‘Wonderful’ pre-school opens new premises

The ribbons were cut to mark the opening of the brand new premises of Thakeham Pre-School at Abingworth Meadows, Thakeham.

Sulaiman Wihba who fled war torn Syrian in a refrigerated lorry to the UK had just been awarded a place at Oxford after completing his studies at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures) SUS-180115-095230001

COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

Some of the students at the tournament

Students build LEGO® robots at Gatwick Airport

Students from seven schools were busy building LEGO® robots at Gatwick Airport.

Education news

One in three graduates in the South East say their degree is pointless

One in three graduates in the South East say gaining their degree has been pointless, new research shows.

Neil Laughton, secretary of the Penny Farthing Club

Penny-farthing fun for pupils

Children found out just how high a penny-farthing is when they tried out the early bicycle as part of their On the Move project.

Social worker Phil Clarkson has written his first children's book about building self esteem

PICTURES: New children’s book focuses on self esteem

Social worker Phil Clarkson has drawn on his own experiences to write his first children’s book.

WorthLess? campaign

Headteachers appeal to MPs over school funding formula

Headteachers have called on MPs to echo West Sussex County Council and declare the government’s school funding formula “not fit for purpose”.

Joe Neale, Schoolsworks lead English teacher, with children from River Beach Primary School and Edward Bryant School at Chichester Festival Theatre

Young writers inspired by trip to theatre

Talented young writers watched a performance of Beauty and the Beast to end a term focusing on the classic story.


Don’t miss the deadline for primary school places

Parents with children who are due to start primary school in September are being reminded that the deadline for applications for school is Monday January 15.

Cardinal Newman students on The Repair Shop with the school's nativity set

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex school's nativity set repaired on BBC show

A Sussex school appeared on the The Repair Shop's Christmas special, filmed at the Weald and Download Museum, after a plea to help bring some Christmas cheer by patching up the school’s nativity set.

ACORN members following the successful negotiations

COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

West Sussex primary schools are poorest performing in the south east

West Sussex primary schools are poorest performing in the south east

Primary schools in West Sussex are the lowest performing in the south east when it comes to children's basic education.


Julie Walters delights students at Christmas card prize-giving

There were smiles all round when Dame Julie Walters dropped in at Collyer's Sixth Form College this week.
Rudgwick Primary School has maintained its 'good' Ofsted rating

Parents and Ofsted heap praise on school

Rudgwick Primary School has maintained its ‘good’ rating following a short inspection by Ofsted.
West Sussex Education Awards

West Sussex Education Awards launched

Nominations have begun to roll in for the West Sussex Education Awards, which is organised by this newspaper and its sister titles.


David Attenborough, penguins and unicorns in Steyning jailbreak!

A mass jailbreak saw penguins, Christmas elves, a group of unicorns and David Attenborough haring off into the Sussex countryside.

Students vote to go on rent strike

COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

Collyer's Christmas Concert was held at St Mary's Parish Church, Horsham

Collyer's students bring Christmas cheer

St Mary's Church was filled with festive joy when talented students from Collyer's performed in their Christmas Concert.

Primary school children from poorer families among country’s lowest achievers

Primary school children from poorer Horsham families have one of the lowest achievement rates in the country, according to a new report.

Headteacher Rachel Nunns and some of the Castlewood Primary children

Parents rave to Ofsted about ‘brilliant’ school

Parents heaped praise on their children’s school when it underwent its first Ofsted inspection in more than four years.

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