Christmas treat from Bewbush children

If you were near Dorsten Square this afternoon, you may have heard an awful lot of singing.
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West Sussex primary schools are poorest performing in the south east

Primary schools in West Sussex are the lowest performing in the south east when it comes to children's basic education.

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Open House staff 'devastated' after theft of charity minibus

Staff at Crawley Open House have been left “devastated” after thieves stole the homeless charity’s minibus.

Collyer's Christmas Concert was held at St Mary's Parish Church, Horsham

Collyer's students bring Christmas cheer

St Mary's Church was filled with festive joy when talented students from Collyer's performed in their Christmas Concert.
Jimi Hendrix performed at the Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, on October 15 1967

Remember when Jimi Hendrix played Crawley?

Every once in a while, the archives offer up a truly amazing picture - and this one's a cracker.

Members of Crawley Ladies Hockey Club took part in the Crawley Carnival of 1993 dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz

Fun time at Carnival in 1993

Crawley Carnival in 1993 brought with it an air of adventure, with pirates and wizards galore.

Bewbush Academys Young Interpreters with teaching assistants Sandra Potter and Kanta Vaid

Young Interpreters proud to help friends learn English

A group of bilingual youngsters have shared their pride at helping to teach their friends to speak English.
The Regis School principal Mike Garlick with some of his students

Inspectors wowed by 'outstanding' school leaders

Ofsted has heaped praise on leaders at The Regis School following its latest inspection.

Little Stars has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted

Little Stars shine for Ofsted

Exemplary leadership and inspirational teaching has helped an Ifield pre-school earn Ofsted's highest rating.

Headteacher Rachel Nunns and some of the Castlewood Primary children

Parents rave to Ofsted about ‘brilliant’ school

Parents heaped praise on their children’s school when it underwent its first Ofsted inspection in more than four years.

Chancellor Philip Hammond

Frustration at school funding Budget snub

Headteachers and parents were left frustrated after their call for more basic funding for schools was ignored during last week’s Budget.


Celebrating 70 new town years!

A parade has made its happy noisy way through the town centre to celebrate 70 years of Crawley new town.
Three Bridges First School in the summer of 1953. Picture: Stan Prior

School days and sporting fun from the early 1950s

It has been more than 70 years since Three Bridges First School opened its doors to its first cluster of tiny children.

Kate Mahon, Josephine Rich, Ashley Mahon and Pauline Mahon at the Burgess Hill Bonfire in 2001

All fancy dressed up for a very colourful bonfire night

The people of Burgess Hill certainly know how to throw a Bonfire Night party.

7th Horsham Guides and Brownies

Plenty of fun, frivolity and jollity in 1982

These pictures were published in the County Times in 1982 and show some of the things the area’s fun-loving folk got up to when they weren’t at work or at school.

St Wilfrid's School, Crawley, has been rated outstanding by the Diocese

Headteacher's pride as school is rated 'outstanding'

St Wilfrid’s School has been rated ‘outstanding’ following a denominational inspection by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
Headteachers at Downing Street

Headteacher tells MP to stand up for town's schoolchildren

Crawley’s MP Henry Smith has been called on to stand up for the town’s schoolchildren and “not hide behind fictitious statistics”.

Young Colin in uniform

A Bible signed by King George VI and singing at the Queen’s wedding

Colin Whitehead has had an amazing life.

Headteachers off to Downing Street

Headteachers off to Downing Street

And they're off...
Philip Hammond

Heads to appeal to Chancellor for cash

Headteachers from 25 counties will be heading to Downing Street to appeal to the Chancellor to put more money into the education system.

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