Primary schools urge parents to take action over funding cuts

Primary schools across Rugby borough have sent impassioned letters to parents urging them to join the fight against cuts to funding.

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

Mum hits out at school bans on fidget spinners

A mum who claims a fidget spinner proved a “miraculous” help to her son’s ability to learn has hit out at schools choosing to ban the gadgets.

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Northlands Primary School pupils help build a pond dipping area at Draycote Water. Photo: Severn Trent NNL-170519-151846001

School children help build new habitat at Draycote Water

Schoolchildren were invited to help contractors build a pond dipping area at Draycote Water in a great example of teamwork.

Helen Richardson-Walsh poses for a selfie with Rugby High School PE teachers NNL-170516-155115001

Olympic hockey gold medallist opens Rugby school’s new sports hall

Olympic hockey gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh officially opened Rugby High School’s new £1.4m sports hall last Thursday.

Crescent Schools Year 4 with Sue Melia (left), headteacher Huw Marshall (centre left) and Tony Melia (centre right). Photo: Crescent School NNL-170515-121105001

Rugby primary school pupils raise nearly £1,000 for Malawi charity

A Rugby primary school presented a cheque for nearly £1,000 to a locally-run charity supporting people in Malawi.

A bus could not get through as motorists had parked on both sides of Townsend Lane in Long Lawford NNL-171005-111749001

Frustration as gridlock outside Long Lawford school

Calls have been made for restricted parking outside Long Lawford Primary School after two buses were stuck because of inconsiderate parking.

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Harris Academy drama students perform The Snow Dragons by Lizzie Nunnery at National Theatre's Connections Festival at Royal and Derngate theatre in Northampton. Photo: Harris Academy NNL-170405-121958001

Rugby drama students impress at world’s largest youth theatre festival

Drama students impressed professional dramatists with their performance in the largest youth theatre festival in the world.

Evha Jannath. Photo: SWNS

Girl who died at Drayton Manor was former Rugby schoolgirl

The tragic girl who died after falling off a ride at Drayton Manor theme park yesterday (Tuesday, May 9) used to go to school in Rugby.

All the pupils which took part in the challenge

Young engineers from Kenilworth and Balsall Common take part in F1 challenge

Thirty pupils from Kenilworth and Balsall Common primary schools took part in the F1 in Schools Jaguar Primary School Challenge last week.

The top pet hates of parents on the schoolrun

REVEALED: The biggest pet hates of the school run

With school term just restarted, frustrations are already starting to show as parents have revealed their top school run gripes.

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The message is clear from residents in the Rokeby area... NNL-170305-104751001

D-Day looms in battle over Rugby free school plans

A long-running battle over a much-loved green space is entering the crunch phase with a decision looming on building two free schools there.

Lawrence Sheriff pupils get financial advice from Hinckley and Rugby NNL-170428-120322001

Sheriff pupils get a flying start to financial futures

Lawrence Sheriff School pupils found out all about money during a special event sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

New Bilton School head Ranjit Samra with with David Wood, Georgia Tolchard, Rachel Crabb, Rahul Vadukul and Claire Walters - the school has now adopted the Southam motto, Be the best you can be! NNL-170425-115251001

Exclusive: Bilton School ready for bold new era

The start of the new term this week heralded the dawn of a new era for Bilton School as it gets a makeover, Southam College-style.

Crescent School Year 3 pupils who will be in the new Year 4 classes this September with headmaster Huw Marshall. Photo: Crescent School NNL-170425-145541001

Rugby primary school doubling year to meet demand

An independent primary school in Rugby is doubling its Year 4 classes from September after a consultation.

Princethorpe College pupils Joe Rose, Harry Harbet-Boe and Kian Mellett

Rugby boys brave the shave for charity

Three boys from Rugby borough are expected to have raised more than £600 for Cancer Research UK by shaving their heads.

St Andrew's Benn Primary School's choir at St Andrew's Church for the celebration service NNL-171004-090609001

Service celebrates Rugby primary school’s great year

A Rugby primary school celebrated its phenomenal year, including its first ‘good’ Ofsted report, with a special church service on Friday.

Princethorpe College pupil Toby Lee with fellow Olivier Award winner Tim Minchin. Photo by Terry Lee NNL-171004-170926001

Musical star from Princethorpe College scoops Olivier Award

A 12-year-old guitar sensation from Princethorpe College scooped an Olivier Award with fellow School of Rock cast members in London last night (Sunday, April 9).

Digging on Rokeby Field in May, 2016 NNL-171004-150757001

Survey work for schools plan at Rokeby Field

Developers behind the proposed two free schools in Rugby will be carrying out a number of surveys on Rokeby Field to measure its potential impact.

Boughton Leigh Infant School pupils gardening with their grandparents. Photo courtesy of the school NNL-170304-105907001

Gardening help from grandparents at Rugby primary school

A sharing of enthusiasm and expertise was on the agenda when a group of Rugby primary school pupils were joined by their grandparents for a fun-filled gardening afternoon.

Rugby High School's head of English Olga Dermott-Bond, with Ruby Murphy, Lucy Tiller, Rachel Coates and Ella Roberts. NNL-170328-184259001

Rugby High writers thrive in Yorkshire

The roll-call of writers who have been inspired by the Arvon Foundation includes many famous names, so great things could now be in store for a group from Rugby High School.

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