Safer journey for school pupils

A new toucan crossing has been installed near Ravensthorpe Primary School as part of Peterborough City Council’s Safer Journeys to School programme.

Jonathan Lewis, service director for Education for PCC and CCC EMN-180519-081630009

How the school system works

Hello and welcome to the first Education Matters column. I hope it will provide a fascinating insight into education on a monthly basis.

Matt Ditchfield CEO of  Success for All UK presents  SFA award to  the SFA facilitator Sally Hudson and head teacher Kathy Fountain at Middleton primary school EMN-180506-130125009

School receives award for literacy teaching

A Peterborough primary school has received a rare award for its work improving children’s literacy.

Alastair Kingsley outside Hampton Gardens school  EMN-180506-130138009

Appeal for new governors to help Peterborough’s schools

Peterborough needs its talented residents to step forward and help our schools.


REVEALED: Peterborough’s top three nursery schools 2018 as voted for by you

There have been big celebrations at a Peterborough nursery after it was named as the best in the city.

Park House School, Thorney business manager  Luke Rich with pupils Kieron Venters La Freniere,  Riucardo Dias and Joshua Beattie who have  looking at the fundraising plans for a sensory integration area at the school. EMN-180521-122751009

School appeal for play area

A specialist school working with young people who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder is appealing for help to create a new play area to enhance their pupils’ school experience.

The celebrations

School team are Big Pedal champions

Sixteen schools across Peterborough have encouraged children, teachers and parents to jump on their bikes and scooters for Sustrans Big Pedal 2018 - a UK-wide event to get more young people cycling and scooting to school.


Nursery tots inspired by martial arts

Pre-school children at The Hampton Day Nursery in Peterborough did a ‘bean dance’, travelled through ‘the jungle’ and kicked a cheeky dragon back into his bag as a part of a karate lesson with the local martial arts company, Inspired.

Film Feels at Radius

A nostalgic throwback brought by PRC’s Film Feels Festival

Level 3 musicians from Peterborough Regional College came back on stage at the Radius for one last time to hold their final major project called ‘Film Feels Festival’ last Friday (May 25).

Whats on
Eye C of E Primary School EMN-180314-175547009

INTERVIEW: Changes made at primary school where some SATs results were declared invalid

Director of education at Peterborough City Council Jonathan Lewis said Eye C of E Primary School is a great school despite some of last year’s SATs results being declared invalid due to maladministration.

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INTERVIEW: Peterborough’s education chief seeks big improvements in league tables as he outlines vision for schools

He was a high flyer working for the Government and regularly meeting with ministers, but Peterborough’s education chief has given it all up to try and improve schools results in the city where his career first blossomed.


INTERVIEW: Rapid improvement possible at Peterborough primary school rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted

Rapid improvement can be made at Hampton Vale Primary School after it was rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted, according to Jonathan Lewis, director of education at Peterborough City Council.

Part of the PT's FOI response

Emails on primary school with invalid SATs results redacted after Freedom of Information request

Communication about a city primary school which had some of its SATs results declared invalid due to maladministration has been heavily redacted.

Ex headteacher James Stewart arriving at court previously

'Dramatic transformation' was needed at Sawtry school after headteacher used funds to build ‘sex dungeon’ damaging the education of a community for many years

A disgraced headteacher who used funds to build a “sex dungeon” alongside his office could have been caught sooner, a report has suggested.


Peterborough primary rated ‘Inadequate’ in highly critical report

Hampton Vale Primary School has been rated as ‘Inadequate’ after receiving a highly critical Ofsted report.


Headteacher who used funds to build ‘sex dungeon’ at Sawtry school, could have been caught sooner

A disgraced headteacher who used funds to build a “sex dungeon” alongside his office could have been caught sooner, a report has suggested.


REVEALED: Peterborough’s Top 10 nurseries as voted for by parents

The parents of Peterborough have made their voices heard and have chosen their top nurseries in the city

Headteacher Dr Michael Wright with pupils at Iqra Academy

Huge expansion plans for Peterborough Islamic girls school

An Islamic girls school in Peterborough is hoping to massively expand in the coming years with plans to move to a larger site in the city centre.

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