Monthly Archive: April

Two city special schools delivering Outstanding teaching

Two city special schools delivering Outstanding teaching

Two Nottingham schools for pupils with additional and special educational needs have been handed the highest grading by Ofsted inspectors. Oak Field School and Specialist Sports College, in Bilborough, has been awarded an Outstanding rating for the third consecutive time, while Nethergate School, in Clifton, has achieved the same grade and was awarded a clean […]

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Awards for green, clean neighbourhood projects  

Awards for green, clean neighbourhood projects   

  Communities who are working together to make their area a greener and cleaner place to live are invited to sign up for ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ – part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign. Last year, 51 groups from Nottingham received awards to celebrate their efforts in brightening up their own patch […]

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Trent Bridge to host England, Australia and India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches

Trent Bridge to host England, Australia and India in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 matches

Trent Bridge will host five matches in the 2019 ICC World Cup, which comes to England next May, June and July, organisers have confirmed. England, Australia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, the West Indies and Bangladesh will all visit Nottingham during the six-and-a-half week competition. Pakistan will take on the West Indies in the first match […]

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Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

Outstanding Wollaton school to launch expansion plans after £4m funding bid success

A Nottingham academy is celebrating after the City Council helped secure £4m to fund a proposal to expand by 450 places. The Fernwood School, in Wollaton, has successfully applied for around £3m of funding through the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF), which allocates money to improve and expand school buildings. The bid, supported by an […]

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Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Council truancy patrols sweep into action

Nottingham City Council has continued its campaign against truancy by carrying out patrols across the south of the City. ‘Hotspots’ in the area were targeted this morning (20 April) by the council’s Education Welfare Officers (EWOs) and Community Protection Officers (CPOs) supported by Nottinghamshire Police. If follows a previous patrol carried out in Bulwell at […]

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A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

A new chapter for literacy in Nottingham

An innovative drive to boost literacy levels is kick off in Nottingham today (Friday) thanks to a partnership between the National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes. A National Literacy Trust Hub will be established in the city which will be known locally as Read On Nottingham. National Literacy Trust Hubs […]

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50-day countdown until Olympic triathlon hopefuls hit Nottingham

50-day countdown until Olympic triathlon hopefuls hit Nottingham

Today, Thursday 19 April, nearly 800 school children marked the 50-day countdown to the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham by getting a taste of the sport themselves. The city’s Harvey Hadden Sports Village hosted the ‘mini-tri’ event, inviting youngsters to dip their toes into the sport by completing a mini swim, bike and run, […]

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Norrie to play at Nature Valley Open Nottingham

Norrie to play at Nature Valley Open Nottingham

British number three Cameron Norrie will play at the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham in June. The 22-year-old shot to fame in Britain’s Davis Cup tie with Spain in Marbella in February when he came from two sets down to beat Roberto Bautista who was ranked 91 places above him. Norrie was a top-10 ITF […]

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