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School ‘rightly proud’ after praise from Ofsted

Compassion and quietly determined leadership coupled with pinpoint plans to improve have earned Funtington Primary School praise from Ofsted.

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WSCC

Ofsted hails work of new child safety hub

A hub designed to be the single point of contact for anyone with concerns about child safety has been inspected by Ofsted.

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Schools propping up budgets using cash for disadvantaged kids

Headteachers have been propping up their budgets using money intended to help disadvantaged children, a survey has revealed.

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West Sussex County Council

Have your say on Post-16 school transport

A consultation has been launched into West Sussex County Council's Post-16 Transport Policy, which will see around 300 sixth form and college students pay more to get to school.
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County News: Headteacher quits over 'broken' education system

A West Sussex headteacher has resigned, citing the "impossibly stressful" pressures of the job coupled with a lack of funding.

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Heads support cross-party inquiry into school funding

West Sussex headteachers have welcomed the launch of a new inquiry into school funding.

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Education

Most children given school of choice

Families have been told which primary school their children will attend in September – with all but 99 being given one of their schools of choice.

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Eco TA, Karen Buncle, and pupils celebrate Southbournes Eco Schools silver award and good Ofsted rating

Double celebration for Southbourne

Southbourne Junior School had two reasons to celebrate after receiving a good Ofsted report and an eco award.

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Year 6 pupils at Oakwood

School's pride at record-breaking results

Staff at Oakwood Prep School have praised their Year 6 pupils after every one of them was awarded a place at their chosen secondary school.

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Video: Celebrating joys and successes of West Sussex education

The joys and successes of students, their teachers and schools have been celebrated at a new awards ceremony.
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Children tried their hand at printing

Creative fun for Westbourne House visitors

Cookery, design, drama and music were the order of the day when Westbourne House School held a creativity fun day.

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WSCC

West Sussex parents fined over term-time holidays

West Sussex parents have paid more than £250,000 in fines for taking their children on holiday during term time.

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Christ's Hospital students met Professor Stephen Hawking in 2017

Christ's Hospital student pays tribute to Stephen Hawking

A Christ’s Hospital pupil has paid tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking one year after meeting him.

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WorthLess? campaign for fairer school funding

Cash-strapped schools appeal for more support from MPs

Headteachers have written to 100,000 parents and carers and warned them that school budgets are still in a "critical" condition.
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Headteacher Christopher Todd (front left) with the staff and children of Singleton CE Primary School

Church gives school top marks

A headteacher has hailed his staff as ‘brilliant role models’ after their school received a glowing report from church inspectors.

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Picture by Steve Robards

Update: Schools closures for March 2

The following schools have announced that they will be closed today (Friday March 2)
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Picture by Steve Robards

Update: School closures, March 1

The following schools have informed West Sussex County Council that they will be closed today.
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Austen Hindman

New headteacher chosen for Bishop Luffa

Bishop Luffa School has appointed its next headteacher.

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Education

MPs to take funding concerns to secretary of state

West Sussex MPs will be meeting Damian Hinds, the new secretary of state for education, to discuss concerns about school funding.

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Tanbridge House School

School pays tribute to teenager killed at Barns Green level crossing

The headteacher of Tanbridge House School has paid tribute to a "kind, generous and caring" teenager, who died at the Barns Green level crossing at the weekend.

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