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Herts primary school places: 89% of children get their first choice

Herts primary school places: 89% of children get their first choice

Herts primary school places: 89% of children get their first choice

17 April 2023

Of the 13,491 reception class applications received by the county council, 12,018 received their top preference.


13 schools come together to celebrate pupils' voices in the community

13 schools come together to celebrate pupils' voices in the community

13 schools come together to celebrate pupils' voices in the community

28 March 2023

Some 100 pupils aged 9 to 13 came together at Bishop's Stortford College for the Bishop's Stortford Pupil Voice Network meeting.


Community mucks in to plant 'tiny forest' of 600 trees at St James’ Park

Community mucks in to plant 'tiny forest' of 600 trees at St James’ Park

Community mucks in to plant 'tiny forest' of 600 trees at St James’ Park

24 March 2023

Bishop’s Stortford High School and Thorley Hill pupils and Grove Cottage users at launch of native woodland that will double as outdoor classroom.


'My plan has always been to wander out of here with my briefcase and it makes no difference'

'My plan has always been to wander out of here with my briefcase and it makes no difference'

'My plan has always been to wander out of here with my briefcase and it makes no difference'

23 March 2023

Birchwood High School principal Dr Chris Ingate reflects with news editor Sinead Corr on his 21 years at the helm of the Bishop's Stortford secondary.


Herts and Essex welcomes the world into school for Culture Day

Herts and Essex welcomes the world into school for Culture Day

Herts and Essex welcomes the world into school for Culture Day

21 March 2023

Event organised by school's student-led Diversity and Anti-Racism and Equality group (DARE) celebrated its rich and varied cultural diversity.


Windhill21 pupils are very bright as they celebrate the Hindu Holi festival

Windhill21 pupils are very bright as they celebrate the Hindu Holi festival

Windhill21 pupils are very bright as they celebrate the Hindu Holi festival

17 March 2023

The Holi festival, known as the Festival of Colours, Love and Spring, was brought to life for youngsters at the Bishop's Stortford primary school


Stortford teachers protest about shortages of staff and resources

Stortford teachers protest about shortages of staff and resources

Stortford teachers protest about shortages of staff and resources

16 March 2023

Members of the NEU made it clear they would rather be in the classroom but they were taking industrial action to safeguard their students' future.


New youth club in Stansted to open for three sessions a week

New youth club in Stansted to open for three sessions a week

New youth club in Stansted to open for three sessions a week

10 March 2023

The old Peter Kirk School building in Chapel Hill has been refurbished after the youth club's former Lower Street home was flooded.


Students learn from victim's family of devastating impact of knife crime

Students learn from victim's family of devastating impact of knife crime

Students learn from victim's family of devastating impact of knife crime

10 March 2023

Julie Taylor, whose grandson was fatally stabbed in Writtle in 2020, visited Forest Hall School in Stansted.


Stortford A-level students' crafty day out for some first-hand learning

Stortford A-level students' crafty day out for some first-hand learning

Stortford A-level students' crafty day out for some first-hand learning

10 March 2023

Bishop's Stortford High School pupils visited Grandey's Place Heritage and Craft Centre to hear from the talented community of artists and makers


Bishop's Stortford High School debating team is talk of the town

Bishop's Stortford High School debating team is talk of the town

Bishop's Stortford High School debating team is talk of the town

08 March 2023

Trio from London Road secondary win regional heat of prestigious debating tournament hosted by Herts and Essex High School.


Stortford students contribute to second London Stansted Little Book of Travel Tales

Stortford students contribute to second London Stansted Little Book of Travel Tales

Stortford students contribute to second London Stansted Little Book of Travel Tales

03 March 2023

The second edition of the London Stansted Little Book of Travel Tales follows a competition launched for World Book Day 2023.


Head's pride as squad qualifies for next round of swimming gala

Head's pride as squad qualifies for next round of swimming gala

Head's pride as squad qualifies for next round of swimming gala

01 March 2023

The final scores saw the combined Year 3 and 4 team take third place with the combined Year 5 and 6 team in pole position.


Beijing Winter Olympics champion drops into school with his gold medal

Beijing Winter Olympics champion drops into school with his gold medal

Beijing Winter Olympics champion drops into school with his gold medal

01 March 2023

Pupils at Great Hallingbury's Howe Green House School got a lesson in Olympic history from Swiss ski cross gold medallist Ryan Regez.


78% of Year 6 pupils in Herts offered place at first-choice secondary

78% of Year 6 pupils in Herts offered place at first-choice secondary

78% of Year 6 pupils in Herts offered place at first-choice secondary

01 March 2023

Of the 14,972 children in the county who applied, 94% were allocated one of their four preferred options.


Stansted Airport continues its mentoring programme with secondary school

Stansted Airport continues its mentoring programme with secondary school

Stansted Airport continues its mentoring programme with secondary school

27 February 2023

Year 11 pupils at Stansted's Forest Hall School are being mentored every two weeks by 10 MAG (Manchester Airports Group) employees.


Brazier Trust boost for five good causes in Bishop's Stortford

Brazier Trust boost for five good causes in Bishop's Stortford

Brazier Trust boost for five good causes in Bishop's Stortford

21 February 2023

Children and the elderly to benefit from Brazier Trust grants allocated by Bishop's Storford Town Council.


'I've spent too long being quiet about my experiences of being autistic in a mainstream school'

'I've spent too long being quiet about my experiences of being autistic in a mainstream school'

'I've spent too long being quiet about my experiences of being autistic in a mainstream school'

17 February 2023

Stortford man Harvey Range tells Education Select Committee chair about the challenges children with autism face in the education system.


Stortford mum slams system that supports children with special needs

Stortford mum slams system that supports children with special needs

Stortford mum slams system that supports children with special needs

16 February 2023

Of 2,403 EHCPs for under-18s that were at least a year old at the end of the 2022 summer holiday, 49% had not been reviewed for at least a year.


Search for young creatives of the future in East Herts and West Essex

Search for young creatives of the future in East Herts and West Essex

Search for young creatives of the future in East Herts and West Essex

13 February 2023

Daniela Rubino and Lauren Wilson specialise in custom-made steel and concrete-based furniture and household goods at Grandey's Place.


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