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Wakefield schoolgirls to appear on BBC Stargazing Live tonight

A quartet of Wakefield schoolgirls is set to reach for the stars tonight.

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Teacher Helena Fallon with pupils Hannah and Athan.

Can teens go a week without technology?

High school pupils will challenge themselves to go without technology for a week.

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Carleton Community High School, Pontefract. Picture: Google.

Academy trust disputes 'Inadequate' rating after Ofsted criticises Pontefract school leaders

An academy trust has not taken effective action to address failings at a secondary school, the education watchdog has found.
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MASTERCLASS: Actress and theatre star Julia Worsley talked to performing art students in Wakefield.

Actress who has worked with Madonna created a buzz at Wakefield College

A WEST END star gave a masterclass to performing arts students in the city.

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Jerry Clay Academy Wakefield has been appointed as a Read Write Inc. Model School as a result of its excellent literacy teaching in 2016/7.

Jerry Clay is a model for literacy

Jerry Clay Academy has been awarded Model School status for its excellence in literacy teaching.

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Amelia Malone has contacted book publishers and started a fundraising campaign for new books at Stanley St Peter's School.

Bookworm Amelia is on a mission for new school books

An eight-year-old girl with a love for reading is on a mission to get new books for her primary school.

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Schools are ‘betrayed’ as budgets cut

Schools are ‘betrayed’ as budgets cut

The government has been accused of betraying the country’s children after it emerged that all schools face cuts to their budgets.

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Featherstone Academy are celebrating.

‘Our pupils and our staff are fantastic day in and day out’

A school is celebrating after being given a ‘good’ rating by education inspectors, with pupil behaviour classed as ‘outstanding’ just three years after being heavily criticised.

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Dont take our word for it that the 11 Plus is hard, give it a try.

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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CLOSURE: CAPA announced it would not be taking take new students in September.

Questions to be answered over college ‘fiasco’

Education bosses are facing questions over the events leading up to a top performing arts school closing to new students.

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St Joseph's,Catholic School, Moorthorpe, gets a good Ofsted report after being in special measures.

School’s exceptional five year journey leads to celebrations

A school that was dropped into special measures five years ago has turned its fortunes around after finally being given a ‘good’ mark by Ofsted inspectors.

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VIDEO: Wrenthorpe Primary’s Red Nose Rap

The young rappers at Wrenthorpe Primary School have been laying down some rhymes again.

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Yvette Cooper MP officially opens the new Baby Sparks unit, part of the Bright Sparks nursery. 
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Bright Sparks help families at unit for babies

Babies can crawl around their own space at a nursery which has opened a specialist unit for under 2s.

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Build a rocket launcher ready for blast off

Build a rocket launcher ready for blast off

A technology tournament set pupils the task of building a rocket launcher to blast a plastic golf ball into the air.

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Wakefield College celebrates apprentice success

Wakefield College honours apprentices

Apprentices and business from across the district were celebrated at Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony.

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Staff and pupils at Netherton J&I are all smiles after being ranked as good by inspectors.

Celebrations as school steps up an Ofsted grade

Primary school staff, governors and children are celebrating after turning around their school’s fortunes.

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Manager Jill Craig with staff members and children, who are looking forward to the extension.

Nursery to get £20k expansion

A £20,000 project to renovate and expand a nursery is expected to get underway next week.

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De Lacy academy gets good Ofsted for first time.
Lillie Carragher, Joe McManus, Rodger Dawson (Chair of EAB), Jay Jay Fish, Luke Thomas, Megan Athorne, Lewis Sims, Liam Price

School celebrates after finally receiving a ‘good’ Ofsted report

A school that has spent years struggling to improve can now celebrate after finally achieving a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted.

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