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Meet the mini graduates from the Wakefield district

Primary school children from across the district dressed in caps and gowns at the largest Wakefield Children’s University graduation ceremony to date.

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University Centre in Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

University Centre in Wakefield celebrates teaching excellence award

The University Centre at Wakefield College is celebrating after being given a silver award by the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel - introduced by the Government to recognise and reward excellent teaching in higher education.

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Polls open as pupils hold their own vote

Polls open as pupils hold their own vote

Longer breaks and non-uniform days were among policies voted for in an election at De Lacy Primary School.

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Warning: Headteachers in Wakefield have penned a letter to parents. Pictured Ray Henshaw

Wakefield school leaders say funding issues could lead them to close twice a week

Headteachers have warned that financial cutbacks could lead to classrooms being shut for up to half of the week.

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Wakefield’s star students are recognised

Wakefield’s star students are recognised

PROMISING students from across the district were honoured at Wakefield College’s 14 to 16 awards.

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on the campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (Photo: James Hardisty)

Labour's plan to boost school budgets gets Yorkshire support, according to survey

Labour's plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Academy chain brings in new chief executive

Academy chain brings in new chief executive

An academy chain which controls 21 schools has replaced its chief executive.

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Phazie Mannifield-Gale, 14, of South Elmsall has got a top score on the Mensa test meaning he is on the same intellectual level as Einstein and in the top 1 per cent of the country in terms of intelligence.

Is Phazie Yorkshire’s smartest student? Youngster matches Einstein in IQ test

If great minds really do think alike, a groundbreaking scientific discovery could in future be made by one of Yorkshire’s own.

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Wakefield school firm boss steps down after payments controversy

The temporary boss of a chain of schools who was paid £127,000 for five months’ work via his private company has stepped down.

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New boss at Wakefield City Academies Trust

An academy chain which controls 21 schools has replaced its chief executive.

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Jerry Clay Academy. Outstanding Oftsed inspection.

Top grades for school that has instilled a ‘culture of ambition’

A Primary school has reached the pinnacle of educational performance after being told it is outstanding in almost every department.

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New university centre ready to do the honours

New university centre ready to do the honours

The city’s new university centre is complete and it will welcome its first students later this month.

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Revealed: Top school run gripes

Revealed: Top school run gripes

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Jean Moyser is retiring as headteacher at Flanshaw J&I.

Pupils pay touching tribute to retiring headmistress Jean

Overwhelmed. That was how retiring headteacher Jean Moyser felt as the surprises came thick and fast during her last day at school.

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Lessons from Auschwitz

Students are shown the horrors of the Holocaust

Hard hitting. That was the overall feeling expressed by pupils from schools across West Yorkshire when they took a one-day trip to the death and concentration camps at Auschwitz in Poland.

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Schools to get share of £159m

Schools to get share of £159m

Three secondary schools and seven primaries will benefit from a share of a £159m cash injection into education in Yorkshire.

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The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

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Academy trust disputes “inadequate” rating by education watchdog

Academy trust disputes “inadequate” rating by education watchdog

An academy school has agreed to make improvements after being rated “inadequate” by the education watchdog.

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Teacher Helena Fallon with pupils Hannah and Athan.

Can teens go a week without technology?

High school pupils will challenge themselves to go without technology for a week.

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Carleton Community High School, Pontefract. Picture: Google.

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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