Novelist books in to join Oxford prep school celebrations

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9:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDSOMER Murders creator Anthony Horowitz joined an Oxford school to help celebrate its 150th birthday.

Oldest ex-pupil at 92 joins fun at school’s birthday bash to mark 100th year

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8:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

More than 10,000 pupils and members of staff have passed through Headington School’s gates since they opened in 1915.

Mash up those ideas, says children’s author Steve

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7:30am Thursday 18th September 2014

CHILDREN’S author Steve Cole gave children at Headington’s Rye St Antony School a crash-course in creative writing.

English standards up among ethnic children

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5:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

Several schools and nurseries have recently received glowing praise from Ofsted with particular emphasis on the progress made by those who speak English as an Additional Language. CALLUM KEOWN looks at how the county’s schools are dealing with multi-culturalism in the classroom

King Alfred headteacher’s dreams start to take shape

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4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THE new headteacher of King Alfred’s Academy, Wantage, has said the school should have moved from three sites to two “five years ago”.

County moots merger for two schools in the village

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

7:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

PLANS are afoot to merge a Kidlington nursery with one of the village’s primary schools.

Charlton school celebrates its half-century milestone

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3:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a school marked half a century of educating youngsters.

Free school meal initiative creating budget dilemma

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6:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

PRIMARY schools could lose thousands of pounds of funding for disadvantaged children because of the Government’s new free school meals programme.

School hopes new building is music to councillors’ ears

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7:30am Monday 15th September 2014

A SCHOOL in North Oxford has revealed its revised plans to build a three-storey music block, after residents objected to its scale.

College gets set to use old Masons’ lodge

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6:20am Monday 15th September 2014

A NORTH Oxford school hopes to have a set of new buildings in Banbury Road for its sixth form pupils ready for September 2016.

School's doing well in any language

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10:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S first free school is doing “très bien!” after receiving the results of its first inspection.

Pupils return to Bayards Hill Primary School after building works made ‘safer’

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6:00am Thursday 11th September 2014

CHANGES have been made at a Barton school after children returned to classes with construction work still ongoing in their playground.

Some children still waiting on school places

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6:30am Wednesday 10th September 2014

A NUMBER of children in the county are without school places due to a large number of applications submitted.

Exciting times ahead for pupils at Rose Hill Primary

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7:00pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

THE start of every school year brings fresh challenges but there is also a new era at Rose Hill Primary School since Sue Vermes took over as headteacher.

Weak teaching is 'eradicated' at St John The Evangelist School

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9:00am Monday 8th September 2014

STRONG teamwork and skilful leadership are behind a turnaround in fortunes for a primary school previously rated as inadequate by Oftsed.

‘We can’t send our children to school on building site’

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8:30am Friday 5th September 2014

CHILDREN have been playing alongside heavy machinery at an Oxford primary school, according to their parents.

Bishop accepts diocese schools could be better

Banbury Cake: The Right Rev John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

THE Bishop of Oxford has admitted there is still “work to do” on improving educational attainment in his diocese’s Church of England schools.

Space students arrive at academy

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7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

The UK’s first ‘space academy’ opened in Banbury yesterday, welcoming its first intake of 75 students and specialising in maths and science.

New pupils’ knotty behaviour

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7:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

NEW pupils received a lesson in tying their ties yesterday as they were welcomed to Heyford Park Free School.

Children not alone in finding school tough

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5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HELEN WRIGHT finds out how parents confront a financial squeeze educating their offspring, while education chiefs choke on providing meals for all pupils under seven

d’Overbroecks College keen to make use of Oxford's old Masonic lodge

Banbury Cake: The former Masonic Lodge in Banbury Road

7:00am Monday 1st September 2014

Oxford's former Masonic lodge could be turned into a school building.

Help on its way for pupils with autism

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7:30am Friday 29th August 2014

Imagine not being able to understand the emotions of others, not being able to make friends and in some cases not even being able to talk.

New school science block at Cheney School up for discussion

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8:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE building of a new science block at an Oxford school will be discussed next week.

Success looms in move for Oxford school crossing

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6:30am Thursday 28th August 2014

A PEDESTRIAN crossing parents have been campaigning for at an Oxford school looks set to go ahead.

Will Michael Gove’s GCSE education overhaul work?

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5:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WE ask Melinda Tilley, cabinet member for children, education and families at Oxfordshire County Council, and Wyll Wallis, Wallingford School headteacher, their views on whether they think former Education Secretary Michael Gove's schools refirms for GCSEs work.

