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County MP to meet with Secretary of State in bid to recoup £11m spent on Northampton International Academy

A county MP is set to meet with the Secretary of State in a bid to recoup £11m Northamptonshire County Council spent on a new school.

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Children at the school raised 70 through their bake sale for the national charity.

Northampton primary school bake sale raises £70 for Alzheimer's Society

Collingtree Church of England Primary School pupils and teachers have worked hard to raise £70 for Cupcake Day.
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Parents and children pictured outside Dallington Pre-school which they are campaigning to keep open.

'We will save our pre-school': Northampton community campaigns to fight against closure

A community in Northampton is rallying together to fight for their nursery threatened by closure.
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Betty has been adopted by Northampton High School to teach children responsibility.

Betty the Labradoodle finds her new home with the girls of Northampton junior school

The girls at a Northampton school have welcomed the newest addition to their playground - a resident pooch named Betty.

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The University of Northampton's new Waterside Campus opens in September

University of Northampton awarded £70k grant to fund programme to help BAME students find jobs

The University of Northampton has been awarded a grant of £70,000 to fund a programme which aims to reduce the gap in the level of success between white and BAME students on graduation.

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The school says it owes its turnaround to new principal Lorna Leventhal.

'Improving' Northampton academy bounces back from inadequate rating in latest inspection...but still needs to get better

Inspectors say one of Northampton's largest school has climbed out of special measures and is "ambitious" to improve - but still has a long way to goes.
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Northampton academy celebrates moving from 'requires improvement' to 'good' in Ofsted rating

Students and staff at a Northampton academy are celebrating after improving their Ofsted rating to 'good' after an inspection this month.
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Joe Anderson and Michael Bell are in the running for a national game design award.

'Mouse Trapped' puts Northampton schoolboys in the running for national game design award

Two boys from a Northampton school have made the final of a Bafta award for game designers.

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Northampton International Academy is set to open in time for the next school year.

Northampton International Academy with spaces for 2,200 pupils will open in time for new school year

The long-awaited Northampton International Academy building is nearing completion in time of the next school year.
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Parents and children say they will be devastated if Great Creaton Primary School closes.

Low pupil numbers 'not good for learning' suggests headteacher at Northamptonshire school faced with closure

The headteacher at a Northamptonshire school with less than 20 pupils has said the children "must come first" in the face of a county council consultation to shut it down.
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Mr Raphael Brown was teaching at Wooton Primary School when he called a pupil "an absolute moron".

Teacher who timed youngsters' loo breaks at Northampton primary school avoids ban for calling student 'an absolute moron'

A teacher at a Northampton school has avoided a ban after calling a pupil "an absolute moron" and timing loo breaks.
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Youngsters put through their paces to be part of Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets

Potential new recruits for Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets (NESC) have taken on a series of challenges to show they have what it takes to join the scheme.

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NSPCC urges Northamptonshire families to give exam pupils ‘vital’ support

The families of Northamptonshire pupils taking exams this summer have been urged to provide vital support as children struggle to cope.

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Delapre Abbey Primary SChool plan to convert a memorial garden into a multi-games area.

Memorial garden could become games pitch at Northampton primary school

A Northampton primary school's memorial garden could be converted into a multi-use games area within a year.
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Moulton College students with Opus Energys Nikki Flanders (left) and Kacie Fay (right) in front of honesty mural. (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

PICTURES: Northampton business gives two of town's schools £1,000 as thank you for painted mural

A Northampton-based business has unveiled new artwork in its headquarters created in collaboration with two of the town's schools.
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The two Northampton schools run by The education fellowship will transfer over to Northampton Primary Academy Trust, a letter to parliamentary candidate Sally Keeble has revealed.

Northampton-based academy trust to take over Blackthorn and Thorplands primary schools

Two Northampton schools left in limbo for over a year after an academy trust gave them up have now been taken on by a new sponsor.
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Number of Northamptonshire primary school pupils referred for mental health treatment rockets

There has been a 10-fold increase in the number of young people being referred by Northamptonshire schools for mental health treatment in the past four years, with more than half of referrals made concerning primary school children.

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Executive pay at Northamptonshire academy schools criticised by teaching union

Union officials in Northamptonshire have raised serious concerns over the salaries of academy chiefs who operate schools in this county.

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The two pupils were on their way to the Duston School last week.

Warning at Northampton school after pupils were 'followed' by suspicious man

Parents at a Northampton school have been warned to stay vigilant after reports that two girls were possibly "followed" by a suspicious looking man.
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Northampton School for Boys teacher 'delighted and honoured' to win Royal Society of Chemistry award

A science teacher at Northampton School for Boys says she is "delighted and honoured" at having won a Royal Society of Chemistry Schools Education award.

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