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School in Warwick introduces furry friend into the classroom

A school in Warwick has introduced a furry friend into the classroom as an alternative way to help their pupils.

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Warwickshire County Council's Cabinet voted to close 25 of the 39 children's centres in the county

Children's centres across Warwickshire will close after council vote

The future of children's centres in Warwickshire has been sealed after councillors agreed to close 25 centres across the county to save £1.12 million.
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Shire Hall, where Warwickshire County Council sits

Backlash against planned children’s centre closures in Warwickshire forces council rethink

The backlash from concerned parents and groups has made Warwickshire County Council rethink part of its plan to close children’s centres across the county.

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Pupils at Budbrooke Primary School.

Budbrooke Primary School celebrates improved Ofsted rating

Staff and pupils at a primary school near Warwick are celebrating after improving their Ofsted rating after being in ‘special measures’ for three years.

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Warwick University graduates Liam Jackson (left) and Felix Ling (right) at the Warwick University Students' Union welcome event with Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western.

Welcome event held for students new to living in Leamington

Students new to living in Leamington have been welcomed to the town by various organisations and the town’s Member of Parliament at a community event in Old Town.

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The 1st Harbury Beavers with Safety Steve and David Wilson Homes staff.

Harbury Beavers group get tour around housing development site

Homebuilder David Wilson Homes Mercia recently invited children from the 1st Harbury Beavers to its Oakfields development in Harbury.

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Gregg Wilkinson (Managing Director, Gallagher Estates), Lara Jeffries (Headteacher), Stephen Cross (Mayor of Warwick), Peter Wain (Chairman of Governors), Andy Mitchell (Headteacher, Woodloes), Glen Langham (Group Planning Director, Gallagher Estates).

Heathcote Primary School officially opened in Warwick

Staff, parents and pupils at a new primary school in Warwick celebrated the school’s official opening last week.

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Left to right: Simon Jones (Warwick School), Chris Jones (Wright Hassall), Jonathan Lynch (HSBC), David Varnham (Mills & Reeve).

Multi-million pound funding deal for Warwick school

A £28 million funding deal is helping to transform a historic school sites in Warwick.

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Gaming for 15 hours a week improves learning according to new research

Gaming 15 hours a week improves learning

Playing computer games like Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto on a regular basis gives a learning edge over non-gamers, a study found.

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Amy Agoston (left), with Paul Horton showing her logo design

Kenilworth School pupil wins logo design competition for water company

A Kenilworth School pupil has won a competition to design a new logo for a Kenilworth-based water company.

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Headteacher, Matthew Bown pictured together with pupils from St. paul's C of E Primary School, are celebrating a recent good Ofsted report. NNL-171209-223807009

‘Good’ St Paul’s School in Leamington celebrates Ofsted report

St Paul’s Primary School in Leamington is celebrating after it was found to be ‘good overall’ by Ofsted inspectors.

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Photo provided by Whitnash Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Drivers warned about inconsiderate parking outside Whitnash schools

Police in Whitnash are currently tacking inconsiderate parking outside of schools in the area.

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Left to right: Simon Jones (Warwick Independent Schools Foundation), Tom Bromwich (Bromwich Hardy), Richard Hardy (Bromwich Hardy), Richard Nicholson (Kings High School).

Historic school buildings in Warwick attracting interest ahead of going on market

The current site of girls school in Warwick, which will be vacated in three years, is attracting national interest ahead of it going on the market.

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Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Phone ownership more likely to put kids at risk of bullying

Kids aged between eight and 11 are ‘significantly’ more likely to be victims of cyber bullies if they own a mobile phone, a new study has found.

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Matt Western MP officially opened Leamington Lamp's brand new art studio kitchen at the education centre at riverside on Tuesday evening.
He is seen ringing the dinner gong with Meg Wilson, Dylan Wilson 8, Matt Stone (from Howdens kitchen suppliers), Florence Ellis with her dog 'Ripley', Louis Scheuer, Pip Burley, Timothy Ellis, Tahmina Sorabji, Helen Kenworthy and Simon Rourke looking on.
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Leamington Arts and Music Project opens new kitchen and studio

Alternative education provider LAMP in Leamington has celebrated the opening of its new kitchen and art studio at its centre in Riverside off Adelaide Road.

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Kenilworth School and Sixth Form pushing ahead with academy conversion

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form pushing ahead with academy conversion

Kenilworth School and Sixth Form has announced it will apply to become an academy later this month, and has named one of the schools it wants to partner with.

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From left: Lucy Taylor, headteacher Hayden Abbott, and James Wilding

Kenilworth sixth-formers praise teachers after earning rare top grades

Two Kenilworth Sixth Form students praised the hard work of their teachers after they earned a rare set of top grades in their GCSEs.

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Gender gap in the classroom

Gender gap in the classroom

With gender stereotypes at home and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, it seems that a battle of the sexes also exists in the classroom.

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Warwick mayor Stephen Cross cutting the celebration cake at Monkey Puzzle Nursery.

Warwick nursery celebrates “outstanding” rating

A nursery in Warwick celebrated their recent “outstanding” Ofsted rating last week.

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Mixed group of Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2 children with their parents at Heathcote Primary School.

New primary school between Leamington and Warwick opens for first time

A new primary school between Warwick and Leamington officially opened its doors for the first time last week.

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