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Amazon donation prepares Daventry pupils for STEM success

A Daventry school received a donation from Amazon to help fund new science equipment.

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Daventry District Council project manager Rob Saunders, headteacher Katie Towers and DDC's economic, regeneration and employment portfolio holder, Councillor David James, at the new school.

New £4m Daventry school set to open in September

Daventry’s newest school is set to open its doors to pupils this autumn following the completion of building work.

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Parents and children say they will be devastated if Great Creaton Primary School closes.

Low pupil numbers 'not good for learning' suggests headteacher at Northamptonshire school faced with closure

The headteacher at a Northamptonshire school with less than 20 pupils has said the children "must come first" in the face of a county council consultation to shut it down.
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Youngsters put through their paces to be part of Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets

Potential new recruits for Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets (NESC) have taken on a series of challenges to show they have what it takes to join the scheme.

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NSPCC urges Northamptonshire families to give exam pupils ‘vital’ support

The families of Northamptonshire pupils taking exams this summer have been urged to provide vital support as children struggle to cope.

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Number of Northamptonshire primary school pupils referred for mental health treatment rockets

There has been a 10-fold increase in the number of young people being referred by Northamptonshire schools for mental health treatment in the past four years, with more than half of referrals made concerning primary school children.

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Commonwealth bronze medallist pays Daventry academy pupils a visit

A Daventry academy welcomed a medal-winning member of England's Commonwealth Games lawn bowls squad in an attempt to encourage children to take up the sport.
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Executive pay at Northamptonshire academy schools criticised by teaching union

Union officials in Northamptonshire have raised serious concerns over the salaries of academy chiefs who operate schools in this county.

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Daventry school 'requires improvement' says Ofsted

A Daventry secondary school has failed to improve on its previous Ofsted score after being rated 'requires improvement' across all categories in its latest inspection.

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Northamptonshire primary school scraps proposal to close early on Friday

A Northamptonshire primary school has scrapped its idea to close early on Fridays to help prevent their teachers from burning out.
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Ashby Fields Primary School

Daventry school proposing to close early on Fridays to ease stress on its teachers

A Daventry primary school is proposing to close early on a Friday afternoon in order to help its teaching staff maintain a healthy work-life balance.
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Northampton College celebrates 'phenomenal' improvement in national league table

Northampton College has rocketed up 178 places in a national league table in three years, according to new figures published today.

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Almost 8,800 primary, infant and junior school places have been allocated to pupils across Northamptonshire today (Monday).

More than nine in 10 children get first choice at Northants primary schools

Almost 8,800 primary, infant and junior school places have been allocated to pupils across Northamptonshire today (Monday).

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When do parents in Northamptonshire find out about primary school places?

On Monday (April 16) parents in Northamptonshire will find out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

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Moulton College (Picture: Google)

Northamptonshire college rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted as report raises concerns over pupil safety

A Northamptonshire college has been rated 'inadequate' after its most recent visit from Ofsted inspectors, who identified serious breaches to health and safety regulations, including a number of "unsafe and sloppy" instances.

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Man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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Are you as smart as an 11 year old? Prove it

Just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz, here’s six questions to test your brain power.

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School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Northants County Council U-turns over nursery payment delay

Northants County Council says it will now pay nurseries as planned after U-turning over a controversial delay.

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Great Creaton Primary School could be closed over a shortage of pupils.

Northamptonshire village school with only 30 pupils could face closure

A Northamptonshire village's only school could be closed down due to a shortage of pupils.
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