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Free School Meal vouchers available this Easter

Free School Meal vouchers available this Easter

Nottingham City Council has secured further grants to provide holiday activities and food to pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) over the Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays of 2021. Over the recent Christmas and February half term, the council had used the Government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme, to fund Free School Meal […]

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Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

Children’s charity delivers its 300,000th book in Nottingham

A Nottingham campaign delivering free books to children has just passed a major milestone. Nottingham City Council has been working alongside the Rotary Club of Nottingham to co-ordinate fundraising for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library since the Club chose to adopt the scheme as a project in 2012. Since then, donations have increased to see more […]

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Hoax messages concerning Nottingham schools and Covid-19 testing of children

Hoax messages concerning Nottingham schools and Covid-19 testing of children

Nottingham City Council is aware of hoax messages that have been   circulating on social media regarding schools having children tested for Covid-19 without seeking permission from parents; and children being taken into quarantine if they test positive for the virus. Cllr David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We been alerted to these very […]

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Nottingham welcomes pupils back to school safely

Nottingham welcomes pupils back to school safely

Schools in Nottingham have been praised their efforts to get pupils back safely for the new academic year. Pupils at schools in Nottingham City return from today (1 Sept) – the first time all year groups have been back since lockdown began on 23 March 2020. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, schools have remained open to […]

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Council Leader praises GCSE pupils for their hard work and resilience

Council Leader praises GCSE pupils for their hard work and resilience

Councillor David Mellen, Leader of Nottingham City Council and Portfolio Holder for Schools, said: “I’d like to congratulate all pupils in Nottingham who have received their GCSE results yesterday, and thank them, their teachers, parents and carers for all the hard work and commitment. “The Covid lockdown, and subsequent shutdown of schools across the country […]

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Council leader: A-level students deserved more today than this uncertainty

Council leader: A-level students deserved more today than this uncertainty

Results day this year has been even more strained for A-level students because all exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus. Students have received results based on their teachers’ predictions and taking into account factors including the past performance of their school. But there are fears that this process has been moderated unfairly, and without […]

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Proud of Nottingham pupils #Exams #HomeLearning #Resilience

Proud of Nottingham pupils #Exams #HomeLearning #Resilience

City Council Leader, Cllr David Mellen, praises Nottingham’s young people: “Today we celebrate A-Level results day and next week we will celebrate GCSEs. To mark the occasion a new Council House banner boldly declares how proud we are of Nottingham’s pupils. But we all know this year has not been easy. Many young people will […]

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Council Leader praises schools, parents and pupils as the academic year ends

Council Leader praises schools, parents and pupils as the academic year ends

Nottingham City Council Leader Cllr David Mellen has praised the way schools, parents, and children and young people have responded to the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown. Speaking on the last day of the school year, Cllr Mellen said he was proud of the way people in Nottingham have pulled together to cope with the disruption […]

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