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Head of Long Itchington and Southam schools gets a unique namesake as she retires

The executive headteacher of Long Itchington CofE Primary School and St James CofE Primary School has had a large pink truck named after her as she prepares to retire after 24 years in Education.

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Rokeby playing fields schools finally get approval

Construction work could soon begin on Rokeby playing fields in Rugby.
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Children at Wellingtons Day Nursery in Regent Place

Children at Rugby nursery get ready for tonight's England match

Youngsters at a nursery in Rugby have been learning about the World Cup in the run-up to England's match against Columbia tonight (Tuesday).

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WATCH: Call for independent inquiry after union meeting to discuss Ashlawn School

A meeting held to discuss recent events at Ashlawn School saw parents praise the school but raise questions over the openness of the trust and the former head's six-figure salary.

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Lois Reed.

Union arranges Benn Hall meeting to seek explanation for Ashlawn head teacher's departure

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has arranged a public meeting to obtain a full explanation after Ashlawn School head Lois Reed left in a cloud of mystery.

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James Davies, Andy Ruyssevelt, Robert Wigley, Lucy Bell on Gerry, Ed Hester and James Ellerington with the new water jump.

New water jump for Princethorpe College

The bosses of a commercial property and construction company have created a lasting legacy at their former senior school in Warwickshire.

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Rugby Free Secondary School parents and pupils show support for the Rokeby Field schools plan in 2017. Photo courtesy of Donna McCrae

More delays for new Rugby secondary school building after planning decision deferred over noise concerns

Building work on two new Rugby schools is facing further delays after councillors at Warwickshire County Council’s Regulatory Committee deferred making a decision on key elements of the scheme.

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Union's call for open meeting to 'restore accountability' at Ashlawn School after head's departure

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) is seeking a full explanation after Ashlawn School head Lois Reed left in a cloud of mystery.
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VIDEO: Head teacher of a Rugby school leaves with 'immediate effect'

A letter was sent to parents of students at Ashlawn School stating that headteacher Lois Reed 'will not be returning' to the school.
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Ischia Gooda.

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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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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