Talks begin over two Eastbourne schools working together

A consultation began this week over whether an Eastbourne junior school should work with a secondary school.

Youngsters are concerned about the potential extinction of the panda

Youngsters worried about Trump and environment

The environment and Donald Trump are among the main issues which concern children, according to a new survey.

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Kia Trainor, director of CPRE Sussex, and her son Oliver

Does your school have the ‘E Factor’?

Countryside campaigners are worried schools and colleges will miss out on the chance to win a new environmental award.

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Plans to scrap tests for children is welcomed

Eastbourne and Willingdon MP Caroline Ansell has welcomed government proposals to scrap Sats tests for seven-year-olds.

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Left to right Leo Harvey, 5, his dad Nick Harvey, 45, and Felix Harvey, 8 outside St John's Primary School in Crowborough. Photo from SWNS SUS-170331-140552001

COUNTY NEWS: Pupils asked to bring in their own loo roll to school

A cash-strapped Sussex primary school is asking pupils to bring in their own loo rolls.

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University of Brighton, Hillbrow, School of Sport and Service Management, Eastbourne campus, Gaudick Road. September 3rd 2013 E36145P

Eastbourne university staff go on strike

Lecturers from the University of Brighton have gone on strike today (Friday, March 31).

Sussex Downs College

Eastbourne college addresses criticised disabled pupil transport policy

An Eastbourne college has addressed the issue of travel support available to children with additional learning needs.

Pevensey and Westham Primary School has been rated 'good' by Ofsted

Delight for primary school after Ofsted rating improves

A headteacher and his team were “delighted” after their school’s Ofsted rating was given a boost.

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Top marks for school which teaches Mandarin to pupils

Eastbourne’s St Catherine’s College has become one of the very few state schools in the UK to be recognised for its excellence in teaching Mandarin.

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Causeway School, Cavendish School, Hailsham Community College, Ratton School, St Catherines College, Seaford Head School, Sussex Downs College, The Eastbourne Academy and Willingdon Community School. SUS-170321-145543001

‘Larger classes, fewer teachers and dilapidated buildings’: heads warn

Local headteachers are warning that larger class sizes, fewer teachers and school buildings falling into disrepair are just some of the problems which will affect schools across the area if the Government does not rethink its funding policy.

St. Thomas a Becket R.C. schools Eastbourne.

Two Eastbourne schools plan to merge

The merger of two Eastbourne schools is set to be agreed next week.

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Call to fight Government on funding for East Sussex schools as ‘The Blob is at it again’

Almost half of East Sussex schools could see their funding cut by Government changes to the national formula.

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Perfecting packed lunches

Nutritionist Sue Crabtree gives Charlotte Harding some ideas for the perfect packed lunch.

Worth Less? campaign for fairer funding

School funding campaign spreads to East Sussex, Essex and Cornwall

The Worth Less? campaign for fairer education funding is no longer just a West Sussex affair.

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Celebrating the achievements of more than 100 higher and advanced apprentices at Chichester Cathedral last year

Guinness World Record attempt in National Apprenticeship Week

During National Apprenticeship Week, from today until Friday, The Big Assembly will attempt to set a Guinness World Record.

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World of Books chief executive Stephen Boobyer

Novel new competition launches on World Book Day

Sussex primary school children could win a share of 5,000 books for their school, in a new competition launching today on World Book Day.

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COUNTY NEWS: Pupils join nationwide virtual flash mob to help sick little girl

Schoolchildren are being signed up for a flash mob style charity event, culminating in a nationwide simultaneous performance.

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County news: Sussex school gets visit from gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen

National treasure Sir Ian McKellen dropped into a Sussex school this week to talk to youngsters about fighting homophobia.

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County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

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All three winning pupils will also receive a digital camera

Schools’ chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers

JSPC Computer Services has partnered with eSafe Education to offer schools in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire the chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers with the launch of its Internet Safety poster competition, supported by this paper.

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