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Council gives less than half of funds asked for by Primary Schools, as they struggle to cope

Cash-strapped primary schools across Bucks asked the council for more than £600,000 of additional funding as they struggled to cope with a range of budget issues last year, including staffing costs.

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Southcourt Baptist Church Playground celebrate "good" Ofsted report

Southcourt Baptist Church Playgroup celebrate "good" Ofsted report

Southcourt Baptist Church Playgroup, a preschool that has been serving families from Southcourt and the wider Aylesbury community for over 40 years, has been rated ‘Good’ across the board, following a recent inspection by OFSTED.
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PICTURE GALLERY: First ever citizenship ceremony in Bucks to be held at a school takes place in Aylesbury

Fifteen new British subjects went back to the classroom on Tuesday June 5 to receive their formal welcome to citizenship.

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PICTURE SPECIAL: Haydon Abbey pupils put their best foot forward for Layla

Pupils, parents and friends of Haydon Abbey School in Aylesbury took part in a Race for Layla event on Friday May 25.

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There has been a stark increase in the number of families opting to pull their children out of school in favour of home education, figures reveal.

Shocking rise in Children being home schooled

There has been a stark increase in the number of families opting to pull their children out of school in favour of home education, figures reveal.
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Bucks Grammar schools "not reflecting the community they are supposed to serve", say campaigners

Bucks Grammar schools "not reflecting the community they are supposed to serve", say campaigners

Campaigners have slammed Bucks grammar schools after it was revealed just 12 pupils in Bucks were offered priority places in selective schools last year.

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Youngsters in Bucks transferred to new education plans

Children across Bucks with special educational needs (SEND) have been transferred to a new education plan amid major reforms across the country.

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The University of Buckinghams vice chancellor was branded misguided by a leading drugs policy foundation after he outlined his views on campus drug use this week.

Bid to make University of Buckingham drug-free called ‘misguided’ by think tank - and Sir Anthony now thinks so too

The University of Buckingham’s vice chancellor was branded ‘misguided’ by a leading drugs policy foundation after he outlined his views on campus drug use this week.
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Cinzia Imbriano, a teacher from Green Ridge Primary Academy. Miss Imbriano is in the final five at the Pearson Teaching Awards, a national competition, in the Best New Teacher of the Year category.

Aylesbury primary school teacher reaches the final five in national awards

A teacher who says that her job fills her with joy has made the top five shortlist in the ‘Best New Teacher of the Year 2018’ category of the Pearson Teaching Awards.

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Haddenham Junior School Arts Festival 2018 - author Steve Cole announces winners of 500 word story competition

PICTURE SPECIAL: An evening celebrating the arts in Haddenham

Haddenham Community Junior School celebrated all things arts on Friday April 27 with an evening event for pupils and parents.

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A team from Buckinghamshire College Group's Aylesbury campus took part in the sales apprentice challenge

Students from Buckinghamshire schools take part in sales apprentice challenge

The event took place at Pinewood Studios and was organised by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership’s skills hub.

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Brendan Cole was the guest of honour at Haddenham St Mary's celebration event - image: haddenham.net

PICTURE SPECIAL: This event was Strictly a celebration - Haddenham school marks 150 years

Haddenham St Mary’s School celebrated their 150th anniversary on Friday April 27 with a fun-filled afternoon featuring pupils singing and dancing.

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John Colet School in Wendover

John Colet School to reduce school day by one hour on Tuesdays to allow teachers time to plan their lessons

The John Colet School in Wendover is ending its day for pupils an hour early on Tuesdays to allow teachers extra lesson planning time.

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University of Buckingham

University of Buckingham tops rankings for student satisfaction

The University of Buckingham has come top of The Complete University Guide’s league tables in the student satisfaction category.

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Pebble Brook School in Aylesbury

Boarding provision at Pebble Brook School to close at the end of summer term

The boarding provision at Pebble Brook School in Aylesbury is to cease at the end of the current academic year.

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Register on the day for Thame school’s 5k fun run and obstacle challenge

About 130 participants have signed up to take on the Lord Williams’s School (LWS) 5K fun run and obstacle challenge on Saturday, April 28 - and organisers have announced that registrations can be made on the day.

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UPDATED WITH VIDEO: When do parents in the Aylesbury Vale find out about primary school places?

On Monday 16 April parents in England will find out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

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Youngsters from Holy Trinity Primary School in Cookham with TV presenter Steve Backshall at Green Park, Aston Clinton

Schoolchildren meet TV presenter Steve Backshall in Aston Clinton

Schoolchildren got the chance to meet TV wildlife presenter Steve Backshall at Green Park in Aston Clinton last week.

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Ofsted to blame over truancy says Bucks County Council education chief

Ofsted to blame over truancy says Bucks County Council education chief

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Man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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