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93 per cent of Nottinghamshire pupils get chosen primary school place

Nottinghamshire County Council has said 93.3 per cent of parents and carers secured a place at their first choice primary school for their children in September 2018, up 1 per cent on the 2017 intake.

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A-Level courses will be taught at the Elizabethan Academy in Retford from September as part of a major shake-up for post-16 education in the area.

Retford post-16 education set for major changes to boost local economy

The partnership providing post-16 education in Retford is to relocate its A-level teaching in order to make space for more technical courses and possibly even higher degrees.

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Volunteers from BT with Jill Carter and Jessie Carter-Kay of Pulp Friction and fire station manager Chris Emmott.

Nottinghamshire fire service HQ gets social enterprise vegetable patch

Fire and rescue staff have started growing vegetables at their headquarters after teaming up with a social enterprise for people with learning disabilities.

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These are the 10 degrees that offer graduates the highest paid jobs

10 degrees that could bag you the highest paid jobs

A student is suing her university, claiming that her 'Mickey Mouse' degree has not helped her get a job.

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Has Wally been found? This youngster dresses the part as he reads a 'Where's Wally?' book

Snow is in the good books of these kids

The school might have been closed because of the heavy snow. But that didn’t stop children at St Anne’s Church Of England Primary School in Worksop from celebrating World Book Day.

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Pupils from eight Bassetlaw primary schools faced off in the inaugural Elizabethan Academy debating competition.

St Joseph’s primary stars win Elizabethan Academy debating competition

Pupils from a Retford primary school talked their way to victory by extolling the virtues of the countryside in a new debating competion for Bassetlaw schools.

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Tuxford Academy is celebrating receiving an Investors in People platinum award, a globally recognised benchmark for excellence in business and people management.

Tuxford Academy lands rare platinum award for staff development

Tuxford Academy is celebrating receiving an Investors in People (IIP) platinum award for excellence in business and people management.

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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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Nottinghamshire County Council will continue to fine parents taking children out of school on unauthorised holidays in 2019-20.

Council uphold fines for term time holidays despite calendar changes

A move to suspend fines for parents taking children on unauthorised holidays during school term time next year has been rejected by Nottinghamshire County Council.

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Students gain hands-on experience in the school's state-of-the-art kitchens.

Faster and cheaper diploma for budding bakers and foodies

A new qualification has been launched by The School of Artisan Food at the Welbeck Estate to make it faster and cheaper for budding bakers and food entrepreneurs to advance their careers.

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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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Worksop student Amy-Louise Knowles has launched an online crowdfunding campaign to support a short film she is producing for her final degree project at the University of Lincoln.

Shireoaks film student crowdfunding for movie to launch her career

An aspiring filmmaker from Shireoaks has launched an online crowdfunding campaign for the short movie she hopes will launch her career.

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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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Ten Nottinghamshire schools are on the list.

REVEALED: The best schools in Nottinghamshire according to The Times

The best performing schools in Nottinghamshire, according to the Sunday Times, have been revealed.

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Kacie Morris won the Association of American Dancing prize in competition at Buxton Opera House last month.

Worksop youngster wins national dance scholarship competition

A young Worksop dancer has landed a prestigious teaching scholarship, becoming the first person from the area to win the national competition.

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Widnes Vikings v Leeds Rhinos.'Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott alongside player performance manager Chris Plume.'14th Febuary 2016.'Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Rhino charged with bringing more sporting success to college

A Rhino has been charged with continuing Worksop College’s fine tradition of sporting excellence.

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COLUMN: Apply for primary school places now

It’s time to think about making an application if your child is due to start school for the first time next September.

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