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Brackley headteacher to walk 33 miles to school

A Brackley headteacher will walk the 30 miles of her morning commute to work to raise money to improve outdoor space at the school.

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Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

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

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Banbury Academy and Space Studio GV. NNL-161005-144949009

Banbury’s Space Studio to hold open day

Banbury’s Space Studio will be hosting an open afternoon/evening on March 30 to showcase the facility.

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Banbury Harrier maths students NNL-170313-161345001

Inspiring approach to maths all adds up

Harriers Banbury Academy has been appointed as an Inspire Maths Advocate School as a result of the quality of its teaching in the subject this year.

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Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Dr Annabel Kay presents the vision for a new free school NNL-170314-104655001

Warriner outlines vision for new Banbury free school

Parents, representatives from Banbury area schools and members of the Oxfordshire diocese heard of plans for a new free school for the town on Monday night.

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The Warriner School, Bloxham will hold a public meeting on Monday, March 13. NNL-161207-130531009

Bid to open new Banbury secondary school

The Warriner School has revealed it is looking to open a new secondary school to cope with the rise in population in Banbury.

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Author Lawrence Prestidge in the new Prestidge Library NNL-170227-110321001

Prestidge-ous honour for children’s author

A Banbury primary school unveiled its new library this week naming it after a local children’s book author.

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Cllr Tony Ilott

Five Banbury hotels fail child exploitation test

Five guest houses and hotels in Banbury failed a child exploitation test carried out by Thames Valley Police and Cherwell District Council.

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North Oxfordshire Academy's Amnesty International group in front of their campaign cards to free photojournalist Shawkan, with Becki Smith, the school's multi-faith chaplain. NNL-171002-142438001

Academy’s Amnesty International Group raises awareness of jailed photojournalist in Egypt

A school’s Amnesty International group has taken on the case of a jailed photojournalist in Egypt.

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English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

English University offering £15k grant to study PHD in chocolate

A university is seeking doctoral candidates to undertake a PHD - in CHOCOLATE.

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Bringing stories to life for pupils

Bringing stories to life for pupils

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils at Bracken Leas Primary School at a storytelling event

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Blessed George Napier School, Banbury, Readathon. Pupils are pictured with English teachers, left, Zoe Farndon and right, Alice Edwards.

Banbury pupils get stuck into a good book for charity

Pupils of Blessed George Napier academy have been getting stuck into a wealth of reading matter - and loving it.

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Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

Body cameras: coming to a school near you soon

The use of body cameras by front line police and other uniformed enforcement agencies is increasing at an unstoppable rate both in the US and UK.

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Latest school league tables show where you live affects your childs education

Latest school league tables show where you live affects your child’s education

The results are in, and the so-called north-south divide continues to separate children’s educational outcomes by geography – as the recently published secondary schools’ performance data from the Department for Education shows

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Michelle Stannard and Carol-Anne Jackson opened a new centre for adults with learning difficulties to enter work NNL-170122-172619009

New day centre offers life skills

A new day centre for adults with learning difficulties has opened in Greatworth.

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Mollie Irvine, from Cropredy School, with a Bloxham School student during a forensic workshop. NNL-170130-103533001

Cropredy pupil goes on Chris Evans Show to shout about exciting school trip

A Cropredy Primary School pupil was so excited about a forthcoming school trip she went on national radio to tell the country about it.

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Stella Belgrove, Scott Orchard, Fatima Hafiz, Iris Fledderus, Cavan Tanner adn Luke Adams, Front Fenton Bayliss, Imogen Muller, Ella Moulder and Barney Hollingdale NNL-170117-141249001

Hook Norton Primary School grows to meet demands

Hook Norton Primary School has increased its classroom space enabling it to increase pupil numbers and ‘future proof’ itself for a growing community.

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Newnham girls visit Cambridge namesake

Newnham girls visit Cambridge namesake

As part of Castle Newnham’s ‘bright futures month’ Year 8 girls visited Newnham College, Cambridge.

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