Funding crisis could force schools to cut opening hours

West Sussex schools may have to consider not opening five days a week if the government fails to address the ongoing education funding crisis.

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Manager Jeanette Clapp with Dizzy Ducklings children

Royal card delight for pre-school

North Bersted pre-school Dizzy Ducklings was delighted to receive a personal message from Buckingham Palace.


VIDEO: Selsey Academy starts to rebuild after catastrophic fire

Almost exactly a month after the devastating fire, The Academy, Selsey is rising from the ashes.


COUNTY NEWS: Teacher who claimed her father murdered her mother is struck off

A teacher who made a string of false claims, such as telling colleagues her father had murdered her mother, has been struck off, the National College for Teaching and Leadership has said.

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Debate on future of Novium is put back to next year

A debate on the future of the Novium Museum has been put back as it prepares for an exhibition to honour space hero Tim Peake.

Chris Seaton, CEO of Schoolsworks Academy Trust

Trust asks for opinions about proposed new school

An academy trust is preparing to submit applications to open three new schools, one near Bognor.

Louise Goldsmith, leader of West Sussex County Council (photo submitted). SUS-150522-082832001

County warns school funding delay will damage children’s education

The Leader of West Sussex County Council has warned of a ‘perfect storm’ of funding pressures and policy changes which will have a damaging effect on local schools and children’s learning.

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County pleased with ‘fair’ adult education Ofsted report

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has made progress to improve its adult education provision after it was branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted.

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Head teacher Mark Anstiss with deputy head teachers Marion Harrington (centre) and Pat Ashman

College ‘shock’ at selection for Parliamentary Review

Felpham Community College has been chosen to represent secondary education in The Parliamentary Review.

Most of the school was completely destroyed by the fire on Sunday, August 21

Selsey Academy rebuilding job set to start after fire

Construction of a ‘temporary teaching village’ will start tomorrow on the site of The Academy Selsey, which was devastated by fire.

The study by Premier Sport found half of parents think children should have fitness tests in school

Less than one in five children exercising daily

Only 16 per cent children in the south rast of England are doing physical activity every day, according to a recent study.

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Most of the 282 sex assaults at Sussex schools carried out by children

Children have fallen victim to 282 sex crimes in Sussex schools over the past five years – and the vast majority were committed by other youngsters.

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Parents reminded to apply now for their children’s 2017 secondary school places

If your child is due to move up to secondary school next year, now is the time to think about which school you would like them to attend.

Sesley artwork at The Bridge

Pupils’ artwork miraculously saved from devastating Selsey school fire

Artwork that Selsey Academy pupils spent the summer creating miraculously remained in tact despite the devastating fire that engulfed the school last month.

Roger Clayden with students

Learn to play the trombone

Trombones seem to have fallen out of favour with people, however Charlotte Pearson meets a Bognor man who is hoping to ignite people’s interest again.

Selsey Academy offered facilities at holiday park following devastating fire

Selsey Academy offered facilities at holiday park following devastating fire

A Selsey-based holiday park operator has offered a helping hand to a school community devastated by a major fire.

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Education secretary Justine Greening MP visiting Sussex schoolchildren

Council confident of improvement as schools fall short in tough new tests

West Sussex County Council is confident its schools will show quick improvement after falling short in the tough new Key Stage 2 tests.

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Students warned over accommodation fraud

Students are being warned about fraudsters who take advantage of people searching for accommodation.

Weald School headteacher Peter Woodman

Heads share concerns over university fees

Sussex headteachers have shared their concerns about the rising cost of university education.

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