Worcestershire worst for 16 and 17 year olds not in education or training

Worcester News: The figures were released by the Department for Education

9:57am Monday 31st March 2014

WORCESTERSHIRE has the worst figures in the country for the number of 16 and 17 year olds in training or education it has been revealed.

Mystery letter urges opposition to college merger

Worcester News: CENTRE OF LEARNING: Worcester College of Technology is already putting changes in place to improve things.

7:40am Monday 31st March 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL college merger would be “a coming together of equals” rather than a takeover says the principal of Worcester College of Technology.

Preparing for the school prom, from cakes to the catwalk

Worcester News: Students Robyn Price, Megan Gellatly, Gabrielle Slater, Rebecca Baylie, Sophie Hadley and Lauren Field at the cake sale

1:17pm Monday 10th March 2014

STUDENTS from Wolverley CE Secondary School at Kidderminster have been raising money to help pay for their Ace of Spades themed Year 11 leavers prom in July. The event will take place at the Tree Tops Pavilion at West Midlands Safari Park and,in order to make sure it's a party to remember, the students want to raise enough money to pay for extra entertainment.

World Book Day 2014

1:08pm Monday 3rd March 2014

St Mary's Worcester is celebrating World Book Day in a big way to promote reading. We are holding a 'book swap' event where children can exchange old books for a new one and on Fruday 7th March we shall be dressing up as our favourite storybook characters.

Author to visit school

11:25am Thursday 20th February 2014

A BEST-selling children's author will be paying a visit to local school pupils.

Locks lopped off for a worthy cause

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1:50pm Friday 14th February 2014

A SCHOOL pupil is sporting a very different look after having her long locks lopped off for charity.

50 families hit with school holiday fines

Worcester News: Families have been fined for taking children out of school to go on holiday.

9:56am Monday 20th January 2014

THERE have been 50 penalty notices for non school attendance issued in Worcestershire since the law on taking children out of school changed in September.

School children taught to avoid loan sharks

Worcester News: The youngsters were taught how to avoid loan sharks

1:00pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

LOAN sharks will never sink their teeth into school children in Worcester thanks to an awareness campaign and young savers scheme.

Parents still in the dark over head's absence

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11:30am Thursday 9th January 2014

PARENTS whose children returned to a Worcester academy this week were dismayed to find the head was still missing without explanation.

Reaping the rewards from green fingers

Worcester News: Relaxed and informal open day promised

9:24am Thursday 9th January 2014

Clutch of awards for work in school grounds

Children get the low-down on bullying

Worcester News: ACHIEVEMENTS: Kevin Ogborne from Just Different with pupils Jess Griffiths, aged 11, and Oliver Rodgman, aged 10. 4713454301

9:22am Thursday 9th January 2014

CHILDREN at a village primary school learnt about attitudes to disability and how to combat bullying as part of antibullying week.

Chance to discover the wonders of the night sky

Worcester News: Relaxed and informal open day promised

9:20am Thursday 9th January 2014

A WORCESTER school will be turned into a planetarium as part of two free star-gazing events.

Mel inspires girls to look for success

Worcester News: GIRLS ACTIVE CLUB: Para world champion Mel Clark took the time to visit pupils at Droitwich Spa High School.

9:19am Thursday 9th January 2014

A SILVER medallist paralympian archer has visited a Droitwich school to mentor girls in sport.

Remarkable family feat at awards

Worcester News: Relaxed and informal open day promised

9:18am Thursday 9th January 2014

THREE members of one Malvern family travelled to St James’s Palace to be given their Duke of Edinburgh awards on the same day.

Relaxed and informal open day promised

Worcester News: Relaxed and informal open day promised

9:17am Thursday 9th January 2014

A PRIVATE school in Droitwich will be holding an open day for parents who will be sending their children to school next year.

Giving students an insight into work

Worcester News: GETTING A STEP AHEAD: Sanctuary’s group head of community investment and sustainability, Sophie Atkinson with Pauline Mason head of student services at the college and sanctuary apprentice Bethany Griffin.

8:58am Thursday 9th January 2014

Sanctuary Group offer placements to help college youngsters

Children riding high at equestrian championships

Worcester News: ACHIEVEMENT: Abberley School pupils Emma Graham, Emily Archer, Mia Corrie and Thomas Kitson.

5:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

A TEAM of youngsters from a school near Worcester are riding high after a successful performance in national equestrian championships.

