Conservatives offer solutions to school crisis

In January 2008, national league tables for 5 A* to C grades at GCSE revealed Greenwich had the lowest pass rate in the country. Plans for a new building for St Paul's Academy are at least 3 years behind and a new John Roan school will be 5 storeys tall with a playground on the roof. Labour Councillors have blamed teachers and parents for failures in education, but Conservative Education spokesman Cllr Dermot Poston said "Conservatives believe that smaller schools which are independent of the Council create more of a community, are more responsive to parents and better for children."