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'Good' result for pre-school

An Ofsted inspector has heaped praise on staff and children at a Furnace Green pre-school.

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Ofsted

Ofsted praise for nursery

Ofsted has praised the behaviour and progress of children at a Tilgate nursery.

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Henry Smith MP

Heads call out MP over school funding

Henry Smith MP has been called on to publicly condemn as “inadequate” the level of funding lined up for the town’s schools.

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Sussex students sought to compete in UK's largest rocket competition

Sussex students encouraged to compete in UK’s largest rocket competition

Top students aged 11 to 18 in Sussex are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.

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Sandwich time!

Back to school for nans and granddads

Nans and granddads went back to school as part of a special Grandparents’ Week – and raised £200 for charity in the process.

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Could you be Young Chef of the Year?

The search is on for the region’s most talented young chefs.

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West Sussex County Council

Apply now for next year’s primary school places

West Sussex families can now apply for a school place for children due to start primary or infant school or transfer to a junior school in September 2018.

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Sussex Health Care, the site of Orchard Lodge, Nr Warnham

Update: Orchard Lodge rated 'inadequate' by the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission has rated Orchard Lodge care home as 'inadequate' following an inspection in July.
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Education

Education still falling foul of ‘postcode lottery funding’, say heads

Parents have been warned their children’s education will still be subject to a “postcode funding lottery” despite the £1.3bn pumped into education by the government.

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Jules White

Comment: Two years of fighting for fairer school funding

It's been two years since the headteachers of Sussex got together to fight for fairer government funding for their schools. Here Jules White, head of Tanbridge House School, and driving force behind the Worth Less? school funding campaign describes how it happened and how things have progressed.

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Children learn about whales in the classroom. Picture: ORCA.

Raising awareness for the protection of whales this October

Schoolchildren will engage with a new project set to raise awareness on the importance of protecting whales and dolphins.

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Worth Less? campaign

New school funding formula 'papering over cracks'

Headteachers have accused the government of "papering over the cracks" of the education cash crisis following the announcement of a new funding formula.
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Tanks in Crawley during World War Two

D-Day was approaching, and we were in tank wonderland

“To us is given the honour of striking a blow for freedom which will live in history. And in the better days that lie ahead, men will speak with pride of our doings. We have a great and righteous cause.”

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Fr Chris with current and former pupils

Old and new join for special Mass

Old boys and girls from Our Lady Queen of Heaven School joined the class of 2017 for a special Mass.

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West Sussex County Council

Time to apply online for secondary school places

West Sussex families can go online to apply for a secondary school place for their child from today (Monday September 11).

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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West Sussex SATs

SATs figures rise but still fall short of average

West Sussex children have made big improvements in their Key Stage 2 SATs results – but have still fallen short of the national average.

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65% less sugar for West Sussex primary school meals

65% less sugar for West Sussex primary school meals

Children heading back to primary school this September will have on average 65% less sugar in their school meals than three years ago – a total of over 2kg per pupil per year.

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GCSEs: No comparison between old and new results

Comparing a school’s GCSE results used to be a simple affair – you just looked at the A*-C pass rates for each year.

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Pictures courtesy of Thomas Bennett Community College SUS-170825-112602001

Students praised for ‘well-deserved results’

Staff at Thomas Bennett Community College have congratulated their GCSE students on their “well-deserved results”.

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