30 hours free childcare scheme proves popular in East Sussex

As the school term ends, figures from the Department of Education show that thousands of parents in East Sussex have used the Government-funded 30 hours a week of free childcare during its first year.

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Micklefield Nursery School End of year marked with carnival celebrations

Micklefield Nursery School in Seaford have marked the end of the year with their annual Carnival of Celebration.

A protest against cuts to the music service earlier this year

Fresh calls made to save instrumental music service

The future of the East Sussex Music Instrumental Service has been debated this week after more than 12,000 people called on councillors to prevent its closure.

Outside County Hall, East Sussex County Council, Lewes, on Tuesday 10th July a protest was held against proposed cuts to After School Clubs for children with disabilities. Pictured with protesters are Liberal Democrat County Councillors who are opposed to these proposed cuts.

Decision on proposed closure of council-run special school clubs next week

Proposals to shut down council-run after school and holiday clubs for children with special needs are due to be decided next week.

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Council plan to increase special needs school facilities in Hailsham

Plans to increase support for children with special educational needs in Hailsham are out for public consultation.

Teachers on strike in Uckfield

Strike action at Sussex schools called off

Strike action planned for seven Sussex schools has been suspended.
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Teachers set to strike over pay

Strikes are being held at schools across Sussex as a dispute over pay rages on.


PICTURE GALLERY: Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards 2018

The cream of the county’s educational talent gathered in Brighton on Wednesday (June 13) for the Sussex Teacher of the Year Awards.

Susan Tennant at home with her children (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Mother raises concerns over teaching assistant cutbacks at Hailsham academies

A mother has raised concerns after a number of teaching assistants were made redundant from two academies in Hailsham.

Alfriston School

School forced to close over water leak

A school was forced to close today (Friday) due to having no water.

Alan Thomas and many other musicians at Eastbourne Bandstand protesting about the cuts to East Sussex Music Service (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Have your say on proposals to cut East Sussex Music Service

A public consultation on proposals to cut the county’s music service has been launched.

Expansion of Polegate Primary School

Polegate school’s expansion agreed

Plans to expand Polegate Primary School have been approved by county councillors.

Education news

Schools hit by strike action

The National Education Union is holding a second day of strikes at Priory School Lewes, Uckfield Community Technology College, St Catherine’s College Eastbourne, Peacehaven Community School and Seaford Head School tomorrow (Thursday May 3).

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New management team appointed after college merger

The East Sussex College Group, the new group formed by the merger between Sussex Downs College and Sussex Coast College Hastings, has appointed a new management team.

Nathan (left) and Brendan Harris have both benefited from the service

Outcry over proposals to cut East Sussex music service

‘Think again Bob.’

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Sussex students demand compensation over strike

Students at the University of Sussex have launched legal action over lost teaching time after a 14-day strike by university staff.

East Sussex teachers set to strike over pay

East Sussex teachers set to strike over pay

East Sussex teachers are set to strike next week.

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College merger creates new ‘group’ with more than 18,000 students

Sussex Downs College has now officially merged with Sussex Coast College Hastings to form a new ‘college group’ with more than 18,000 students and an annual turnover of £52 million.

Dealing with exam stress

How to do deal with exam stress

Thousands of young people across Sussex are no doubt frantically revising ahead of sitting their GCSE or A-Level exams this summer.


When do parents in East Sussex find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in East Sussex will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.

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