Award for students who created First World War memorial

Students at Chatsmore High School have received an award after creating a memorial to the men who died at the Battle of Boars Head, in 1916.

Water Babies' Splashathon fundraising event at Oak Grove College. Photo by Derek Martin DM17735651a

Splashathon success

Small swimmers made a big splash as part of a fundraising campaign for baby charity Tommy’s.

This group of 13 was the latest to take the FireBreak course

Fire drills teach students teamwork

Young people have been encouraged to become positive role models with the help of fire instructors.

Justine Greening MP, secretary of state for education

Parents publish tongue-in-cheek school report for Justine Greening

Parents campaigning for better education funding have penned a 'school report' for Justine Greening - and told her she must try harder.

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Justine Greening

Schools to receive extra £2.6bn over next two years

The government has announced extra funding for schools of £1.3bn per year over the next two years.

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Upper Beeding Primary School prize winners, from left, Freya Owen, Harvey Hawkins and Otis Loveridge, with their eco beasts

Creative competition encourages waste prevention

Eco beasts created a stunning display as part of a West Sussex upcycling competition.


West Sussex parents join school funding Parliament protest

West Sussex parents joined hundreds of children, teachers, mums, dads and grandparents at a rally in Parliament Square to protest the state of education funding.

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Ticklemetoo Community Playschool owner Zoe Duggan, left, with staff and children. Picture: Derek Martin DM17734217a

Playschool ‘in a happier place’ after heartache

Having suffered the heartache of losing its premises, a long-standing playschool is now in a happier place.


Fall in number of university applications

A record number of 18-year-olds in England have applied for university places - but the overall number of further education applicants has fallen.

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Headteacher asked to speak at school funding protest in Parliament Square

A Horsham headteacher has been invited to speak at a school funding protest in Parliament Square.
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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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Davison pupils helps Clare Sutton deliver the milk bottle tops to Steve Deane

Schools support bottle top scheme

Plastic milk bottle tops have been put to good use, with the help of schools.

Amber Heard, 13, from Felpham Community College, seated far right, with her discussion group. Picture: Derek Martin DM17632650a

First Youth SACRE in county is well received

Students from seven schools considered religion and its effect on the world at a conference that was the first of its kind in West Sussex.

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Henry Smith MP

Parents defend headteachers after criticism from MP

Parents have spoken out in support of headteachers after a West Sussex MP accused them of breaking the law in the run-up to the general election.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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Picture by Tarquin Boyesen. Steve Coogan is supporting Save Our Schools campaigners.

Comedian Coogan supports school funding campaign

Comedian Steve Coogan has added his voice to the ongoing campaign for fairer school funding.
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Pupils become eco-warriors at environment day

Pupils from across the area joined forces to learn about the environment and sustainability in a series of themed workshops.

Hannah Stanaway with her exam work on a theme of fruit and vegetables

Angmering showcase demonstrates high standards

Students at The Angmering School have demonstrated high standards of work in the annual art, design and technology exhibition.

Henry Smith, MP for Crawley

MP accuses headteachers of breaking the law over school funding campaign

A West Sussex MP has accused headteachers of breaking the law and attempting to influence the way parents voted in the General Election.
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