Archive by category Education

School details announced to help key workers and vulnerable pupils

School details announced to help key workers and vulnerable pupils

Nottingham City Council has today announced school plans to support parents who are currently on the front line of tackling the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Following the Government’s announcement this week that schools would close to all pupils today (Friday 20 March), the city council is working with schools and academies to ensure arrangements have been […]

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Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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Big Reading Challenge aims to raise funds for more free books for children

Big Reading Challenge aims to raise funds for more free books for children

Nottingham City Council is holding another Big Reading Challenge in a bid to raise funds for a charity that gives free books to children in the city. City Councillors – including the Leader, Cllr David Mellen – will read to children at schools, libraries, nurseries and children centres across Nottingham. Large-scale readings will even take […]

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New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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Fines for poor parking outside schools

Fines for poor parking outside schools

The end of the summer holidays and start of the new school year spells dread for some. No, not schoolchildren or even the teachers – but residents living near some schools. Streets around schools can often become clogged with cars as parents drop off their children, causing safety concerns and problems for local residents. The […]

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City reaches landmark achievement with latest ‘Good’ school

City reaches landmark achievement with latest ‘Good’ school

Pupils at Berridge Primary are celebrating more than just the start of the new academic year: their school has improved its Ofsted rating to reach the ‘Good’ standard. An inspection at the school in Hyson Green found the primary has taken all of the steps needed to move up from the previous ‘Requires Improvement’ rating […]

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Forward-thinking pupils head for Parliament to showcase their work

Forward-thinking pupils head for Parliament to showcase their work

A mobile classroom for all ages, an office on the go, and a pedal-powered community carriage were among the ideas for trains in the future presented at the Houses of Parliament by Nottingham schoolchildren this week. Ten members of Nottingham Primary Parliament presented their designs to the Transport Select Committee on Monday (22 July), as […]

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Primary school praised for raising standards

Primary school praised for raising standards

A city primary school has been praised for taking determined action to raise standards. Fernwood Primary in Wollaton was re-inspected by education watchdog Ofsted after it was judged to be ‘requiring improvement’ last year. Inspectors said the school’s Executive Head and Head Teacher have worked effectively with other leaders, governors and staff to ensure that […]

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City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

City celebrates latest school inspection to boost ‘Good’ rating

A city primary school has improved its rating with Ofsted – meaning that almost nine in every 10 children in Nottingham now attend a school that is ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. Henry Whipple Primary in Bestwood was previously rated as ‘Requires Improvement’ – but a new inspection has seen the school reach the ‘Good’ standard set […]

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£1m hub to create more construction jobs opens in Nottingham

£1m hub to create more construction jobs opens in Nottingham

A project aimed at getting more people into construction training and jobs in Nottingham has launched today. Last year the Government awarded £1million in funding to partners in Nottingham to launch construction academies with Nottingham College. Partners from Nottingham College, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham Jobs, Nottingham Futures, Wates Construction and the Woodhead […]

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