Popular festival returns with launch event

A popular festival is returning to Crawley for the sixth year.

Henry Smith MP and Crawley primary, secondary and special school headteachers

‘The Department for Education really hasn’t got a clue’ heads tell MP

Henry Smith MP has met with Crawley headteachers to discuss the ongoing school funding crisis.

Children enjoying the new Langley Green play area. Picture: Jon Rigby

Two new ‘exciting’ play areas for children

Children in Crawley can enjoy two new ‘exciting’ play areas.

Shelagh Legrave and Sarah Wright.

Consultation launched to merge Chichester and Central Sussex colleges

A consultation into a proposed merger between Chichester College and Central Sussex College has been launched.
East Grinstead students watched the show at the Chequer Mead Theatre. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Students learn how to stay safe on the roads

East Grinstead students learned how to stay safe on the roads today (March 22) after watching a show in the Chequer Mead Theatre.

Sir Nicholas Soames MP

MPs appeal for changes to new school funding formula

West Sussex MPs have warned schools will lose hundreds of thousands of pounds if changes to the new education funding formula are not made.

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Worth Less? campaign

Lucky 13? School funding fight engulfs southern counties

Heads at 3,000 schools, responsible for more than 1.2million children, have thrown their weight behind West Sussex’s fight for fairer education funding.
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Worth Less? campaign logos

Last chance for parents in West Sussex to ‘protect our children’s education’ by completing funding survey

Parents of schoolchildren in West Sussex have been urged to complete a survey to help ‘protect our children’s education’ and invest in their future.

Warnham Village Hall where the pre-school was based. Photo courtesy of Google Street view.

Parents upset after sudden closure of pre-school

The manager of a village pre-school has spoken of her sadness over the sudden closure of the popular facility.


VIDEO: Visit helps open up eyes to diversity

The wonderful charity JustDifferent was delighted to welcome a group of young children to its Walberton office on Monday.

Backpack and lunch box sets, �27.98, Becky & Lolo,

Perfecting packed lunches

Nutritionist Sue Crabtree gives Charlotte Harding some ideas for the perfect packed lunch.

Worth Less? campaign for fairer funding

School funding campaign spreads to East Sussex, Essex and Cornwall

The Worth Less? campaign for fairer education funding is no longer just a West Sussex affair.

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Flying Toad steals the show!

A smoke machine, hydraulic lift and a flying Toad helped turn the hall at St Wilfrid’s school into a fully-fledged theatre for their production of Wind in the Willows.


PICTURES: West Sussex apprentice graduation 2017

The achievements of higher and advanced apprentices were celebrated at the second West Sussex apprentice graduation ceremony on Tuesday.

Gatwick Airport

Gatwick’s live interactive help and advice for students

Gatwick has become the first airport in the UK to use an innovative, interactive, live online channel to broadcast information to students thinking about pursuing a career at the airport.

Chancellor Philip Hammond

Heads blast £320m for free schools and grammars as ‘little short of disgraceful’

Headteachers have blasted as “little short of disgraceful” the government’s allocation of £320million for free schools and grammar schools.

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Frank Milham, 17, was spotted by Paul Binfield from Paddy Power at a recent production  of Oliver! pictured. Picture: Barry Holder

Is Frank odds-on to be the new Doctor?

Could a Crawley teenager be the next Doctor Who?

Department for Education

West Sussex given millions for children with special needs

West Sussex will be given more than £3million to create more school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Celebrating the achievements of more than 100 higher and advanced apprentices at Chichester Cathedral last year

Guinness World Record attempt in National Apprenticeship Week

During National Apprenticeship Week, from today until Friday, The Big Assembly will attempt to set a Guinness World Record.

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World of Books chief executive Stephen Boobyer

Novel new competition launches on World Book Day

Sussex primary school children could win a share of 5,000 books for their school, in a new competition launching today on World Book Day.

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