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Ofsted tells Wigan school it must improve

A Wigan primary school has been told it must improve amid concerns about the progress being made by pupils.

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The number of Wigan children attending one of their chosen primary schools has risen

Success for Wigan parents on National Offer Day

The number of Wigan children attending one of their chosen primary schools has risen since last year.

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Thousands of Wigan schoolchildren got one of their preferred schools

Joy for thousands of Wigan families on National Offer Day

The number of Wigan children attending one of their chosen primary schools has risen since last year.

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Rose Bridge Academy in Ince, which is estimated to be losing a staggering 371,440 between 2015 and 2020.

Scope of Wigan school cash cuts finally revealed

The scale of the funding cuts faced by the borough’s schools has finally been laid bare.

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Education Awards 2018 - get your nominations in now

Education Awards 2018: Nominate now

The Wigan Observer and Wigan Evening Post are proud to announce their Education Awards 2018.
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When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
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Peter McGhee

Top honour for Wigan principal

Peter McGhee, Principal of St John Rigby College, has been appointed as one of seven National Leaders of Further Education (NLFE) and is the only Sixth Form College Principal in the country to have been asked by the FE Commissioner to undertake this role.

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Nursery staff and children celebrate the new report

Nursery's fortunes on the rise

Improvements have been made at a borough nursery previously criticised by education inspectors.
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Facebook offers services in return for data collection, says Lancaster University academic Dr Helena Wenninger

‘There needs to be more awareness of privacy’

In the brave new world of social media, it can feel as though Big Brother really is watching our every move. But is it really so bad that Facebook knows our favourite drinks and where we like to shop? And will the Cambridge Analytica revelations really change the behaviour of the social media generation?

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Schools across Wigan are facing huge budget cuts

Wigan schools facing £8.5m funding cuts

Millions of pounds will have been slashed from school budgets in the borough by 2020, shocking new figures show.

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Head teacher at St Catharine's Nicola Goulding

Minister's praise for Wigan school's turnaround

A Wigan school which “required improvements” just five years ago, has now been listed in the top two per cent for pupil progression in the UK.

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Wigan head teacher bids farewell after 40 years

A retiring head teacher has spoken of his “wonderful” time at the borough high school where he has spent almost three decades.

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Back row from left, lead practitioner Lisa Rothwell, Morgan Young, Rhys Stirling, headteacher Mike Southworth, Ellie Thompson, Janet Mitchell from The Brick charity, front row from left, Sam Jones, Jade Bentham and Grace McAleavey

Sponsored silence speaks volumes

Borough school pupils raised thousands of pounds to support the homeless by taking part in a sponsored silence.

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Wigan and Leigh College

Wigan and Leigh College hits back at Ofsted rating

Inspectors have criticised Wigan and Leigh College’s use of subcontracting following a pioneering visit to the borough.
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Young boffins get in lather over science of bubbles

A Wigan school’s Science Week achievements have been put under the microscope.

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The Cansfield High School students who won an enterprise challenge, with Dave Darby, from St John Rigby College, and Cansfield teacher Jenni Ward

A sweet recipe for business success for Wigan pupils

A group of young entrepreneurs have secured a sweet success after their unusual idea for new donuts scooped a business challenge.

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Rowan Tree Primary School in Atherton was rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted

Have your say on special schools plan

Borough residents are being asked for the views on how the council should expand its services for youngsters with special educational needs.
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The year 6 pupils from Mr McCanns class

Wigan school pupils need help to win trip of a lifetime

A class of Wigan primary school pupils could be set to win the trip of a lifetime thanks to one talented young girl.

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Social media - a new threat

School reputations damaged by social media

Schools are being forced to trawl social media to protect their reputations due to parents posting complaints online, according to headteachers.
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Rose Bridge Academy

Ofsted study reveals ‘failings’ at Wigan school

A secondary school in Wigan is in special measures after a shocking report by Ofsted exposed a catalogue of serious leadership failures.

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