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Are you as smart as an 11-year-old?

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

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Bright spark’s Star Wars style robot wows Big Bang competition judges

A student from Swanwick Hall School in Alfreton has will be heading to the UK final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition on March 15 and 16 after wowing judges at the regional heats.

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Parents have been learning of their child's secondary school place.

SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES: What to do if you didn't get your first choice

Parents across Derbyshire have been learning of their child's secondary school place today.

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Will your child get a place at their first choice secondary school?

95% of Derbyshire applicants set to get first choice secondary school place, study says

More than 95 per cent of applicants in Derbyshire look set to receive a place at their first choice secondary school, according a new study.

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There are plenty of jobs you don't need a university degree for.

REVEALED: Five top jobs you don't need a degree for

A new survey has revealed some of the top jobs that don't require university degrees.

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Special school to remain closed after gas supply ‘cut off’

A special school in Derbyshire will be unable to reopen on Monday after its gas supply was cut off.

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Schools could lose out on funding, teaching unions have warned

Inspectors look again at West Hallam school and overturn ‘special measures’ decision

A West Hallam primary school will no longer be placed in special measures after Ofsted agreed to take another look at what its inspectors had found.

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Should pupils be allowed to wear slippers to school?

Derbyshire school becomes first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers

A Derbyshire primary school has become the first in Britain to allow pupils to wear slippers.
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882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

882 fewer teachers in Derbyshire by 2019, thanks to £30million funding cut

There will be over 820 fewer teachers in Derbyshire’s schools by 2019, it was claimed this week.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

REVEALED: Derbyshire schools GCSE performance tables

The latest GCSE performance tables for Derbyshire’s schools have been published by the Department for Education.

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Headteacher ‘disappointed’ after primary school is placed in special measures

Headteacher ‘disappointed’ after primary school is placed in special measures

A West Hallam primary school has been placed in special measures after an Ofsted inspection.

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MP renews call for safety action on Morley school roads

MP renews call for safety action on Morley school roads

The roads around an Ilkeston school have been brought to the attention of transport ministers by an MP concerned for constituents’ safety.

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Kirk Hallam Community Academy.

Kirk Hallam school is ‘taking effective action’

‘Effective action’ is being taken at a Kirk Hallam school which was put on notice to improve by inspectors.

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The deadline for applications is on Sunday.

Last few days for Derbyshire parents to apply for child's school place

Derbyshire parents have less than a week to apply for their child's infant or primary school place for September.

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VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

VIDEO: Film warning youngsters about online grooming to be shown in schools

The death and rape of a teenage girl will serve as a warning to schoolchildren in a police film about the dangers of online grooming.

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REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

REVEALED: Derbyshire’s best and worst performing primary schools in 2016

Figures released by the Department for Education (DfE) this week revealed how only 53 per cent of primary schools in Derbyshire achieved the expected standard for reading, writing and maths in 2016.

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Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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Staff looking at the new sixth form plans at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Kirk Hallam

Kirk Hallam school sets out sixth form plan

A Kirk Hallam school has unveiled ambitious plans to open a new sixth form as part of a series of major improvements.

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Jordan Richards (right) has been training with his college tutor Geoffrey Grace at Derby Colleges Ilkeston campus.

Ex-apprentice gears up for national construction skills contest

A young construction worker from Awsworth is to compete in a top skills competition this month with sights set on qualifying for the national team.

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