Peterborough and Cambridgeshire schools to receive more money from the Government

Peterborough’s schools are to receive more money from the Government from next year.

Alan Dowson

‘We’ve let our children down’ - Labour express anger at ‘shameful’ Peterborough SATS results at city council meeting

Labour accused the ruling Conservatives of failing Peterborough’s children during a city council discussion on education.

John Holdich and Pamela Kilbey at the sod cutting ceremony at Jack Hunt School

£7 million school expansion begins

A sod-cutting ceremony yesterday marked the start of works for a £7 million expansion at Jack Hunt School in Netherton, which will see 11 new classrooms, a science classroom, an all-weather sports pitch and a new dining hall and kitchen.

Hampton Day Nursery

Children have big lesson in store about the origins of food

Children at a nursery in Hampton had a big lesson in store when they discovered the origins of their food.

Cllr John Holdich

First class education is a priority - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

For thousands of families in the city this is the week when children will be returning to school and some are making the step up from primary to secondary.

Education news

Peterborough primary set for £5 million expansion

A £5 million contract to expand Oakdale Primary School in Stanground has been approved.

Editor's Comment

EDITOR’S COMMENT: Crisis is the word to describe SATs results

The desperately poor league position of Peterborough’s schools in the Government’s SATs league tables has provoked angry responses - not least from MP Shailesh Vara.

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.

Thornton on Thursday column with Peterborough Telegraph's deputy editor Nigel Thornton -

Educating Peterborough - no more excuses please!

The secret to great comedy is timing. But there was nothing remotely funny about the publication of Peterborough latest SATS results coming the day after the long awaited review into education into the city.

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Peterborough engineering boss warns of urgent need for more apprentices

The boss of an engineering company in Peterborough has warned of an urgent need to encourage more young people to take up apprenticeships in the industry.

Peterborough Telegraph archive picture of Sawtry Community College

Ex-headteacher defrauded school of £100,000 and engaged in sexual activity on school premises

A former headteacher is to be sentenced after defrauding a local school of more than £100,000 and engaging in sexual activity on the school premises during school hours.

Principal Scott Hudson

Queen Katharine's Academy pupils told to return to school in non-uniform this week before receiving free uniforms for all years after supply problems

Pupil's returning to Queen Katharine's Academy in Peterborough this week have been told to wear their own clothes after a problem at the suppliers of the new school uniform.
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Parents angered by confusion and delays to delivery of new school uniform for Queen Katharine Academy pupils

Parents have been left disappointed and confused after new school uniforms for the renamed Voyager Acadmey, now Queen Katharine Academy failed to arrive this week.
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First look at new Peterborough Secondary School

The new £22 million Hampton Gardens secondary school is now ready to welcome its first pupils when the summer break ends this week.

Cllr John Holdich

City schools’ unique challenges - Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich

Towards the end of last year I made a personal commitment to leave no stone unturned in trying to understand whether there was anything more that could be done to improve the education offered to children and young people.

Shailesh Vara

‘These results are appalling and no amount of excuses can justify them’ - Shailesh Vara’s hits out over Peterborough’s SATS scores

Shailesh Vara has called on education chiefs to stop making excuses after Peterborough came second bottom in the SATS tables for the second year running.

Cllr Lynne Ayres

Peterborough second bottom again for SATS as provisional results announced

Peterborough is second bottom in the league tables for SATS results for the second year running, according to newly released provisional data.

Newark Hill Academy celebrating its 'good' Ofsted report

Peterborough faces ‘unique migration challenge’ says review into city’s education

A review into education in Peterborough has concluded that the city faces a “unique set of challenges” due to high levels of migration.

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GCSE RESULTS: 43% pass rate for English and maths at St John Fisher

Less than half of the pupils at St John Fisher passed English and maths.

Simon Burgess, Greg James, Daniela Araujo, Daniel Milson (the pupils who opened their results on air)

‘I tried to convince the principal I wasn’t winding him up!’ - School’s shock at results day visit from Radio One’s Greg James

Opening up your GCSE results is a nerve-racking experience, but doing it live on Radio One’s breakfast show while millions of people are listening is taking it to another level..

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