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We provide education and learning opportunities for young and old people alike. That could be in one of the 400 schools we’re responsible for or giving you ways to access learning and training later in life.

Apply now for 30 hours’ funded childcare

Children celebrating their third birthday this spring and summer should be signed up now for 30 hours’ funded childcare. Places are available 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, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and ...

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Summer graduation to recognise county’s apprentices

With just over a month to go to the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony, apprentices and employers are being urged to book their place. Now in its fourth year, the graduation ceremony on the 18th July at the County Showground in Stafford will celebrate the achievements of the county’s higher and advanced apprentices. Apprentices completing their training will have the ...

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Temporary home for pupils after flooding

Latest News

Children at a school closed by flood water will be taught at nearby schools while repairs are carried out. With effect from Tuesday, June 5th, pupils from St Paul’s CE (VC) First School in Coven will be based at St Mary’s CE (C) First School and Nursery at Wheaton Aston, and at Wolgarston High School in Penkridge. Parents will drop ...

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Employers invited to give their views on skills training

Skills development

Employers throughout Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being invited to give their views on skills training in the region at a series of breakfast meetings being organised by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) during June. Developing a skilled workforce to help create a thriving economy and prosperous communities is a key priority for the LEP, and employers are ...

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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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