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Children name new Northampton retirement village after foxy school ground visitor

A £15m retirement housing development has been named by pupils from a Northampton school.

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An investigation was launched at Boothville Primary School after a girl brought a knife into class.

Northampton school launched investigation after year six pupil brought pen-knife into class

A school in Northampton says it has informed the "relevant authorities" after a girl was found to have carried a pen-knife into the classroom.

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Students at Northampton Academy

Readers' Red Nose Day fundraising photos from around Northamptonshire

The people of Northamptonshire embraced Red Nose Day once more this year, and took part in all sorts of events to raise money.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

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

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X Factor runners-up perform hits at Northampton school

A Ghanaian music duo made famous for their success on UK talent show The X Factor have performed at a Northampton school and spoke of their hip hop fame.
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The de-choking device

Brackley man advocates ‘de-choking’ device for all nurseries and schools as alternative to back slaps

A private nursery director in Brackley is to issue a ‘de-choking product’ to other nurseries and schools in the town.

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Pupils from Weston Favell Academy

X Factor runners-up visit Northampton school choristers to chat about success

A Ghanaian music duo made famous for their success on UK talent show The X Factor are visiting a Northampton school to give a performance and have a chat about their singing success.
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Luke Badharee, 33 from Northampton, graduated from The Open University (OU) with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies

Nothing's stopping me now! Northampton man features in new Open University advertising campaign

A Northampton man is featuring in a new video urging people to sign up for an Open University degree.

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Students to judge teacher talents on Red Nose Day in Northampton

Tables are set to turn this week as students from a Northampton school will judge their teacher's talents in a day of entertainment for Red Nose Day 2017.
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This used needle was reported by parents from Northampton International Academy.

Parents shocked as used needles left lying outside Northampton school for nearly a week

Used needles have been reported outside of a Northampton school six days in a row.
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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Gordon White, NUT county member.

Northampton academy chain that spent £20k on New York ‘fact-finding’ trip should have been shut down sooner says union leader

An academy that was forced to hand two of its Northampton schools back to the Government last week should have been “terminated rapidly” due to what was labelled “irresponsible spending”, a union leader has said.

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Blackthorn Academy will transfer back to the Department for Education.

BREAKING NEWS: Academy trust to hand two Northampton schools back to the Government

A trust that runs two schools in Northampton has announced it is to hand them back to the Government after a review of "financial constraints."

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The University of Northampton is hosting the debate.

Question Time-style panel to discuss Brexit's impact on Northamptonshire

A public forum will discuss the effect of Brexit on the future of jobs in Northamptonshire.
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Daventry academy classed as ‘Good’ after Ofsted inspection

Ofsted has ranked Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village E-ACT Academy as ‘Good’ following an inspection.

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Northamptonshire County Council says 82 per cent of pupils received their first-choice secondary school place.

More children allocated first-choice secondary school place in Northamptonshire this year

Four-out-of-five pupils in Northamptonshire will be going to their first choice secondary school this September, according to council figures.

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World Book Day 2017

PHOTOS: Your pictures showing how Northampton marked World Book Day

We asked for our readers on Facebook to get in touch with their photos from World Book Day, and the response was fantastic.

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The web portal allowing parents to find out where there child will be studying is down.

Around 8,000 children were left frustrated after Northamptonshire's school admissions page went down

The county council has issued an "unreserved apology" this morning after its school admissions web page crashed on the day 8,000 Northamptonshire children were to find out where their child would be studying.
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Ben Smith, who ran 401 marathons in 401 days, ran with the pupils at Parklands Primary School.

Northampton school run with cross-country legend with record of 401 marathons

The cross-country club at a Northampton school had the bar set high for them after running with marathon maestro Ben ‘The 401 Guy’ Smith.

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Students solve how this farmyard quad bike "accident" happened and how it can be prevented in the future.

Northampton students solve farmyard 'accidents' in hands-on safety course

A Northampton farm was transformed into a CSI-style forensics scene as part of a new safety course.

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