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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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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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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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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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Youngsters got taste of college

Youngsters got taste of college

More than 170 schoolchildren have taken master classes at Wakefield College.

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Pontefract student lands C4 TV drama role

Pontefract student lands C4 TV drama role

A Pontefract drama student is celebrating after landing his first TV role.

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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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Methley Mites gets shedloads of cash from Banks Community Fund

Methley Mites gets shedloads of cash from Banks Community Fund

Much-loved toys and games at a village playgroup are now in a safe new home thanks to a grant from the Banks Community Fund.

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Pupils: Lucy Roche, Jasmin Edwards and Evelyn Grace Salter.

Pupils to help restore life in our waterways

Schoolchildren will help to restore the River Went in Ackworth to its former glory.

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Ceri Boyle

Teacher gets Oxford honour

English teacher Ceri Boyle has been honoured by the University of Oxford for providing inspiration, support and encouragement to her students.

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Pontefract school placed in special measures

A school has been placed in special measures after an inspection by Ofsted.

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