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Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Sophie Fletcher learns she is one of only 2,000 pupils nationally to be awarded a grade 9.

GCSE RESULTS: Parker Academy results rise despite national dip

Parker E-ACT Academy GCSE results rose despite a national dip and the introduction of tougher exams.

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Guilsborough Academy students

GCSE RESULTS: Guilsborough Academy records clean sweep in English and maths GCSEs

All of the students passed their English and mathematics GCSE at a Daventry district school with the majority achieving the new grade 4, equivalent to an old C grade.
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DSLV Year 11 students with their exam results

GCSE RESULTS: DSLV Academy achieves best results since 2013

Staff at Daventry's DSLV Academy applauded their students after they achieved their best GCSE results in recent years.

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James Ball and Katie Eggleton

GCSE RESULTS: Bugbrooke school students praised for conduct and attitude in achieving 'excellent' results

Students and staff at Campion School in Bugbrooke have been celebrating as their Year 11 students achieved an "excellent" set of academic results.
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From left to right: headteacher Jenny Gatley, Conor Nelson, Megan Elkins, Harry Whitrow, Jasmine Cleaver and regional education director Andrew Mackereth.

'Beaming with pride': Daventry academy celebrates improvement on A-level results for third straight year

Students and staff are celebrating at Daventry's Parker Academy with A-level results improving for the third year running.

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Cllr Alan Hills (front), DDCs community, culture and leisure portfolio holder, marks the start of building work with (from left) DDCs economic, regeneration and employment portfolio holder Cllr Colin Poole, Willmott Dixons building manager Tom Prince, Alex Vicary, technical executive at Crest Nicholson and Rob Saunders, surveyor project manager at DDC.

Building work begins on new Daventry primary school

Work on a £4.275million primary school and nursery begins this month on the Monksmoor estate in Daventry with construction scheduled for completion next spring.

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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Weedon Bec Primary School

Daventry district school rated 'good' in first ever inspection

A Daventry district school was rated 'good' by Ofsted in all areas following an inspection earlier this summer.

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Pupils at Braunston CE Primary School

Ofsted rates Daventry district school as 'good' once again

A Daventry district primary school continued to be rated 'good' following a short Ofsted inspection earlier this year.

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Staverton CE Primary School

Daventry school rated 'good' in Ofsted report

A Daventry school has received double the praise in the space of three working days from two different inspectors.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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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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Daventry's Parker E-Act Academy takes over former UTC building

The Parker E-Act Academy in Daventry has taken over the building previously used by Daventry UTC, it has been announced.

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Four out of five schools in Northamptonshire have been rated either good or outstanding by Ofsted.

A+ for Northamptonshire's schools as Ofsted finds four out of five are either good or outstanding

Four out of five schools in Northamptonshire were rated either "good" or "outstanding" in their latest Ofsted inspection, this newspaper can reveal.

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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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A book written by six Lodge Park Academy pupils, which was chosen as the winner of the Northamptnshire County Schools Challenge, has been launched at a primary school in Kettering

Corby pupils’ winning book launched across county

Students who won a county-wide competition themed around healthy relationships have distributed their winning idea to primary schools in Northamptonshire.

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