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Parents organise school funding picnics

A picnic in the park has been organised to celebrate Horsham’s schools – and to raise awareness of the funding problems they say they face.
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Staff and children of Amberley First School

Ofsted praise for school’s ‘swift and effective action’ to improve

Ofsted has commended the “swift and effective” action taken by a headteacher and his team to improve their school.

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Schools and youth groups can design a flag for the Loxwood Joust

Your chance to design a flag for joust

Schools and youth groups are being invited to design their own flag to be hung at this year’s Loxwood Joust, happening on August 5&6 and 12&13.

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Downland Community School in Hassocks. Picture: Liz Pearce

GCSEs still on as schools forced to close

Schools have been closed due to a burst water main – but GCSE students are still expected to attend their exams.

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Students presenting their ideas and with their awards at the Five-O Project award night at the Holiday Inn, Gatwick. Picture: St Catherine's Hospice

PICTURES: Students raise thousands for hospice

Students in Crawley have raised more than £16,000 for terminally ill people at St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Youngsters spell out what schools need as governors plan walk-out

Children from Upper Beeding Primary sent a clear message to the powers that be in the fight for fairer school funding.
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Save Our Schools West Sussex campaigners met with councillors at County Hall

School funding campaigners head for County Hall

Schools campaigners and politicians were of one mind when they met at County Hall to share the message ‘save our schools’.

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Exams can mean stress for many students

Top tips for West Sussex students facing exam stress

Help is on hand for young people in West Sussex facing exam stress.

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A Gyr falcon and handler at a previous Plumpton College Open Day. Photo by Derek Martin

Get set for farm fun at Plumpton College open day

Plumpton College open day will be held at the campus in Ditchling Road from 10am to 5pm tomorrow (Saturday).

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British writer and former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman with students. Picture: Steve Robards SR1709853

Students learn top author’s secrets

Worthing High School was thrilled to welcome former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman yesterday.

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Headteacher Pip Fairweather and some of the children of Ashington First School

Two inspections in one week - but school staff are smiling

A school has undergone two inspections in one week – and staff came away smiling.

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Headteachers from 14 counties issue education warning

Thousands of jobs are being cut and poor funding has left schools at crisis point.

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St James CofE Primary School, Coldwaltham, has been rated 'good' by Ofsted

‘Exciting times ahead’ as school Ofsted rating rises

An improved Ofsted report and a sum of money from the will of a local resident have given primary school staff reason to smile.
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Nick Wergan, head of Steyning Grammar School

'Proud day' for headteacher after Ofsted praise

Ofsted has heaped praise on a school’s “inspirational” leadership team following a short inspection.

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Teacher struck off after having sex with student

A singing teacher who had sex with a student and sent text messages encouraging her to take drugs has been banned from teaching for life, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has said.

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Courtesy of Save Our Schools West Sussex

Parents call public meeting about school funding

A public meeting has been called by parents wanting to say “enough is enough” to the education funding crisis.

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Youngsters are concerned about the potential extinction of the panda

Youngsters worried about Trump and environment

The environment and Donald Trump are among the main issues which concern children, according to a new survey.

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‘There’s only so far you can push staff before they reach breaking point’

School staff from all over West Sussex have opened up about the damage being caused by the ongoing financial crisis.

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West Sussex County Council

Most parents get primary school of choice for children

Every applicant who applied for a primary place for their child has received one - but not all have been given the school of their choice.

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