Cypriot trio enjoying studying in Worcester

Worcester News: CHASING THEIR DREAMS: Charalampis, Giorgos and Chrysovalantis Papaioannou are at the University of Worcester.

6:00pm Monday 6th January 2014

THOUSANDS of students from across the country already study here in Worcester.

HONOURS: University of Worcester in honours hattrick

Worcester News: AN INSPIRATION: Ruth Jones.

10:30pm Monday 30th December 2013

WORCESTER’S ever-growing university has been well represented in this year’s New Year honours list, with three staff members receiving prestigious awards.

Head’s shock after drug house bust near school

2:40pm Sunday 22nd December 2013

A HEADTEACHER has spoken of his shock at the discovery of a crack house just yards from the school gates.

Parents demand answers over 'missing' headteacher

Worcester News: HEADTEACHER: Ange Beddows

6:00am Wednesday 18th December 2013

A WORCESTER school has been accused of putting its “shutters down” after parents said the headteacher had been absent without explanation for about two weeks.

Worcestershire school at the heart of new sitcom

Worcester News: Oakland High is a sitcom produced by pupils and staff at Droitwich High School

4:23pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

VIDEO: A Worcestershire school is at the heart of a new online sitcom written by and starring pupils and staff.

Figures reveal schools which missed - or made - the grade

Worcester News: Delighted Grimley and Holt head teacher Helen Hoarle with, from left, pupils Bea Rigg, 10, Bella Law, 11, Lexi Humphries, 6, and 10-year-olds Affan Shah, Cameron Pearce and Samantha Fawdrey.

8:11am Friday 13th December 2013

WORCESTERSHIRE primary schools will continue to receive support to ensure children are given the best chance in life, as figures revealed some fell below target levels.

Children on the ball as Lee drops in

Worcester News: Pictured with Lee Hendrie (from left): Fin Greaves, Lucy Hayes, Connor Hewitt, Scarlett Pritchard, Ben Richards and Zac Bruton.

1:02pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

PUPILS at Cradley CE Primary School played host to a special guest when football star Lee Hendrie turned up.

Pershore High gets centre of excllence

1:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

A HIGH School has been recognised as a centre of excellence after providing students with Microsoft Office qualifications.

Head’s positive that she will take Witton school forward

Worcester News: BETTER: Headteacher Cath Crossley with pupils from Witton Middle School, left to right Felicity Quiney, Jade Goody, Jacob Horton, Olivia Warburton, Scott Newell and Joseph Matthews

12:59pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Ofsted says improvements are needed but children are some of best behaved they have seen

Alice sets the standard for first scholarship

Worcester News: DAUNTING: Alice Newland underwent a rigorous application and interview process before landing the scholarship from the Arkwright Trust.

12:53pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

A PRESTIGIOUS scholarship supporting young engineers and designers has been won by a female pupil of a Worcester school for the first time.

Proud pupil Sibyl maps out success for the blind

Worcester News: AWARD: Sibyl Beaumont.

12:52pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

A MALVERN pupil who created a geography teaching aid for the blind is in line for a national award.

It’s all adding up to a brighter future for kids

12:48pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Accounting skills competition aimed at getting youngsters on a career path

Discovering all about office life

Worcester News: HOT SEAT: Festival’s Guy Weston and pupil Callum Taylor.

12:30pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

PUPILS from a Malvern school gained first-hand experience of work life when they took over the offices at one of the largest employers in the town.

An ice time was had by all

Worcester News: An ice time was had by all

12:29pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

A GROUP of youngsters had a very ‘ice’ time during a trip to northern Europe.

Bookworms show their skills in literary competition

Worcester News: Team two, pictured, were Aiden Williams, Kael Baker, Frankie Blincoe Deval and Alice Scarrott. Team one were Michael Foster, Carenza Kippax, Josh Walker and Lauren Matthews.

12:27pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

TWO teams from a Worcester school ventured to Coventry for a regional literary competition.

Learning to take care of pennies

12:25pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Worcester are to be taught how to take care of the pennies so the pounds can take care of themselves in adult life.

When Tea Dances were all the rage

Worcester News: From left, Georgina Shough, Cobie Gormley, Gorge Hemming and Holly Evans, all aged 10, dressed for the occasion. Picture by John Anyon. 4613451501

12:22pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

FLAT caps were donned and dancing shoes were dusted off to help replicate a Second World War tea dance. Pupils from year six at Oasis Academy Warndon, formerly Warndon Primary School, delighted members of the Claines Royal British Legion Club, Cornmeadow Lane, Worcester. The children dressed up in the appropriate fashion for the time and sang songs from the era as well as performed traditional dances to entertain the club members. Cake was then served and a raffle held, which raised £120 for the Poppy Appeal. Dean Salisbury, lead teacher of year six, said: “Our pupils loved learning about this time in history through song and dance.”

