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School attendance bucks national trend to improve in Nottingham

School attendance bucks national trend to improve in Nottingham

School absence has improved in Nottingham – with secondary pupils recording better attendance than the national average. Nottingham City Council has led a tough stance on getting children into school – with a zero tolerance approach to persistent absence, while offering rewards and incentives to pupils with the best attendance. Latest figures for Autumn term […]

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Official opening for £4m special school expansion

Official opening for £4m special school expansion

A City special school will officially open its new £4m expansion on 2 October – increasing its provision for children with special educational needs from 45 permanent places to 120 places. New classrooms, offices and play facilities have been created at Westbury Academy in Chingford Road, Bilborough, which caters for primary and secondary age pupils. […]

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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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Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Council Leader completes a Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way for children’s reading charity

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, has completed his fundraising challenge to walk a marathon a day on the Pennine Way. This famous walk from Edale, Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, is over 267 miles and usually takes at least three weeks to complete. Setting out to raise £10 per mile, his original […]

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Schools gearing up for awareness-raising event on sex education and relationships

Schools gearing up for awareness-raising event on sex education and relationships

The country’s first ever Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Day is being held across Nottingham this week. A number of city schools are signed up already and are planning activities for the ground-breaking event on Thursday 28 June. RSE Day encourages all people in Nottingham to see the topic of sex education and relationships as […]

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Children’s Book Award celebrates 17-year anniversary!

Children’s Book Award celebrates 17-year anniversary!

The annual Nottingham Children’s Book Award has celebrated its 17th birthday in style. The awards, which were launched in 2001, have been targeted at pre-school children since 2008 and aim to get young children excited about reading. Library staff and local school children whittled down the long list to a shortlist of three, and between […]

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