Heating problems force emergency school closure

An East Sussex school is closed today (Thursday) as workmen make emergency repairs to its heating system.

New head Claire Farmer

Lewes school appoints new head

A Lewes school has appointed a new full-time headteacher, who will begin work in the new year.

Every headteacher in West Sussex signed up to the Worth Less? campaign for fairer school funding

Concern schools could still lose out when new funding formula begins

Union leaders have warned the government’s new education funding formula may still leave schools short of money.

The panel for the Sussex Downs College presidential debate included Gogglebox stars

Sussex college hosts US presidential debate with Gogglebox stars

Ahead of the 2016 presidential election result tomorrow (November 9), a Sussex college held a debate to answer the ultimate question: Trump or Clinton?

Hopscotch nursery, Peacehaven, Picture by Peter Cripps

Top staff help nursery to top marks

Exemplary teaching and exceptional leadership have helped a nursery achieve Ofsted’s top rating.


County lights spark under potential new teachers

A campaign to inspire more people to take up a career in teaching kick starts in November.


COUNTY NEWS: ‘Parental intimidation and threats’ caused head to quit

A headteacher left her role at a Sussex primary school following ‘parental intimidation and threats’ in a row over the school’s sports days, it has been claimed.

A team of 12 pupils from Lewes took part in the trip

Lewes pupils protect sea turtles in Costa Rica

A team of Lewes students travelled to Costa Rica earlier this year to take part in a hands-on conservation project with sea turtle hatchlings.


Quarter of teachers in the South East consider resigning due to stress

Stress levels in the classroom have reached tipping point in the South East, with one in four teachers considering resigning, research has shown.

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COUNTY NEWS: New top dog in the classroom

A new member of staff has quickly become top dog at a primary school in Sussex.

Ruth OKeeffe at a protest earlier this year against the closure of Pells CoE Primary School

Formal decision to close Lewes primary school due next week

A formal decision to shut a Lewes primary school is set to be made by the county council next week.

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East Sussex seven-year-olds ace new SATs

Seven-year-olds in East Sussex have aced the recent controversial SATs assessments.

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The study by Premier Sport found half of parents think children should have fitness tests in school

Less than one in five children exercising daily

Only 16 per cent children in the south rast of England are doing physical activity every day, according to a recent study.

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Most of the 282 sex assaults at Sussex schools carried out by children

Children have fallen victim to 282 sex crimes in Sussex schools over the past five years – and the vast majority were committed by other youngsters.

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Bid to open new Church of England primary school

A schools trust plans to open a new Church of England primary school to serve the need for more school places in north Hailsham and Hellingly.

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Acting principal Rob Gibson

Parents accuse Ringmer school of 'overreacting' in uniform dispute

The acting principal of Ringmer Community College has defended uniform policy after parents slammed the school for 'overreacting'.

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Education secretary Justine Greening MP visiting Sussex schoolchildren

Council confident of improvement as schools fall short in tough new tests

East Sussex County Council has called on parents to “have confidence” that schools will continue to improve, despite falling short in the tough new tests for 11-year-olds.

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Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Students warned over accommodation fraud

Students are being warned about fraudsters who take advantage of people searching for accommodation.

Weald School headteacher Peter Woodman

Heads share concerns over university fees

Sussex headteachers have shared their concerns about the rising cost of university education.

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