Pupils’ baking efforts rising to the challenge

Worcester News: BEATING THE COLD: Ombersley First School pupils Harry Albutt and Emma Jones with some of the cakes made in the bake-off.

12:21pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Plenty of takers at school gates for year three’s delicious cakes in competition

Teacher’s royal date at a celebration of poetry

Worcester News: RECEPTION: Michael Woods.

12:12pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

A TEACHER and poet enjoyed a royal audience after being invited to Buckingham Palace.

Colourful fund-raisers on target for Pudsey

Worcester News: WE LOVE YOU PUDSEY: Elena Troth, Sam Robinson, Jacob Chan, Chloe Hart and Isabel Rollit.

12:10pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

CHILDREN dressing up as Pudsey and his colourful companions raised more than £200.

More than 80% of children attend 'good' or 'outstanding' schools

Worcester News: Special report: What now for our children over division on issue of free schools?

12:32pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

MORE than 80 per cent of children in Worcestershire attend schools ranked as 'good' or 'outstanding', a new report reveals.

School told to continue its bid for improvement

Worcester News: MAKING PROGRESS: Head Andrea Bailey with Kayla-May Taylor-Anglin and Jack Feeney.

12:07pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Governors say head has moved mountains following Ofsted inspectors’ report

Young fund-raisers aim to leave cancer for dust

Worcester News: KIND-HEARTED: Members of Team Protein team-building before organising the half-marathon.

12:04pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Members of Team Protein organise a half-marathon in bid to boost charities

Making a beeline for world record bid

Worcester News: CELEBRATION TIME: Kate Rowling, manager of Evesham’s Busy Bees nursery, with, left, Tia Moore, aged three, and Marianna Fricano, four.

11:56am Wednesday 11th December 2013

EVESHAM’S Busy Bees Nursery joined the celebrations for the company’s 30th anniversary and tried to break a world record in the process.

Exam boards slammed after a grades blunder

11:54am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Strong words from headteacher over wrong marks for history and English papers

Making a meal of it at dine-in-the-dark event

Worcester News: UTTER DARKNESS: Students taking part in the dine in the dark event for Sight Concern.

11:51am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Caring students eat wearing blindfolds at fund-raiser for the visually impaired

We love you Pudsey bear, say young fund-raisers

Worcester News: CARING: Children at Cherry Tots doing their bit for Pudsey.

11:42am Wednesday 11th December 2013

KIND-hearted youngsters made a dash for the cash when they raised money for Children in Need.

Gardeners bounce back after pumpkins smashed

Worcester News: WE WILL NOT LET THE VANDALS BEAT US: Jessie Bodily, Maja Bojarske, Lauren Gillies, Amelia Ciancio, Akash Cox and Cameron Dixon dig in at their after-school gardening club.

11:37am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Mindless vandals attack crop, but after-school club members are soldiering on

Consortium sets out new school plans

Worcester News: The Aspire Academy is out for consultation

12:20pm Friday 6th December 2013

PEOPLE can have their say on plans for a new academy for children in Worcestershire who find mainstream education difficult to cope with.

Children learn how to spot abuse victims

Worcester News: Project ‘vital to help build healthy relationships’

3:00pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

PRIMARY schoolchildren in Worcester are to be educated about domestic abuse and healthy relationships.

Residents 'cheated out of new school building'

Worcester News: BROKEN PROMISES: A campaign group has been formed to collect signatures for a petition.

4:30pm Monday 2nd December 2013

PARENTS have reacted angrily to news that a new primary school is unlikely to be built in their community in the near future.

Holocaust survivor to tell his story in Worcester

Worcester News: Zigi Shipper will give a talk in Worcester

3:50pm Thursday 14th November 2013

A HOLOCAUST survivor will tell his emotional tale of Nazis, concentrations camps and moving to Britain at a special event in Worcester.

Gnome drawing sees schoolgirl's poster go on display

Worcester News: Oldbury Park Primary pupil Harriet Guest with her artwork

10:00am Wednesday 6th November 2013

A MISCHIEVOUS-looking gnome drawn by a Worcester schoolgirl will adorn posters for an orchestra’s concert for children.

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