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Northamptonshire County Council to approve new school hall in West Haddon

Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet is set to approve plans for a new school hall at West Haddon Endowed CE Primary School.

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Thirty schools remain closed today across Northamptonshire after winter weather

Thirty schools across Northamptonshire are still closed today after Sunday's downpour of snow and icy conditions overnight, according to the county council's website.

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Councillors at One Angel Square say an additional 10 million of central Government funding for schools will not be enough to sustain them.

Extra £10m of schools funding in Northamptonshire will barely cover rising costs - councillors fear

A trickle of extra funding from central Government will not be enough to support Northamptonshire's expanding schools - parties on both sides of the chamber feared at the county council's cabinet meeting.

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The David Ross Education Trust, founded by Carphone Warehouse entrepreneur David Ross - has been subject to a focussed Ofsted inspection.

Trust in charge of 14 Northamptonshire schools needs to do more to help pupils achieve says watchdog

The trust in charge of Northampton's Malcolm Arnold Academy has been told it needs to improve pupil progress months after several of its leaders resigned.
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Early Years children telling Alex at the Tesco Eat Happy project how many fruit and vegetables they should eat a day

Fruit and veg on the menu as Daventry village school pupils learn about healthy eating

Pupils at a Daventry village school learned about healthy eating and obesity prevention ahead of a national initiative to improve young children's wellbeing.
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The school shows off its award (and new tracksuits).

Northampton primary school wins county sports award with skateboarding, ballroom dance and jujutsu

Pupils at a Northampton school used jujutsu, archery and national dance competitions to earn a county sports school of the year award.

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Newnham Primary School pupils celebrate Ofsted grading

Daventry primary school celebrates 'good' Ofsted rating

A Daventry primary school is celebrating after being rated as a 'good' school by Ofsted, an improvement on its 'requires improvement' report two years ago.

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The Randolph Building (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Daventry District Council and E-ACT find provisional agreement on former UTC building

Daventry District Council and E-ACT have reached an agreement which would see the former UTC building open to under-14s, subject to approval by both parties.
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Pupils at Falconer's Hill Academy with children's author Gillian Overitt

Children's author takes assembly at Daventry school

Pupils at a Daventry school spent their morning in the company of children's author Gillian Overitt yesterday.
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Parker student Cory Flynn cuts the ribbon alongside DSLV student Lauren, Daventry Mayor Lynne Taylor, regional education director Andrew Mackereth and Chris Heaton-Harris MP. Pictures by Kirsty Edmonds

PICTURES: Official opening of Parker Academy's Randolph Building

The Parker Academy's newest building was officially opened last Friday with a ceremony to mark the occasion.
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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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Falconer's Hill Academy pupils with Meghan Beasley

British world championship hurdler pays a visit to Daventry school

Daventry's Falconer's Hill Academy welcomed a world championship athlete last week for an afternoon of sporting activity.
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Natalie Chapman with Cambridge Assessment chief executive Simon Lebus.

Long Buckby teenager wins £3,000 yearly bursary to help with studies

A Daventry village student has won a bursary to help with her studies at the University of Cambridge.

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A Labour motion to kerb school parking and traffic problems was voted down by councillors.

Bid to see 20mph zones installed outside all Northamptonshire schools fails to win approval

A proposal to enforce 20mph zones and a range of safety measures outside of Northamptonshire schools failed to win the support of Conservatives at County Hall - even though one member revealed a man had been knocked over in his ward.
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Daventry District primary school's new library docks at nearby depot

A school in the Daventry area plans to turn a canal barge into a new library for its pupils.

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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Executive assistant Rachel Norris (centre) pictured with Northgate School students and headteacher Shez Webb (back left), senior operations manager Robert Goble and HR business partner Sean Talbot

Northampton specialist arts school gets boost from Amazon Daventry's donation

A Northampton school has been given a £1,000 donation by the team at Daventry's Amazon fulfilment centre.

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The newly renamed Randolph Building

Talks over Daventry school's lease which prevents under-14s from using building are taking place

Daventry District Council and Parker E-Act Academy are in talks over the conditions of the lease currently preventing under-14s from using the former UTC building.
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Gender gap in the classroom

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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