Parents call public meeting about school funding

A public meeting has been called by parents wanting to say “enough is enough” to the education funding crisis.

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Youngsters are concerned about the potential extinction of the panda

Youngsters worried about Trump and environment

The environment and Donald Trump are among the main issues which concern children, according to a new survey.

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‘There’s only so far you can push staff before they reach breaking point’

School staff from all over West Sussex have opened up about the damage being caused by the ongoing financial crisis.

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West Sussex County Council

Most parents get primary school of choice for children

Every applicant who applied for a primary place for their child has received one - but not all have been given the school of their choice.

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Jobs to be cut as school funding crisis continues to bite

Jobs are to be cut at Felpham Community College – and the headteacher has laid the blame firmly at the feet of the ongoing funding crisis.

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The team from Building Heroes with children in the framethey built for the kitchen

Marvellous place for mud pies

Children wasted no time serving up mud pies when their new kitchen was launched.

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The ladder donation to Building Heroes supports its work with military veterans, helping them carry out their courses with new equipment that would be used on building sites

Ladder donation is ‘a real step forward’

Building Heroes, a charity dedicated to helping military veterans by presenting opportunities in the construction industry, has been given a range of equipment by WernerCo, the UK’s leading manufacturer of ladders.

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Business mentor Erica Moore, from The Body Shop, with Dani, a student from Felpham Community College

VIDEO: Teens inspired to map their future

Year ten students have been shown how to change negative behaviour and work on their aspirations for the future.

West Sussex County Council

County gets millions for school places and repairs

West Sussex has received £43.7m to help the authority create more pupil places at the county’s schools.

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Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

Worth Less? campaign

Funding crisis putting children’s future ‘at risk’

The Department for Education (DfE) has been warned children’s futures are “at risk” if it doesn’t heed warnings about school funding.

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Some of the Worth Less? campaigners who went to Downing Street on October 18 2016 to appeal for fairer funding for West Sussex schools. SUS-161018-100615001

Underfunding of schools an ‘embarrassment’ for Tories

Underfunding of schools has been labelled a ‘continuing embarrassment’ for Conservatives both nationally and in West Sussex, according to opposition parties at County Hall.

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Eco beast sculptures made at Chichester Free School

‘There’s no such thing as waste’

Children are being taught there is no such thing as rubbish, with the launch of a new art competition across West Sussex.

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Lunaria from Davison High School collecting the South Downs best company award. Picture: Graham Franks

Best young business brains put to the test

Entrepreneurs have pitched their businesses in a bid to reach the county final in the annual Young Enterprise challenge.

Left to right Leo Harvey, 5, his dad Nick Harvey, 45, and Felix Harvey, 8 outside St John's Primary School in Crowborough. Photo from SWNS SUS-170331-140552001

COUNTY NEWS: Pupils asked to bring in their own loo roll to school

A cash-strapped Sussex primary school is asking pupils to bring in their own loo rolls.

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Dr Paul Wright from Southampton Solent University captured 400 drone images in just three hours

Using the latest technology to combat coastal erosion at East Head

Environment experts from Southampton Solent University have been using special drones to gather information on the erosion taking place at East Head.


School appoints first female head in 900-year history

The Prebendal School, in Chichester, has appointed the first female headteacher of its 900-year history.

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Ormiston Six Villages Academy students who took part in the Chichester Literature Quiz

Six Villages students win Chichester Literature Quiz

Students from Ormiston Six Villages Academy are proud to have been crowned winners of the fourth Chichester Literature Quiz.

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Chichester College students make history with Ideal Homes Show debut

For the first time in the history of the Ideal Home Show the homes have been designed by students - and a talented group from Chichester College have been given the daunting but exciting task.

Shelagh Legrave and Sarah Wright.

Consultation launched to merge Chichester and Central Sussex colleges

A consultation into a proposed merger between Chichester College and Central Sussex College has been launched.
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