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Staffordshire Apprentices to be recognized at Graduation ceremony

apprenticeship graduates

More than 120 successful apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent will be celebrating their achievements at a special graduation event on July 19. Apprentices will receive a certificate and celebrate with their families, friends and employers over afternoon tea at the Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony at Stafford’s County Showground on Wednesday July 19 at 2pm. This is the third year that ...

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Staffordshire pupils exceed the national trend for Key Stage 2

Education

Eleven-year-olds in Staffordshire are exceeding the national trend when it comes to their attainment at Key Stage 2. Results show pupils in the county are attaining above the national average in all areas, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised exams implemented from 2016, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in reading, writing ...

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King Edward VI High School pupils crowned West Midlands Best Company at Young Enterprise Regional Final

Students from King Edward VI High School in Stafford have been crowned Best Overall Company at West Midlands Young Enterprise Regional Final. The final, held at the University of Wolverhampton on 15th June, celebrated students who have set up and run a company over the academic year as part of the HSBC supported Young Enterprise Company Programme. Six teams from ...

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Pupils take their marks for Walk to School Week

Councillor Mark Deaville

Thousands of school children from across Staffordshire are taking to the footpaths to join Walk to School Week which starts today (Monday, 15 May). The national campaign by charity Living Streets hopes to highlight the health benefits of walking to school and promote healthy lifestyles. Staffordshire County Council’s Travel to School team is now encouraging parents and their children to ...

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Pupils battle it out in Young Enterprise semi finals

Team Connexsus Young Enterprise

Over 100 pupils from mid & north Staffordshire battled it out in the county semi-finals of this year’s Young Enterprise. The programme, being co-ordinated by Staffordshire County Council helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company and products. Winners from the north heat were Enviro Pallets from Madeley High School with their novel approach ...

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Nine out of 10 parents offered first choice primary school

School boy

Nine out of 10 parents in Staffordshire have been offered their first choice primary school. Figures revealed today show the majority of parents have been allocated their first choice school, with 98 per cent in total allocated one of their top three preferred schools. A total of 9303 places have been allocated, with 8630 of those receiving their first choice ...

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Shake Up in Apprenticeships Set to See More People Hired

Thousands of people look set to get a head start in Staffordshire as a new national Apprenticeship Levy is rolled out from tomorrow. The new scheme aims to pave the way for new starters and people already in work to learn new skills in a mixture of study and practical experience. From April 6th big employers, including Staffordshire County Council, ...

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National support for innovative library scheme helping children

Gill Heath Stafford Library

Young children are to get a helping hand at their local library with national recognition for a pioneering project. The Arts Council England has awarded Staffordshire County Council’s library service £52,300 to deliver the scheme at Burton library. Ready Steady Library will encourage literacy and a love of reading among under-fives, as part of the county council’s work to increase ...

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Building work gathers pace at new county high school and roads to access business and homes development

Branston School construction

Work is continuing on Staffordshire’s first brand new secondary school for 25 years as new road construction for a major business and housing development nearby gathers pace. Construction began on the 1440 place secondary school on Branston Road near Burton late last year and is progressing well. Nearby new roads to access the Branston Locks developments are being built, along ...

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