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Majority of parents in Wakefield have secure first choice primary school for their child.

Parents across the city with youngsters starting reception class in September find out today (Monday) which school they have been allocated.

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Ofsted says too many pupils on holiday in term

Ofsted says too many pupils on holiday in term

Parents taking their children on holiday during term time is to blame for high absences at one primary school, Ofsted has said.

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Wakefield City Academy

No crimes committed in academy chain say detectives

A police investigation into a chain of academy schools has found that no crimes were committed.

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Sharon King

Mum-of-three shares her experiences of autism

A Horbury author who has written about her family’s experiences of autism will be signing copies of her book at Wakefield’s Waterstones this Saturday.

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Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School

Primary and secondary school merger to go ahead

A proposal to merge Kettlethorpe High School and Mackie Hill J&I School has been approved by Wakefield Council’s cabinet.

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Martyn Oliver, cheif executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Wakefield.

Wakefield City Academies Trust chief in pledge to lift ‘dark cloud’

The leader of an academy chain which is set to take over six schools that have been offloaded by Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) plans to to lift the “dark cloud” that has been cast by the collapsed organisation.

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Firm’s apprenticeship scheme is praised by education inspectors

Firm’s apprenticeship scheme is praised by education inspectors

Education inspectors have praised an apprenticeship programme for its high quality training.

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School leaders, teachers, governors and MPs from across the region will meet today for a summit that will see delegates discuss academisation and the impact real-terms cuts to funding is having on schools.

Yorkshire school leaders meet in Leeds to discuss academies and education cuts

School leaders, teachers, governors and MPs from across the region will meet today for a summit that will see delegates discuss academisation and the impact real-terms cuts to funding is having on schools.

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IN PICTURES: Pupils from the district back in the classroom

Here we have a selection of photos taken by our photographer for the Express’ School of the Week.

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Boy, 15, attacked with a weapon outside Woodkirk Academy in Leeds

A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being attacked outside his school.

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Students want to save lives

Roving reporters from Horbury Academy are hoping to help save lives with their latest news feature.

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Ofsted.

Nursery rated as inadequate

The education watchdog has branded an Allerton Bywater nursery inadequate in all key areas of its inspection criteria.

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Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy

‘We’re still in the dark over WCAT collapse’

Secrecy and silence still surrounds the closure of a beleaguered academy chain, six months after a shock announcement that it would cease running its 21 Yorkshire schools.

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FULL LIST: Wakefield district school closures as heavy snow continues

FULL LIST: Wakefield district school closures as heavy snow continues

Schools in the Wakefield district have been forced to close as ‘the Beast from the East’ continues to bring snow to the area.

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Wakefield College

Wakefield College closes due to severe weather

Wakefield College is closing its doors as 'Beast from the East' batters the district with heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

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UPDATED: Which schools are closed in Yorkshire today due to the snow?

More snow has fallen across Yorkshire overnight leading to a number of schools in the region being forced to close for the day.
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Andy Goulty, chief executive of Rodillian Multi-Academy Trust.

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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