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Consultation begins on Holy Trinity Primary expansion

Parents and members of the local community are being consulted on the expansion of a popular Burton primary school. Staffordshire County Council is consulting on a proposal to expand Holy Trinity CE(C) Primary School, and increase the school’s admissions number from 20 to 30.  This means the school will expand by 70 places in total. The proposal comes as 203 ...

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Two primary schools set for expansion

Key stage 2

Two primary schools will be expanded to offer more places to children. Baldwins Gate Primary School in Newcastle and St Stephen’s Primary School in Fradley will be expanded to allow them to cope with an increase in demand for places in both areas. St Stephen’s will be expanded by 105 places at a cost of £2.4 million, which will see ...

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Countdown to apply for 30 hours’ childcare

Early years

Parents wanting to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare for their children should think about applying as soon as possible. The next places are available across the county from September 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between April 1 and August 31 2018. But to claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk . Mark Sutton, ...

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Investment in school places pays off for Staffordshire parents

Nine out of 10 children in Staffordshire have been allocated their first choice primary school, thanks to millions of pounds of investment into schools in Staffordshire. Over the past five years, Staffordshire County Council has added nearly 8,000 primary and secondary school places, at a cost of £61 million. This has meant the county council has managed to accommodate the ...

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Staffordshire set to get smart through digital innovation partnership

Staffordshire University

People and businesses in Staffordshire will join the county’s digital surge to improve lives and productivity thanks to an emerging new partnership. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University will be working together to explore a range of opportunities to support a thriving local economy and improve people’s lives by making the most of the latest technology. The university is renowned ...

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Staffordshire joins National Apprenticeship Week celebrations

Staffordshire apprentices are joining in the celebrations for National Apprenticeship Week from 5 to 11 March 2018. Tom Hassall, Beth Blake, Nick Vaughan and Liam Archer are four Staffordshire apprentices sharing their experiences as part of the annual celebrations now in their 11th year. Beth Blake from Stafford is 22 years old and works in the County Council’s Legal Services ...

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Staffordshire’s 30 hour childcare success praised

Staffordshire’s excellent pre-school childcare network has been praised by the Families and Children’s Minister. Nadhim Zahawi MP visited Staffordshire to see for himself the positive impact of the 30 hours’ childcare scheme. The Families and Children’s Minister said: Staffordshire was one of the first implementers of our 30 hours childcare offer, and reached its initial targets well in advance, offering ...

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Apprentices to be recognised at 2018 graduation ceremony

Over 120 apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are set to celebrate the completion of their training at a special Graduation Ceremony. Now in its fourth year, the ceremony allows apprentices to graduate and puts apprenticeships on an equal footing with a university route to success.  The event will give people the chance to celebrate with their family and friends, ...

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Act now for funded childcare places

Children celebrating their third birthday in the first part of 2018 should be signed up now for 30 hours’ funded childcare. Staffordshire has one of the highest rates in the region for taking up the offer of 30 hours’ funded childcare for three and four-year-olds. Now, more childcare places are available from April 1 for children who celebrate their third ...

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Gritting fleet faces cold snap

A522

Staffordshire gritters have been on the roads overnight in anticipation of snow followed by freezing temperatures. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways, said: As Sunday night progressed it became clear that the snow was arriving from the north west earlier and heavier than forecast, particularly on higher ground, but the gritters were out overnight. Being Sunday ...

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