Question mark over future of school site

A school is considering whether to move all its pupils on to a single site.

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Local pupils fire questions at Home Secretary during Parliament trip

Hastings support charity, Education Futures Trust, took ambassadors from six local schools to visit the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday 12th July.

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Schools to receive extra £2.6bn over next two years

The government has announced extra funding for schools of £1.3bn per year over the next two years.

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Pupils take part in Race For Life event to raise hundreds for charity

St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School in St Leonards, hosted a special event on Thursday July 6 as part of the Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Schools Programme.


Fall in number of university applications

A record number of 18-year-olds in England have applied for university places - but the overall number of further education applicants has fallen.

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Showcase of inspirational art at Ark William Parker

The recent Art Exhibition at Ark William Parker Academy was a great success showcasing the diverse range of talent from Year 10, GCSE and A Level students.

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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Pupil gets baking to raise funds for wildlife charity

Castledown Primary School pupil Xander Tame baked up a storm to raise funds for the World Wildlife Fund.

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Breaking news: Two colleges reveal plans to merge

Two further education colleges are planning to merge.

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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Picture by Tarquin Boyesen. Steve Coogan is supporting Save Our Schools campaigners.

Comedian Coogan supports school funding campaign

Comedian Steve Coogan has added his voice to the ongoing campaign for fairer school funding.
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Hundreds of kids beat the streets as scheme gets off to running start

Beat the Street – East Sussex’s giant walking and cycling initiative – has got off to a running start with residents travelling more than four times the circumference of the UK in less than one week.

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Pupils create a sea of colour and music to celebrate work of Hastings Thrives

Hastings’ promenade was a sea of colour last Friday (June 16) as hundreds of schoolchildren joined the inspiring Sky Parade.

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Talented art students transform Hastings Council meeting rooms

Illustration students from Sussex Coast College have been working on a project with Hastings Borough Council to give their newly refurbished meeting rooms some character.

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Queens Speech 'raises more questions than answers' for schools

The Queen's Speech raised "more questions than answers" about school funding, according to one headteacher.
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Headteachers call for action over school funding

The government has been called on to respond “quickly and effectively” to ongoing concerns about school funding.

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Prestigious teaching award for primary academy principal

The principal of Ark Blacklands Primary Academy has won a prestigious Silver Pearson Teaching Award.

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Huge pot of cash to improve kids’ health

Schools in East Sussex will receive extra funding to develop an ambitious scheme aimed at improving children’s physical and mental health.

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Children enjoy Read and Play day on Pier

A scheme to bring the wonderful world of words to pre-school tots received a boost on Saturday when a Read and Play Day was staged on Hastings Pier.

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Students give solid support to Jez

Students at Ark William Parker proved they are in tune with the national picture when they voted overwhelmingly in favour of Jeremy Corbyn in a mock general election on June 8.

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