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A West Bridgford primary school ‘travels’ to Russia to raise money for school in Ghana

Following the cancellation of a school trip due to COVID-19, a primary school in West Bridgford, Nottingham, organised a cycling, walking and running fundraiser that equalled the distance from the UK to Russia, to raise...

Greenfields Community School in The Meadows celebrates OFSTED report describing it as a ‘special place’

Staff, parents, children and Governors are celebrating following an Ofsted Inspection in March 2020 which has judged Greenfields Community School in the Meadows area of Nottingham to be a good school with many outstanding features....

Ruth Edwards MP welcomes new investments in Rushcliffe schools

Ruth Edwards MP has welcomed the announcement that schools in Rushcliffe will benefit from additional funding to improve school facilities.In the proposals, Rushcliffe has been allocated its share of a £434 million investment to expand...

Nottingham students giving free legal advice online during lockdown

People in Nottinghamshire have been benefiting from virtual legal advice during lockdown thanks to students from Nottingham Law School.Students working at its Legal Advice Centre usually provide face-to-face support from its base at Nottingham Trent...

City council to support Nottingham schools opening to more Year 6 pupils from 15 June

Nottingham City Council says it is to support primary schools to reopen for more pupils from Monday 15 June.Following discussions with education unions, headteachers and public health officials, the City Council is supportive that primary...

Nottingham Trent University plans to reopen all campuses for September 2020

NTU announces that all campuses will be open for Autumn Term 2020.The university says that it will be offering a mixture of on-campus, in-class teaching alongside online learning, and 'at every step' will be sure...

Rushcliffe pre-school celebrates outstanding Ofsted report

Rushcliffe Pre-school (Nottingham) Ltd in West Bridgford recently celebrated being judged Outstanding by Ofsted.The Pre-School which operates from the Abbey Road and Lady Bay Children's Centre on Tewkesbury Close achieved Outstanding in All Areas...

GCSEs, AS and A levels: This is how they will be awarded in summer 2020

Ofqual sets out details for schools, colleges, students, parents and carers to explain how GCSEs, AS and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams.Since the Secretary of State for Education...

West Bridgford primary school receives acclaim in Ofsted report

A primary school in West Bridgford has been ranked as ‘outstanding’ in four out of five areas in its latest Ofsted report, published earlier this week. St Edmund Campion School, in Tewkesbury Close, has received...

Key stage 1 SATs replacement to be rolled out from September

From September all new primary school pupils will take the new reception baseline assessment (RBA) that will replace SATs in year 2.Following successful pilots all over the country, the RBA, a one-to-one exercise done in...

Refugees say ‘Thank You’ to The Becket School pupils

Refugees helped by the Nottingham-based charity Refugee Roots have said a massive ‘Thank You’ to The Becket School in Wilford for their generosity at Christmas.A very special ‘letter’ created by the refuges and asylum...

Langar pupils play in the rain after donations from local business

While the rest of us have been staying out of the recent rain deluge, young pupils at Langar Church of England Primary School have been positively embracing it, thanks to a recent donation of waterproof...

Diverse Academies announce new CEO

Diverse Academies Trust – which has 13 academies across Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, covering all phases of education in the mainstream, special and alternative provision settings – has announced a successor following the incumbent CEO’s decision...

Gotham pupils learn life skills at Leicester ‘Warning Zone’ educational centre

Year 6 pupils from Gotham Primary School have been on a unique school trip – they have visited an interactive centre in Leicester to help them learn a variety of life skills from internet safety...

House builder offering West Bridgford primary schools free Team GB sports day packs

Infant and primary schools in West Bridgford are being urged to apply for a free Team GB sports day pack to help give their event a winning edge thanks to a link-up between the national...

Heymann Primary and Nursery School celebrates 60th Birthday

On Friday 7th June Heymann Primary and Nursery School is celebrating its 60th Birthday.There will be lots of celebrations throughout the day ending with a community picnic at our KS2 site on Waddington Drive, West...

Pictures: Pen recycling launched by Abbey Road Primary School pupils

This half-term, the Foundation children at Abbey Road Primary School have been learning all about our planet and how they can look after it in their topic, One World.The children have been learning all about...

Ruddington school holds UK Parliament debating and voting event

Children from James Peacock Infant & Nursery School in Ruddington have recently taken part in a voting event organised to encourage cross-party debating.The children, aged 4 to 7 years, are each part of three groups...

Ofsted praises improvements at Beeston infant school

Staff at Trent Vale Infant School in Beeston Rylands are delighted that OFSTED inspectors have recognised the quality of care and education provided.The school has been rated as Good for its latest inspection, with Personal...

Haddon Primary School gets help from its friends in make-over!

Haddon Primary School has seen a huge transformation in the last year with extensive improvements to the school’s buildings and facilities.Head Teacher Nina Capek said she felt a duty to tackle the final stage of...

Abbey Road Primary School launches readathon for outdoor reading area

Abbey Road Primary School has been continuing to raise the profile of reading for pleasure, last month it launched a sponsored readathon.The school hopes to raise enough money to provide the children with an...

Clifton primary school achieves ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for making ‘significant improvements’.Dovecote Primary was twice rated as 'Requiring Improvement' when visited by Ofsted inspectors in 2014 and 2016.But the education watchdog has now found positive changes...

Scholarship success for Plumtree School pupils

No wonder the Year 6 pupils at Plumtree School are smiling so broadly after achieving such success in their recent entrance examinations for local independent secondary schools.Not only did every pupil at Plumtree’s small,...

Parents, business and community unite for West Bridgford Junior School

West Bridgford Junior School's need for an all-sports grass pitch has been made a reality thanks to four local businesses and a parent-backed crowdfunding campaign.Leonard Design Architects, Rushcliffe Fencing, Thomas Bow City Asphalt and Trust...

New schools programme for Notts underway with hundreds of places

An ambitious schools building programme and the creation of hundreds of school places is well underway across Nottinghamshire.Nottinghamshire County Council has already given the green light for studies to be carried out for eight free...

Less than two weeks to apply for Nottinghamshire secondary school places

With less than two weeks to the 31st October deadline for secondary school applications, parents are reminded to apply as soon as possible.If your child is due to start secondary school in September 2019, you can...

Edwalton Primary School celebrates Ofsted success

Edwalton Primary School, a member of the Flying High Partnership, is celebrating as its recent Ofsted report.The report finds that the school continues to be Good, reporting that ‘…the school has demonstrated strong practice and...

Nottingham students visit Emmanuel School to tackle the Faraday Challenge

Students from five schools converged on The Nottingham Emmanuel School in West Bridgford to take part in The Faraday Challenge, each attempting to design the most efficient and innovative solution to an engineering task. In the...

West Bridgford Junior School pupils contribute to ‘world first’ TV animation show

Year Five and Six pupils at West Bridgford Junior School are in with the chance of seeing their creative work included in a new animated show to be aired on Sky in 2019.In a world...

£10 million expansion for Nottingham city schools

A Nottingham special school will officially open its new £4m expansion on 2 October – increasing its provision for children with special educational needs from 45 permanent places to 120 places. New classrooms, offices and play...