Education

Spalding primary club extends breakfast club provision

A Spalding primary school has launched a breakfast club for its youngest students. Monkshouse Primary School already has a breakfast drop-in session established for Key Stage 2 pupils and has now extended the provision. Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 youngsters can enjoy cereals, toast and drinks during the 8am-8.45am session. Cost is £2 per day and children can be ...

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Kids’ club future hangs on mobile decision

A village primary school is hoping it will be allowed to keep a mobile classroom it uses for a breakfast and after-school club. Pinchbeck East Primary School has a bespoke mobile building in its grounds which provides care for pupils before school begins and at the end of the day. But planning permission for the building, known as the Millennium ...

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Teachers vote to strike over pay

Schools across South Holland may be forced to close if a day of planned strike action by teachers is not called off. The National Union of Teachers’ conference has voted for a strike that could close schools in the week beginning June 23. The union’s conference in Brighton has also decided to consult teachers on further action in the autumn ...

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Plan for mobile at school for toddlers

A new mobile classroom could be lifted into place at a primary school to help meet demand for places for under twos. A planning application has been submitted by Lincolnshire County Council for the extension of Sunbeams Playgroup, based at Westmere Primary School, Sutton Bridge. A decision was due to be made by South Holland District Council and if granted ...

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Skilled workers needed to meet future construction

More young people need to be attracted to jobs in the construction industry to fulfil plans for 80,000 new homes in Lincolnshire within the next decade. It is feared that today’s students do not see the building sector as “first choice” when considering future career options and parents can discourage them further because they see it as an “unstable” industry ...

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Funding changes could see sixth forms forced to close

Pupils could have less choice of where and what they study if smaller sixth forms are forced to close. It is feared that a drop in the number of youngsters in the 16 plus age group and changes to the way sixth forms are funded could mean that some will not be able to afford to continue. If that happens ...

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New Spalding academy plans on schedule for completion

Spalding’s newest primary school, Wygate Park Academy, is on schedule to welcome its first pupils in September with building work almost complete. The academy, which is part of The Boston Witham Academies Federation, has seen 51 applications for places, although only eight of these were first preference. So far Lincolnshire County Council has filled 22 of the 30 places available. ...

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Majority of Lincolnshire parents get choice of primary schools

More than 93 per cent of children will go to one of their three “chosen” schools in September. Despite an increase in applications for the more popular schools in Lincolnshire, the county council has revealed that 93.6 per cent have been given a place at one of their choices. Along with the rest of the country, Lincolnshire has experienced high ...

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Parents in Lincolnshire reminded to prepare for primary school offers

Parents who have applied online for their child to start school in reception or transfer to junior school in September can collect their offer from Wednesday (April 16). Lincolnshire County Council will post offer letters to parents using a paper form on the same day. The council advises parents to accept the place offered even if the school was not ...

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School meals provider to South Holland fined for filthy premises

A school meals provider has been handed a £18,230 court bill for filthy premises after an investigation by South Holland District Council officers. Food 4 Thought GB Ltd has been fined £13,800 and ordered to pay £4,300 costs after magistrates heard about the conditions at the unit where meals were prepared. Boston magistrates heard on Monday, March 24, that Food ...

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Call for Spalding primary school to cut pupil numbers

“Defeatist” attitudes towards tackling anti-social parking by parents at a town school have led to calls for the number of pupils to be reduced. Irresponsible parking has been an ongoing concern to residents living in the Woolram Wygate area of Spalding, close to Spalding Primary School, and they fear the situation will remain “intolerable” as plans progress to build a ...

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