Archive by category Children and Families

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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Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

Donations will ease uphill struggle for council leader – and local children

City Council Leader Cllr Jon Collins is hoping that completing a gruelling Pennine Way challenge will mean that reading isn’t such an uphill struggle for some local children. He is looking for more donations to send him on his way to complete a marathon-a-day challenge in aid of a children’s reading charity. Cllr Collins sets […]

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Council Leader’s marathon-a-day walk for children’s reading charity

Council Leader’s marathon-a-day walk for children’s reading charity

The Leader of Nottingham City Council is to walk the Pennine Way for charity – in just 10 days. It usually takes at least three weeks to complete the famous 267-mile trek from Edale, Derbyshire, to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland. By completing the feat in just 10 days, Councillor Jon Collins will be walking the equivalent of […]

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Early Intervention project praised for supporting parents

Early Intervention project praised for supporting parents

Photo: Alex Norris MP is pictured with parents, children and staff at the Peep session at Southglade Access Centre A programme to help parents understand more about the way their children learn and develop has been praised for its work in Nottingham Children’s Centres. The Peep Learning Together Programme, developed by the charity Peeple, is […]

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