Education

Review: St John Fisher students' 'brilliant' Billy Elliot

All credit must go to St John Fisher students and staff for pulling off a simply brilliant exposition of one of the most complex and diverse musicals of the century.

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Rob Pritchard stands on site.

Ground breaking start for St John Fisher's 4G pitch in Harrogate

It’s ground breaking times for students and staff at St John Fisher’s Catholic High School in Harrogate as work has started on their £800,000 4G pitch .

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Space mission for children

Space mission for children

Willow Tree Primary pupils met British astronaut Tim Peake at a convention where he talked about his journey to the International Space Station.

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Christmas Pudding Club

Budding chefs at Bankfield Nursery and Pre-Prep got ready for Christmas by making puddings on Stir-up Thursday.

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Paralympian inspires pupils during special visit

Paralympian inspires pupils during special visit

Paralympic medallist Ali Jawad inspired Rossett School students with his story of triumph in the face of adversity when he visited them in Harrogate.

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The Children's Commissioner says parents in the North could learn from those in the South in seeking to get their best for their children.

Parents in the North should learn from pushier mums and dads in the South

Parents in the North of England could learn from pushier mums and dads in the South to help their children achieve the best grades, the children’s tsar has said.

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Head hailed at his final awards nights

Head hailed at his final awards nights

Students celebrated the successes of the past to inspire them for the future at an awards ceremony to remember, the last for their headmaster whose impact was hailed immense.

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Artwork to star in top exhbition

Artwork to star in top exhbition

A painting by a Ripon student has been selected from hundreds for a prestigious national exhibition at two locations in London.

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Ashville College scoops TES award

Ashville College scoops TES award

Harrogate’s Ashville College has scooped the Boarding Initiative of the Year Award at the prestigious TES Independent Schools Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

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NADV 1611283AM1 St Robert's Catholic Primary School, Harrogate. (1611283AM1)

School of the Week: St Robert’s Catholic Primary School, Harrogate

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Youngsters plant trees

Youngsters plant trees

Children from the Foundation Unit at Moorside Infant School, Ripon, have been creating a new copse with over 30 free trees donated by the Woodland Trust and Ripon in Bloom.

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Harrogate College has developed a five-year transport strategy. Picture: Google Maps

College Life column with Harrogate College principal Debra Forsythe-Conroy

The latest phrase in education planning is Travel to Learn patterns. This recognises the distance students have to travel in order to access study, both in compulsory and post-compulsory education.

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Abbey inspires pupils’ artwork

Abbey inspires pupils’ artwork

Children at Fountains CE Primary School and Fountains Playgroup have taken part in a competition to design Christmas cards themed around their namesake Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal.

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St John's CE Primary. Picture: Google Maps

Fears raised for future of 'vital' Knaresborough playing field

Concern has been raised for the future of a ‘vital’ school playing field in Knaresborough after it emerged the site has been considered for ‘residential’ development.

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School’s backpack gifts bag spreads Christmas cheer

School’s backpack gifts bag spreads Christmas cheer

Brackenfield pupils have again taken part in the Mary’s Meals backpack project to give needy children in developing countries the essential items they need for school such as pencils, rulers and pens.

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Pupils hand over cash to kids heart surgery fund

Pupils hand over cash to kids heart surgery fund

Young patients with heart conditions across Yorkshire will receive a boost after pupils, parents and teachers at a school raised almost £7,000 for charity.

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Harrogate College's investment programme in doubt after housing plan rejected again

Harrogate College’s principal has admitted she is “extremely disappointed” after a Planning Referral Committee unanimously rejected an appeal for 89 new homes on Hookstone Road.

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Betty Davidson. Image: North Yorkshire Police

Harrogate school’s catering boss jailed for stealing £98,000 of dinner money

A catering manager at a Harrogate high school has been jailed for stealing nearly £100,000 of dinner money over eight years.

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Pupils conker all on path to victory in traditional contest

Pupils conker all on path to victory in traditional contest

Pupils at a school near Thirsk declared a contest a hit.

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School’s £1.2m expansion scheme set to finish early

School’s £1.2m expansion scheme set to finish early

A £1.2m programme of improvement work at Pannal Primary has allowed it to expand.

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