University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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The deadline for applications  is January 15

Primary school places deadline approaching

Oxfordshire County Council is reminding parents or carers of children born between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013 to get applications for primary school places finalised.

Banbury Academy will launch a lottery in the new year NNL-161215-095345001

It could be you! Banbury school launches lottery

A Banbury secondary school is launching its very own lottery early next year and will be the first to do so in the county.

Hornton Primary School head, Matt Green and pupils celebrating good reviews in a new survey. NNL-161213-160232009

Hornton Primary school is popular as parents respond to survey

Word of mouth recommendation has turned one of Oxfordshire’s smallest primaries into a popular school with the largest intake in its 102-year history.

The Warriner School, Bloxham. NNL-161207-130558009

The Warriner School to appear in annual review of education

The Warriner School in Bloxham is one of 12 schools to be selected to appear in the Parliamentary Review of Secondary Education.

Sixth formers in Blessed George Napier School's Amnesty International Youth Group who are campaigning to save the Human Rights Act. NNL-161129-113222001

Blessed George Napier students campaign to protect human rights act

Sixth Form students at Blessed George Napier School have been raising awareness of the human rights act.

Aston Martin visit Banbury Academy NNL-161113-142842001

Supercar inspiration for school students

Students at Banbury Academy were treated to a visit from Aston Martin who brought along a DB11 supercar.

Schools have installed surveillance software on pupils' own devices, a report has found

Three quarters of secondary schools ‘spying on pupils’ devices

Secondary schools in the UK have installed surveillance software on students’ personal devices, monitoring the kind of websites and apps they are accessing.

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Its true - women really do have better memories than men

It’s true - women really do have better memories than men

In the battle of the sexes, memory – or lack of it – has traditionally played a starring role.

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Mayor Gordon Ross cuts the ribbon to the Peaceful Garden (Photo courtesy David Shakespeare) NNL-160211-094105001

A place for tranquillity at North Oxfordshire Academy

North Oxfordshire Academy’s has opened its Peaceful Garden which aims to add an area of reflection and quiet for students and staff.

Students from Chipping Norton School which has announced plans to join multi-academy trust. NNL-161025-152039001

‘Inadequate’ rated Chipping Norton school to join multi-academy trust

A school in Chipping Norton which was put into special measures has announced it plans to join a multi-academy trust.

SeeSaw's Dr Helen Mackinnon and Radiohead drummer Phil Selway NNL-161022-220721001

Rock royalty visits Sibford School

Just a day after it was announced that Radiohead would headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the band’s drummer, Phil Selway, visited Sibford School near Banbury.

Banbury Academy students show the reluts of their stone carving workshop (courtesy Darren Bedding Photography) NNL-161210-153926001

Banbury Academy’s ‘school of rock’

Students at Banbury Academy were treated to a day-long stone carving workshop with renowned stone mason Michael Disley.

Children get involved with Trade School

Three little pigs used to inspire future builders

Pupils at The Grange Community Primary School in Banbury put away their schoolbooks in favour of trowels this week as they took part in a special ‘Trade School’ construction session.

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on childrens learning

Three quarters of parents think mobiles have negative effect on children’s learning

Three quarters of parents are worried that using phones, tablets and games consoles is affecting their children’s performance at school.

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Councils fine parents nearly �7 million over childrens school absences

Councils fine parents nearly £7 million over children’s school absences

Councils in England issued almost £7 million worth of fines to parents in a single year for pupils’ unauthorised absences from school, figures show.

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Skillforce event at St. Mary's School, Banbury. Instructor, Chris Peacock coaches the pupils through the 'Toxic Trek' task. NNL-160927-164137009

Banbury school joins pioneering scheme

A Banbury school is the first primary in Oxfordshire to sign up to a new character education scheme that aims to boost pupils’ resilience and problem solving skills.

Soldiers from the Civil War descend on Sibford school

Civil War comes to Sibford

The normally peaceful atmosphere at Sibford School bear Banbury was interrupted by the ear-splitting sound of musket fire when members of the Sealed Knot – the oldest re-enactment society in the UK – came to visit.

Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Students turn to teachers before parents or friends for advice

Most students prefer to seek advice on course options from their teachers rather than friends or family, according to new research.

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Hanwell Fields Community School - (L-R) Olivia, Jessica, Mrs Paget-Wall Collins (Head teacher), Sam Keiran, Flynn, Katy, Miss Emily Gulliver (assistant head teacher), Brooke and Jake. NNL-160922-124603001

National accolade won by Banbury school

Hanwell Fields Community School in Banbury has been awarded a national accolade for quality for its continued work in improving the well-being, resilience and self-esteem of its pupils.

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