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Staffordshire pupils rise to the challenge of tougher tests

Key stage 2

New Key Stage 2 results have revealed 11 year olds in Staffordshire are rising to the challenge of tougher tests. Results show pupils in the county are achieving the same as their peers on a national level, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised tests, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in reading, ...

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Christmas Card Competition winner is a real cracker


Each year Staffordshire County Council invites all schoolchildren to participate in a competition to design the official council Christmas card. From the hundreds of wonderful entries, a winner has been selected – and it’s a real cracker.  The winning design is from Harriet Cameron, aged nine, who will be presented with a framed printed version of her design along with ...

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

School boy

Flash Ley school will reopen to pupils and staff on 6 January. Remedial works have now finished in the Early Years area of the school building, and the air has been continually tested to ensure the whole site is safe. This means staff can now start preparing classrooms ahead of a return to site. Although there is still a small ...

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Young entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to county’s Dragons

Entrepreneurs on the Staffordshire Young Enterprise programme have been pitching their business ideas to some of the county’s business chiefs in a Dragons’ Den style event. The event on Tuesday 22 November at Michelin Headquarters in Stoke saw Years 10 & 13 pupils from 13 schools from across north Staffordshire and the city. Ideas pitched included a wood burner brick ...

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Work speeding up at Flash Ley

Flash Ley

Work at the Flash Ley School site is continuing, and has now progressed to all parts of the building. Air quality tests have revealed the air is now at safe levels, meaning contractors can now accelerate their repair works. This means repair work and redecoration can progress to all other parts of the building. Staffordshire County Council is now working ...

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Young Enterprise helps create Staffordshire’s business leaders of the future

students at stall

Thousands of Staffordshire pupils are getting the chance to create their own company and develop their business skills as part of a project by Staffordshire County Council. Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to develop their personal and business skills.  Pupils work alongside teachers, business mentors and employers in school and take part in practical, ...

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Primary School Admissions 2017

Ben Adams

Primary school applications for September 2017 have opened for parents in Staffordshire. Parents can apply online for next year’s primary admissions at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/admissions, and have until 15 January 2017 to get their preferences in. And Staffordshire County Council have released some tips to make the process as easy as possible, and give parents the best chance of being allocated one ...

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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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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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