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Derbyshire schools asked to pay for lollipop patrols

Schools in Derbyshire are being asked to pay £4,000 a year to provide lollipop patrols.

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Plans have been submitted to High Peak Borough Council to convert a residential property in Buxton into a nursery.

Plans unveiled for new Buxton nursery

A new nursery for up to 45 children could be on the cards for Buxton.

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County Councillor Anne Western at an anti-fracking demonstration

DERBYSHIRE: County council urged to object to Government fracking plans

A move from Government to force councils to pave the way for fracking has been criticised by Derbyshire’s Labour group leader.

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Lord William Burlington and the Duke of Devonshire. Photo contributed.

New University of Derby chancellor installed during Buxton ceremony

Buxton’s Devonshire Dome hosted a ceremony to mark the appointment of a new chancellor at the University of Derby.

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These are the 10 degrees that offer graduates the highest paid jobs

10 degrees that could bag you the highest paid jobs

A student is suing her university, claiming that her 'Mickey Mouse' degree has not helped her get a job.

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Students using sign language.

Derbyshire charity chief calls for British Sign Language to be part of national curriculum

A Derbyshire charity chief has called for British Sign Language (BSL) to be part of the national curriculum.
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What can you do if you haven't got a place at the school of your choice?

What can you do if your child hasn’t got the school place you wanted? Here’s some expert advice

If you are the parent of a year 6 child, you will no doubt have more than just the snow on your mind this week!

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Schools closed because of snow can be a headache for parents.

Snow days: How DO schools decide when to close for snow - and what are working parents’ rights if they do?

Kids will be keeping fingers crossed for the news that wintry weather has closed their school - but for parents suddenly stuck with a child-care problem, ‘snow days’ can be a nightmare.

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Chinley Day Nursery has only been open since 2016 and now had it's first Ofsted inspection getting outstanding - the highest grade.

‘Outstanding’ High Peak nursery makes the grade after first Ofsted inspection

A High Peak nursery has received the highest grading from Ofsted, making it an ‘outstanding’ place to send little ones.

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Hope Valley school rated as Inadequate by Ofsted inspectors’ report

Hope Valley school rated as Inadequate by Ofsted inspectors’ report

A secondary school in Hope has been found inadequate by Ofsted inspectors, prompting leaders to cite difficulty in adapting to changes across the education sector.

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VIDEO: 15-year-old boy lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools

A 15-year-old boy is lobbying to have homework scrapped in secondary schools around the country.

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The deadline for applications is January 15.

Deadline approaching for Derbyshire parents to apply for primary school places

The deadline for Derbyshire parents to apply for their child's primary school place is fast approaching.

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Mike Joseph who has set up a water-powered generator with the help of local school children to power the village Christmas lights.

Bradwell village switch on hydroelectric Christmas lights in UK first

Residents of a Hope Valley village may be dreaming of a wet Christmas, after launching what may be the UK’s first hydro-powered illuminations.

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High Peak MP Ruth George on a visit to New Mills Nursery with Tracy Brabin, shadow early years minister. Also pictured is Claire Inman, from New Mills Nursery.

High Peak MP warns over impact of free nursery places

Offering more free nursery places for children could threaten the future of some early years providers, High Peak MP Ruth George has said.

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WATCH: Children perform special song about Derbyshire

Over 1,700 Derbyshire children have taken part in a project to create a song and video about the county.

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Is your child's school on this list?

REVEALED: The Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Derbyshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

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O Crumb, All Ye Faithful: Baker makes nativity cake masterpiece to help school

A Youlgrave baker has given an early Christmas gift to the village school after creating a jaw-dropping nativity scene in cake form to fundraise for playground refurbishments.

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The Devonshire Dome team celebrate their award at the CN Academic Venue Awards. From left: Richard Greensmith, Christine Sweetmore, Joel Fagg and Clare Golding. Photo: Jonathan Taylor.

Buxton’s Devonshire Dome awarded ‘Best Wedding Venue’ title

Buxton’s Devonshire Dome has been crowned Best Wedding Venue at a glitzy awards ceremony.

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Sixteen Derbyshire schools are on the list

REVEALED: The best schools in Derbyshire according to The Times

The best performing schools in Derbyshire, according to the Sunday Times, have been revealed.

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