Mika dancing to top ballet school

A talented dancer from Birstall has won a place at one of Europe’s most prestigious dance schools.

Thornhill Community Academy, Dewsbury.

Educating Yorkshire school told it needs to improve by Ofsted

A Dewsbury school made famous by Channel 4’s Educating Yorkshire programme has been told it still needs to improve by the education watchdog.

Fieldhead Primary Academy is doimng better after been oput in special measures.
The pupil parliament

School is moving in right direction says inspector

A school dropped into special measures is ‘taking effective action’ to turn its fortunes around, according to its latest Ofsted report.

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, on the campaign trail in Beaumont Park, Huddersfield. (Photo: James Hardisty)

Labour's plan to boost school budgets gets Yorkshire support, according to survey

Labour's plans to increase education spending and stop hospital closures have found favour among voters in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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Progress on college buildings

Progress on college buildings

Guests were invited to tour a new multi-million pound education centre being built in Dewsbury.

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Story: Good Ofsted report for St. John's Infants school on Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury.
Reporter: Nick Frame.
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High teaching standards at ‘harmonious’ school

A junior school in Dewsbury has been described as being ‘harmonious’ with a high standard of teaching following a visit from an education inspector.

The pupils enjoying their new library.

‘Booking’ the trend...Dewsbury school turns old computer room into new library

A school is going back to educational basics after converting an old computer room into a library.

Revealed: Top school run gripes

Revealed: Top school run gripes

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

Lessons from Auschwitz

Students are shown the horrors of the Holocaust

Hard hitting. That was the overall feeling expressed by pupils from schools across West Yorkshire when they took a one-day trip to the death and concentration camps at Auschwitz in Poland.

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Pupils’ Easter break is cut to just one week

A school is facing a backlash from parents after this year’s Easter holiday was cut from a fortnight to one week.

The Government has announced a 159m funding boost for Yorkshire's schools.

Yorkshire awarded £159m to create extra school places and repair crumbling buildings

Schools across Yorkshire are to receive a £159m cash injection for extra school places and building repairs.

Schools blighted by segregation

Schools blighted by segregation

Thousands of schools are being blighted by segregation linked to a student’s ethnicity or social status withKirklees named as one of the most divided areas within the country, new research reveals.

All assembled for the Big Sing.

Schools in harmony for the Big Sing

The Batley Big Sing, hosted by Musica Kirklees at Batley Grammar School, has been hailed as another harmonious success.

PINBALL WIZARDS: Year 5 children at Fieldhead Academy with teacher Kevin Lusk and artist Craig Dyson.

Inspired by science and art project

Young people in Batley and Birstall schools have been taking part in a project designed to encourage learning in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through visual arts activities.

Schools are ‘betrayed’ as budgets cut

Schools are ‘betrayed’ as budgets cut

The government has been accused of betraying the country’s children after it emerged that all schools face cuts to their budgets.

Dont take our word for it that the 11 Plus is hard, give it a try.

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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POSTER CONTEST: Staff at Norristhorpe School with some of the pupils who entered the competition.

Poster art created for new show

Kirklees residents may have noticed a number of posters and flyers around town advertising Batley Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s 2017 production of The Gondoliers.

Tracy Healy toasts her School Chef of the Year award.

Tracy has been crowned the queen of school kitchens

Tracy Healy is beaming with pride after she was crowned queen of the school kitchen last week.


New secondary school for boys is planned

A new secondary school could be set up for boys in Dewsbury and Batley.

Little Acorns Day Nursery, Mirfield.

WORLD BOOK DAY: Pictures from around Kirklees schools and nurseries

Youngsters across Kirklees celebrated World Book Day on Thursday by dressing up as their favourite characters.

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