Opposition rises against plans for new Leeds school

Senior councillors are set to approve plans to build a new secondary school on protected green space in Leeds which would provide places for 1,200 pupils despite a wave of opposition.

What can be done to boost academic attainment?

Andrew Adonis: Whole cities and towns are in grip of a social crisis

WE are in the grip of a social crisis. Half or more of the country have been left behind, while the rest of Britain went to university, modernised and globalised. This is not just about individuals and families, but communities, even whole towns and cities.

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New research school launched to raise standards in the classroom

Teachers in a Yorkshire city will be given extra support to make better use of evidence to inform their teaching and learning so that they can make a major difference in the classroom.

Head of Latin and Classics at High Storrs school, Gina Johnson

Former pupils pledge money in campaign to save Latin at last Sheffield state school to teach it

Former pupils at the last state school in Sheffield to teach Latin have backed its crowdfunding campaign to raise the £100,000 it needs to save the subject.

Gina Johnson, head of Classics at High Storrs School, Sheffield.

Quid pro quo: Sheffield state school takes to crowdfunding to keep Latin lessons alive

ONE of Yorkshire’s last remaining Latin departments has embraced 21st century technology to try to prevent a subject that was once as much a part of classroom life as times tables becoming lingua mortua.

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Who should take the credit for improvements in literacy?

Tom Richmond: Schools Minister could do with a lesson in humility and let Ed Balls take some credit

I’M sorry to report that Nick Gibb, the Schools Standards Minister, now finds himself on the growing list of politicians who could do with a lesson in courtesy.

Education must be a ladder of opportunity for all, argues Robert Halfon MP.

Robert Halfon: Why education must be an opportunity for all on the ladder to future success

GOOD schools can bring the ladder of opportunity to the feet of disadvantaged pupils.


£3.8 million refurbished gym to open in Harrogate this weekend

Ashville Sports Centre in Harrogate will throw open its doors to the public to unveil its new look following a £3.8m refurbishment.
STAR GUEST: Adrian Edmondson answers pupils questions as he opens a new state-of-the-art library at Thackley Primary School in Bradford. PIC: Tony Johnson

Comedian Adrian Edmondson goes back to school in Yorkshire

bradford-born comedian Adrian Edmondson went back to school to officially open a new state-of-the-art library which is set to encourage a love of reading.

Gilberto Hernandez, one of the Chilean exiles who worked on the artwork, pictured with the mural. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Forgotten Leeds mural tells enduring story of solidarity

For decades a giant mural painted by a group of Chilean students and refugees had been forgotten about, hidden from view behind a wall in the foyer at Leeds University Union.

University of Sheffield academics have looked into sporting participation

Our sport clubs get less support than in Europe, say Yorkshire academics

Levels of government support for sports clubs in England are lower than in other European countries, according to academics from a Yorkshire university.

Parents of pupils have pledged to fight the closure

Parents to fight closure of 250 year-old Harrogate school

Bitterly disappointed parents of pupils say they will fight to keep a 250 year-old school in Harrogate after they were told it is no longer financially viable.
Plans for the school include demolition of an existing sixth form building

Knaresborough school's sixth form plans faces heritage objections

King James’s School is facing objections to plans to expand  its sixth form after planners flagged heritage concerns.
The Sheffield Scanner appeal has hit �1m

Milestone as high-tech scanner appeal hits £1m in donations

MORE Than £1m has been raised to bring a ground-breaking scanner that will help researchers tackling devastating diseases including Parkinson’s and stroke to Yorkshire for the first time.

National Education Union members on the picket line outside Westways Primary School, in Crookes

Teachers strike at Sheffield primary school in row over 'imposed changes to policy, workload, stress and management practices'

Teachers and support staff have gone on strike at a primary school in Sheffield.

Mary Mathe


GABBY LOGAN will celebrate her last graduation today as Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University.

Paul Sellars, of campaigners Friends of Gledhow Field.

Public inquiry begins over Leeds school field row

A public inquiry begins today into a long-running row over whether land next to an expanding Yorkshire primary school should be registered as a village green.

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CAMPAIGN: Children from Ainderby Steeple Primary School with the new signs.

Yorkshire council introduces new signs to tackle dangerous parking

A Yorkshire council has introduced a new measure to tackle dangerous parking near school gates and entrances in an effort to boost safety, improve the environment and bring health benefits for parents and pupils.

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Council taking more time to consider parents' response to Leeds "all-through" school proposals

Leeds City Council has announced it will be taking more time to consider the huge response to its proposals to transform a primary and secondary into an “all-through” school to address a places “black hole”.

Pupils at Allerton Grange.

Ofsted verdict is inaccurate, claims Allerton Grange school in Leeds

A secondary which could be converted into an all-through school with a primary on a combined site to tackle a places black hole in Yorkshire’s biggest city has launched a council-backed appeal against an “inaccurate” Ofsted judgement.

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