Schools

Jake donates his trip money

A hospice close to the heart of a Spalding Grammar School student has benefited from his fundraising of £1,000. Jake Barnes was part of a planned school expedition to Peru later this year but the trip was cancelled due to a lack of participants. Jake (16), who had already raised £1,000 towards the trip through various means including bingo sessions ...

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Protect children around schools

Two parents are calling for better road safety measures around Spalding schools and are urging motorists to have more patience. Carl Rout, whose 12-year-old daughter attends Spalding High School, is campaigning to local councillors asking for pedestrian crossings in the vicinity, including ones safely close to the Halmer Gate/Stone Gate junction. And just down the road Mark Le Sage has ...

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The sweet sound of the annual town school choir competition

Spalding’s schoolchildren were in fine voice at the amazing choir competition held last week. The packed St Mary’s and St Nicolas Church was filled with song as the sound of school choirs soared and lifted spirits. More than 400 people attended the concert, where St John the Baptist school took top spot. Second place went to St Paul’s Community Primary ...

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Spalding Grammar School pupils are boxing clever

Spalding Grammar School has supported Rotary Shoebox Scheme by filling 75 shoeboxes. Students and teachers worked together to help the scheme which seeks to send a little happiness to disadvantaged children and adults in eastern Europe. Spalding Grammar’s effort for the local scheme run by Rotary Club of South Holland was co-ordinated by PE teacher Chris Crane. He said: “Students ...

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Children become ‘internet legends’ learning safety skills

Children from St Paul’s Primary School in Spalding have been encouraged to ‘Be Internet Legends’. They took part in the educational programme aimed at seven to 11-year-olds to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online world. It’s being run by Google and family internet safety experts Parent Zone. Children at the school’s nursery were also shown Interland – ...

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School’s bright sparks for mental health

Children and staff at John Harrox Primary School in Moulton said “Hello Yellow!” in style last Thursday in support of children’s and young people‘s mental health on World Mental Health Day. A spokesman for the school said everyone enjoyed taking part in the fundraising event in aid of the Young Minds charity paying £1 to wear something yellow for the ...

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Pupils Recycle with Michael

Pupils at South View School in Crowland have had a phenomenal response to the Recycle with Michael initiative, collecting unwanted clothes and shoes for the Salvation Army. Upon collection of the bags by a representative of the scheme, the school was bursting at the seams with donations. The clothes are sent to the charity, whereby they will be weighed and ...

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Rotary buys school a life-saver

Representatives from The Rotary Club of South Holland visited The Priory School in Spalding to hand over a brand new defibrillator. The Priory School supports pupils aged 11 to 16, who have a range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, autism, SEMH and communication issues. The school has always had use of a defibrillator stationed next door to them at ...

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GALLERY: Academy pupils are outstanding

Spalding Academy students have shown they’re outstanding once again. At the end of each school year, every year group has an awards evening at Springfields where two students from every subject are nominated for awards. There’s also nomination for Outstanding Progress throughout the academic year and one nomination per year group for a student that has shown Outstanding Effort in ...

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School reels in the awards

A host of Deeping St Nicholas Primary School students have been celebrating winning top awards in a variety of areas. Year Six pupils Georgina Jones and Benjamin Reynolds have picked up the Lincolnshire Young Environment Award for the school. They travelled to Lincoln to make a presentation on what the school does for the environment to a judging panel recently. ...

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Back to school after 40 years

A group who were at Spalding Grammar School together 40 years ago recently got together for a special reunion. Stuart Gilks and Steve Lane tracked down around 90 or so peers with 25 attending the champagne reception at the school on Saturday, June 22. Also in attendance were former teacher Brian Sleight BEM along with Mark and Michael Fordham, son ...

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UAH pupils turn on the style at prom

Holbeach could have been momentarily mistaken for Hollywood last week as pupils arrived in style to their school prom. The Year 11 pupils from University Academy Holbeach showed plenty off plenty of glitz and glamour on Friday, June 21 as they arrived at the school year-ending bash in a whole host of incredible vehicles and clothes. A large crowd of ...

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Ella’s artwork is unveiled at store

A primary school pupil’s artwork on what her community means to her has been unveiled in a nearby store. Ella Ebbage’s work was part of a competition organised by The Original Factory Shop to celebrate 50 years of trading. Her work was officially unveiled in a special ceremony at its Holbeach branch last month. Ella, of Fleet Wood Lane Primary, ...

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Village school loses top Ofsted rating

A Pinchbeck school that was previously rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted has dropped to ‘requires improvement’. The Pinchbeck East Church of England Primary School Ofsted report from May this year has found the school ‘requires improvement’ in four areas, including effectiveness of leadership and management, and quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Two areas were rated ‘good’. In the school’s 2012 ...

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Academy rated outstanding again

A school tailored to the needs of young people with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder has been rated ‘outstanding’ in its most recent Ofsted report. Gosberton House Academy was last inspected by Ofsted in 2012, when it was again rated outstanding. The report, carried out in May, is the third consecutive Outstanding Award the school has received. Gosberton House Academy principal, ...

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Holbeach knife arrest school: “We are working closely with the police”

A spokesman from the trust that runs University Academy Holbeach said it would like to reassure parents, pupils and carers that it is working with police on the yesterday’s knife arrest. On Tuesday, June 4, a 13-year-old boy was arrested at the school under suspicion of possession of a bladed article. The trust spokesman said: “University Academy Holbeach is part ...

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GALLERY: Talented young artists impress at show

Talented young artists from University Academy Holbeach showed off their creations in a final show of their work on Monday. The B-Tec and A Level students marked their final time at the academy with the impressive show. The works they displayed included creations they’d made as part of their exams. One exam involved creating something on the subject of ‘Duality’ ...

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Damning Ofsted report of Long Sutton school

Peele Community College in Long Sutton has been rated ‘inadequate’ in six out of six categories in a recent Ofsted inspection – but has set out a statement of intent to improve. The school released a statement saying it is “disappointed” by its recent ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating but is “confident the school can build on its strengths” to move out ...

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Spalding Special school remains ‘outstanding’

A Spalding special school has retained its ‘outstanding’ status following a short Ofsted inspection last month. The Garth School on Pinchbeck Road was judged outstanding in June 2015 and after the February’s visit, retains its status. The Ofsted report praised many areas of the school, including the high level of care pupils receive and the school’s governance as a whole. ...

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Learn like an Egyptian at St John’s

It’s been a busy month for Years Two and Three and St John the Baptist C of E Primary School in Spalding with The Great Fire of London and the Egyptians on their agendas. Year Two have been studying the 1666 fire and shared everything they had learned in a presentation to parents. They were also treated to a visit ...

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