Surprise for pupils as Father Christmas crashes his sleigh in Rothwell

Youngsters arrived at school to find the aftermath of a sleigh crash with reindeer in the playground.

Primary School news

REVEALED: The Northamptonshire primary schools which fail to meet government standards

These are the Northamptonshire primary schools which fail to meet national targets for pupil progress.

Youngsters taking part in the Christmas concert

Festive fun with four schools coming together for Christmas concert in Wellingborough

Youngsters from four schools got into the festive spirit with their annual Christmas concert.

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Thirty schools remain closed today across Northamptonshire after winter weather

Thirty schools across Northamptonshire are still closed today after Sunday's downpour of snow and icy conditions overnight, according to the county council's website.

The official opening of the new extension

Official opening of multi-million pound extension at Corby school

A new extension which has doubled the size of Corby Technical School has been officially opened.

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Rothwell school making rapid improvements

A Rothwell school which was rated as ‘inadequate’ has been praised by Ofsted for making rapid improvements.

Good Ofsted: Rushden: Noel Springett-McHugh, head teacher of South End Junior School, celebrating the Good Ofsted. 
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Rushden school continues to be good, says Ofsted

Inspectors from Ofsted have praised a Rushden school for maintaining its good quality of education.


Higham nursery is ‘outstanding’, says Ofsted

A nursery in Higham Ferrers has been given the highest possible grade after an inspection by Ofsted.

Construction Begins: Corby:  Red Kite Academy, Corby�"s new special educational needs school.
Red Kite Academy will provide 100 places for children aged four to 18 with severe and profound learning difficulties and for children and young people with an Autism presentation.
With the time capsule  Eoin Finan, 13, with Donna Luck (head teacher of the new school)
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Have your say on new Corby special school

A consultation in order to authorise the signing of a funding agreement that will establish a new Corby special school is under way.

Principal Liza Davies

Rushden school praised for pupils’ success with phonics

Staff and pupils have been praised by a government minister after their phonics results put them in the top eight per cent of primary schools in the country.

Victoria Bishop with pupils at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy after it was judged as outstanding by Ofsted in 2015

Plans for new teaching block at Wellingborough school ‘bursting at the seams’

A Wellingborough school has submitted plans for a new teaching block to help meet the demand for places.

William Thallon

Former headteacher is new chairman of trust for four schools in Wellingborough area

A trust which runs four schools in and around Wellingborough has appointed three new directors to its board of trustees.

The launch of Huxlow Rocks!

Community art project Huxlow Rocks! launched in Irthlingborough

Schoolchildren have been painting rocks as part of a project to bring a little magic and mystery to the community.

Rushden car store sets fundraising wheels in motion for Children in Need

Rushden car store sets fundraising wheels in motion for Children in Need

Customers at a car supermarket helped to raise nearly £900 for Children in Need.

Irthlingborough pupils sponge their teachers for Children in Need

Irthlingborough pupils sponge their teachers for Children in Need

Teachers proved to be good sports by letting pupils throw wet sponges at them – all in the name of charity.

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Wellingborough school alumni give inspirational talk to pupils

Alumni of a Wellingborough school were among professionals who went back to the classroom to inspire today’s students to career confidence and academic success.

Staff and children from Little Learners Childcare in Corby celebrate their outstanding Ofsted. NNL-171117-150258005

Inspectors say Corby nursery is ‘outstanding’

A Corby nursery is celebrating after being awarded an ‘outstanding’ grade by Ofsted.

Victoria Bishop of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy in Wellingborough

School in Wellingborough nationally recognised as transforming educational practice

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy has recently achieved accreditation for transforming educational practice.

Councillors at One Angel Square say an additional 10 million of central Government funding for schools will not be enough to sustain them.

Extra £10m of schools funding in Northamptonshire will barely cover rising costs - councillors fear

A trickle of extra funding from central Government will not be enough to support Northamptonshire's expanding schools - parties on both sides of the chamber feared at the county council's cabinet meeting.

Nursery Celebration: Weldon: Mucky Pups pre-school Good Ofsted


Weldon nursery celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating

A nursery in Weldon has been rated as ‘good’ by inspectors from Ofsted.

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