Majority of children keen to have lessons on sex and relationships

Children believe they should have school lessons on sex and relationships, a new survey reveals today (Wednesday January 11)

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Headteachers question MPs over school funding fiasco

Headteachers have written to West Sussex MPs to ask questions about the ongoing school funding fiasco.

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New adult education courses with free options

New adult education courses with free options

New learning opportunities, including various free courses, have been made available by the charity Aspire Sussex.

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Artist impression of The Academy Selsey

Selsey school destroyed by fire submits plan for new facilities

A Selsey school destroyed by fire is looking to come back bigger and better after an application was submitted to refurbish and replace the ruined buildings.

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Countdown is on

Parents advised ‘time running out to apply for school places’

The clock is ticking as time is running out for parents of children due to begin school in September 2017.


Well-behaved tots earn high praise from Ofsted

The behaviour, development and welfare of children at The Old School Nursery has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.


Good result for Little Learners

Little Learners Day Nursery has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.
Pupils crawling through a candlelit trench, which had a lone Christmas tree, decorated with the buttons from a soldiers uniform

Powerful exhibition shows pupils the impact of the First World War

Primary school children have been given the opportunity to explore the impact of the First World War on contemporary British artists.

The Co-operative Childcare Chichester has been rated 'outstanding'

Outstanding result for Chichester nursery

The Co-operative Childcare Nursery has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

Students from The Towers Convent School accepting their Make Your Mark certificates

Young people speak up about issues important to them

Tackling racism and religious discrimination is a key issue for young people in West Sussex.

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Justine Greening

Future for schools ‘bleak’ as plea for more cash ignored by government

Passionate appeals for more money for the county’s schools have been ignored by the government.

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Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory for all secondary school pupils

Sex education must be compulsory in schools

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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Manager Jan Thomas is leaving Birdham Pre-School

End of an era at Birdham Pre-School

There were more than a few tears shed at Birdham Pre-School when manager Jan Thomas left the charity run nursery after 11 years.
Ofsted disappointment

School vows to bounce back after Ofsted disappointment

Leaders were left “very disappointed” after being told by Ofsted their school needed to improve.

Jenny Tinson at an exotic animals lecture SUS-160612-104949001

PLUMPTON COLLEGE: No two days are the same when you’re working at the vets

I’ve started at college again after a gap of more years than I care to think about having been made redundant from a healthcare job in 2014.

The revised Key Stage 2 league tables have been published

Twenty-eight primary schools fall short of SATs standards

Twenty-eight primary schools in West Sussex failed to reach the expected standards following the summer's tough new tests.

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All West Sussex heads joined the Worth Less? campaign for fairer funding

Future for schools 'bleak' as cash plea is ignored by government

The government has ignored a plea from headteachers to give schools extra money before the introduction of its new education funding system.

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One of the schools built as part of the project

Building a future for overseas children

A Chichester-based architecture firm is making a difference to education on the other side of the world.

National Audit Office

Government criticised over school funding

The government's approach to helping schools balance their budgets has been criticised.

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Chichester College principal Shelagh Legrave (second left) is calling for an end to the strikes. Pictured with students and staff who have been affected

Train strikes causing chaos for Chichester students

The ongoing Southern rail strikes are having a ‘devastating effect’ on Chichester College and its students.

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