Primary school dropped by academy trust

An academy trust has dropped plans to take over the running of Southgate Primary after the school was placed in special measures.
Worth Less? campaign

County's £1million proposal for school counsellors

West Sussex County Council is considering setting aside £1million to support counselling services in the county’s schools.

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The plane will form a key part of the course

College students flying high with aircraft addition

Chocks away! Crawley engineering students are celebrating the arrival of an airplane from Redhill for their course.

Louise Goldsmith

Not enough cash to plug funding gap

The leader of West Sussex County Council has warned the authority simply does not have the money to plug the gap in education funding.

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West Sussex County Council

Call for council to give £1.3million emergency money to schools

West Sussex County Council is to be called on to provide an emergency fund of £1.3million to help schools through their ongoing financial crisis.
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Sponsor sought for new primary school

Surrey County Council has launched a search for a sponsor to open a new primary school in Horley.

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum empowers parents to help their children

Relaxed coffee mornings empower parents

When Lindsey Butterfield’s son was diagnosed with autism, she did not know where to go for information and support.

Worth Less? campaign

Headteachers' fury over £150m grammar schools plan

Headteachers have reacted with fury to the news £150million could still be spent on opening grammar schools by 2020.

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Teacher training roadshow comes to Sussex

A free teacher training roadshow is to be held in Crawley to encourage more people into the profession.

Sir Ian McKellan at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh / Brighton Pictures) SUS-170802-111749001

County news: Sussex school gets visit from gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen

National treasure Sir Ian McKellen dropped into a Sussex school this week to talk to youngsters about fighting homophobia.

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Headteachers and MPs debated school funding

‘Disaster’ for headteachers over emergency school cash

Headteachers have branded the lack of emergency funding for their schools “a disaster”.

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Desmond Anderson Primary Academy

Primary school converts to academy status

Desmond Anderson Primary School has converted to academy status.

The Young Shakespeare Company perform Macbeth at Thomas Bennett Community College

Shakespeare brought to life at Thomas Bennett

Students at Thomas Bennett Community College put in a Bard day's work when they were visited by the Young Shakespeare Company.

Campaign for fairer funding

Governors threaten to "strike" over school funding crisis

Governors have threatened to withdraw their services unless the government provides £20million of emergency funding to West Sussex schools.
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West Sussex schools have been campaigning for fairer funding

School funding - an appeal to West Sussex MPs

Everyone loves an under-dog. It’s fun to root for them as they fight seemingly insurmountable odds, even if they’re unlikely to win.

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Good progress from most GCSE students

All but one school in Crawley saw students make average progress or better by the time they completed their GCSEs last year.

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County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

All three winning pupils will also receive a digital camera

Schools’ chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers

JSPC Computer Services has partnered with eSafe Education to offer schools in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire the chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers with the launch of its Internet Safety poster competition, supported by this paper.

Sport and Adventure Education with Plumpton College;

PLUMPTON COLLEGE: Navigating my way to success

I have always been sporty, and wanted to continue from school into 6th form for my A levels in chemistry, biology, geology and PE.

Head of school, Pauline Montalto

School told to improve by Ofsted

Thomas Bennett Community College has been told to improve by Ofsted.

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