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Special Ofsted reports makes it four in a row

A special school which was amalgamated with another to triple in size has been given an outstanding Ofsted report.

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MP Jon Trickett.

‘Time for the truth about WCAT’

Fresh calls have been made for an investigation into the running and financing of an academy chain.

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EXCITED: Paul Tattersfield wrote the unofficial World Cup single, which was sung  by almost 400 students, including his Year 6 class.

WATCH: Could ‘England’s Dream’ come true at the finals ?

A school has recorded an unofficial single in support of England’s World Cup team.

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Dolly Parton book scheme is one

Dolly Parton book scheme is one

A castleford book gifting scheme that is backed by country star Dolly Parton has celebrated its first anniversary with an event at Airedale Library.

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Young people celebrate fire course success

Young firefighters are celebrating after passing a course aimed at giving them skills for life.

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Great performers: Normanton Common Primary Academy (top) and Normanton Junior Academy.

Twice the success for schools

Double celebrations are in order in Normanton after two primary schools, run by the same trust, achieved ‘good’ in their latest Ofsted inpsection.

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LANDMARK: Wakefield College has been providing education for a century-and-a-half.

City college toasts 150th year with whole host of events

Wakefield College is celebrating a special landmark as it marks 150 years of providing education and training.

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Sixth Form Block at Crofton Academy.

Confusion for sixth form students

Sixth form students in Crofton could be shifted over to Wakefield College to continue their studies.

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Why have Grammar Schools been handed £50m and what are they going to do with the cash?

Why have Grammar Schools been handed £50m and what are they going to do with the cash?

Grammar schools are to be handed tens of millions of pounds to allow them to expand, the government has said.

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Children from Methley Primary school have raised money for a defibrillator.

Kind hearts raise cash for life saver in school

Kind-hearted kids helped raise money to buy a life-saving machine for their school premises.

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

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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