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Councillor calls for children aged 16 and 17 to be given the vote

A senior councillor is calling on the government to give youngsters aged 16 and 17 the right to vote in UK elections.

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Wakefield MP Mary Creagh

Wakefield MP to challenge ministers over future of ‘outstanding’ arts school

A West Yorkshire MP will tomorrow urge ministers to save an “outstanding” performing arts school from the threat of closure amid warnings it could “damage the life chances” of dozens of young people.

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Andy Goulty.

Academy chain chief executive defends breach of money rules

The chief executive of a Wakefield academy chain that was found to have breached government rules following an investigation into financial irregularity has admitted it was due to a lack of knowledge when it came to recording accounts.

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Principal of Minsthorpe Community College Ray Henshaw.

Schools are 'creaking at the seams' and need more money, warns headteacher

A headteacher has said pressure must continue to be put on politicians to reassess funding before schools “fall over the cliff edge”.

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School’s good rating is a first

School’s good rating is a first

A school for children with social, emotional and mental health needs has been graded ‘good’ by an education watchdog for the first time in its history.

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Childcare windfall worth £600,000 for the region

Childcare windfall worth £600,000 for the region

A £600k grant from the government will be used to create more childcare places in the district.

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Wakefield MP calls for education cuts to stop during debate in Parliament

Wakefield MP calls for education cuts to stop during debate in Parliament

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has urged the Government to stop cutting education resources during a Parliamentary debate this week.

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ABOVE: Normanton All Saints CE Infant School at the Childrens University graduation at Theatre Royal Wakefield. Picture: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions.

Meet the mini graduates from the Wakefield district

Primary school children from across the district dressed in caps and gowns at the largest Wakefield Children’s University graduation ceremony to date.

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University Centre in Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

University Centre in Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating after being given a silver award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel - introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in higher education.

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Warning: Headteachers in Wakefield have penned a letter to parents. Pictured Ray Henshaw

Wakefield school leaders say funding issues could lead them to close twice a week

Headteachers have warned that financial cutbacks could lead to classrooms being shut for up to half of the week.

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Watchdog deems Leeds out-of-school service ‘inadequate’

The wellbeing of children was “compromised” at an out-of-school service, according to an Ofsted inspector.

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Wakefield’s star students are recognised

Wakefield’s star students are recognised

PROMISING students from across the district were honoured at Wakefield College’s 14 to 16 awards.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on the campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (Photo: James Hardisty)

Labour's plan to boost school budgets gets Yorkshire support, according to survey

Labour's plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Wakefield College welcomes back star ex-student to visit new centre

Wakefield College welcomed back one of its illustious alumni for a sneak peek into its new £7m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC).

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Phazie Mannifield-Gale, 14, of South Elmsall has got a top score on the Mensa test meaning he is on the same intellectual level as Einstein and in the top 1 per cent of the country in terms of intelligence.

Is Phazie Yorkshire’s smartest student? Youngster matches Einstein in IQ test

If great minds really do think alike, a groundbreaking scientific discovery could in future be made by one of Yorkshire’s own.

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Wakefield school firm boss steps down after payments controversy

The temporary boss of a chain of schools who was paid £127,000 for five months’ work via his private company has stepped down.

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New boss at Wakefield City Academies Trust

An academy chain which controls 21 schools has replaced its chief executive.

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Jerry Clay Academy. Outstanding Oftsed inspection.

Top grades for school that has instilled a ‘culture of ambition’

A Primary school has reached the pinnacle of educational performance after being told it is outstanding in almost every department.

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New university centre ready to do the honours

New university centre ready to do the honours

The city’s new university centre is complete and it will welcome its first students later this month.

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Revealed: Top school run gripes

Revealed: Top school run gripes

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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