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MP to take battle for two schools to Ministers

MP Alec Shelbrooke will ask government Ministers to hold a summit with the leadership of Boston Spa and Wetherby High Schools to consider options to provide two separate outstanding schools in the area.

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Officers from RAF Menwith Hill with pre-reception pupils at the school

RAF Menwith Hill officers teach lesson on role of police at Harrogate school

Playing with emergency sirens and a chance to meet Menwith Hill police officers formed part of a Birstwith  school’s lessons on the role of the police.
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THE DALES.. Feature on the Dales..7th February 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Looking for ways to secure a future for Yorkshire’s rural schools

Small schools in the Yorkshire Dales are facing a “critical” financial picture, authorities warn, as it emerges parents in some areas may have to finance their survival for the first time in history.

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Designs on energy superhero

Designs on energy superhero

Coppice Valley Primary pupil Daisy, five, has been crowned the winner of CNG’s Design a Superhero competition.

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Sherburn students wage war on plastic

Sherburn students wage war on plastic

A team of intrepid environmentalists at Sherburn High School have set up a steering group to address the issue of plastic waste at the site.

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Top marks for training

Top marks for training

An initiative in Harrogate and Ripon schools to provide aspiring teachers with real classroom experience has received a glowing report in its first government inspection.

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Pupils from Boston Spa School,  with their headteacher Mr Christopher Walsh (second right)  and Sir  John Townsley the  Gorse Academies Trust Chief Executive (right).

Pupil numbers ‘are in decline’

Leading councillors say there are not enough pupils to support two secondary schools in the area.

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Harrogate students quiz Antarctic scientist

Harrogate students quiz Antarctic scientist

To mark World Antarctica Day in December, which celebrates the signing of the Antarctic Treaty in 1959,

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Boston Spa School.  7 dec 2005  strike

Political storm blows up over education

David Lloyd George once said “there are greater storms in politics than you’ll ever find at sea”, writes Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke.

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Claire shaves locks for charity

Claire shaves locks for charity

Like many women, 20-year-old Claire Jade McGeever loves her hair and likes to experiment with different hairstyles and colours.

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Pupils at Belmont Grosvenor toasting marshmallows around the campfire during a Forest School session in the grounds of the school.

Branching out from classroom for wild lessons

When conjuring up the image of a school, the traditional picture of a teacher standing at the front of a class, with pupils sitting uniformly at their desks, usually springs to mind.

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Campaigners have put up banners in Boston Spa.

Yorkshire MP and head end row over school future

A Yorkshire MP embroiled in a row with a headteacher over controversial plans to merge two schools has stressed their divisions have been resolved after discussions spilled over into a public spat.

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The importance of reading

The importance of reading

This is Coach D. It is 17.59 and I am travelling by train from Birmingham to Harrogate, writes Harrogate Grammar School Associate Headteacher Neil Renton.

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Debra Forsythe-Conroy.

College group hits back at claims over future of Harrogate site

A Yorkshire college group has moved to allay fears that one of its sites will close following speculation over its future.

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Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke.

War of words breaks out between MP and Boston Spa headteacher

A row has broken out between an MP and a headteacher who have both accused each other of lying over plans to merge two Leeds schools.
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New generation of Listeners

New generation of Listeners

Young students will have all the help they need thanks to a new team of Sixth Form Listeners at Rossett School.

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King James's School in Knaresborough.

New league tables: How North Yorks schools fared

League tables always make fascinating reading for parents but a North Yorkshire secondary school has highlighted the pitfalls of always taking them as gospel.
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VQ Solutions Ltd on Victoria Avenue provides apprenticeships in areas including digital marketing

Private training firm told to improve by Ofsted say inspectors were looking at old data

A private training firm in Harrogate who were told they require improvement say Ofsted Inspectors were looking at old data.

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The Rotary Technology Tournament will see students compete to a tight time schedule

Students take on technology challenge

St Aidan’s Church of England High School, on Oatlands Drive, is set to host the 17th annual Rotary Technology Tournament next Tuesday (6 February).

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Cultivating a green friendship

Cultivating a green friendship

A horticultural business in Whixley is continuing its work alongside Kirk Hammerton School and Nursery School, to help educate pupils about horticulture.

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