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REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

The latest GCSE performance tables for Derbyshire’s schools have been published by the Department for Education.

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Young fundraiser, Ripley Junior School. Chris Riggott who is President of The Rotary Club of Amber Valley And the Young lady is Skye Gillespie

Ripley girl earns Rotary award after charity donation

A Ripley schoolgirl has been honoured by Amber Valley Rotary after donating a significant sum of her own money to the club’s Christmas appeal.

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Ripley restaurant puts charity nights on the menu

Ripley restaurant puts charity nights on the menu

A Ripley fish restaurant is to host a series of charity nights when takeaway customers can chip in a few quid to help support community groups.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday.

Last few days for Derbyshire parents to apply for child's school place

Derbyshire parents have less than a week to apply for their child's infant or primary school place for September.

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VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

The death and rape of a teenage girl will serve as a warning to schoolchildren in a police film about the dangers of online grooming.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) this week revealed how only 53 per cent of primary schools in Derbyshire achieved the expected standard for reading, writing and maths in 2016.

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Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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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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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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