Year-one is on the move!

Wind and rain failed to dampen the spirits of enthusiastic year-one children keen to be on the move.

Teacher Shanshan Nai and head teacher Adam Whitehead with Ying Zheng, Fang Zhou and Ying Fu from the Confucius Institute at Southampton University. Pictures: Derek Martin DM1811228a

School celebrates links with China

Chinese partners have welcomed the opening of the Confucius Classroom at Bohunt School Worthing.

Durrington High School earned an impressive fifth place in the 2017 Rock Challenge Southern Premier Final

Young performers are ready to rock

Students aged seven to 18 are busy finalising their routines ahead of the performance challenge of their lives.

Pupils from St Marys Catholic Primary School deliver the gifts to Worthing Churches Homeless Projects

Children put school motto into practice

Pupils have been learning it is better to give than to receive.

Sulaiman Wihba who fled war torn Syrian in a refrigerated lorry to the UK had just been awarded a place at Oxford after completing his studies at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures) SUS-180115-095230001

COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

Education news

One in three graduates in the South East say their degree is pointless

One in three graduates in the South East say gaining their degree has been pointless, new research shows.

Neil Laughton, secretary of the Penny Farthing Club

Penny-farthing fun for pupils

Children found out just how high a penny-farthing is when they tried out the early bicycle as part of their On the Move project.

Author Kathryn Evans with Durrington High School students at the book-signing session. Picture: Steve Robards SR1801843

Students excited to meet author

Author Kathryn Evans has visited Durrington High School to help students with creative writing.


‘Serious concerns’ see school rated ‘inadequate’

A special school has been rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted amid some ‘serious concerns’ over safeguarding.

Social worker Phil Clarkson has written his first children's book about building self esteem

PICTURES: New children’s book focuses on self esteem

Social worker Phil Clarkson has drawn on his own experiences to write his first children’s book.

WorthLess? campaign

Headteachers appeal to MPs over school funding formula

Headteachers have called on MPs to echo West Sussex County Council and declare the government’s school funding formula “not fit for purpose”.

Joe Neale, Schoolsworks lead English teacher, with children from River Beach Primary School and Edward Bryant School at Chichester Festival Theatre

Young writers inspired by trip to theatre

Talented young writers watched a performance of Beauty and the Beast to end a term focusing on the classic story.

The charities representatives were overwhelmed with the generosity shown

Charities ‘overwhelmed’ by food donations

Students have been praised for their efforts in collecting 1.3 tonnes of donations for people in need in their community.

East Preston Infant School pupils with the roundhouse they helped to build

PICTURES: Children build a house

Children learned building skills as they helped create an Iron Age roundhouse.


Ofsted praises improvements at education charity

Ofsted has praised the improvements made by a charity which provides education and training for vulnerable young adults.


Don’t miss the deadline for primary school places

Parents with children who are due to start primary school in September are being reminded that the deadline for applications for school is Monday January 15.

Professor Clive Behagg, picture by Kate Shemilt in 2014. C140905-9

Former University of Chichester head in New Year Honours list

Clive Behagg, the former University of Chichester vice chancellor, is among those to be honoured in the new year.

Staff from Plum Pudding visited Northbrook MET and the illustration degree students dressed in purple in their honour

Student’s book illustrations impress top agency

Degree student Sophie Richards has been awarded a prize for best illustration by a top agency.

Everyone was appreciative of the efforts made by the students

Community party organised by students

The Student Union at Worthing College organised a fantastic Christmas party for senior citizens.

To round off a year of successful courses, 14 young people took on the tough challenge of completing FireBreak at Bognor Regis Fire Station

FireBreak graduates praised for enthusiasm

Students from a number of schools showed great enthusiasm in completing West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service’s FireBreak course.

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