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Nine out of 10 parents allocated their first choice secondary school

Nine out of 10 parents will learn today that they have been allocated their first choice secondary school in Staffordshire. Of the 7494 applications made for transfer at age 11, just over 92.5 per cent of parents have been allocated their first preference school, with nearly 97 per cent allocated one of their top three preferred schools.  This is despite ...

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Young Enterprise students take their wares to market

Young Enterprise Team Madeley

Thousands of Staffordshire’s young entrepreneurs have created their own Young Enterprise company and will be selling their products at local markets. The Young Enterprise programme, being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company. Now young people will be hoping to bag a profit as they try and shift ...

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Still time for young people to put pen to paper in Poetry Competition

Young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent still have time to put pen to paper in an exciting poetry competition. The competition is being organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Young Poet Laurate, 16-year-old Isobel Horsley. Teenagers need to write their own original poem and take a photograph to go with it with the ...

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Pupils continue to perform well at GCSE

Staffordshire pupils continue to perform above the national average in GCSEs, it has been revealed today. But, more work is needed to build on improved A-Level results and bring them in line with national statistics. Staffordshire results in the 5+ A* – C including English and Maths are at 54.7%, still above the national average at 53.5%. However, these figures ...

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Staffordshire Children in Care take the reins for national takeover day

Three Staffordshire care leavers have taken the reins in top Government departments as part of a national challenge to give young people a taste of how Government and business works. The Department for Education, Department for International Development and Department for Culture Media and Sport opened their doors to the individuals from the county. The Children’s Commissions Takeover Challenge asks ...

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Young people urged to put pen to paper in Poetry Competition

Young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to put pen to paper in an exciting poetry competition. The competition is being organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Young Poet Laurate, 16-year-old Isobel Horsley. Teenagers need to write their own original poem and take a photograph to go with it with the ...

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£70m regional partnership to create 700 jobs

IC5 Keel

Seven hundred jobs are set to be created and over 1,000 businesses supported as a result of a £70m research-led collaboration led by one UK’s top universities. Keele University will work in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to deliver ...

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Pupils and staff to return to Flash Ley in the New Year

Flash Ley

Flash Ley school has reopened to pupils and staff. Pupils were welcomed through the doors by staff, before entering their classrooms and settling into the school day. The school also held a special celebration assembly with pupils, staff and parents, plus officers from Staffordshire County Council and other organisations who have helped get the school building back into operation. County ...

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Deadline for primary applications looms

Time is running out for parents to get their primary school applications in before the 15 January 2017 deadline. Last year, the county council offered nine out of 10 parents their first choice primary school, despite rises in pupil numbers putting pressure on school places. A total of 98 per cent were allocated one of their top three preferred schools. ...

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More five-year-olds than ever before ‘ready for school’

Early years

More children than ever before in Staffordshire are starting their school careers equipped to succeed, according to the latest figures. Statistics from the Department for Education show that the ratio of children classed as ready for school in the county has risen by 20 percentage points in three years from 53.6 per cent to 73.8 per cent. And for the ...

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