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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

Education

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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Campaign reminds drivers that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

20 is plenty sign

Drivers across Staffordshire are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a high profile road safety campaign to keep pupils safe. The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools. Each term around 16 Staffordshire schools take part in the scheme, which ...

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Update: GCSE results buck national trend

Breaking News

Staffordshire County Council is still awaiting confirmation from a number of schools across the county which will affect overall GCSE results. However, early indications for the figures collated from 40 schools show that 59.5 per cent of students achieved 5 A* – C including English and Mathematics. This is compared to 56.1 per cent last year.  Total GCSE passes at A* – ...

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GCSES: Students must have the right skills to get the benefit of a fast-growing economy

Secondary school children

Students receiving their GCSE results have a wide range of opportunities and options to get into work or to take their education and training further, according to the county’s education lead. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills Ben Adams said there are lots of opportunities on offer for Staffordshire pupils, and giving them and their parents as ...

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Festival offers chance to celebrate Staffordshire’s history

Local history craft event

September sees the start of a major history festival across the county. Staffordshire’s Libraries, Arts, Archives and Heritage services will be taking part in a two month celebration of local and family history and the county’s cultural heritage. Local people can choose from over 90 events, activities, exhibitions and other opportunities to engage with Staffordshire’s history and heritage. County Councillor ...

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Tolkien journey expected at Penkridge Library

Penkridge Library Tolkien Collection

An exhibition celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ links with Staffordshire continues its year-long tour across the region. “J.R.R. Tolkien – Soldier and Myth Maker” organised by The Haywood Society, supported by Staffordshire County Council’s Libraries and Arts Service and the Museum of Cannock Chase, funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, is to close at Codsall Library ...

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A – Levels: choosing the right Post-16 education is key to success

School exam - older children

Choosing the right Post-16 education is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education chief has said today. As young people up and down the country receive their A-Level results, County Councillor Ben Adams has stressed the importance of young people being given the tools to make informed choices about their future. Congratulating every young person who has received their ...

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