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Soldiers make school’s lessons more exciting

Soldiers from the British Army popped into a school in Mansfield to help make lessons more exciting for youngsters.

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Pupils hard at work at Intake Farm Primary School, Mansfield.

Mansfield school’s joy at “good” mark

Staff and pupils at a Mansfield primary school have been praised by their delighted headteacher after they were rated good by education inspectors.

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Students pictured outside West Notts College's Derby Road campus as they prepare to 'take over' the hotel. (PHOTO BY: Tracey Whitefoot)

West Notts College students to ‘take over’ four-star hotel

More than 70 students from Mansfield’s West Notts College are to ‘take over’ a four-star hotel for a week as part of a training programme.

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COLUMN: Higher education is easier to access than ever before

COLUMN: Higher education is easier to access than ever before

As somebody who grew up in this area in the 1980s, I felt there were limited choices for employment and continuing education at the age of 18.

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New community orchard to promote healthier lifestyles

A greener environment and a healthier lifstyle were the messages behind a new community orchard that was planted by schoolchildren in Mansfield.

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Head teacher Tony Warsop with head of school Caroline Armstrong and three Flying High pupils, from left, Phoebe Wright, Jamaine Foster and Max Marriott.

School is Flying High in national league tables

A primary school in Mansfield has lived up to its name thanks to a remarkable performance in the latest Key Stage 2 (KS2) results.

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Dawn House School celebrating its 'Outstanding' Ofsted report, Principal Jenny McConnell is pictured with staff and pupils (PHOTO BY: Rachel Atkins)

Specialist school is given rating of ‘Outstanding’

A specialist school in Rainworth for youngsters with complex speech, language and communication difficulties has been hailed as outstanding by education inspectors.

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COLUMN: Latest ban is false fingernails

COLUMN: Latest ban is false fingernails

It won’t make the headlines like a recent ban on selling energy drinks to young people did, but we have also made a new ban of our own this month, telling our students that long false fingernails have no place at school.

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A spokeswoman at the school has said the burst pipe has been fixed.

Mansfield school closed due to flooding

A Mansfield school has been closed today after a water pipe burst.

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Other activities include creating a clay talisman to ward off evil spirits, practice cave painting skills on the centres cave wall to create their own hunting story, and complete a woodland orienteering course, finding clues about what pre-historic people ate.

New outdoor activities take kids back to the Stone Age and teaches them 'rocket science'

Students have been getting hands on learning how to ward off evil spirits over the last few months and are now learning how to make rockets fly.

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REVEALED: How each secondary school in the Mansfield area fared in new school league tables

Nottinghamshire has scored an above average result in new school league tables looking at secondary school performance released this week.

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COLUMN: Working to create the extra school places we need

COLUMN: Working to create the extra school places we need

Now we’re into the new term, we’re undertaking studies to decide where is feasible for us to create nearly 1,400 additional school places in areas of Nottinghamshire where demand is expected to outstrip supply.

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Hillocks Primary & Nursery School was placed in special measures in March 2017 after it was rated as 'inadequate'overall.

Sutton school in special measures shows signs of improvement, says Ofsted inspectors

'Improvements' have been made to a Sutton school which was placed on special measures.
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West Notts College principal Dame Asha Khemka, who backs the findings of the study.

Science, technology and innovation are key to local economy, says new study

A new study has found that more focus needs to be placed on science, technology and innovation to boost the economy in the Mansfield and Ashfield area.

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The Bramble Academy, has only scored as good in its Early years provisions.

Primary school 'requires improvements,' says Ofsted inspectors.

Bosses at Mansfield's Bramble Academy say they have a "robust action plan" in place after the school was ordered to improve.
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VIDEO: 15-year-old boy lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools

A 15-year-old boy is lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools around the country.

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The deadline for applications is January 15.

Deadline approaching for Nottinghamshire parents to apply for primary school places

The deadline for Nottinghamshire parents to apply for their child's primary school place is fast approaching.

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The move follows a consultation with parents, teaching staff, governors and unions.

Notts school pupils to get shorter summer holidays

Nottinghamshire school pupils will be enjoying shorter summer holidays and a longer October half-term after changes were approved by the county council.

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REVEALED: The Nottinghamshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Nottinghamshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

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Alex Walker, of The Brunts Academy, who won the chief executive officer's award.

Awards for academy staff who are top of the class

Outstanding contributions by staff at schools and academies in the Mansfield area run by The Evolve Trust were recognised at a glittering ceremony.

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