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Gloucester gets new �1m sports pitch thanks to historic school

Wednesday 20th February 2019

It’s available for the whole community to use Read full story...

 

Your 2019 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Award finalists revealed

Monday 18th February 2019

The awards take place on March 7 at Cheltenham Racecourse Read full story...

 

In pictures: Village school pupils celebrate first steps to becoming 'Global Citizens'

Sunday 17th February 2019

Children at the school had fun learning how 'our lives are connected with people and places' across the globe Read full story...

 

Schools' climate strike: 'Why we skipped school to protest'

Friday 15th February 2019

Young people explain why they walked out of schools across England to protest over climate change...

 

Headteacher reveals ?huge sense of sadness? after deciding to leave Gloucestershire school

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Nikki Hill is to leave Greatfield Park Primary School in Up Hatherley, Cheltenham, for another school in the town Read full story...

 

Boys join the girls in class at Gloucester high school for first time

Tuesday 11th September 2018

About 60 boys walked through the school gates at the start of term for the first time Read full story...

 

Mums in tears at school gates on first day as beautiful gesture from teachers opens the floodgates

Monday 10th September 2018

This is wonderful Read full story. Taken from the Gloucestershire Live - News RSS feed.

 

CS Lewis letter to schoolchildren expected to fetch 5k

Saturday 8th September 2018

The two-page letter asks pupils at a school in Wiltshire how they think The Chronicles of Narnia should end...

 

Headteacher praised for transforming failing school which has just had its best ever GCSE results

Tuesday 4th September 2018

Paul Holroyd hopes the community now has confidence Forest High School in Cinderford is here to stay Read full story...

 

Eight tips to prepare for a positive new term

Saturday 1st September 2018

Eight tips to prepare for a positive new term for teaching staff Have flowers and plants in decorative pots about the room...

 

?Highly impressive? new 5million centre opens at county school (and it's available for the public too)

Friday 24th August 2018

Cleeve School in Bishop’s Cleeve, near Cheltenham, launches its sixth form centre of excellence Read full story...

 

This is the law on teachers applying suncream to schoolchildren in the hot weather

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Parents/guardian/carers have prime responsibility towards their child's welfare and health and safety Read full story...

 

Schoolchildren could be weighed by teachers for Ofsted obesity checks

Monday 7th May 2018

It would be a dramatic change to Ofsted checks Read full story...

 

Jo Whiley and Julian Dunkerton open 'wonderful' new music school in Cheltenham

Thursday 3rd May 2018

The BBC Radio 2 DJ and the Superdry co-founder cut the ribbon at the school Read full story...

 

Why hundreds of books are being handed out to primary schools in Cheltenham

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

A total of 15 centres will recieve the free books Read full story...

 

Gloucestershire 10th in home-schooling rates

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Mental health and avoiding exclusion are among reasons given for removing children from classrooms...

 

Apprenticeships aren?t just for school leavers ? they?re for management too

Thursday 19th April 2018

Simon Kay from SGS College tells us about how apprenticeships are set to provide the company’s future leaders Read full story...

 

Meet the dog who is helping children at a Gloucester school to read

Monday 2nd April 2018

Skye the therapy dog is sitting with children at a Kingsway Primary school Read full story...

 

How your child can learn tight-rope walking, trapeze, juggling and even walking on a giant globe

Saturday 24th March 2018

The Gloucestershire school with a difference Read full story...

 

The Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards are still accepting entries

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Don’t miss entering yourself or an exceptional apprentice you know Read full story...

 

Revealed: The 50 Greatest Gloucestershire Women of all time

Thursday 8th March 2018

We've teamed up with Cheltenham Racecourse to reveal the 50 Greatest Gloucestershire Women Read full story...

 

Why 10 Royal Marines are walking to EVERY primary school in Gloucestershire

Sunday 25th February 2018

Former Royal Marines planning a marathon charity walk Read full story...

 

More spaces coming due to 5.3m expansion of secondary school

Sunday 11th February 2018

The extensive expansion has received a further cash injection Read full story...

 

Hartpury student King crowns goalscoring performance with England Schools selection

Thursday 1st February 2018

17-year-old called up Read full story. Taken from the gloucestershirelive - News RSS feed.

 

Primary school will double in size after 1.4million investment

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Three new classrooms are being built to double its capacity Read full story...

 


National news archive

Share your reaction and experiences to GCSE results day 2019

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Share photos, videos and stories with us as pupils across the country get their GCSE resultsAs we reach the third results day since the new, tougher GCSE exams were introduced, we would like to hear your experiences...

 

Pupils receive GCSE results as concerns raised over new format

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Leading teaching unions say changes have left students stressed and demoralisedHundreds of thousands of young people are receiving their GCSE results after the biggest shake-up of the exams for a generation...

