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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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Pupils looking forward to moving into their new school. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-180102-191511008

VIDEO: Huge progress at Chichester Free School ahead of September move

Every journey has a starting point. For the new Chichester Free School that point was at a governor’s kitchen table.

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Cllr Richard Burrett, West Sussex County Council Member for Education and Skills, Norman Boyland Chairman of Apsire Sussex and Robyn Kohler Chief Executive, pictured alongside some of the partners who attended the launch event.

Taster sessions at new adult education centre

Free taster sessions in learning everything from dressmaking and playing the ukulele to key skills in English and maths are on offer today at a newly opened adult education centre in Kingsham Road.

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Council wins appeal to transfer schools cash

West Sussex County Council is to transfer £2.2m of school funding to its high needs budget, despite opposition from headteachers.

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Lycia Bish, from the Parents & Friends Association, Bishop Luffa School
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The fire at Selsey Academy in 2016. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-160821-101248001

Selsey Academy sprinkler decision ‘incomprehensible’

It is ‘incomprehensible’ that the Academy Selsey will be rebuilt without sprinklers.

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Jude Birch will visit Google's HQ after winning a coding competition

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex student wins trip to Google HQ in coding competition

A 17-year-old from Sussex beat more than 3,500 students in a coding competition to win a trip to Google's headquarters in California.
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Over 16s to be charged more for school transport

Over 16s who travel to school in transport organised by West Sussex County Council will have to pay more from September.

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‘Fed up’ schools bill Treasury for £191m

West Sussex headteachers have billed the Treasury to the tune of £191,470,280.

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Investigation reveals extent of knife crime in Sussex schools

Children as young as 12 have been caught carrying knives in Sussex schools, a Johnston Press investigation has revealed.

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Schools do well in new GCSE tables

West Sussex schools have performed well in the new GCSE league tables.
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Oakwood pupils plank for brave mum Mel

Pupils at Oakwood School have been ‘planking’ in support of a brave mum.

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Transport costs to increase for around 300 students

Transport costs to increase for around 300 students

Around 300 sixth form and college students will see an increase in their school transport costs.

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The fire at Selsey Academy in 2016. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-160821-101248001

Sprinklers will not be fitted at Selsey Academy

The new Academy Selsey will be built without sprinklers, the trust who run it has just confirmed.

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Fancy being a teacher? County organises recruitment fairs

West Sussex County Council has organised two school recruitment fairs.

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Tangmere school temporarily closed

Tangmere Primary School is closed today due to heating issues.

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Sulaiman Wihba who fled war torn Syrian in a refrigerated lorry to the UK had just been awarded a place at Oxford after completing his studies at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures) SUS-180115-095230001

COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

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One in three graduates in the South East say their degree is pointless

One in three graduates in the South East say gaining their degree has been pointless, new research shows.

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‘Serious concerns’ see school rated ‘inadequate’

A special school has been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted amid some ‘serious concerns’ over safeguarding.

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Headteachers appeal to MPs over school funding formula

Headteachers have called on MPs to echo West Sussex County Council and declare the government’s school funding formula “not fit for purpose”.

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