Disgraced headteacher who used school funds to build 'sex dungeon' left school in 'serious financial difficulty' MP tells education minister

A Sawtry school has been left in "serious financial difficulty" by the actions of a disgraced headteacher who used funds to build a "sex dungeon".
Snow in Peterborough yesterday

Which Peterborough schools are open today following heavy weekend snow?

We'll bring you any updates throughout the morning here of any school closures across the Peterborough region.
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School gets new start with £2m funding boost

A school whose former headmaster was jailed for fraud after setting up a ‘sex dungeon’ in his office has been given a £2 million boost to address serious health and safety concerns in the buildings.

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Sawtry school gets £2 million boost to address serious health and safety concerns in school buildings

A Sawtry school has been given a £2 million boost to improve classrooms which had been left in poor conditions.

Children and Staff from Fulbridge Academy attending an "OAP's During the War" day at Parkway Scoial Club. EMN-171124-180641009

Wartime lessons for pupils

Schoolchildren were taken back in time to learn about life during the war.

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Sawtry school in line for £2 million boost

A Sawtry school is in line for a £2 million boost to renovate its buildings.

William Hildyard primary school 50 years celebrations.  Bishop Timothy of Grantham with pupils and staff in the school forest EMN-171121-154508009

School marks 50 years

It was party time for one primary school as it celebrated 50 years since opening its doors.

William de Yaxley Church of England Academy

Improvements at Yaxley school, but standards not yet good enough says Ofsted

A school previously labelled inadequate has made improvements according to Ofsted, but inspectors have said standards are still not good enough.

Head teacher  Sue Blyth with pupils at Fourfields School, Yaxley -   the happiest school in the country. EMN-171120-161209009

Smiles all round at Peterborough school named happiest in the country

Staff at a Peterborough school which allows children to shine by focussing on smiles are beaming - after being named the happiest school in the country.

Martin Steele, chairman of Safapac Holdings, presents the awards to students, from left ,  Kathryn Paternoster, Emma Hunt, Jake Smith, Megan Childs and Katie Wright.

Talented science students praised by Peterborough-based chemical manufacturer

Chemical manufacturer Safapac has praised students for excellent performances in their school science subjects.

Celina Worraker examines the clock

Clock bells chime again

A famous old clock is ticking again after a schoolgirl raised thousands to bring it back to life.

City College Peterborough

Funding to help adult learners in the city

Cross Keys Homes has secured more than £15,000 of funding from City College Peterborough’s Community Learning Trust Fund.

University graduates

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Sponsored walk raises £800 for Children in Need

Children, families and staff from Alpha Kindergarten School on Fletton Avenue in Peterborough raised more than £800 for Children in Need on a sponsored walk yesterday.

Schools' Sings event at the Cresset. Paston Ridings primary and The King's School pupils performing. EMN-171114-085828009

Peterborough primary schools bring their Favourite Things - and the West End - to The Cresset

Nearly 1000 pupils from primary schools across the city participated in the Peterborough Sings! West End Singing Days at The Cresset on Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Fourfields Community Primary School, Yaxley.

Yaxley school and Peterborough business finalists in national Happiness Awards

A Yaxley shcool and Peterborough business have both been shortlisted in the finals of Britain's only nationwide Happiness Awards.

Jonathan Lewis

Former director of Peterborough education returns to the role

The former director of education for Peterborough City Council has returned to take up the post in the city again.

Children at  Park Lane Primary School forming the poppy

An aerially awesome act of remembrance at Whittlesey school

An awesome aerial act of remembrance could be seen by anyone lucky enough to be flying over Whittlesey this morning.


Peterborough engineers look to unique training course to recruit the next generation of its workforce

A leading Peterborough company wants to recruit more would-be engineers for its unique training scheme.

Left- Sherrie Courten, Team Manager, Barnardos Childrens Centres, Peterborough; Right  Lynn McNish, Childrens Services Manager, Barnardos Childrens Centres, Peterborough

Childcare facility in Peterborough back up and running under new management

A childcare facility in Peterborough has re-opened under new owners.

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