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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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COLUMN: Perseverance and passion are key to achieving success, by Mark Cottingham, Shirebrook Academy Principal

Earlier this month, we celebrated the grand finale of our literacy week and did our bit for World Book Day by inviting staff and pupils to come to school dressed as Harry Potter characters.

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'TERRIBLE NEWS': Nearly 100 Chesterfield schoolkids affected by controversial closure

Scores of parents have been left reeling after it was announced their children's breakfast and after-school club is to close.
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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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Copthorne Infant School is being closed today.

Water supply issues lead to closure of Derbyshire school

A Derbyshire infant school is to close for the day because of water supply issues.

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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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The school has no heating and is unable to open to pupils.

Special school to stay closed for second day because of heating issues

A Derbyshire special school is to remain closed to pupils tomorrow because of a lack of heating.

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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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DT SAYS: School funding shouldn’t fall to fairs and fun runs

DT SAYS: School funding shouldn’t fall to fairs and fun runs

It’s becoming an all too familiar theme - there just isn’t enough money to go round.

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Brimington Junior School defends coloured wristband system

Education chiefs have defended a school's wristband system following complaints from parents and children.

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Headteacher, Dave Shaw, is going to run the Great North Run in September to raise funds for the school.

‘Is running for cash now the only alternative to sacking staff?’

A Chesterfield primary school says it is facing Government cuts so big, it is struggling to pay its staff.

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Chesterfield MP, Toby Perkins, with the Spire Juniors' school council and school governor, Councillor Keith Miles.

Chesterfield headteacher to do Great North Run to plug £19,000 funding shortfall

A ‘deprived’ Chesterfield school which is facing huge funding cuts has resorted to charity to pay the bills.

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Chesterfield artist, Jacky Currell.

College exhibition celebrates Chesterfield artist’s career

A Chesterfield artist who has motor neurone disease is the subject of a major exhibition celebrating her life’s work.

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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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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 school will be closed to nursery and reception children tomorrow (Thursday).

Primary school closed to some children tomorrow because of heating problem

Renishaw Primary School is to be closed to some children tomorrow (Thursday) because of a problem with the heating.

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