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

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

Pictured L-R: Mahima Haque, Ciaran Tierney, Niall Robinson from NCS, Jack Whaley, Hina Hothi

Northampton secondary given 'Champion School' status after 90 students take on youth programme

A secondary school has been awarded 'Champion School' status by the regional provider of the National Citizen Service (NCS) - a flagship youth programme for 16 and 17-year-olds - that sees them get stuck in with social action in Northampton.
Abington Park Day Nursery has been rated as 'requires improvement' in its most recent Ofsted inspection.

Watchdog raises concerns over Northampton nursery as rating slips to 'requires improvement'

A Northampton nursery has said it is "very disappointed" with the findings of their recent Ofsted inspection after the watchdog identified that all areas 'requires improvement'.
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Thirty schools remain closed today across Northamptonshire after winter weather

Thirty schools across Northamptonshire are still closed today after Sunday's downpour of snow and icy conditions overnight, according to the county council's website.

Rachel Shin, a first class honoursOccupational Therapy(OT) graduate

University of Northampton student given chance to visit China to help abandoned children

A University of Northampton occupational therapy graduate has spoken about the opportunities available to her since being awarded a university scholarship.

James Boyce and Samuel Matthews, both students at Moulton College

Moulton College students 'do themselves proud' showing off cabinet making skills at a national show

Furniture studies students from Moulton College came second and fourth in the national finals of the SkillBuild Cabinet Making competition held at The Skills Show.

Head teacher, Rebecca Steed with Cedar Road Primary School pupils celebrating their success.

Northampton primary school rated as 'good' by Ofsted following one-day inspection

A Northampton primary school has been praised by Ofsted as a place to learn with a 'calm and purposeful atmosphere'.
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Frustrated headteacher issues warning over parent parking at Northampton primary school

The headteacher of a Northampton primary school has published an exasperated plea to parents not to use the staff car park to drop off their children.

Sheralee Webb with sixth form students from The Beehive

'We held hands and jumped for joy' teachers at Northampton special school tell of delight at Ofsted report

A school for Northampton teenagers with special needs has won the praise of inspectors in its latest report.
Pupils, staff and patrons from Purple Oaks bury the time capsule.

Time capsule buried at Northampton academy ahead of opening of new multi-million-pound building

Pupils from a Northampton all-through school have buried a time capsule to mark the opening of a new building on site.
Anthony Baross and Andy Ibbott

Inspiring Northampton man reveals how he overcame having a stroke

A town resident who is using a University of Northampton course to aid people’s recovery from disabling injuries appears in a TV series charting his progress next week.
Caroline Chisholm SChool has slid from a "good" rating downs to "requires improvement".

Ofsted reins in Northampton school's leaders for high opinion of themselves in "average" inspection report

Leaders of a Northampton all-through school have been scolded for having a "generous" opinion of their own teaching quality after slipping up in a recent inspection.
Northampton School for Boys has been named the top school for sport by a national magazine.

Success at national competitions earns Northampton school top spot for sports

A Northampton secondary school has been named the number one state school for sport in England by a national magazine.

Pupils at The Arbours celebrate the latest "good" rating.

Principal sets sights on outstanding rating after inspectors praise 'vibrant' Northampton primary school

A "vibrant" Northampton primary school is on track to "outstanding" status after scoring high in a recent inspection.
Back row staff, L-R: assistant teacher, Sarah McErlean, year six teacher, Tim Crouch and head teacher, Jodie Matthews with John Hellins' year six class.

Which Northamptonshire school is 'proud' to be ranked second-best for Sats exams in the entire country?

A Northamptonshire primary school has beaten hundreds of schools to be named as the Sunday Times Parent Power runner up, based on 2016 Sats examination results.
Weston Favell Academy was slammed as "inadequate" in November 2016.

'Inadequate' Northampton academy takes steps towards making a comeback, inspectors say

A Northampton primary that failed every area of its Ofsted inspection last year is making "steady progress" towards turning itself around.

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CHILDREN IN NEED: Roade Primary School joins in the fun

Youngsters at Roade Primary School have been raising money for the BBC's Children in Need appeal today.

Councillors at One Angel Square say an additional 10 million of central Government funding for schools will not be enough to sustain them.

Extra £10m of schools funding in Northamptonshire will barely cover rising costs - councillors fear

A trickle of extra funding from central Government will not be enough to support Northamptonshire's expanding schools - parties on both sides of the chamber feared at the county council's cabinet meeting.

The Arbours Primary Academy.

'Vibrant' Northampton primary school rated 'good' by watchdog after 'accelerated improvements'

A primary school in Northampton has been rated 'good' by Ofsted who praised the academy for the "accelerated improvements" since its last inspection in 2014.
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