County's £1million proposal for school counsellors

West Sussex County Council is considering setting aside £1million to support counselling services in the county’s schools.

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All the children in key stage two at St Philips Catholic Primary School in Arundel took part in the 5k Camel Trek

PICTURES: Camel Trek success at Arundel school

Pupils at St Philip’s Catholic Primary School in Arundel rounded off the first half of the spring term with a fundraising Camel Trek.

Louise Goldsmith

Not enough cash to plug funding gap

The leader of West Sussex County Council has warned the authority simply does not have the money to plug the gap in education funding.

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West Sussex County Council

Call for council to give £1.3million emergency money to schools

West Sussex County Council is to be called on to provide an emergency fund of £1.3million to help schools through their ongoing financial crisis.
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West Dean children won the Key Stage 2 section with their team video

Contest helps children stay safe online

Children from more than 20 schools have taken part in a competition promoting online safety.

St Anthony's School has been rated outstanding by Ofsted

Pride as school gets Ofsted’s top rating for third time

A headteacher said she was “really proud” after her school was rated outstanding by Ofsted for the third time.

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum empowers parents to help their children

Relaxed coffee mornings empower parents

When Lindsey Butterfield’s son was diagnosed with autism, she did not know where to go for information and support.

Chatsmore Catholic High School stormed to victory on Monday with its first entry in Rock Challenge

First-timers storm to victory at Rock Challenge

Students across the county have been showcasing their creativity in the 2017 Rock Challenge and J Rock competitions.

Worth Less? campaign

Headteachers' fury over £150m grammar schools plan

Headteachers have reacted with fury to the news £150million could still be spent on opening grammar schools by 2020.

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The forest will be filled with dens, games and themed adventures featuring pirates and knights

New forest school launches in Slindon

A new forest school will be launching in Slindon for the February half term.

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BeeCreative Company owners Stevie Williams and Carley Dawson with students at the Mudeford showcase

Drama classes help children build confidence

Classes which teach confidence through drama have been launched at Boxgrove Village Hall.

The children of CC's Out of School club

Praise for ‘inspirational’ leaders as school club is rated outstanding

Staff at a before and after school club said they were overjoyed after being rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Sir Ian McKellan at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh / Brighton Pictures) SUS-170802-111749001

County news: Sussex school gets visit from gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen

National treasure Sir Ian McKellen dropped into a Sussex school this week to talk to youngsters about fighting homophobia.

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The fire at The Academy, Selsey. Picture by Eddie Mitchell

Ofsted praises resilience of academy team after fire

Ofsted has praised the “admirable resilience” of staff at The Academy, Selsey, in its first inspection since the school was devastated by fire.

Arundel Museum manager Ernestos Kayadis views the artwork. Picture: Derek Martin DM1725313a

Students’ artwork impresses at museum

Students with additional educational needs have impressed visitors and staff at Arundel Museum.

TV gardener David Domoney, third right, with the Chichester College team

Horticulture students creating garden for The Ideal Home Show

Chichester College students have been tasked with creating a show garden that will capture the imagination.

Senior nursery manager Sharon Bowell and Kim Orton from the St Richard's Hospital nursery, meeting with Lisa Joy and some of the Cancerwise team

New Keeping it Local charity partner announced

The Cooperative Childcare in Chichester has announced a new charity partnership with Cancerwise.

Headteachers and MPs debated school funding

‘Disaster’ for headteachers over emergency school cash

Headteachers have branded the lack of emergency funding for their schools “a disaster”.

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Campaign for fairer funding

Governors threaten to "strike" over school funding crisis

Governors have threatened to withdraw their services unless the government provides £20million of emergency funding to West Sussex schools.
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Demonstrating how our digestive system works at last year's STEMfest

Launch of science festival that will end with a Big Bang

The scientists, engineers and inventors of the future will be given an insight into the courses and careers available to them at a spring festival.

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