catholic elementary school in North Road for about 290 infant and junior children.
AWAITS REPORT Presiding at Nelson Education Committee last week, Alderman Smith recalled the history of reorganising Catholic schools, dating from 1936.
There were conversations with Colne about a joint senior school, he said. After long and protracted negotiations that business fell through. Colne's application to build their own senior school had not succeeded.
There was no intention by Coins to share a joint senior school. If anything were to be done at Nelson, they would have to tackle the question themselves. The County Council had intimated willingness to a joint school with Coins or one at Nelson including Barrowford and Brierfleld.
The committee now await the report of the representatives of the diocesan authorities on such a scheme.