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Parents face 120 fines and even prosecution if their child is late to school

Tuesday 4th July 2017

New rules involving prosecutions and fines are to be put into place to decrease the amount of lesson time students are missing Read full story...


School that has produced a host of Gloucester stars could build a new 3G pitch

Monday 3rd July 2017

The school is Cinderford's training base Read full story...


The moment the RAF parachuted in to Parents' Day at a Cheltenham school

Saturday 1st July 2017

Parents' Day is a grand occasion at the school and it had some amazing visitors Read full story...


Hartpury rowers set course record as they win in Henley Regatta

Monday 26th June 2017

They have been unbeaten in the last five years at the event Read full story...


Gloucestershire school founded in 1539 meets living history face-to-face

Sunday 25th June 2017

With plenty of history to draw on already The Crypt School invited in former alumni, teachers and staff for a reunion - and to celebrate its continued success...


National news

Essex nursery 'closes because of universal free hours scheme'

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Fidgety Fingers is one of many nurseries which say they cannot make government funding rates stretch...


Food banks warn of school holiday hunger

Tuesday 25th July 2017

Many children risk going hungry over the summer, warns the Trussell Trust, which runs 420 UK food banks...


Action urged to teach children to swim

Monday 24th July 2017

Almost a third of 11-year-olds in England leave primary school unable to swim, a survey suggests...


Cartoon alien helps children in Mexico deal with trauma

Monday 24th July 2017

In Mexico a psychologist has come up with an unusual way of getting children, dealing with trauma, to open up about their experiences...


Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply...