Ockendon Academy downgraded by Ofsted

OCKENDON ACADEMY has been downgraded by Ofsted. For years, the school has proudly displayed their “Judged Outstanding by Ofsted” banner at the front of the Eriff Drive school. But following a recent thorough inspection, Ofsted have graded the school as Good.


Eldwick school expanion plans are outlined

Expansions at Eldwick Primary School to enable a 25 per cent increase in pupils have taken a step forward with plans for two “modular” classrooms submitted to Bradford planners.

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Ed Miliband attacks coalition's growth strategy in which rich will gain most

So Miliband and Balls are making a wider argument. Governments can prevent the trend to inequality overwhelming the UK economy, but only if committed to doing so. They say that this government, far from fighting the causes of a sustained cost-of-living crisis, wants to encourage them. Its economic model presumes inequality with productivity achieved through low wages and a race to the bottom.

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Free bus passes for students in Silsden, Steeton and Addingham could end

Among the groups who could see free transport axed are children aged two to five with special educational needs; pupils who attend certain schools because of their faith; pupils whose parents have moved home but decided to keep them at the original school and pupils who attend a school that is beyond the statutory walking distance from their home.

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A school trip that went a little too far

How things have changed. As this episode at Stonyhurst reminds us, co-educational boarding schools have come to dominate the independent sector in recent years: 294 out of 397 boarding schools now take boys and girls.