Crawley students’ chilly charity help

Students and staff at St Wilfrid’s School have raised more than £9,000 for five charities, including Crawley Open House.


Christmas treat from Bewbush children

If you were near Dorsten Square this afternoon, you may have heard an awful lot of singing.
St Wilfrid's Actually

St Wilfrid's School shares a little love...actually!

The St Wilfrid's School Christmas video has become something of a festive tradition - and this year's is a cracker.

Daisychain Day Nursery has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Ofsted heaps praise on ‘outstanding’ nursery

Ofsted has praised the “inspirational leadership” which helped Daisychain Day Nursery receive its top rating.

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West Sussex primary schools are poorest performing in the south east

Primary schools in West Sussex are the lowest performing in the south east when it comes to children's basic education.


Julie Walters delights students at Christmas card prize-giving

There were smiles all round when Dame Julie Walters dropped in at Collyer's Sixth Form College this week.

Open House staff 'devastated' after theft of charity minibus

Staff at Crawley Open House have been left “devastated” after thieves stole the homeless charity’s minibus.


Little angels leave mums and dads smiling

Youngsters at Our Lady Queen of Heaven School, in Langley Green, have put on a spectacular nativity play for their family and friends.

Jimi Hendrix performed at the Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, on October 15 1967

Remember when Jimi Hendrix played Crawley?

Every once in a while, the archives offer up a truly amazing picture - and this one's a cracker.

Members of Crawley Ladies Hockey Club took part in the Crawley Carnival of 1993 dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz

Fun time at Carnival in 1993

Crawley Carnival in 1993 brought with it an air of adventure, with pirates and wizards galore.

Peter Lamb

‘Call to action’ as report shows town’s poorer children have fewer chances in life

Crawley children from poorer families have less chance of getting ahead in life than any in the south east, according to a new report.

Bewbush Academys Young Interpreters with teaching assistants Sandra Potter and Kanta Vaid

Young Interpreters proud to help friends learn English

A group of bilingual youngsters have shared their pride at helping to teach their friends to speak English.
Headteacher Dawn Martin and British Legion Poppy coordinator Michael Elliott

School's Poppy Appeal success

Gossops Green Primary School has raised almost £1,000 for the Poppy Appeal.

Little Stars has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Little Stars shine for Ofsted

Exemplary leadership and inspirational teaching has helped an Ifield pre-school earn Ofsted's highest rating.


Day of celebration when town pride shone through

We have so many reasons to be proud of Crawley – and they all shone through during the weekend’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Chancellor Philip Hammond

Frustration at school funding Budget snub

Headteachers and parents were left frustrated after their call for more basic funding for schools was ignored during last week’s Budget.


Celebrating 70 new town years!

A parade has made its happy noisy way through the town centre to celebrate 70 years of Crawley new town.
Three Bridges First School in the summer of 1953. Picture: Stan Prior

School days and sporting fun from the early 1950s

It has been more than 70 years since Three Bridges First School opened its doors to its first cluster of tiny children.

St Wilfrid's School, Crawley, has been rated outstanding by the Diocese

Headteacher's pride as school is rated 'outstanding'

St Wilfrid’s School has been rated ‘outstanding’ following a denominational inspection by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
Headteachers at Downing Street

Headteacher tells MP to stand up for town's schoolchildren

Crawley’s MP Henry Smith has been called on to stand up for the town’s schoolchildren and “not hide behind fictitious statistics”.

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