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A-levels: Tales of success from Robert Smyth Academy

Robert Smyth Academy is celebrating another year of excellent A-level results.

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The Sir Frank Whittle Studio School in Lutterworth

A-levels: Sir Frank Whittle Studio School marks first results in new subject area

Students and staff are celebrating today after Year 13 Students recorded the best ever results for Sir Frank Whittle Studio School.

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Students and staff at Lutterworth College celebrate their results

A-levels: Lutterworth College celebrates its best ever results

It was a morning to celebrate for students and staff at Lutterworth College as the school received the best A-level results in its history.

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Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Nando’s giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the UK this week.

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Lutterworth school announces closure

A school in Lutterworth has announced that it has closed.

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Zeb before his locks were lopped

Zeb braves the shave in memory of his dad

A Desborough schoolboy underwent a drastic makeover on the last day of school.

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Staff and children mark the school's anniversary

Village school reaches its 350th anniversary!

A village school near Market Harborough celebrated a remarkable 350th anniversary.

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Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Jealousy affects the sexes differently

Women feel more betrayed by ‘emotional’ rather than ‘sexual’ infidelity when they catch a cheating partner on Facebook, according to new research.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Aldi launch Britain’s cheapest school uniform

Budget supermarket Aldi has launched what could be Britain’s cheapest school uniform - which will see children fully-kitted out for only £3.75.

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Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

Poorer children are being left behind when it comes to learning languages

The UK has a reputation (rightly or wrongly) for struggling to learn foreign languages. A recent survey showed, for example, that 62% of the population can’t speak any other language apart from English.

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One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

One in 10 parents spend £25 on end-of-term gifts for teachers

With summer holidays upon us and children bidding farewell to their teachers, a survey has suggested that many parents give expensive gifts as a thank-you to school staff.

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British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren’t passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

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Class act...Bringhurst Primary school celebrate their good ofsted rating.
PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Bringhurst Primary School’s good year continues with praise from Ofsted inspectors

Pupils and staff at Bringhurst Primary School are celebrating after a recent inspection by Ofsted.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

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 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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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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Farndon Fields Primary School celebrate their Good Ofsted result.
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Farndon Fields is praised again by school inspectors

Farndon Fields Primary School is celebrating after achieving a ‘Good’ status from Ofsted - the second highest rating possible.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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