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'Inadequate' Northampton primary school taken over by academy trust

A Northampton primary school rated 'inadequate' after its last Ofsted report has been acquired by an academy trust.

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The homemade film focuses on how the internet affects people's lives and how to stay safe online.

Northampton class scoops top prize at film festival with 'Masters of the Digiverse' safe browsing video

A homemade movie about staying safe online has won a class of Northampton children a top prize at a film festival.
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The On Track Education Centre has received a 'Good' Ofsted rating.

'Inspirational leadership' helps Northampton school for excluded and vulnerable pupils win over Ofsted

A Northampton school for pupils who have fallen out of mainstream education is celebrating after receiving a glowing watchdog report.

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The staff at Camrose Early Years Centre were praised for their tailored approach to childcare.

'Masterful' care at Northampton nursery praised by inspectors

The head of a Northampton nursery has thanked her "kind, caring and sensitive" staff following an 'outstanding' Ofsted report.
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Northampton College

Northampton College celebrates 'phenomenal' improvement in national league table

Northampton College has rocketed up 178 places in a national league table in three years, according to new figures published today.

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Almost 8,800 primary, infant and junior school places have been allocated to pupils across Northamptonshire today (Monday).

More than nine in 10 children get first choice at Northants primary schools

Almost 8,800 primary, infant and junior school places have been allocated to pupils across Northamptonshire today (Monday).

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The fellowship's purpose-built offices in Islip.

Uncertainty over Northampton schools abandoned by failing trust must end says former minister

Parents cannot be kept in the dark any longer about the future of two Northampton schools abandoned by their academy chain, a parliamentary candidate has urged.
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When do parents in Northamptonshire find out about primary school places?

On Monday (April 16) parents in Northamptonshire will find out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

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Pupils perform at the David Ross Education Trust Primary Music Festival

Singing primary school pupils raise the roof at Northampton music festival

Over 550 primary pupils from the David Ross Education Trust‘s 13 southern academies sang their hearts out at the annual Primary Music Festival, held at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton.
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Moulton College (Picture: Google)

Northamptonshire college rated 'inadequate' by Ofsted as report raises concerns over pupil safety

A Northamptonshire college has been rated 'inadequate' after its most recent visit from Ofsted inspectors, who identified serious breaches to health and safety regulations, including a number of "unsafe and sloppy" instances.

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Man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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Pupils at Northampton school raise £700 and record 10,868 bounces in charity fundraising event

Students from Northampton’s Eastfield Academy recorded a massive 10,868 bounces as part of a sponsored bounce event.

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The famous death mask of the Egyptian boy-king, King Tut

Tutankhamun was a warrior king not a feeble boy, Northampton academics claim

A TV documentary featuring a University of Northampton researcher’s attempts to recreate Tutankhamun’s leather armour has revealed new evidence suggesting the boy king saw battle.

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Are you as smart as an 11 year old? Prove it

Just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz, here’s six questions to test your brain power.

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The head teacher of Wootton Park School in Northampton says not everyone will like its style of leadership.

'This isn't going to suit everybody': Head of Northampton school hits back at strict culture claims

The head teacher of Northampton’s newest free school says its culture of aspiration will not be to everyone’s liking after claims of a strict on-site regime
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Wootton Park School has recently come under fire after parents claimed it was operating a strict regime. This week the school's head teacher has hit back.

'We know this isn't going to suit everybody': Northampton school says there will be disagreements on route to 'outstanding'

The head teacher of Northampton’s newest free school says its "culture of aspiration" will not be to everyone’s liking after claims of a strict on-site regime
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School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Northants County Council U-turns over nursery payment delay

Northants County Council says it will now pay nurseries as planned after U-turning over a controversial delay.

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Parents and children say they will be devastated if Great Creaton Primary School closes.

Northamptonshire village will lose 'kind, friendly, caring and loving heart' if school closes, say parents

Parents at Northampton primary school that faces closure say they could "lose their community" by next year.
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Purple Oaks Academy has held its official opening.

£5 million academy for special educational needs children launches in Northampton

Northampton is now home to a £5million academy especially for children with special educational needs.
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