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Author revisits school to spread the word

Author Kelly Willoughby, who writes as part of a team with her famous sister Holly, paid Burgess Hill Girls School a visit on Friday (May 19) during its Open Day to spread the word about the importance of reading to children.

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Downland Community School in Hassocks. Picture : Liz Pearce

South East Water ‘working hard’ to repair ‘serious burst’ water main

South East Water is working hard to repair a serious burst on a large water main in South Chailey which has caused supply problems for residents in Mid Sussex.

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Downland Community School in Hassocks. Picture: Liz Pearce

‘Serious burst’ water main affects residents and schools

Residents in Mid Sussex may be experiencing water supply problems after a ‘serious burst’ on a large water main in the area, said a South East Water spokesman.

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Downland Community School in Hassocks. Picture: Liz Pearce

GCSEs still on as schools forced to close

Schools have been closed due to a burst water main – but GCSE students are still expected to attend their exams.

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Holly and Kelly Willoughby. Picture: Empra

Holly Willoughby’s sister and former pupil to visit school

Holly Willoughby’s sister will be visiting Burgess Hill Girls School on Friday (May 19).

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Save Our Schools West Sussex campaigners met with councillors at County Hall

School funding campaigners head for County Hall

Schools campaigners and politicians were of one mind when they met at County Hall to share the message ‘save our schools’.

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Academy trusts plan to merge

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is hoping to merge with the Hastings Academies Trust.

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Exams can mean stress for many students

Top tips for West Sussex students facing exam stress

Help is on hand for young people in West Sussex facing exam stress.

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Book donation helps academy students browse pages of history

Sir Nicholas Soames has presented the Burgess Hill Academy with dozens of history books for its library.

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A Gyr falcon and handler at a previous Plumpton College Open Day. Photo by Derek Martin

Get set for farm fun at Plumpton College open day

Plumpton College open day will be held at the campus in Ditchling Road from 10am to 5pm tomorrow (Saturday).

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British writer and former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman with students. Picture: Steve Robards SR1709853

Students learn top author’s secrets

Worthing High School was thrilled to welcome former Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman yesterday.

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Headteachers from 14 counties issue education warning

Thousands of jobs are being cut and poor funding has left schools at crisis point.

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Chaz Harris (right) with co-author and friend Adam Reynolds

Author tells how anti-gay bullying inspired fairytale

An author from Haywards Heath who suffered anti-gay bullying as a teenager has collaborated on a new fairytale book about two male characters who fall in love.

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Burgess Hill Academy hopes to bring the exciting and alternative education programme to students

Tesco Bags for Help Scheme funds education programme

Shoppers at Tesco who have purchased a 5p bag are helping bring an ‘exciting alternative’ education programme to Burgess Hill Academy.

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Teacher struck off after having sex with student

A singing teacher who had sex with a student and sent text messages encouraging her to take drugs has been banned from teaching for life, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has said.

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Parents call public meeting about school funding

A public meeting has been called by parents wanting to say “enough is enough” to the education funding crisis.

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Youngsters are concerned about the potential extinction of the panda

Youngsters worried about Trump and environment

The environment and Donald Trump are among the main issues which concern children, according to a new survey.

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‘There’s only so far you can push staff before they reach breaking point’

School staff from all over West Sussex have opened up about the damage being caused by the ongoing financial crisis.

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Most parents get primary school of choice for children

Every applicant who applied for a primary place for their child has received one - but not all have been given the school of their choice.

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