 

GCSE results day 2019: live news

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Follow live coverage as hundreds of thousands of teenagers find out how they did under the tougher grading systemUnion warn changes have left students stressed and demoralised 7...

 

What happened when I got in touch with three of my old teachers | Adrian Chiles

Thursday 22nd August 2019

I thought Mr Corbett would be dead by now. Turns out he?s not much older than meOnly a few people seem to remain in touch with any of their schoolteachers...

 

GCSE results: Nail-biting wait for grades

Thursday 22nd August 2019

As hundreds of thousands of pupils await their GCSE results, there is a warning the exams were too hard...

 

Education Secretary says post-16 options better than ever, as GCSE results released

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Read full story. Taken from the News and communications from Department for Education (DfE) RSS feed.

 

Pupils 'refusing to sit GCSE exams in new tougher format'

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Leading teaching unions warn changes have left students stressed and demoralisedPupils have been so demoralised by the new, tougher GCSE format in England that some refused to sit the exams this year, while others display raised levels of stress, according to leading teaching unions...

 

Don?t despair if GSCE results day doesn?t go your way ? life is only just beginning | Adrian Chiles

Wednesday 21st August 2019

I failed German and music, and my friends did even worse, but things turned out OK for us in the endIt is GCSE results day on Thursday...

 

Shipping containers used to house homeless children

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless...

 

Meritocracy is a myth ? so don't judge people on their GCSE grades | Michael Segalov

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Until pupils from all sections of society have an equal chance of success, exam results should not be taken at face valueOn exam results days, there?s now something of a social media tradition of those long out of the school system sharing stories of success despite a disappointing set of results...

 

Back-to-school uniform swap-shop is Dorset mum's mission

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Laura Mulley started the swap shop after her children grew out of their good quality uniforms...

 

Texas school district sued for colouring in teen's hair

Wednesday 21st August 2019

The teen's parents are suing a Texas school district for using a black Sharpie to colour his scalp...

 

Shipping containers 'used to house homeless children'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Office blocks are also being used to house families as 210,000 children are estimated to be homeless...

 

Poorer pupils twice as likely to fail key GCSEs

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Analysis shows reversal in attainment gap between poor pupils and wealthy classmates Disadvantaged pupils are almost twice as likely to fail GCSE maths as their wealthier classmates, according to research that lays bare the attainment gap between rich and poor...

 

Social media pressures 'driving up exam stress in girls'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Ahead of GCSE results, Girlguiding warns of expectation to post online and schools seeking acclaimPublicity-hungry schools and pressure to post results on social media are driving up exam stress among girls, the Girlguiding movement has said, after it found that close to two-thirds of girls now believe there is too much pressure to succeed...

 

More schoolchildren 'rejecting cigarettes'

Tuesday 20th August 2019

The proportion of surveyed pupils who have ever smoked tobacco drops to a record low of 16%...

 

?He cried and I cried?: the highs and lows of exam results day for teachers

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Opening GCSE and A-level results can mean tears or elation for students ? but also for their teachers Continue reading...

 

?I don?t blame any teacher for not coming out as gay?

Tuesday 20th August 2019

It took Iesha Small 10 years in schools before she felt she could be open about her sexuality...

 

Let?s replace religious assembly in schools with a ?thought for the day? | Laura McInerney

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Compulsory Christian worship is divisive and excludes many children...

 

10 charts on what happens after GCSEs

Monday 19th August 2019

At 16, teenagers face a number of training or education choices - but how have these decisions changed over time? Read full story...

 

No-deal papers reveal council fears over food supply

Monday 19th August 2019

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards...

 

Parents win funding to mount legal challenge over school closure

Monday 19th August 2019

Bindmans law firm are investigating the lawfulness of St Christopher?s school closureParents shocked by the sudden closure of a residential unit at a special needs school in Bristol which resulted in children with severe and complex learning difficulties having to move out have won legal aid funding to investigate a possible legal challenge to the lawfulness of the decision...

 

Students could lose college places after BTec grade boundaries changed

Monday 19th August 2019

Thousands sign petition to reverse decision that will result in many getting lower grades Students could lose out on college places next month after the UK?s largest exam board unexpectedly raised the grade boundaries for a new BTec qualification, which will result in many getting lower grades than anticipated...

 

School lunch standards warning under no-deal Brexit

Monday 19th August 2019

Councils' no-deal Brexit plans warn of more expensive school meals and lower nutritional standards...

 

Outrage after grade boundaries for new BTec qualification raised

Monday 19th August 2019

Thousands sign petition urging Edexcel owner Pearson to reverse decision which could cost students their college placesStudents could lose out on college places next month after the UK?s largest exam board unexpectedly raised the grade boundaries for a new BTec qualification, which will result in many getting lower grades than anticipated...

 

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