The Roman Catholic secondary school for girls on Central Hill SE19 1RS is planning to close in August 2021.
Admissions were suspended for year 7 students in September 2020. Year 8 , 9 & 11 students are attending the Virgo Fidelis site but Year 10 students are attending St Marys in West Croydon CR9 2EE
Virgo Fidelis no longer has a 6th form and pupil rolls have been falling recently – with a corresponding impact on school budgets. The Victorian buildings date back to 1848 and so are exepensive to repair.
Croydon council is consulting on the closure – to have a say fill in the form linked below before the deadline of Oct 23rd.
In February 2015 Croydon council refused a planning application from Lidl to replace the former car showroom at the corner of Beulah Hill and Crown Lane. Croydon said Lidl’s plans were “ detrimental to the visual amenities of the streetscene, by reason of its unacceptable scale, appearance, siting, massing & overall design and insufficient landscaping & boundary treatment”
Lidl has submitted new plans for 9 flats and a supermarket on the empty car showroom site close to the corner of Crown Lane/ Beulah Hill. The main shop entrance will be on Beulah Hill SE19 3HD. The plans include a 38 space car park with an entrance on Crown Lane.
Previous plans were refused by Croydon counciI – see our posts on 21/10/13 and 21/2/14.
To see or comment on the new plans in detail quote ref 14/04434/P on Croydon council’s planning portal:
A planning application has been submitted to Croydon council by Lidl to open a store on the site of the former SG Smith Volkswagen car showroom on Beulah Hill.
Residents and local Croydon & Lambeth councillors are particularly concerned about the impact on traffic as Lidl’s trucks would be joining trucks for both the local Tesco and GKN builders merchants which are already causing difficulties on busy Crown Lane.