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Time to start booking activity clubs for Easter school holidays

Time to start booking activity clubs for Easter school holidays

Parents and carers can now book activity clubs for their children over the Easter holidays. More than 15,000 youngsters who receive free school meals (FSM) attended similar events and were fed over the summer holiday in Nottingham last year. The clubs will run for one week at Easter, three weeks in the summer, one week […]

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More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

More pupils get first-choice secondary school on National Offer Day

Almost 100 more pupils in Nottingham have received their first choice of secondary school for September this year. On National Offer Day today, the City Council has been able to inform parents and carers of 2,778 children that they have secured a place at their preferred school. This compares with 2,679 for 2021, despite there […]

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More supermarket vouchers and activity clubs on the way for 2022

More supermarket vouchers and activity clubs on the way for 2022

Nottingham has secured another £1.8m to help struggling families in the school holidays with food vouchers and holiday clubs. The support comes as people are facing an ‘extremely challenging’ time because of the rising cost of living, including a huge increase in the price of gas and electricity announced last week. The City Council has […]

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Supermarket vouchers and activity clubs for families this Christmas

Supermarket vouchers and activity clubs for families this Christmas

Further support is being provided to struggling families over Christmas through school food vouchers and outdoor holiday activities. The City Council has consistently made £15-per-week vouchers available to all children who receive free school meals (FSM) over holiday periods, and these have been issued to parents. Alongside the supermarket vouchers will be a number of […]

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Free school meal vouchers available for half-term holidays

Free school meal vouchers available for half-term holidays

Food vouchers will be available to pupils in Nottingham for the October half-term next week after the Council secured a £3.5m grant. The money, made available by Government, will support pupils who are eligible for free school meals over the fortnight’s break, as well as funding additional vouchers over the Christmas holidays. The Council had […]

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Mental health services for children and young people set to expand in Nottingham

Mental health services for children and young people set to expand in Nottingham

Mental health support services for children and young people in Nottingham are set to reach double the number of educational settings, thanks to £1m of extra national funding. Children and young people have been significantly impacted by the Covid pandemic, with an increase in those suffering with mental health issues. The Mental Health Support Teams […]

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If you have the qualities, we have the jobs!

If you have the qualities, we have the jobs!

Nottingham City Council is urgently seeking catering staff to work for its award winning service, Nottingham Catering. There are over 20 jobs available straight away for people who love working with food, are friendly and looking for jobs with good pay and opportunities to develop. Positions are available in various locations across the East Midlands, […]

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Sue’s ready to say goodbye to pupils after four decades of teaching

Sue’s ready to say goodbye to pupils after four decades of teaching

A Bulwell teacher is retiring after 40 years working at the same primary school. Sue Hickman, who turns 58 tomorrow (Saturday), leads the nursery at Cantrell Primary School and will be leaving when it closes for the summer holidays next Tuesday. When she joined Cantrell in 1981, Margaret Thatcher had been Prime Minister for two […]

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