Video: Children tell Prime Minister ‘We are not worth less’

West Sussex schoolchildren have delivered a firm message to the Prime Minister – “We are not worth less!”

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Picture courtesy of Tim Loughton MP

Worth Less? campaigners’ letter to Theresa May

A contingent of headteachers and school children has handed over the following letter at 10 Downing Street.

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Some of the Worth Less? campaigners heading to Downing to appeal for fairer funding for West Sussex schools.

Dear Mrs May... children take plea for school cash to the Prime Minister

Fourteen headteachers and 15 students are on their way to London to take their fight for fairer school funding to the most famous front door in the country – 10 Downing Street.

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Northbrook College

County news: Consultation as colleges plan to merge

A consultation has been launched around the proposed merger of two colleges.

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Picture posed by model

Sex assault victim urges children not to suffer in silence

A woman who was sexually assaulted as a child has urged youngsters enduring similar abuse not to suffer in silence.

Oscar in the hostel larder with Stonepillow chief executive Geoffrey Willis

Five-year-old finds practical way to help homeless

A five-year-old Arundel boy dreamed up a great way to raise money for the homeless.

Artist's impression of the converted convent which will be the home of the Chichester Free School. Picture contributed by Chichester Free School SUS-150210-120635001

Chichester Free School granted planning permission

Chichester Free School will at last have a permanent home to call its own after planning permission was today announced.

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ABC Hook Lane Nursery, in Bognor Regis, has been rated 'good' by Ofsted

Good result for ‘happy and nurturing’ nursery

A nursery that provides children with “a happy and nurturing learning environment” has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.


Arts grant gives special needs children 15,000 reasons to dance

Six West Sussex schools have been given £15,000 to run a programme promoting the arts to children with special needs.

Crawley MP Henry Smith

MPs reaffirm support for low-funded schools

MPs have reaffirmed their support for low-funded West Sussex schools which are struggling to make ends meet.

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Quarter of teachers in the South East consider resigning due to stress

Stress levels in the classroom have reached tipping point in the South East, with one in four teachers considering resigning, research has shown.

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South Bersted CE Primary School has won the 2016 Glyn-Jones sunflower competition

Sunflower winner announced

South Bersted CE Primary School has won the 2016 Glyn-Jones sunflower competition with a plant that grew to an impressive 232cm tall.

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Campaigners to take fight for fairer school funding to Downing Street

West Sussex teachers and children are to take their plea for fairer education funding directly to Downing Street.

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Piers Morgan

Headteacher silences Piers Morgan over funding crisis

A West Sussex headteacher has achieved that rarest of victories – having the final word against Piers Morgan.

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Sir Nicholas Soames

MPs to meet education chiefs to discuss funding crisis in schools

West Sussex MPs are to meet with the government’s education chiefs to press their concerns about the county’s school funding crisis.

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Some of the 400 pupils are already being taught back on the school site.ks16000968-5 SUS-160922-162512001

Date set for Selsey Academy pupils to move into temporary new school

Rapid progress on the construction of the temporary school at The Academy Selsey means it will be ready for pupils to move into straight after the October half-term break.

Peter Woodman, head of The Weald School

Education funding appeal loses out to Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian’s armed robbery ordeal led to a planned TV appearance by a West Sussex headteacher being dropped.

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Seven-year-olds fail to meet SATs averages

Seven-year-olds in West Sussex performed below the national average in the recent SATs assessments.

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Parents reminded to apply now for infant, primary and junior school places

Parents of children due to begin school in September 2017 are being urged to apply for a school place by Sunday January 15.

Verity Pitts from The Poplars, Littlehampton, is unable to retake her final year of school due to a funding issue

COUNTY NEWS: Girl cannot retake final year in funding fracas

A teenager who wants to retake her final year of school feels she has been ‘chucked on the scrap heap’ after being told her place could not be funded.

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