Banbury Guardian Nursery of the Year revealed

The director at Banbury Guardian’s Nursery of the Year 2018 thanked her staff for their first award in 38 years.

Syresham St James Primary School head Kate Clough (right) with nursery leader Melanie Bailey and some of the nursery children outside their new home NNL-181106-145939001

Reaping rewards of new Syresham nursery building

A head teacher believes a new nursery building at Syresham St James Primary School’s grounds is giving the children a much better experience.

Deputy head of sixth form at Banbury Academy Sarah Heywood and head Carly Berry celebrate the 'Outstanding' rating by Ofsted NNL-181206-104424001

All smiles at Banbury Academy as Ofsted report is released

Banbury Academy took the champagne off ice as the latest Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) report gave reason to celebrate.

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Children’s mental health investigation: Banburyshire primary school pupils suffering

In the second part of a special Banbury Guardian investigation about child mental health issues, we look into the problem in primary schools.

Pioneering Hook Norton nursery to hold toddle for bereavement charity

Pioneering Hook Norton nursery to hold toddle for bereavement charity

A farm-based nursery in Hook Norton will be running a sponsored toddle in aid of bereavement charity SeeSaw next week.

Photo: NSPCC/ Jon Challicom. Posed by model

Children’s mental health investigation: Banburyshire schools fight soaring crisis

In the first part of a special Banbury Guardian investigation into children’s mental health, head teachers share their experiences of the growing crisis among young people.

Bishop Carpenter C of E Primary School, North Newington, Good Ofsted report. Head, Nichola Stevenson is on the right. NNL-180515-170200009

Head ‘proud’ as primary school celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted

A primary school was praised by Ofsted inspectors for being a ‘very happy school where pupils learn well together’.

The boy was cycling to Banbury Academy when he was chased NNL-161005-144949009

Banbury Academy pupil chased by men with faces covered

A Banbury Academy pupil was chased by two men who had their faces covered on his way to school this morning (Friday, May 25).

Syresham St James Primary School pupils who play for Brackley Town, head teacher Kate Clough and under-18s coach Kevin Squirrell with the FA Trophy

Primary school children excited by Brackley Town's FA Trophy visit

Primary school children and staff were excited to see Brackley Town FC's FA Trophy today (Friday, May 25) as the club shares the celebrations with the community.
Steven Birkett was a teacher at Chenderit School. Photo: Google

Chenderit School teacher banned for posting child photos to website used by paedophiles

A former Chenderit School teacher has been banned from working in schools indefinitely after uploading photos of children to a website used by paedophiles.
Andrew Lagdale who set up The Management Academy (TMA) to focus on business leadership skills NNL-181105-133702001

Student training scheme to bypass university

An Aynho businessman is imparting his corporate knowledge to students who don’t want the debt of a university education but possess the desire and skills to succeed.

The school council from Cropredy Primary School were taken on a tour of Hayfield Views site in Great Bourton where they learned about construction safety. NNL-181005-161935001

Constructive day out for Cropredy children

It was hard hats and high visibility jackets at the ready when the school council at Cropredy Primary School visited Hayfield Views in Great Bourton.


REVEALED: The top 10 Banbury nurseries as voted by you

Today we reveal the top 10 nurseries in the Banbury area, as voted by you.


VIDEO: Space Studio lifts off

Students launch two balloons into near space for scientific research.

Space Studo students will be launching one of these high altitude balloons on May 11 at 11.30am NNL-180805-165127001

Banbury’s Space Studio plans out of this world event

Banbury’s Space Studio students will be reaching for the unknown this Friday, May 11, as they launch a balloon into near space.

The Sikh food share as part of last year's friendship festival

Prizes still up for grabs for older pupils

The entries have flooded in for our great competition in conjunction with this year’s Banbury Friendship Festival.

Little Oaks Pre-school 50th anniversary. Setting Manager, Nikki Lloyd, left and Pre-school Practitioner, Sue Corns, with some old press cuttings. NNL-180105-142310009

Pre-school at heart of Brackley marks 50th

A pre-school which has spent the past 50 years looking after the children of Brackley has been celebrating its milestone.

The Warriner School, Bloxham. NNL-161207-130531009

Warriner School set for open day

Bloxham’s Warriner School will hold an open evening tomorrow, May 2 from 6pm.

Bishop Collins and head teacher Phil Goldsworthy unveil the plaque in the new building NNL-180423-103826001

Special event marks Adderbury school’s expansion

Christopher Rawlins Primary School in Adderbury held an unveiling ceremony last week for its new classroom and hall facility.

Resident Fred Henderson is pictured with the Dashwood students. NNL-180424-152609001

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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