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Majority of parents in Wakefield have secure first choice primary school for their child.

Parents across the city with youngsters starting reception class in September find out today (Monday) which school they have been allocated.

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Ofsted says too many pupils on holiday in term

Ofsted says too many pupils on holiday in term

Parents taking their children on holiday during term time is to blame for high absences at one primary school, Ofsted has said.

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Sharon King

Mum-of-three shares her experiences of autism

A Horbury author who has written about her family’s experiences of autism will be signing copies of her book at Wakefield’s Waterstones this Saturday.

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Mackie Hill Junior and Infant School

Primary and secondary school merger to go ahead

A proposal to merge Kettlethorpe High School and Mackie Hill J&I School has been approved by Wakefield Council’s cabinet.

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Martyn Oliver, cheif executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Wakefield.

Wakefield City Academies Trust chief in pledge to lift ‘dark cloud’

The leader of an academy chain which is set to take over six schools that have been offloaded by Wakefield City Academies Trust (WCAT) plans to to lift the “dark cloud” that has been cast by the collapsed organisation.

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Firm’s apprenticeship scheme is praised by education inspectors

Firm’s apprenticeship scheme is praised by education inspectors

Education inspectors have praised an apprenticeship programme for its high quality training.

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IN PICTURES: Pupils from the district back in the classroom

Here we have a selection of photos taken by our photographer for the Express’ School of the Week.

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Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy

‘We’re still in the dark over WCAT collapse’

Secrecy and silence still surrounds the closure of a beleaguered academy chain, six months after a shock announcement that it would cease running its 21 Yorkshire schools.

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FULL LIST: Wakefield district school closures as heavy snow continues

FULL LIST: Wakefield district school closures as heavy snow continues

Schools in the Wakefield district have been forced to close as ‘the Beast from the East’ continues to bring snow to the area.

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Wakefield College

Wakefield College closes due to severe weather

Wakefield College is closing its doors as 'Beast from the East' batters the district with heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

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UPDATED: Which schools are closed in Yorkshire today due to the snow?

More snow has fallen across Yorkshire overnight leading to a number of schools in the region being forced to close for the day.
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special measures: Sacred Heart in Hemsworth. (Google Maps)

School dropped into special measures following Ofsted visit

A school has been dropped into special measures following stinging criticism from education inspectors.

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Struggling primary school could merge with nearby secondary

Struggling primary school could merge with nearby secondary

A primary school, rated inadequate by an education watchdog, could be merged with a nearby secondary.

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Ofsted steps in at struggling primary school

Ofsted steps in at struggling primary school

A school has been placed in special measures by the education watchdog.

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School league tables revealed.

Education units for excluded pupils to expand

More places will be created at education units for pupils who have been permanently excluded from school to accommodate a rising number of children.

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Secondary school league tables have been released.

Secondary School league tables: How did Yorkshire do?

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at underperforming secondary schools, official figures show.
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MP 'worried' WCAT schools 'may not have cash returned'

MP 'worried' WCAT schools 'may not have cash returned'

An MP has voiced concern that schools may not get back cash reportedly handed over to a failed academy chain prior to its collapse.

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Wakefield City Academy

New trusts announced for some of WCAT schools - but not those in Wakefield district

New trusts are set to be named for the schools in our district that were part of the doomed Wakefield Cities Academies Trust (WCAT).

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The number of pupils permanently excluded from Wakefield schools rose last year (generic school corridor image).

REVEALED: The number of pupils from your area of Wakefield permanently excluded from school last year

A total of 80 pupils were expelled from schools in the Wakefield district last year.

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Nursery ‘inadequate’ in all areas

Nursery ‘inadequate’ in all areas

The safety of children at a nursery school is being put at risk, an education watchdog has warned.

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