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WATCH: Rugby School duo record a song fit for royalty

A world-class trumpeter and a BBC chorister, both from Rugby School, have recorded a song as a wedding gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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Rugby grammar heads: £50m funding a welcome gesture but won't have a big impact

An additional £50 million of funding for grammar schools is not likely to have a dramatic impact, said the head teachers of Rugby’s two grammar schools.

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The winners of this years awards, pictured last Thursday at Rugby School.

Winners of Rupert Brooke Literary Prize competition announced

The theme of water inspired a wide range of responses from across the age range in this year’s Rupert Brooke Literary Prize competition.

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Top left: Ranjit Samra. Top and bottom right: new Bilton head Tim Chambers.

New head joins Bilton School revolution

Changing a school for the better is like turning an oil tanker – said the newly appointed head of Bilton School.
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IN PICTURES: Archbishop of Canterbury visits Southam College

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, visited Southam College yesterday (Thursday May 3) where he served as chair of governors just ten years ago.

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Ashlawn School

‘No comment’ on why head is not at Rugby school

Mystery surrounds the status of Ashlawn head and academy boss Lois Reed after a confidential email sent to the school’s staff states she is off site and is not to be contacted on school business.

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Mud run.

Abbots Farm pupils tackle mud run for charity

Pupils at Abbots Farm Junior School braved mud, obstacles, water guns and hose pipes to complete a mud run to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Ava Grimes from St Benedict's School in Atherstone, winner of the Womens Tour Start Flag Design Competition in 2017, opening last year's Warwickshire stage.

Warwickshire kids invited to design starter flag and stage trophy for elite cycling tour

The starter’s flag has dropped on a challenge for Warwickshire school children to get creative for the leading female professional cycling road race in the UK cycling calendar.

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When do parents in Warwickshire find out about primary school places?

Parents in Warwickshire 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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Man arrested over schools hoaxes ‘threatening attacks’

An 18-year-old man has been arrested after schools across our area and beyond were put on alert after staff reported that they had been sent “threatening” emails.

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Iona Craig (left) with Anousha Salehi and Rugby School chaplain Richard Horner.

Ponies visit Rugby School to promote Circles Network charity

Two miniature Shetland ponies trotted up the aisle of Rugby School’s chapel last week to help promote the work of the local charity Circles Network.

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The plans.

Plans lodged for new Rokeby school building

Detailed plans have been submitted for the new Rugby Free Secondary School building on the Rokeby field.
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Lack of cash for secondary school in Rugby could mean seven redundancies

The head of Avon Valley School is urging parents to write to Rugby MP Mark Pawsey to voice their concern after budget constraints mean seven teaching assistants may be made redundant.
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Are you as smart as an 11 year old? Prove it

Just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz, here’s six questions to test your brain power.

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Minecraft

School bomb threat hoaxes reported to be a result of Minecraft game feud

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

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Praise for Rugby school staff and pupils following evacuation after hoax bomb threat

The head of a Rugby primary school has praised the actions of staff and pupils after the site received a hoax bomb threat this morning.
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Coton Park campaigners.

Rugby faces shortage of 690 secondary school places by 2020

By September 2020 Rugby will face a shortage of 690 secondary school places if current trends continue - claim Warwickshire County Council.

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Louis Reed's salary - a comparison.

Ashlawn head's six-figure salary compared with other Rugby schools

Last week the Advertiser published the salary of the headteacher at Ashlawn School - now Mrs Reed's salary can be compared with the highest paid members of staff in other Rugby schools.
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Ashlawn School.

Ashlawn School defends head's six-figure salary

The headteacher of Ashlawn School received a salary of between £270,001 and £280,000 in 2017.
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Snow has closed schools across Warwickshire. Photo: Fraser Pithie

Snow closes schools across Warwickshire

Hundreds of schools across Warwickshire are closed today (Friday) because of the snow.

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