Talented Dashwood students win new fans

Residents from The Ridings Care Home, Calder Close, Banbury were treated to a Dashwood Got Talent show last Tuesday, April 17, performed by the students.

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Brackley food business to offer direct degree route

Brackley’s Avara Foods, formerly Faccenda, will offer a new way to earn a degree in food science and food engineering from September.

Primary school places will be allocated on Monday

When do parents in Banburyshire find out about primary school places?

Parents in Banburyshire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

Dan Harbron, Ben Hohorst and Ajay Witherford of Sibford School had their heads shaved for the Oddballs Foundation, which raises awareness of testicular cancer. NNL-180304-160626001

Sibford School students shave their locks for testicular cancer charity

Three sixth form students at Sibford School have undergone a close shave for charity.


Man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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Banbury Academy reborn with new name, logo and motto

After months of debate, discussion and a democratic vote Banbury Academy yesterday revealed its rebranding package.


Are you as smart as an 11 year old? Prove it

Just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz, here’s six questions to test your brain power.


School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Shining a spotlight on careers in the construction industry at Space Studio

Students at Banbury’s Space Studio had their eyes opened to the many career paths available in the construction industry this week during a student-organised apprenticeship fair.

Oxfordshire County Council cabinet member for education Cllr Hilary Hibbert-Biles (second right) presents the anti-bullying charter to Chipping Norton School head teacher Simon Duffy (back, centre) and St Marys Primary School head teacher Yvonne Stallwood-Barnes (far left) with pupils from both schools.

Chipping Norton schools first to sign up to anti-bullying charter

Schools in Chipping Norton were the first in Oxfordshire to sign up to a new 'anti-bullying' charter which encourages pupils never to shy away from reporting concerns.

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King’s Sutton Primary School smashes fundraising target

Last year King’s Sutton Primary Academy set an ambitious target of raising £15,000 for new IT equipment and thanks to the help of the community that target was smashed.

Snow has closed schools across Warwickshire. Photo: Fraser Pithie

Storm Emma: list of school closures in Banburyshire

A number of schools in and around Banbury are shut today (Friday, March 2) due to Storm Emma and the snow.

More Banbury area pupils offered first choice secondary school place

More Banbury area pupils offered first choice secondary school place

Almost nine out of 10 Oxfordshire children due to start secondary school in September have been offered a place at their first-choice school.

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Teacher takes late disclosure case on TV after Banbury false sex offence claim

A teacher who has spent the last nine months clearing his name of a sex assault allegation says his ordeal could 
happen to anyone.

Simon Knight and Heidi Dennison will take over as joint head teachers at Banbury's Frank Wise School in the summer NNL-180220-135229001

Double act to take over at Frank Wise

It is all change at one special school, after it announced that its retiring headteacher of 11 years is going to be replaced with two new full-time headteachers.

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Young Bodicote cast gets ready to take on hungry plant

Bodicote Church Youth Drama Group will be at Bishop Loveday School next week as they battle to keep Banbury safe from a very hungry plant.

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Which fossils will you discover at Banbury Museum?

Banbury Museum’s half term program features fossils, animals and virtual worlds

Banbury Museum, located in the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, has a wide range of children’s activities on offer during next week’s half term.

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Banbury college provider praised by Ofsted

The provider behind Banbury and Bicester College was praised by the education watchdog with bosses paying tribute to the students and staff who contributed.

Andrew Smith from Barnardo's (left), NOA head of music Ben Judson (centre) and music teacher James Stevenson (right) with children from the school and the Sycamore Centre holding the Every Child CD. NNL-180130-191410009

LISTEN: Banbury youngsters produce song promoting inclusiveness

School children and young people with disabilities from Banbury worked together to produce a song to promote inclusiveness.

Blessed George Napier School, Banbury, PE award. Stewart Orton, Head of PE, left and Will Woodham, PE teacher, right, with year 10 and year 8 pupils. NNL-180123-121109009

BGN crowned Sports School of the Year

Blessed George Napier School is celebrating this week as they were once again crowned Oxfordshire Sports School of the Year for the second time in succession.

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