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Praise for ‘dedication and hard work’ of team at improved nursery

Dedication and hard work have helped a nursery earn a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted less than a year after being told to improve.

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The Arts Society Steyning chairman Ann Blakelock and Young Art co-ordinator Pam Childs, centre, with students. Picture: Derek Martin DM17735804a

PICTURES: Young Art workshop for Steyning students

Art students have been given the opportunity to try screen printing for the first time.

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Flash mob at St Wilfrid's School

Students head into summer with a flash mob

What would you do if you were about to take a six-week holiday? You’d dance!

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Headteacher Nick Avey, deputy head Judith Clarke and some of the pupils

School ‘thrilled’ with improved Ofsted rating

Teachers and governors said they were “thrilled” after their school received a ‘good’ rating from Ofsted.

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Justine Greening MP, secretary of state for education

Parents publish tongue-in-cheek school report for Justine Greening

Parents campaigning for better education funding have penned a 'school report' for Justine Greening - and told her she must try harder.

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Head v deputy head at the Billingshurst Primary School summer fun day!

Ten thousand reasons to celebrate at Billingshurst Primary School

There was plenty to celebrate at Billingshurst Primary School when the annual Summer Fun Day raised more than £10,000.

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Justine Greening

Schools to receive extra £2.6bn over next two years

The government has announced extra funding for schools of £1.3bn per year over the next two years.

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West Sussex parents join school funding Parliament protest

West Sussex parents joined hundreds of children, teachers, mums, dads and grandparents at a rally in Parliament Square to protest the state of education funding.

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Fall in number of university applications

A record number of 18-year-olds in England have applied for university places - but the overall number of further education applicants has fallen.

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Carnival Against The Cuts

Headteacher asked to speak at school funding protest in Parliament Square

A Horsham headteacher has been invited to speak at a school funding protest in Parliament Square.
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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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Students at Collyer's

Open evening at Horsham college

Horsham’s College of Richard Collyer, widely known as Collyer’s, was founded in 1532 and is one of the country’s leading sixth form colleges.

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Students at Steyning Grammar's formal prize-giving evening. Picture: Tom Packer

Sixth form students brush up for prize giving evening

Students from Steyning Grammar School’s sixth form college brushed up for their formal prize giving dinner at Avisford Park Hotel in Walberton.

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Christ's Hospital leavers ball

Photos: Christ’s Hospital School leavers’ ball

On the last night of the Christ’s Hospital School year and to mark the end of the exam period, the leaving Grecians (Year 13 pupils) celebrated in style with the customary leavers’ ball which this year followed a Great Gatsby themed evening.

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Henry Smith MP

Parents defend headteachers after criticism from MP

Parents have spoken out in support of headteachers after a West Sussex MP accused them of breaking the law in the run-up to the general election.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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The Weald School prom. Photo: Weald School

SLIDESHOW: Weald School leavers’ prom

Year 11 Weald students marked another successful year by celebrating their annual leavers’ prom last Thursday (June 29) by cruising down the River Thames on the Erasmus boat.

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Picture by Tarquin Boyesen. Steve Coogan is supporting Save Our Schools campaigners.

Comedian Coogan supports school funding campaign

Comedian Steve Coogan has added his voice to the ongoing campaign for fairer school funding.
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Big Bang Fair 2017, Ardingly. Rydon Community College. Photo by Derek Martin. DM17631124a

Numerous schools take part in Big Bang Fair

Record numbers of students came to this year’s Big Bang Fair South East at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, including students from Rydon School, Storrington.

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Henry Smith, MP for Crawley

MP accuses headteachers of breaking the law over school funding campaign

A West Sussex MP has accused headteachers of breaking the law and attempting to influence the way parents voted in the General Election.
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