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New principal takes over at Market Harborough school

A new Principal will start at Market Harborough’s Robert Smyth Academy on Monday.

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The team from Welland Park Academy

The rugby champions from Harborough school that have made history

A team from a Market Harborough School has made histroy in winning the County Cup in four different age categories.

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Staff and pupils celebrate with Harborough MP Neil O'Brien.

Village school in Harborough district finally gets its hall

When it’s lunch time at South Kilworth C of E Primary school, the pupils crowd round desks in one of the classrooms.

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Warning sent out to pupils and parents after girls followed home in Market Harborough

An alert has been sent out after two students in the town were apparently followed home by a man in a van.

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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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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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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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Knives in school

Knife Crime: The growing problem of knife crime in our schools

Children as young as four are being caught in school armed with knives and other lethal weapons on average once a day, it can be revealed, as a Johnston Press investigation exposes the hidden terror at the heart of the nation's education system.

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Deadline day looms for parents to apply for primary school places in Harborough

The deadline for parents to apply for their child's primary school place is fast approaching.
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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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New language centre for primary school near Harborough

New language centre for primary school near Harborough

Little Bowden Primary School was celebrating on Wednesday last week.

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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Desborough school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

A Desborough school is celebrating an improved rating after being graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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GCSEs: Lutterworth High School receives GCSE results for first time

Pupils and staff at Lutterworth High School are celebrating the school’s first ever set of GCSE results as it becomes an 11-16 school.

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GCSEs: Robert Smyth Academy praises students' impressive results

Robert Smyth Academy is today celebrating another successful year of GCSE results.

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GCSEs: Bosworth Academy celebrates ‘dramatic’ progress of pupils

Bosworth Academy students and staff are celebrating another brilliant set of GCSE results.

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GCSEs: Kibworth School has its first results

This year marks the first group of pupils to get their GCSE results at The Kibworth School

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