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Sussex students encouraged to compete in UK’s largest rocket competition

Top students aged 11 to 18 in Sussex are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.

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Brendan Cole and Charlotte Hawkins training yesterday. Picture Chichester College/Facebook

Strictly stars train in Chichester

Strictly Come Dancing stars Brendan Cole and Charlotte Hawkins trained at Chichester College yesterday ahead of their big performance this weekend.

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West Sussex County Council

Apply now for next year’s primary school places

West Sussex families can now apply for a school place for children due to start primary or infant school or transfer to a junior school in September 2018.

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Education still falling foul of ‘postcode lottery funding’, say heads

Parents have been warned their children’s education will still be subject to a “postcode funding lottery” despite the £1.3bn pumped into education by the government.

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Comment: Two years of fighting for fairer school funding

It's been two years since the headteachers of Sussex got together to fight for fairer government funding for their schools. Here Jules White, head of Tanbridge House School, and driving force behind the Worth Less? school funding campaign describes how it happened and how things have progressed.

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Children learn about whales in the classroom. Picture: ORCA.

Raising awareness for the protection of whales this October

Schoolchildren will engage with a new project set to raise awareness on the importance of protecting whales and dolphins.

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Staff and children at Lancastrian Infant School

New head guiding her school on its journey of improvement

A new headteacher has pledged to continue to guide her school on its “improvement journey”.

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Worth Less? campaign

New school funding formula 'papering over cracks'

Headteachers have accused the government of "papering over the cracks" of the education cash crisis following the announcement of a new funding formula.
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Artist's impression of the converted Carmelite Convent in Hunston will look like. Mr Martyn confirmed the school will move there next September

Head responds to concerned parent considering removing children from Free School

Guy Martyn has moved to reassure parents with any concerns after he announced he is to leave as principal of Chichester Free School.

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West Sussex County Council

Time to apply online for secondary school places

West Sussex families can go online to apply for a secondary school place for their child from today (Monday September 11).

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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SATs figures rise but still fall short of average

West Sussex children have made big improvements in their Key Stage 2 SATs results – but have still fallen short of the national average.

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Guy Martyn is leaving for a new job as principal of an independent school in Essex from next term

Free school principal: ‘right time for new challenge’

Guy Martyn has spoken about the ‘exhilarating journey’ that has been creating Chichester Free School but says now is the ‘right time’ for him to leave his position as principal.

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Chichester Free School principal set to leave

Guy Martyn, the head of Chichester Free School, is leaving his position, the school has told parents on the first day of the new term.

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65% less sugar for West Sussex primary school meals

65% less sugar for West Sussex primary school meals

Children heading back to primary school this September will have on average 65% less sugar in their school meals than three years ago – a total of over 2kg per pupil per year.

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Sax Flash Mob was performed in Chichester by CLAC students

Flash mob in Chichester

International students surprised shoppers with a flash mob performance in Chichester city centre.

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GCSEs: No comparison between old and new results

Comparing a school’s GCSE results used to be a simple affair – you just looked at the A*-C pass rates for each year.

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County council congratulations for GCSE students

West Sussex County Council has congratulated the county’s pupils who received their GCSE results today.

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GCSE results: Chichester high school jumping for joy

Chichester High School celebrated high pass rates as they opened their first set of results as a new combined school.

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Some of the best performers celebrating their results

GCSE results: The Regis results continue to rise

Students at The Regis are celebrating excellent GCSE results this year – notably in English and maths – building on ‘best ever’ A level results a week ago.

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