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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...

 

Insurance volunteers get special school 'home from home' ready for new students

Friday 23rd June 2017

Ecclesiastical has been helping out at St Rose's in Stroud Read full story...

 

Minchinhampton school forms guard of honour for England rugby stars

Tuesday 20th June 2017

The welcomed players on to the pitch during the England v Barbarians game Read full story...

 

Leave your blazers and ties at home: Pupils in county can dress down as the temperature soar

Monday 19th June 2017

Schools are relaxing their uniform policy and urging parents to protect their children from the sun Read full story...

 

Joy for school as it gets 1.3million grant for building project

Monday 19th June 2017

But more money is needed and it wants the public’s help Read full story...

 

Kate Moss gets top job at new Gloucester primary school

Monday 19th June 2017

She hopes to be a model headteacher (get it?) Read full story...

 

Who is the new head teacher of Bournside School in Cheltenham?

Tuesday 13th June 2017

There'll be someone else in charge when the school goes back in the autumn Read full story...

 

Child Safety Week

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Child Safety Week is back from the 5th-11th June Accidents are a leading cause of death, serious injury and acquired disability for children and young people in the UK...

 

News from Newent Community School

Thursday 1st June 2017

Newent Community School short listed for the National Antibiotic Guardian Award - under the catagory of Children and Family Award Ceremony June 8th in London...

 

Gloucester schools get a taste for science and engineering at King's school

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Over 300 children took part in a science and engineering day hosted by the King's school with Bristol University Read full story...

 

Cheltenham primary where 35 per cent of children don't have English as a first language taking inspiration from UK's most innovative school

Sunday 28th May 2017

The builders are in at Gloucester Road Primary Read full story...

 

Grammar school test registration for Year 5's is next month

Friday 26th May 2017

There are seven grammars in Gloucestershire - don't miss out Read full story...

 

Prove the movies right this half-term at Cheltenham Science Centre

Saturday 20th May 2017

New exhibits ready for the school holidays at the Coronation Square science centre Read full story...

 

The 10 secondary schools in Gloucestershire rated outstanding by Ofsted

Saturday 20th May 2017

Is your local school among the best in the county? Read full story...

 

Headteacher begs parents to quiz General Election candidates on education ?crisis?

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Letters sent to parents of 1,300 pupils about school funding Read full story...

 

Join School Diversity Week 3rd-7th July 2017

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Why not hold an event celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT+) equality during School Diversity Week, 3-7 July 2017...

 

Kingsholm Primary School pupils send their support to Gloucester Rugby ahead of European final

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Gloucester Rugby take on Stade Francais on Friday Read full story...

 

Outstanding in all areas - top marks for this Gloucestershire school

Monday 8th May 2017

Full marks for this village school in its latest inspection Read full story...

 

Balcarras students live the high life at school prom

Sunday 7th May 2017

It was all glamour as the year 11's gathered for their leavers prom Read full story...

 

'Children's Lives at Risk' over Mental Health

Wednesday 18th May 2016

Parents say young lives are at risk as a survey suggests almost a fifth of families are refused help for mental health concerns...

 

Stonewall - LGBT

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Stonewall has produced a couple of new resources  for primary schools...

 


National news archive

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...

 

School's out!

Friday 21st July 2017

Parents ponder whether to relax and pack away the school books - or get ahead for next term...

 

Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Friday 21st July 2017

Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university...

 

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Friday 21st July 2017

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

 

How do you get ready...

Thursday 20th July 2017

for BIG school? Children get ready for the next step - and describe their expectations...

 

Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'

Thursday 20th July 2017

A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher...

 

Post-16 maths to get government cash boost

Thursday 20th July 2017

Too many teenagers drop maths completely after GCSE and it harms their prospects, a report says...

 

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol

Thursday 20th July 2017

New figures reveal schools in England are battling a growing drug and alcohol problem Read full story...

 

Grandmother, 86, awarded doctorate from University of Bristol

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Peggy Styles left school at 15 with no formal qualifications having come to Britain as a WW2 refugee...

 

News story: Ambition for vast majority of students to study core academic GCSEs

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

News story: Childcare service opens for parents with children under five

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Nayland Primary schoolchildren 'helped' by new dog

Wednesday 19th July 2017

A new "teacher's pet" is brought in to provide calm for anxious pupils...

 

NI health and education benefit in 131m funding boost

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Brokenshire announces 131m of additional funding to "keep Northern Ireland's finances functioning"...

 

Press release: Joint statement on the expansion of British-German youth and school exchange

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Head teacher Joe Wincott says cutting teaching hours is the only way to balance his budget...

 

School budget boost 'not new money'

Tuesday 18th July 2017

An extra 1.3bn for schools in England is being taken from other education budgets, Labour says...

 

Call to 'overhaul' bullying in schools across Wales

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Some schools are "reluctant" to record bullying in case it reflects badly on them, a commissioner's report warns...

 

News story: Benefits of 30 hours confirmed as free childcare places soar

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Read full story. Taken from the Announcements on GOV...

 

Huddersfield primary school takes part in lockdown training

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Reinwood Junior School is one of several in West Yorkshire which carries out lockdown drills...

 

Teaching union calls for UK-wide school lockdown plan

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Schools are urged to practice for emergency situations such as chemical incidents or bomb threats...

 

Teaching union calls for school lockdown plan

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Schools are urged to practise for emergency situations such as chemical incidents or bomb threats...