Schools

Christmas cheer at Spalding children’s choir competition

The heartwarming sound of children singing filled a Spalding church during its annual choir competition. On Friday, November 30, St Mary’s and St Nicolas Church hosted the Christmas School Choir Competition and 11 schools took part singing Christmas songs. With t-shirts that spelled out a festive message from the school, St Paul’s Community Primary School took the top spot, leaving ...

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Posh’s Peter Burrow hops across the county border to visit children in Spalding and Cowbit

Peter Burrow, the big rabbit mascot of Peterborough United football club, aka Posh, stopped off at schools in Cowbit and Spalding as part of the The Peterborough United Schools Initiative. All of the pupils at the school received a free ticket to watch the football team play. and another ticket to take along a parent or carer. Press Officer Phil ...

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Spalding Children’s Centre gets ship shape

Spalding Children’s Centre has unveiled its latest treasure – a new pirate ship bought by a parents group. The Friends of the Spalding Children’s Centre has purchased the new outdoor play activity after several fund-raising events. It was officially unveiled and is to be named HMS Gail after Gail Tolson who is leaving after five years working at the Bank’s ...

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Crowland children take grandparents to school

Grandparents were invited into a Crowland primary school last week for a special breakfast. To celebrate National Grandparents Day, South View Community Primary School invited the children to bring in their slightly older relatives for a scrumptious early meal on Thurday and Friday, October 4 and 5. Headteacher Mrs Joanne Tomlins said: “We have so many dedicated grandparents who not ...

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Temporary home for new Spalding school

Staff have been recruited by a new academy which was to open in September, but has been delayed. The Springwell Academy Trust was aiming to open a centre in Spalding for pupils excluded from elsewhere. The former post-16 centre at Matmore Gate is being converted to accommodate the students. But delays by the Department of Education mean students are being ...

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School’s slice of the Macmillan Coffee morning action

There was cake with a cherry on top for pupils and friends on Spalding Parish Church of England Day School. The annual Macmillan Coffee fundraiser was held at the venue. Staff, parents and children demonstrated their Bake-Off skills to produce a fantastic spread of cakes and biscuits. Year Six pupils, Harley and Tom, worked hard to make sure that everyone ...

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Numbers add up for Spalding school

The Priory School in Spalding has received a boost towards getting a new all-weather sports pitch thanks to accountancy firm Moore Thompson. The company chose the Neville Avenue school for those with special education needs as its charity of the year. Colleagues took on a host of events including a sponsored abseil down the Orbit Tower at the Olympic Park, ...

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Vote for youngsters to visit Birchgrove Santa

South Holland schools and nurseries can take part in a special competition to win tickets for a festive fun event. The team at Birchgrove Garden Centre is planning an online poll to pick a group to meet Santa. Local schools and nurseries could win 20 free tickets for youngsters to enjoy the Santa’s Grotto on Wednesday, November 28. The visit ...

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Pride as University Academy Holbeach GCSE grades continue to improve

The principle of University Academy Holbeach has praised his school’s pupils and listed a host of subjects that have this year seen improvement. Stood on the first floor stairwell and proudly overlooking the pupils opening their results, principle Steve Baragwanath said: “I’m very proud and very pleased with all the kids. “We’ve got some 8s and 9s, I’m pleased with ...

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‘Outstanding’ GCSE success at Spalding Grammar School

The headmaster of Spalding Grammar School has called its pupils’ achievements in GCSE exams “outstanding”, with nearly a quarter of all grades at the highest level. In a statement about this morning’s results, headmaster Mr Wilkinson said: “The school has enjoyed outstanding results this year. “Nearly a quarter of all grades were at the highest level (A* or 8/9) with ...

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Bright pupils raise cash

Pupils at a Holbeach school were positively glowing when they turned up for the school’s fund-raising “bright day”. On July 11, youngsters at William Stukeley Church of England Primary School dressed in orange to match the colour of the MAGPAS air ambulance. They were treated to a talk by MAGPAS advocate Richard Thacker and held a raffle, drawn by opera ...

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Movie theme to joint prom night

Students from two Spalding schools joined forces for a prom night celebration. The Year 11 groups at Spalding High and Grammar schools held meetings throughout the year to plan their big event. With the theme of A Night at the Movies, the students dressed in their finest red carpet clothes and headed for the South Holland Centre. With Oscar statues ...

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South Holland police dish out dirt from raids

Soil found on South Holland Police drugs raids has been donated to three local schools. Unopened bags of soil seized on the raids have been donated to Wygate Academy, Spalding Primary School and St Paul’s County Primary School to be used in school gardens. The idea came from PCSO Tim Nicholls who hand-delivered the soil to the schools. It’s the ...

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Gosberton House School’s bouncy birthday

There was good cause for a Spalding school to celebrate at the weekend. Gosberton House Academy pulled out all the stops to mark the school’s 65th anniversary. Fun inflatables, a range of food and stalls were all on offer on Saturday as pupils, families and staff marked the special event. A school spokesman said more than £500 had been raised ...

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Academy Trust says it will work on traffic around former post-16 centre

The chief executive of an academy trust says he understands the issues raised by residents during consultation for a new site in Spalding. The results of a consultation carried out with the Springwell Academy Trust have been published. The trust is likely to be opening a school for vulnerable young people in Matmore Gate at a former post-16 centre. “We ...

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Cubs turn crime solvers in CSI: Holbeach

Forget CSI: Miami or CSI: NY, thanks to a police engagement exercise, a Cubs group made its very own CSI: Holbeach when they got stuck into forensics and investigated a staged crime scene. PSCO Naomi Newell said the children fully embraced the engagement exercise and learned about the crime investigation process and forensics. PCSO Newell said: “Previously we have done ...

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Spalding pupils’ peak practice for India expedition

Spalding Grammar School pupils have conquered Win Hill in the Peak District in preparation for a month-long trek in the Himalayas. In July, 21 adventurous students along with staff members will set off on an expedition to northern India with Outlook Expeditions. Grammar School teacher Stephen Lane said they will travel as two separate teams, having planned itineraries including a ...

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Calling the Spalding Gleed Girls class of 1971

Did you start Spalding Gleed Girls School in the early 1970s? If so Carol Smylie is looking for you.   Carol (was Gray) has made it her mission for 2018 to find her old school friends and organise a reunion. She is appealing for anyone who started the school in September 1970, 1971 or 1972 to get in touch. She ...

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Spalding kids get a kick out of footballer

Monkshouse School is not a footballer’s usual stop off before appearing at the Champions League Final. But that’s where freestyle football star Jamie Roberts was last weekend ahead of his trip to Kiev where he will be providing the warm-up before Liverpool v Real Madrid. Before performing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, Mo Salah and James Milner though, last week he was ...

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Yo-ho-ho, Holbeach pupils are all at sea!

There were mermaids and pirates galore at one South Holland school this week. Eye patches, tricorn hats and moustaches were the order of the day for the pirates at William Stukeley Primary School, Holbeach on Monday. Their mermaid counterparts were all shells, scales and sequins for the event. The children rotated around a variety of activities from Steal the Treasure ...

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