‘We’re not worth less’, schools tell Prime Minister

Schools have taken their fight for fairer funding to the most famous front door in the country – 10 Downing Street.

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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Parental intimidation and threats’ caused head to quit

A headteacher left her role at a Sussex primary school following ‘parental intimidation and threats’ in a row over the school’s sports days, it has been claimed.

Prize giving at Holy Trinity School, Crawley. Kylie Ahwaye-Heistere, Al-Aqeel Mohamed Mirzan, Faustina Stevenson. Pic Steve Robards  SR1630917 SUS-161017-120801001

Haiti, Crawley Open House and the Queen’s English benefit from skills of Holy Trinity students

A talented 12-year-old has won a Young Journalist competition in his first term at secondary school.

Picture courtesy of Tim Loughton MP

Video: Children tell Prime Minister ‘We are not worth less’

West Sussex schoolchildren have delivered a firm message to the Prime Minister – “We are not worth less!”

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Picture courtesy of Tim Loughton MP

Worth Less? campaigners’ letter to Theresa May

A contingent of headteachers and school children has handed over the following letter at 10 Downing Street.

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Some of the Worth Less? campaigners heading to Downing to appeal for fairer funding for West Sussex schools.

Dear Mrs May... children take plea for school cash to the Prime Minister

Fourteen headteachers and 15 students are on their way to London to take their fight for fairer school funding to the most famous front door in the country – 10 Downing Street.

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Northbrook College

County news: Consultation as colleges plan to merge

A consultation has been launched around the proposed merger of two colleges.

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Sex assault victim urges children not to suffer in silence

A woman who was sexually assaulted as a child has urged youngsters enduring similar abuse not to suffer in silence.


Arts grant gives special needs children 15,000 reasons to dance

Six West Sussex schools have been given £15,000 to run a programme promoting the arts to children with special needs.

Baby Daisy Chain Nursery has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Outstanding result for nursery team

A thrilled manager has praised her staff after their nursery was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Crawley MP Henry Smith

MPs reaffirm support for low-funded schools

MPs have reaffirmed their support for low-funded West Sussex schools which are struggling to make ends meet.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to the break in. Picture: East Grinstead Police

Thousands of pounds of damage caused in school break in

Paint was strewn everywhere and thousands of pounds of damage caused when a Crawley Down school was broken into while it was closed.


Quarter of teachers in the South East consider resigning due to stress

Stress levels in the classroom have reached tipping point in the South East, with one in four teachers considering resigning, research has shown.

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COUNTY NEWS: New top dog in the classroom

A new member of staff has quickly become top dog at a primary school in Sussex.


Campaigners to take fight for fairer school funding to Downing Street

West Sussex teachers and children are to take their plea for fairer education funding directly to Downing Street.

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Piers Morgan

Headteacher silences Piers Morgan over funding crisis

A West Sussex headteacher has achieved that rarest of victories – having the final word against Piers Morgan.

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Sir Nicholas Soames

MPs to meet education chiefs to discuss funding crisis in schools

West Sussex MPs are to meet with the government’s education chiefs to press their concerns about the county’s school funding crisis.

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Peter Woodman, head of The Weald School

Education funding appeal loses out to Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian’s armed robbery ordeal led to a planned TV appearance by a West Sussex headteacher being dropped.

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Seven-year-olds fail to meet SATs averages

Seven-year-olds in West Sussex performed below the national average in the recent SATs assessments.

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Parents reminded to apply now for infant, primary and junior school places

Parents of children due to begin school in September 2017 are being urged to apply for a school place by Sunday January 15.

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