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.

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older mums are better mums says new study

Older women make better mums with their children displaying fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study reveals.

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Rugby Benevolent Fund recently donated �35,000 to Brooke School, which is going to be used towards a new outdoors area. NNL-170314-230038009

Rugby fund backs Rugby school

A dream of getting a new outdoor playground for pupils at Rugby’s Brooke School has become reality thanks to a £35,000 donation from the Rugby Group Benevolent Fund.

Avon Valley School kickboxers Katelyn Bateman, Bobby Brannen, Liam Radburn and Cameron Mac will represent England at the World Martial Arts Organisations World Championships which will be held in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, in October. NNL-170328-152410001

Rugby school kickboxers to represent country at world championships

Three kickboxers from a Rugby school qualified to represent England at the martial arts world championships in Dublin later this year.

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Two Rugby schools set to form multi-academy trust

Two schools in Rugby launched consultations on a proposal to form a co-operative multi-academy trust today (Monday, March 27).

Are you smarter than an 11 year old? Find out by taking the tes

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.

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Bilton School head to quit

The head of Bilton School is to leave at Easter as the school looks to transform its fortunes by becoming part of a multi-academy trust led by the outstanding Southam College.

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Rugby High School head teacher Charlotte Marten confirmed the students are safe

Rugby students 15 minutes away from Westminster terrorist incident

Students from Rugby High School were stood in the same spot as a deadly ‘terrorist’ incident in Westminster 15 minutes earlier but are safe and on their way home.

Fresh air... Rokeby residents held a picnic on the threatened field last autumn NNL-170320-181251001

Air quality raised in Rokeby fight

Campaigners battling plans for two free schools on Rokeby Field have highlighted the need for information on air quality in the area.


Rugby pupils blown away by experiments during science week

Rugby school children were amazed by giant bubbles and disappearing water as part of British Science Week.

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Special report: Children tucking into lunchboxes with double their daily sugar intake

Children are tucking into lunchboxes containing more than double their daily sugar intake, a study has found.

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Boughton Leigh Infant School head Andrew Moorcroft celebrates the good news with year 2 pupils Fearne Priest, Dulcie Cooper, Isabelle Callaghan and Raghav Bhide.. NNL-170203-135604001

Great report on a great Rugby school

Pupils at Boughton Leigh Infant School in Brownsover, Rugby are ‘happy at school and enjoy their learning’, according to Ofsted.

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Rugby High pupil named young laureate

A Year 12 student at Rugby High School has been named Warwickshire’s Young Poet Laureate 2017.

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UPDATE: Police complete search of evacuated Rugby school

A school in Rugby has been evacuated after a threat.

Miranda Bishop-Timings from Stretton on Dunsmore was also awarded the scholarship

Rugby pair tackling gender stereotypes thanks to scholarship

A Rugby mother made the leap from Amstrad to Apple to inspire her daughters and tackle gender stereotypes thanks to a major scholarship.

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