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Space trip for Banbury Space Studio pupils

Four Year 12 students from Banbury’s Space Studio and Academy are about to embark on a once in a lifetime trip to NASA.

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Former history teacher at Tudor Hall School, Harriet Granville. She's been awarded an MBE for her services to education. NNL-170620-105327001

History and fencing teacher from Tudor Hall to receive Queen’s Birthday Honour

A much-loved and multi-talented teacher has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to education.

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Jackie Scouse (L) and Sam Axtell with the preschool children NNL-170613-102138001

Charlton Preschool reaches birthday milestone

Few businesses survive for half a century and even fewer do so from the same location but one village nursery has done just that.

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Banbury and Bicester College. NNL-170613-160538009

Squeeze on funding forces job cuts at Banbury college

Banbury College has been forced to axe 22 members of staff because of education funding cuts.

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Space Studio, Banbury, Tim Peake space launch. Students watch live coverage of the launch. NNL-151215-114316009

Praise from Ofsted for Studio School Banbury

A school in Banbury which specialises in science, technology and maths has received a good rating in its latest Ofsted report.

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Warriner School mock-election generates interesting results

Pupils at the Warriner School in Bloxham conducted a mock general election and the results show clear differences from current opinion poll data.

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Banbury children’s activity hubs taster sessions

Banbury children’s activity hubs taster sessions

Cherwell District Council staff will be running tasters of the summer activity hubs over the next two Saturdays.

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Banbury students' art exhibition, 'We Made This'. From the left, Sarah Harris, Rebekah Nash and James Martin. NNL-170523-123203009

Student Art ‘pop-up’ opens in Banbury’s Church Lane

A pop-up art gallery at The Haven in Church Lane, Banbury marks the start of a month-long arts festival showcasing the work of students from Banbury and Bicester College.

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Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Spiceball Park Banbury, NNL-170404-175418009

Wild Banbury’s wildlife day

Wild Banbury, the volunteer group that is part of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, will be holding a Wildlife Day in Spiceball Park on Saturday, May 13.

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The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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Family centre opening highlights successful time for Bloxham Primary

A new centre for families and their under-fives opened in Bloxham on Wednesday.

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North Oxfordshire Academy, Banbury. NNL-170205-155705009

Academy keeps its ‘good’ rating from school standards body

North Oxfordshire Academy has kept its ‘good’ Ofsted rating following a short inspection.

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Most students are going to their first choice primary

Most pupils in Oxfordshire to go to first choice primary school

Nearly 94 per cent of children in Oxfordshire have been offered a place at their first-choice primary school.

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Banbury’s St Mary’s Primary School forging ahead with academy plans

St Mary’s Primary School in Banbury has taken the first steps towards joining a multi-academy trust as it held a public consultation to discuss the process on Tuesday.

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Pupils at St. Mary's School, Banbury during last year's SkillForce event as instructor, Chris Peacock coaches the pupils through the 'Toxic Trek' task. NNL-160927-163746009

A Banbury primary school planning to become an academy

A Banbury primary school is taking steps towards becoming an academy and is consulting with parents and carers on the proposals.

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Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Cherwell’s Easter Activity Hubs filling up fast

Cherwell’s Easter Activity Hubs filling up fast

Cherwell District Council’s popular Activity Hubs are all set to go with spaces on the programme becoming limited.

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Kineton pupils express their delight at winning the Karcher Accumulator Challenge for the third year running

Triple whammy for school

For the third year running Kineton High School & Sixth Form has won a top fundraising award.

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