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Christmas cheer at Lady Lumley’s School after ban lifted

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The school's RE teacher said the true meaning of Christmas had been buried under "an avalanche of commercialisation" A school that threatened to ban Christmas has been persuaded to reinstate it by "thoughtful" pupils.Lady Lumley's School in Pickering, North Yorkshire, previously told pupils it would ban all festive activities.RE teacher Chris Paul said "an avalanche of commercialisation" had robbed the season of its
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Ormiston Rivers Academy boy ‘stole pupils’ data from school laptop’

[ad_1] An academy has apologised to parents and pupils after a 16-year-old logged into a school laptop and downloaded pupils' personal data and shared it.The boy, who attends Ormiston Rivers Academy in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, obtained the details of Year 11 pupils after using a teacher's laptop.He then shared the personal information among fellow pupils earlier this month, as reported in the Maldon Standard. Ormiston Academies Trust said it took "immediate
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Akli Tadjer: French writer to meet students in school race row

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Akli Tadjer was due to meet 25 pupils from the school (file picture) A novelist whose book was rejected by French teenagers because of its Algerian theme is due to visit their school and meet them face to face.Akli Tadjer, a French writer with Algerian roots, says he is going to the Somme region school to "understand how young people can think like
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Hertfordshire school’s drill dance from the 1800s

[ad_1] Students at a school in Hertfordshire are carrying on a dance tradition dating back centuries.The School Drill dance has been performed at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, in Rickmansworth, since the 1800s.The dance, which is a mix of marching to music with no spoken instruction and callisthenics, is performed three times a year and takes 20 minutes.It involves 180 pupils aged between 11 and 18. [ad_2] Source link
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School exclusions ‘fuelling gang violence’ – Barnardo’s

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Excluded schoolchildren are at serious risk of becoming involved in knife crime, a children's charity has warned. Barnardo's says excluded children are also at risk of "being groomed and exploited by criminal gangs".The charity said 47 councils, about one in three in England, had no spaces in pupil referral units (PRU), which look after excluded children. The government said a review of school exclusions and
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Two convicted of running illegal school

[ad_1] Image caption Nacerdine Talbi (left) and Beatrix Bernhardt (right) were accused of running an unregistered school The first-ever convictions for operating an unregistered school in England have been imposed at Westminster Magistrates' Court.Nacerdine Talbi and Beatrix Bernhardt faced charges over the Al-Istiqamah Learning Centre, which taught about 58 pupils in a west London office block.The defendants had argued that this was a study centre where home-educated children had part-time
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Pupils sent wrong school entrance exam results

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Image caption Sir Thomas Rich's School blamed a "technical error" on some children being sent wrong information Parents have blasted two grammar schools which wrongly told them pupils had passed entrance exams.Families eyeing a coveted place at The Crypt and Sir Thomas Rich's schools in Gloucester received emails telling them their children had achieved the "qualifying standard".But they were left "upset and angry" when a follow-up
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Arts leaders call for more school funding

[ad_1] Image caption Students presented their findings at the House of Lords The Tate and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) are calling for a premium to fund arts classes in England's schools. The major arts institutions say league tables and pressures on time and budgets are squeezing out important creative subjects. Six thousand 11 to 18-year-olds have described how the subjects help build their confidence, in new research. The government