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93 per cent of Nottinghamshire pupils get chosen primary school place

Nottinghamshire County Council has said 93.3 per cent of parents and carers secured a place at their first choice primary school for their children in September 2018, up 1 per cent on the 2017 intake.

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These are the 10 degrees that offer graduates the highest paid jobs

10 degrees that could bag you the highest paid jobs

A student is suing her university, claiming that her 'Mickey Mouse' degree has not helped her get a job.

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Students pictured outside West Notts College's Derby Road campus as they prepare to 'take over' the hotel. (PHOTO BY: Tracey Whitefoot)

West Notts College students to ‘take over’ four-star hotel

More than 70 students from Mansfield’s West Notts College are to ‘take over’ a four-star hotel for a week as part of a training programme.

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Other activities include creating a clay talisman to ward off evil spirits, practice cave painting skills on the centres cave wall to create their own hunting story, and complete a woodland orienteering course, finding clues about what pre-historic people ate.

New outdoor activities take kids back to the Stone Age and teaches them 'rocket science'

Students have been getting hands on learning how to ward off evil spirits over the last few months and are now learning how to make rockets fly.

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COLUMN: Working to create the extra school places we need

COLUMN: Working to create the extra school places we need

Now we’re into the new term, we’re undertaking studies to decide where is feasible for us to create nearly 1,400 additional school places in areas of Nottinghamshire where demand is expected to outstrip supply.

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VIDEO: 15-year-old boy lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools

A 15-year-old boy is lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools around the country.

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The deadline for applications is January 15.

Deadline approaching for Nottinghamshire parents to apply for primary school places

The deadline for Nottinghamshire parents to apply for their child's primary school place is fast approaching.

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The move follows a consultation with parents, teaching staff, governors and unions.

Notts school pupils to get shorter summer holidays

Nottinghamshire school pupils will be enjoying shorter summer holidays and a longer October half-term after changes were approved by the county council.

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REVEALED: The Nottinghamshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Nottinghamshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

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Ten Nottinghamshire schools are on the list.

REVEALED: The best schools in Nottinghamshire according to The Times

The best performing schools in Nottinghamshire, according to the Sunday Times, have been revealed.

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COLUMN: Apply for primary school places now

It’s time to think about making an application if your child is due to start school for the first time next September.

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Aspiring teachers encouraged to visit Nottingham’s Train to Teach roadshow

Aspiring teachers encouraged to visit Nottingham’s Train to Teach roadshow

A former Nottingham Panthers player turned teacher is encouraging local people to find out about the fantastic rewards and opportunities the career offers by attending the Train to Teach roadshow when it visits the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday November 8.

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Government minister Anne Milton (right) and college principal Dame Asha Khemka (second right) at the event with Lord Patel of Bradford and Wayne Clarke (left), founding partner of GGI. (PHOTO BY: Richard Edwards).

West Notts College holds high-profile event at House Of Commons on apprenticeships

Employers recruiting more apprentices is key to tackling the nation’s skills shortages, it was claimed at a high-profile event staged by a Mansfield college.

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St John the Baptist CofE Primary School on Vale Road, Colwick. Photo - Nottingham Post.

Notts school bans packed lunches as part of healthy eating campaign

A Nottinghamshire school has banned some children from taking packed lunches - in a bid to encourage healthy eating.
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REVEALED: Parents want teachers to talk to teens about porn

Four out of five East Midlands parents want schools to be talking to young people about issues related to pornography.

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COLUMN: Plenty of options for youngsters after results

COLUMN: Plenty of options for youngsters after results

Many students, and indeed parents, will now be feeling a sense of relief following receipt of A-level and GCSE exam results in the last couple of weeks.

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Pupils will receive their GCSE results today.

GCSE Results: What should you do next?

There will be joy and disappointment for those of young people across the county as they get their GCSE results today - but if you have got the grades you hoped for, don’t panic!

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Nottinghamshire A-level results day - Live

Nottinghamshire A-level results day - Live

The wait is over for thousands of students as they collect their A-level results today.

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REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

Didn’t quite get the A-level results you need for university?

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A level results are released tomorrow.

COLUMN: Let's look out for those who don't get the A level grades they want

GCSE and A level results are out soon and for many youngsters there'll be the usual photos of them leaping holding certificates and celebrating but equally for many their worlds will be shattered.

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