Young performers are ready to rock

Students aged seven to 18 are busy finalising their routines ahead of the performance challenge of their lives.

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.

Education news

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.

Worthing College students studying

College programmes to get students back into education

Worthing College will shortly be lauching two new fast track programmes aimed at students keen to get back into education.

Social worker Phil Clarkson has written his first children's book about building self esteem

PICTURES: New children’s book focuses on self esteem

Social worker Phil Clarkson has drawn on his own experiences to write his first children’s book.

WorthLess? campaign

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”.

Joe Neale, Schoolsworks lead English teacher, with children from River Beach Primary School and Edward Bryant School at Chichester Festival Theatre

Young writers inspired by trip to theatre

Talented young writers watched a performance of Beauty and the Beast to end a term focusing on the classic story.

The charities representatives were overwhelmed with the generosity shown

Charities ‘overwhelmed’ by food donations

Students have been praised for their efforts in collecting 1.3 tonnes of donations for people in need in their community.

East Preston Infant School pupils with the roundhouse they helped to build

PICTURES: Children build a house

Children learned building skills as they helped create an Iron Age roundhouse.

The Littlehampton Academy wants alumni to inspire their current students.
Pictured are the school's students celebrating their A-level results last year. Picture: Liz Pearce

Littlehampton Academy seeks former students to inspire pupils

The Littlehampton Academy wants former students to inspire the current generation to academic success as part of a charity scheme.


Don’t miss the deadline for primary school places

Parents with children who are due to start primary school in September are being reminded that the deadline for applications for school is Monday January 15.

Everyone was appreciative of the efforts made by the students

Community party organised by students

The Student Union at Worthing College organised a fantastic Christmas party for senior citizens.

To round off a year of successful courses, 14 young people took on the tough challenge of completing FireBreak at Bognor Regis Fire Station

FireBreak graduates praised for enthusiasm

Students from a number of schools showed great enthusiasm in completing West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s FireBreak course.

Littlehampton mayor Billy Blanchard-Cooper with some of the Reindeer Romp runners

PICTURES: Reindeer Romp 2017

Pupils and staff galloped around the school playground for their second annual Reindeer Romp in aid of Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

The cast of Legally Blonde at The Angmering School

PICTURES: Legally Blonde, The Angmering School

Talented musical theatre students at The Angmering School wowed the crowds with their performances of Legally Blonde.

Cardinal Newman students on The Repair Shop with the school's nativity set

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex school's nativity set repaired on BBC show

A Sussex school appeared on the The Repair Shop's Christmas special, filmed at the Weald and Download Museum, after a plea to help bring some Christmas cheer by patching up the school’s nativity set.

Angmering School students collected food for Littlehampton Food Bank and Worthing Churches Homeless Project SUS-171220-104842001

Students donate over a tonne of food

Students at Angmering School have collected more than a tonne of food for two charities.

Martin Payle receives his award from Lisa Ferriday, Hays Education and Angela Martyn, St Andrews C of E High School for Boys. Picture supplied by Hays Education

Worthing teacher recognised for ‘outstanding contributions’

A Worthing teacher has been recognised by Hays Education for his ‘outstanding contributions’.

ACORN members following the successful negotiations

COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

West Sussex primary schools are poorest performing in the south east

West Sussex primary schools are poorest performing in the south east

Primary schools in West Sussex are the lowest performing in the south east when it comes to children's basic education.

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