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Financial notice to improve is a 'short-term hiccup', says Yorkshire academy chief

The chief executive of a Yorkshire academy chain that has been hit with a financial notice to improve as result of “historic failures” of governance and a failure to balance its budget has described it as “a short-term hiccup”.

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special measures: Sacred Heart in Hemsworth. (Google Maps)

School dropped into special measures following Ofsted visit

A school has been dropped into special measures following stinging criticism from education inspectors.

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Struggling primary school could merge with nearby secondary

Struggling primary school could merge with nearby secondary

A primary school, rated inadequate by an education watchdog, could be merged with a nearby secondary.

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MARY CREAGH: Young people must be encouraged throughout their education

MARY CREAGH: Young people must be encouraged throughout their education

Last month I visited Flanshaw JIN School, which is taking part in a project called Primary Futures to raise the aspirations of school children.

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Ofsted steps in at struggling primary school

Ofsted steps in at struggling primary school

A school has been placed in special measures by the education watchdog.

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Crigglestone Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School

'Inadequate' Wakefield school put in special measures by Ofsted

A Wakefield school has been placed in special measures by the education watchdog.

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Wakefield City Academies Trust has published its accounts.

Wakefield City Academies Trust 'financially solvent' as it ceases to run schools

A chain of academies which is handing control of all its schools to new providers has said it is "financially solvent" after publishing its latest accounts.

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Martyn Oliver, CEO of Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT).

Sponsors announced for eight more Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) schools

The Government has announced that Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) will take over six of the 21 schools that were offloaded by a crisis-hit Yorkshire academy chain.

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Revealed: The best and worst secondary schools in Wakefield - how does yours compare?

Secondary schools in Wakefield had mixed fortunes in league tables published last week by the Department for Education.

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School league tables revealed.

Education units for excluded pupils to expand

More places will be created at education units for pupils who have been permanently excluded from school to accommodate a rising number of children.

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Secondary school league tables have been released.

Secondary School league tables: How did Yorkshire do?

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at underperforming secondary schools, official figures show.
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MP 'worried' WCAT schools 'may not have cash returned'

MP 'worried' WCAT schools 'may not have cash returned'

An MP has voiced concern that schools may not get back cash reportedly handed over to a failed academy chain prior to its collapse.

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Wakefield City Academy

New trusts announced for some of WCAT schools - but not those in Wakefield district

New trusts are set to be named for the schools in our district that were part of the doomed Wakefield Cities Academies Trust (WCAT).

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The number of pupils permanently excluded from Wakefield schools rose last year (generic school corridor image).

REVEALED: The number of pupils from your area of Wakefield permanently excluded from school last year

A total of 80 pupils were expelled from schools in the Wakefield district last year.

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Nursery ‘inadequate’ in all areas

Nursery ‘inadequate’ in all areas

The safety of children at a nursery school is being put at risk, an education watchdog has warned.

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Primary school league tables 2017: Yorkshire is worst performing region

Yorkshire is the worst performing region in the country for pupils failing to meet the expected standard by the end of primary school, according to new league tables.

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Pupils delighted with advent treats

Pupils delighted with advent treats

Youngsters at Three Lane Ends Academy in Castleford were delighted when they were presented with an advent calendar, thanks to the PeelsAppeal campaign.

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It’s been a busy term for Freeston students

It’s been a busy term for Freeston students

staff and students at Freeston Academy have had a busy start to the school year - with everything from fundraising for charity to turning the Normanton Christmas lights on.

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School to remain shut due to faulty boiler

A primary school is to remain closed tomorrow, as it continues to be without heating,

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North Huddersfield Trust School. Image: Google

Tragic death of seven-year-old West Yorkshire schoolgirl

A SEVEN-year-old girl has died after suffering a medical episode at a school in West Yorkshire today.
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