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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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University to honour Crescent’s tourism industry chief

University to honour Crescent’s tourism industry chief

Bakewell-born James Berresford has been awarded an honorary degree by the University of Derby in recognition of his career in tourism, which began as a teenaged ice-cream van driver and took him to the chief executive’s office of VisitEngland.

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Mother and daughter Chris and Anika Drews, who graduated in the same subject on the same day from the University of Derby. L-R Anika and Chris.

Whaley Bridge mum and daughter celebrate double graduation

A mother and daughter from Whaley Bridge are looking forward to graduation after taking top honours on a pioneering university degree.

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L-R: Young Leader Benedict Parkin, Group Scout Leader Martin Berriman, Ben Shone, Josh Bailey, Jack Timpson, Francis McKinna-Whitby, Louis Ecob, District Commissioner Debbie Rushworth, leader of the pack Ian Stefanuti.

Super Cubs celebrate highest possible achievement awards

Chinley Scouts have been celebrating the success of some of their younger members, after six Cubs made the grade to achieve the Chief Scout’s Silver Award.

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Caitlin Bisknell reading to pupils in the new library.

Top marks for new £500,000 Peak District school redevelopment

A new £500,000 building at a Buxton school - replacing old facilities - has received top marks from staff and students.

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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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Buxton student wins industry bursary to kickstart television career

Buxton student wins industry bursary to kickstart television career

Hayfield youngster Alexander Greensmith has been awarded a bursary by the Royal Television Society (RTS) to help kick-start his career in the news industry.

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Building work begins on new secondary school in Glossopdale

Building work begins on new secondary school in Glossopdale

Construction work has started on a new secondary school in Glossop following a £21.7million investment from Derbyshire County Council.

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Village school gears up for weekend of charitable harvest events

Village school gears up for weekend of charitable harvest events

Hartington Primary School is inviting local residents and visitors to its annual MacMillan Coffee Morning, hosted by students and staff on Friday, September 30, from 10.30am.

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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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RATED: Secondary schools in the High Peak

Here, we take a look at the latest Ofsted inspection reports for secondary schools in the High Peak area.

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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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