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Less than a week to apply for a secondary school place


Parents and carers applying for secondary school places in Staffordshire have less than a week to do so. Applications close on October 31, after which Staffordshire County Council’s admissions team will begin the mammoth task of allocating school places. Last year, nine out of 10 parents were allocated their first choice secondary school, with 98 per cent allocated one of ...

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Stay safe at Halloween

Halloween kids

Young people, parents and guardians can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween by following a few simple tips, the county’s communities leader has said. They include ensuring costumes are safe and flame resistant, making sure adults accompany younger children when out and about and being careful if using candles. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and the environment Gill ...

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Staffordshire County Council starts flu vaccination drive in schools

Flu child

As part of a national programme children in Staffordshire will have their annual flu vaccinations in preparation for winter, as the county council reminds parents of the importance of protecting their kids from flu. Pupils in years one, two and new for this year, three in primary schools across the county will be given their annual flu vaccination. This is ...

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Provisional GCSE results show Staffordshire ahead nationally

Staffordshire pupils are achieving good GCSE results, setting them on the path to a successful career. Provisional results released today show 54.3 per cent of students achieved 5 A* – C GCSES including English and Mathematics, above the national average of 52.8 per cent. Ben Adams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: “These achievements show pupils ...

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Work progressing well at Flash Ley school site

Flash Ley

Sports pitches at Flash Ley School in Stafford are back in use as repair works continue on the school building. Contractors are carrying out repairs to the floors in most areas of the school, with redecoration set to take place as soon as this is completed. Outside, a shelter area has been made available that gives pupils waiting for transport ...

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Sexual health services to encourage more people to get help

Sexual Health Clinic

Reshaped sexual health services in Staffordshire are encouraging more people to get the help they need. The redesigned services, including a new sexual health clinic in Stafford town centre, will make sexual health advice and support more accessible, as well as speeding up how quickly people get help and treatment. The county currently has six dedicated sexual health clinics which ...

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Stoptober returns to help Staffordshire smokers give quitting a go


Smokers across Staffordshire are being urged to take part in and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit. The smoking rate across Staffordshire has fallen by 3% over the past four years to 13.6%. Last year, over 3000 people signed up to Stoptober in the county. Out of the 2.5 million smokers who made ...

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Changes to home care will reduce the need to long term care

Social Care

Over 2,500,000 hours of home care is provided to 5,500 elderly and disabled people in Staffordshire each year. Now, Staffordshire County Council wants to change the way this care is sourced so it focusses more on a person’s own personal goals, and reduces the need for longer term care. The proposals, which will go to the county council’s cabinet on ...

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Gestamp expansion marks major investor confidence in UK and Staffordshire

Gestamp site

The decision by Spanish automotive supplier Gestamp to expand on a new site in Staffordshire demonstrates strong investor confidence in the county and the UK, the county council leader and LEP chairman said today. Gestamp is relocating from its current location in Cannock to a 550,000 sq ft site at the 52 acre Bericote Four Ashes site in South Staffordshire. ...

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