GCSE results: Zoe fights ME to make grade

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9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

A GIRL who missed the last six months of school ahead of her exams, due to the chronic fatigue condition ME, did not let it stop her passing her GCSEs.

Reflecting Littlemore history through medium of art

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10:20pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

STUDENTS from The John Henry Newman Academy have been working with a local artist to draw up plans for a community art project in Littlemore.

College in deal with British Gas over trainees

Banbury Cake: GOOD Andrew Smith, Oxford East MP

7:10am Monday 25th August 2014

BRITISH Gas Oxford will recruit 10 apprentices in a new deal with Abingdon and Witney College.

Abingdon after-school club shut down after Ofsted investigation

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9:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

Club accused of failing to report abuse allegations and of other failures. Read the report in full here

GCSE joy for Zainab

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9:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

FROM jittery to joyful, these pictures capture what GCSE results meant to every pupil across Oxfordshire yesterday.

Headteachers criticise new policy of ‘half-time results’

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8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

SEVERAL headteachers refused to release their official results yesterday, criticising new Government policy.

It’s a photo finish for A-grade identical twins

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8:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

EXAMINERS were seeing double when they marked the papers of identical twins Ben and Lewis Thorne, who got identical grades of nine A*s and three As.

Juggling exams with glory on the national stage

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8:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OLYMPIC swimmers, athletes and even a Britain’s Got Talent contestant aced their exams.

Spires newcomer is clearly a fast learner

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8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

ANDREA Pinedo managed to secure seven GCSEs despite only starting the courses 11 months ago.

GCSE success stories around the county

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8:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

IT is hard enough to get nine A*s, two As and a B in your GCSEs, but 16-year-old Maia Jordan has done it all while being a young carer at home.

Two friends chalk up clutch of top grades

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7:40am Friday 22nd August 2014

TWO friends at Didcot Girls’ School are celebrating a clutch of top grades.

Independent schools celebrate as they chalk up perfect pass rates

Banbury Cake: Dr Tim Hands

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S independent schools celebrated another year of success in their GCSE results.

Change hits county GCSE statistics

Banbury Cake: Melinda Tilley

7:20am Friday 22nd August 2014

OXFORDSHIRE County Council said last night it cannot yet tell how many pupils are achieving the national target because of disparities in how results are being reported.

Classy pupils prove they're stars all round

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7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

TEACHERS across the county spoke of their pride as students opened some record-breaking GCSE results.

Oxford Academy results fall amid celebrations elsewhere

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7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

THE new headteacher of a failing academy has vowed to “get it right” next year after seeing a lower set of results than last year.

2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results school by school

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12:30pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Full GCSE results for Oxfordshire schools for 2014

Live Blog: The 2014 Oxfordshire GCSE results live, with updates, tweets, audio and pictures

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12:56pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Follow our coverage of this year's GCSE results, with updates, pictures and tweets

Between £300k and £500k is needed to fund free school lunch scheme

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7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

SCHOOLS still face a shortfall of at least £300,000 to pay for free school lunches less than two weeks before the start of term.

Plans for new primary school show shape of things to come

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10:00pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

DESIGNS have been revealed for what could be Didcot’s next primary school.

‘Exam changes likely to affect schools’ GCSEs’

Banbury Cake: Sue Croft, the principal of Oxford Spires Academy

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

A HEADTEACHER has warned that GCSE results across Oxfordshire are likely to be more varied than usual, after examination rules were changed.

Schools are ‘revolutionising energy’

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6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

SCHOOLS across Oxfordshire are getting ready to be switched on to green energy after getting solar panels installed over the summer holidays.

Have a say on school

Banbury Cake: oxfordshire county council logo round

9:10am Monday 18th August 2014

There are 12 days left to comment on plans to build a new primary school as part of a 3,300-home development at Didcot.

Building work to start on £10m technical college

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3:00pm Saturday 16th August 2014

CONSTRUCTION work is about to start at Didcot’s specialist college for scientific research, engineering and computing.

A-level results: pupils praised for 100 per cent passes

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5:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

WANTAGE: All 128 A-Level students at King Alfred’s Academy passed their exams with grades A* to E.

A-Level results: Cerebral palsy proves no barrier for Luke

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8:50am Friday 15th August 2014

King Alfred’s Academy pupil Luke Parsons didn’t let his disability get in the way of his A-Levels as he secured a place at Loughborough University to study computer science.

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