Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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The University of Northampton has ranked 105th out of 121 universities in the Guardian's latest league tables.

Northampton's university rails against 'out of date' rankings after 32-place drop in league table

The University of Northampton has dropped more than 30 places in the latest league tables compiled by the Guardian.
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Dr Lorna Jowett, reader in television studies at the University of Northampton

Why Doctor Who could be Doctor Her in new book by expert at the University of Northampton

The use of female characters in the television show Doctor Who has been analysed in a new book by a television studies expert at Northampton's university.

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An artist's impression of how the roof terrace will look

Pupils will soon be playing on rooftop of Northampton office block thanks to innovative design

Work on a roof terrace for primary school children based in an office block in Northampton has started.
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The report says: "Children are extremely confident in the pre-school and they behave very well."

Manager thanks staff at Northampton pre-school for 'fab team effort' following outstanding Ofsted inspection

A Northampton pre-school has been rated 'outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted.
The suspect was seen in a car outside Malcolm Arnold Academy.

Man wanted for indecent exposure outside Northampton school

A schoolgirl saw a man performing an indecent act while sat outside a Northampton school today (May 9).

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Northampton College

Sebastian aims to win chef of the year title for Northampton Peru

A chef at Northampton College will compete in the cook-off final of Young Chef of the Year Peru next week.

The staff and children of the Brixworth Centre Pre-School with their new banner.

'Warm and affectionate staff' bring Northampton pre-school up to 'outstanding', say Ofsted

A 'superb' Northampton pre-school has been rated 'outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted.

Principal Rachel Steele will step down in August.

Principal of 'failing' Northampton school resigns in letter citing 'family needs'

The headteacher of a Northampton school that was ranked ‘inadequate’ in all areas by Ofsted last year will step down in August.

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Travis Perkins.

Builders' merchant puts Northampton students behind the wheel of a truck to teach them about drink-driving dangers

A builders' merchant is to let students get behind the wheel of a heavy goods vehicle to educate them about road safety.
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Councillor Danielle Stone said the law should be changed to allow boroughs to take over failing school trusts.

Borough council votes down bid to allow it to take over failing school trusts in Northampton

A bid to petition the Government to allow the borough council to run failing academy trusts in Northampton was shut down by town Conservatives.

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john Kirkland, Matthew Vickerstaff, David Lang and Nick Petford secure the glass balustrade on the Senate Building.

New university campus set to open in under 18 months and will 'bring life back to Northampton' says Vice Chancellor

A major milestone in the construction of a £330million university campus in Northampton has begun the countdown to its grand opening in September 2018.
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An artist's impression of the new-look Student Union bar in Northampton

Student union brings former Northampton nightclub back to life

A former nightclub in Northampton town centre is being relaunched by the university's student union, it has been revealed.

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Artist's impression of the University of Northampton Waterside Campus.

Northampton's young artists invited to paint campus construction site in countywide competition

The University of Northampton wants budding young artists to decorate the hoardings around their Waterside campus construction site.
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Academy trust The Education Fellowship had to hand Thorplands Primary School back to the Government when it ran out of money last month.

'Give us the power to run academies in Northampton' says opposition leader - after recent demise of schools trust

The Government should allow borough councils to run school academies, a Northampton opposition leader is set to argue, after serious criticism of some of the town's education providers.
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The Government has given the green light to proposals for a new school in Northampton in the latest round of free school announcements.

BREAKING NEWS: Government gives go-ahead to 420 pupil free school in Northampton

The Department for Education has today announced that a new primary school can open in the west of Northampton in 2018.
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A sports hub has been added to the university's Waterside campus after sports clubs were concerned they would not have a home at the new site.

Multi-million pound sports 'dome' added to University of Northampton's new campus after club pleas

University bosses WILL build indoor sports facilites at the new Waterside campus after Northampton clubs slammed their previous proposals for outdoor pitches and changing rooms only. sports "dome" set to be built next to Northampotn;s new university campus
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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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