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Council leader aiming for university status

Wakefield needs to become a university city to stop young people leaving to study elsewhere.

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Coun Peter Box.

Council leader reiterates support for Wakefield to become a university city

Wakefield Council Leader, Coun Peter Box CBE, has reiterated his support for Wakefield to become a university city – after a report stated that thousands of talented young people are leaving the district each year to study for degrees and other high level qualifications.

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Bomb disposal experts carry out explosions at two schools

Bomb disposal experts carried out controlled explosions at two schools yesterday after an alert over dangerous science lab chemicals.

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All Saints Junior and Infant school, North Featherstone.

Town school is latest to apply for academy status

A town junior school could soon be the latest to convert to an academy.

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Stephanie Burras of the Leeds Enterprise Partnership, , Paul Campbell chair of Wakefield College governors, college principal Sam Wright and Wakefield MP Mary Creagh.

New £6.8m university centre frame complete

A ceremony was held to celebrate work progressing on the city’s new £6.8m university centre.

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Wakefield academy chain defends spending more than £300,000 on IT deal with firm run by its own boss

Wakefield academy chain defends spending more than £300,000 on IT deal with firm run by its own boss

An academy chain in Wakefield has paid close to £450,000 to companies belonging to its chief executive and his daughter, figures reveal.

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Education alliance celebrates 50th anniversary

An education organisation with 14,000 members celebrated its 50 year anniversary today.

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Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school.

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Secondary school pupils in Wakefield making good progress

Secondary school pupils in Wakefield making good progress

Children at secondary schools in the Wakefield district have made the most progress in West Yorkshire by the time of their GCSE exams.

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Students from Pinders Primary School and City Academy took part in a community clean-up of areas around College Grove.

Students clean up their streets

Young students who worked together to clean up their neighbourhoods found a ‘disappointing’ amount of empty booze bottles and cans dumped in the streets.

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Yorkshire improves but school tables show north-south divide in GCSE results remains

YORKSHIRE’s SCHOOLS rankings have soared as a result of a shake up of GCSE performance tables, new figures reveal.

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Parents call for ‘racist’ immigration request policy to be scrapped from schools

Parents call for ‘racist’ immigration request policy to be scrapped from schools

Parents are boycotting a “racist” new government policy that requests the nationality and country of birth information for children between ages two and 19 in England.

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FIRST CLASS: Pupils take their first steps into school life

FIRST CLASS: Pupils take their first steps into school life

Pupils from across the district have been settling into their new schools.

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Backlash: Parents and children at First Steps Nursery.

Parents fight back at news of nursery closure

A school nursery used by dozens of families could be shut down and its staff left out of a job at Christmas.

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The new UCAS Tariff - 10 things university applicants, teachers and parents need to know

The new UCAS Tariff - 10 things university applicants, teachers and parents need to know

The UCAS Tariff has been changed for students applying now to start higher education courses from next year.

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Alan Yellup was chief executive.

Academy chain looking for new boss to replace Alan Yellup - on £395-a-day

A chain of academy schools is looking for a new boss after the departure of its £160,000-a-year chief executive.

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Head teacher Emma Jones with members of the school council. AB337a0916.

School celebrates making the grade after Ofsted inspection

Staff and pupils at Ackworth Howard School are celebrating after two positive inspection reports.

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Making all schools academies ‘will cost taxpayers £320m’

Converting all schools to academy status will cost council taxpayers £320 million, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

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The day the boys from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School fundraised to name their own guide dog pup

QEGS pupils fundraise to name guide dog

City schoolchildren have sponsored a guide dog puppy called Chester,

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Thornes Park college campus.

Last chance to have your say on Thornes Park proposal

Consultation meetings over a proposed redevelopment of Wakefield College’s campus in Thornes Park will take place this week.

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