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Special school to stay closed for second day because of heating issues

A Derbyshire special school is to remain closed to pupils tomorrow because of a lack of heating.

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Council set for U-turn on sibling admission policy

Council set for U-turn on sibling admission policy

Nottinghamshire County Council is set to do a U-turn on schools admission criteria concerning siblings.

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Leas Park Junior School receiving a cheque from Four Seasons mascot Buzz after last years Shop For Schools.

Shop For Schools ready to rattle Four Seasons’ tills again

The annual Shop For Schools initiative in Mansfield, sponsored by the Chad, is fully subscribed and set to be another success.

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Queen Elizabeths Academy in Mansfield, which is now showing improvements, according to Ofsted inspectors.

‘Inadequate’ school making improvement after sweeping changes

Positive improvements have been made at a Mansfield school after scathing criticism by Ofsted inspectors led to mass resignations and sweeping changes.

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Kirkby Woodhouse primary becomes an Academy school. Headteacher Ruth Maddison with students.

Kirkby primary school set to become an academy

The headteacher of a primary school in Kirbky has said she wants it to become an academy so staff and governors can ‘take control of our future ’

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Controversial schools admissions process used in Mansfield and Ashfield is ‘lawful’, OSA rules

Controversial schools admissions process used in Mansfield and Ashfield is ‘lawful’, OSA rules

A controversial admissions process that has outraged parents and forced siblings to attend different schools has been ruled as ‘lawful’.

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1,061 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire by 2019, thanks to £39million funding cut

1,061 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire by 2019, thanks to £39million funding cut

There will be over 1,000 fewer teachers in Nottinghamshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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REVEALED: Nottinghamshire schools GCSE performance tables

REVEALED: Nottinghamshire schools GCSE performance tables

The latest GCSE performance tables for Nottinghamshire’s schools have been published by the Department for Education.

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National school tables have just been published

Notts GCSE results up on last year

School pupils across Nottinghamshire did better in their GCSEs than last academic year and data shows that there has been an increase in the percentage of students gaining five GCSE A*-C grades.

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Caitlin Tucker (left) and Taya Brocklehurst, who have set up the Student Charity Team at Shirebrook Academy to raise money for good causes.

Caring schoolgirls set up charity fundraising group

A caring 12-year-old schoolgirl from Shirebrook has launched a new fundraising group so she can continue the charity work of an aunt, struck down by ill health.

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Flying the rainbow flag for West Nottinghamshire College are (from left) vice-principal Louise Knott, student representative Alex Belcher and staff representative Jane Hawksford.

Proud West Notts College hailed as champion of LGBT diversity

One of Mansfield and Ashfield’s educational flagships has again been named as one of the top workplaces in the country for promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) diversity.

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Manor Academy, Mansfield Woodhouse

Teachers’ exodus from troubled Mansfield academy

Some 11 teachers have left Mansfield’s Manor Academy in the past nine months following a damning Ofsted report.

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Principal Tim Croft with some of the pupils at Sutton Community Academy.

Improving Sutton Community Academy gets glowing praise from Ofsted

Leadership and pupil welfare have been described as outstanding in the best Ofsted report ever received by a secondary school in Sutton.

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Pub hopes to pave way for youngsters with learning difficulties

Pub hopes to pave way for youngsters with learning difficulties

As Kern Massey chops vegetables in a pub kitchen, he looks like any other confident young man.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday.

Last few days for Nottinghamshire parents to apply for child's school place

Nottinghamshire parents have less than a week to apply for their child's infant or primary school place for September.
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Year 6 pupils at Croft Primary School, Sutton, at their DARE graduation.

Sutton schoolchildren DARE to learn about drugs

Proud parents dared to watch their children graduate from a drugs education programme at a Sutton school.

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Steve Hallam, who never dreamed he would be working in construction management.

Degree helps to fuel dad’s career dreams in construction management

A dad-of-three from Ollerton has earned a degree in residential development and construction thanks to a programme sponsored by the company he works for.

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VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

The death and rape of a teenage girl will serve as a warning to schoolchildren in a police film about the dangers of online grooming.

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Students and staff from Caritas house with some of the items they collected for the homeless.

School students raise Christmas cheer for the homeless

Caring pupils at a school in Mansfield spent the run-up to Christmas gathering Christmas cheer to help the homeless.

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