Archive by category Children and Families

Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

Dolly Parton sings praises of Nottingham’s milestone 5,000 children with free books

PHOTO: Cllr David Mellen with the 5,000th child to receive the free books, baby Remae Gordon-Goode, with dad Raelle, mum Melanie and sister Kyron A scheme that gives free books to children has reached a major milestone in Nottingham – and been praised by the charity’s founder Dolly Parton. A total of 5,000 children aged 0-5 […]

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Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Monsters are on the loose in Nottingham City Libraries! Fun, free activity for families this half-term

Half-term is rapidly approaching in Nottingham (18 – 22 February) and friendly monsters are here to entertain children across the city. Parents can take their little monsters to any of the fifteen Nottingham City libraries to take part in the Big Monster Hunt. Kids find the hidden monsters using the activity sheet, decode their secret […]

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Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

Primary school praised for inspiring pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the way it inspires pupils to work hard to be successful. Ofsted inspectors said Mellers Primary School has an aspirational approach to inspiring children – and is led by a head teacher whose commitment is ‘infectious’. Following an inspection visit in February, the education watchdog highlighted the […]

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Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen to read to 5,000 children in 50 days

Councillor David Mellen, Portfolio Holder for Early Intervention and Early Years at Nottingham City Council, is launching his Big Reading Challenge – aiming to read to 5,000 children in 50 days. Running from 28 January to 18 March 2019, Cllr Mellen’s challenge will aim to raise £5,000 to give free books to children in the […]

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Primary school praised for progress made by pupils

Primary school praised for progress made by pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for the improvements its pupils make in maths and English. Ofsted inspectors said Dunkirk Primary and Nursery has many children who do not have English as a first language but are able to make good progress in school. Following an inspection visit in December, the education watchdog highlighted […]

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Last chance to apply for primary places starting in September in Nottingham schools

Last chance to apply for primary places starting in September in Nottingham schools

Parents and carers of children in Nottingham city who are due to start primary school in September 2019 have just one week left to apply for their child’s place. Anyone with children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 must fill in an application form to apply for a school place before Tuesday […]

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Adoption plea to help children in care in Nottingham

Adoption plea to help children in care in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is renewing its appeal for people to give a permanent home to children in care as part of National Adoption Week (15-21 October). Around 80 children in Nottingham are waiting for adoptive families to provide a healthy, stable and nurturing home. In particular, Nottingham is looking for homes for older children and […]

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Family event marks end of month of Asian culture celebrations

Family event marks end of month of Asian culture celebrations

A special event takes place this weekend to mark the end of a month of celebrations around South Asian culture in Nottingham. The culmination of the South Asian Heritage Festival will see a free event for all the family take place in Trinity Square on Saturday from noon until 5pm. There will be main-stage performances […]

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Primary school praised for ‘expanding horizons’ of pupils

Primary school praised for ‘expanding horizons’ of pupils

A Nottingham primary school has been praised for creating a happy and respectful environment that encourages children to improve and expand their horizons. Ofsted inspectors said Robin Hood Primary has a sense of ‘calm and purpose’ – and that improvements in teaching are making a positive impact on pupils’ progress and attainment in maths. Rating […]

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