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Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School is 'inadequate'

An action plan is set to be put in place to improve standards at a primary school following a visit by Government education inspectors.

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Alfreton joinery apprentice nails national award

Alfreton joinery apprentice nails national award

An Alfreton joinery firm’s star apprentice has been named as the best trainee in the country at a major industry awards night, delighting his bosses.

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Heanor cadet says training will benefit his future

Heanor cadet says training will benefit his future

An A-level student from Heanor says joining his college cadet group is helping him to improve his future university and career prospects.

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Pictured is I CAN Licensee Tracy Rodgers, who is an early years consultant and owner of Tiny Hands Big Futures.

Pioneering expert set to develop youngsters’ language and communication skills

An educational pioneer is set help youngsters across Chesterfield and Derbyshire develop their speech, language and communication skills.

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Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

Private school head says grammar plans “tinkering around the edge”

A Long Eaton headteacher has said Government plans to create new grammar schools will not go far enough towards raising standards for all.

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Term-time holiday fines in Derbyshire to be scrapped - but only for some

Term-time holiday fines in Derbyshire to be scrapped - but only for some

Fines for Derbyshire parents who take their children out of school during term-time are to be scrapped - but only for some.

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Nick Clegg to talk about his new book Between the Extremes

WIN: Nick Clegg tickets for Sheffield's Off The Shelf this Friday

Nick Clegg, the former Deputy Prime Minister, is a guest speaker at this year's Sheffield Off The Shelf book festival on Friday and we have TEN tickets to be won.

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POLL RESULTS: Grammar school plans divide opinion in Derbyshire

POLL RESULTS: Grammar school plans divide opinion in Derbyshire

Plans to end the ban on creating new grammar schools have been met with a mixed reaction by Derbyshire residents.

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POLL: Have your say on the government’s grammar school plans

POLL: Have your say on the government’s grammar school plans

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the end of a ban on the creation of new grammar schools.

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Ockbrook School GCSE results, students Jessica Langton, Lauren Nutty, Francesca Muir-Harris, Rebecca Elvidge, Hannah Moore, Hattie Walker-Smith, Thea Hannigan and Nyasha Mteta.

GCSE students excel at Ockbrook School

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire students at Ockbrook School have been celebrating their GCSE successes.

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This group of students seem happy with their results.
Brendon Beardsley, Thomas Wheatley-Smith, Laurence Soult, Jordan Dormer.

RIPLEY ACADEMY: Principal’s praise for GCSE exam students

Students at The Ripley Academy have been sharing their GCSE success stories.

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Alfreton Grange School

Hard work pays off for GCSE students at Alfreton Grange

Year 11 students at Alfreton Grange School are celebrating exam success following an excellent set of GCSE results.

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Alice Goodrum and Amie Smith.

IN PICTURES: Ripley Academy students collect A-level results

The wait was finally over for students at The Ripley Academy who collected their A-level results today (Thursday).

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Derby College student Zoe Keaton, 18, from Long Eaton, has achieved A* grades in biology and psychology and an A in chemistry.

Derby College celebrates A-level success

Derby College has celebrated another bumper batch of A-level results, maintaining last year’s 98 per cent pass rate.

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Students from Tupton Hall School celebrate their results last year.

Anxious wait for Derbyshire A-Level students almost over

Thousands of students across Derbyshire have just a week to wait to find out how they’ve done in their A-levels.

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Proud university graduate overcomes family tragedy to win award

Proud university graduate overcomes family tragedy to win award

A university student from Ripley has graduated with a special award in recognition of a project she completed in response to family tragedy.

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NSPCC warning on criminal checks loophole for private tutors

NSPCC warning on criminal checks loophole for private tutors

The NSPCC is urging the UK Government to close a loophole that could leave thousands of privately-taught children at risk of harm.

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Tupton Hall's 'Wimbleskills' video with Andy Murray.

VIDEO: Derbyshire school teams up with Andy Murray for ‘Wimbleskills’ video

Skilled students and staff at a Derbyshire high school have ‘gone viral’ after appearing in a video alongside tennis champion Andy Murray.

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Polish student Jakub is elected head boy at Shirebrook Academy

Polish student Jakub is elected head boy at Shirebrook Academy

Young people at a Shirebrook school have elected a Polish student as their new head boy.

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County Hall in Matlock, the headquarters of Derbyshire County Council.

Special needs teen ‘let down’ by council, claims law firm

Every special needs teenager in Derbyshire due to leave secondary school this summer has been failed by the local authority this year, educational experts have claimed.

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