Pupils go down to the woods in sure of a big surprise

Pupils from Woodpecker Class at Forge Wood Primary School in Crawley got in touch with their inner Ray Mears the other week when they left behind the familiar environment of the classroom for a day of learning in Tilgate Forest.

Shelagh Legrave and Sarah Wright

Central Sussex College looking at merger with Chichester College

Central Sussex College is in talks with Chichester College about the possibility of a merger.

Gossops Green Primary has converted to academy status

School ‘energised’ after converting to academy status

A headteacher has described her team as “energised” after their school converted to academy status.

Southgate Primary School has been placed in special measures

Primary school placed in special measures by Ofsted

A school has been placed in special measures after “failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education”.

West Sussex County Council

School expansion proposals: Residents asked for feedback

West Sussex County Council is asking people for their views about proposals to expand a number of the county’s schools.

Sarah Wright, principal of Central Sussex College

College has improved but is still not ‘good’

Improvements to teaching at Central Sussex College were not enough to see its Ofsted rating rise.

Every headteacher in West Sussex signed up to the Worth Less? campaign for fairer school funding

Concern schools could still lose out when new funding formula begins

Union leaders have warned the government’s new education funding formula may still leave schools short of money.

Children in Need �spotty� day at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School, Crawley. Pic Steve Robards SR1634292

Youngsters spot on for Children in Need

Youngsters at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School were spot on when they answered the fundraising call of the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.

Northgate Primary School (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150911-161205008

Ofsted praise for improving primary school

Ofsted has praised a headteacher and her team for their efforts to improve their school.

Burstow Primary School pupils and staff dress up as book characters as Horley town mayor Mike George opens their new library, The Pavilion - submitted

School’s new log cabin library wins praise from authors

Pupils of Burstow Primary School dressed up as their favourite literary characters for the official opening of their new library.


Pride and joy as nursery is rated ‘outstanding’ again

Ofsted has given its top rating for a second time to a nursery that feeds children’s “thirst for learning”.


Comment: Stop missing the point – our schools need money NOW, not in 2018/19

It started with a letter signed by every headteacher in West Sussex and ventured to 10 Downing Street and into the halls of power.

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School falls silent to honour the fallen

Holy Trinity Secondary School fell silent this morning as staff and children congregated to commemorate the sacrifice of those who have lost their lives in combat.

Students and business mentors at the launch of Be the Change, Crawley and Gatwick - picture submitted by LoveLocalJobs

Businesses help teenagers prepare for world of work

An inspirational programme to help local young people fulfil their potential and improve their life chances was launched with over 100 school students from five Crawley secondary schools on last week.

MPs and schoolchildren at 10 Downing Street

MPs debate school funding in Parliament

West Sussex schools are facing budget deficits as high as £850,000 as the financial crisis continues.
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COUNTY NEWS: Controlled explosion of hazardous chemical found in Sussex school

COUNTY NEWS: Controlled explosion of hazardous chemical found in Sussex school

A potentially hazardous chemical discovered in a Sussex school was destroyed on a beach this morning, police have confirmed.

The competition recognises young peoples achievements in science, technology, engineering and maths. Picture: Office of Henry Smith MP

MP welcomes young Crawley scientists to Parliament

Henry Smith MP has welcomed students from Oriel High School and St Wilfrid’s Catholic School in Crawley to the House of Commons.

Picture courtesy of Parliament TV

MPs share 850,000 reasons to give our schools more money

West Sussex schools are facing budget deficits as high as £850,000 as the financial crisis continues.

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Having fun at Early Steps Pre-School

‘Glowing’ first report for new pre-school

The director of a new pre-school said he was delighted after a he and his team sailed through their first Ofsted inspection.

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