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Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

New research has revealed just 16 per cent of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Rachel Clarke of Face Facts with Len Tildsley.

Buxton college honours businesses for supporting young apprentices

Businesses which change the lives of young people were celebrated at the first Buxton & Leek College Apprenticeship Employer Awards.

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Cllr Linda Grooby at the derelict High Peak College site

Degree of frustration over ‘eyesore’ former High Peak College site

After almost a decade of blotting the landscape, there are still no firm plans to redevelop the derelict former High Peak College site in Harpur Hill.

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Buxton and Leek College Principal Len Tildsley swapped his mortar board for a hard hat to work on a building site for the day as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

College principal gets hands on at Buxton Crescent during #NAW2017 job swap

Buxton and Leek College Principal Len Tildsley swapped his mortar board for a hard hat to work on a building site for the day as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

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Bright spark’s Star Wars style robot wows Big Bang competition judges

A student from Swanwick Hall School in Alfreton has will be heading to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition on March 15 and 16 after wowing judges at the regional heats.

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Parents have been learning of their child's secondary school place.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES: What to do if you didn't get your first choice

Parents across Derbyshire have been learning of their child's secondary school place today.

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Will your child get a place at their first choice secondary school?

95% of Derbyshire applicants set to get first choice secondary school place, study says

More than 95 per cent of applicants in Derbyshire look set to receive a place at their first choice secondary school, according a new study.

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There are plenty of jobs you don't need a university degree for.

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees.

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Special school to remain closed after gas supply ‘cut off’

A special school in Derbyshire will be unable to reopen on Monday after its gas supply was cut off.

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Buxton College outdoors leader publishes canoeing guide

Buxton College outdoors leader publishes canoeing guide

A graduate of Buxton & Leek College who now works as its enrichment coordinator has become a published author on some of Britain’s best canoeing destinations.

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Should pupils be allowed to wear slippers to school?

Derbyshire school becomes first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers

A Derbyshire primary school has become the first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers.
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Crescent tourism chief to give global ambitions lecture

Crescent tourism chief to give global ambitions lecture

A leading figure in the tourism industry is to lay out his vision for Buxton as a world-class destination in a public lecture later this month.

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882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

There will be over 820 fewer teachers in Derbyshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

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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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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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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Labour Party members preparing to hand over the petition.

Petition calls on High Peak MP to say ‘no’ to bringing back grammar schools

Campaigners have presented a petition to High Peak MP Andrew Bingham and voiced their opposition over Government plans to bring back grammar schools.

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The Devonshire Dome, home to the Buxton campus of the University of Derby

Sports students to relocate as Buxton university campus becomes Centre of Excellence

The University of Derby has announced changes to its Buxton Campus in order to create a new centre of excellence for its Hotel, Resort and Spa Management degree courses.

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