High school staff’s charity weight loss

Staff at St Augustine’s RC High School have been losing weight to raise funds for a local charity.


Chatburn teacher's classroom ban

A Ribble Valley teacher, who “displayed favouritism and affection” to a schoolgirl, has been banned from the classroom for two years.

Head teachers past and present bury the pupil's time capsule. (s)

Historic school celebrates 300 years of education

In celebration of 300 years of educating Ribble Valley children, Brennand’s Endowed CE Primary School in Slaidburn opened its doors to visitors over the weekend.

St Augustine's RC High School, Billington

Ribble Valley pupil injured in Manchester gig bomb attack

A local headteacher has confirmed that one of his pupils has been treated in hospital after sustaining injuries in the devastating bomb attack at the MEN arena last night.
Children at Read Primary School pose in front of the Maypole before performing a traditional dance.

Children's traditional dance performance was perfect cure for exam stress

A display of traditional Maypole dancing rounded off a stressful week of SATS exams at a primary school.


Couple's climbing challenge to help educate people about life-threatening allergies

The parents of nine-year-old boy from Clitheroe are climbing the National Three Peaks to help raise awareness about severe allergies.

How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Students from Oakhill School, Whalley, with staff at Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria where they enjoyed a week of fun.

Adventure time is reward for children's hard work

Learning how to make their own packed lunches was just one of the challenges set for a group of youngsters who enjoyed a trip to Tower Wood outdoor education centre in Cumbria.

Life is a breeze for these plucky students from Oakhill School, Whalley, who rose to the challenge of  a two day expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze awards.

Intrepid young explorers survive night in the open

Watch our Bear Grylls... a team of adventorous young explorers from the Ribble Valley are hot on your heels.

Tennis ace on hand to serve up official opening

Tim Henman OBE was on hand to officially open the new tennis dome facility at Stonyhurst College.

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Year 11 students from Whalley's Oakhill School all ready for their leavers's meal evening.

Unique books of their lives presented to students as they prepare for next chapter

A bright pink Nissan Figaro, a sporty Maserati, a tractor and a BMW 6 Series were just a selection of the modes of transport students chose to arrive for the annual leavers' meal at Whalley's Oakhill School.

Supermarket visit helps pre-schoolers learn more about taking care of their teeth.

Pre-schoolers say ‘cheese’ at supermarket

A total of 14 children from Bowland Montessori Pre-school visited Sainsbury’s supermarket in Clitheroe as part of a topic on looking after your teeth.

Members of St Micheal and St John's RC Primary School's PTA with members of staff, pupils and parish priest Father Corcoran sitting on the new picnic benches.

Joint effort funds new picnic benches

Children at a Clitheroe primary school will be enjoying more al fresco dining thanks to the efforts of its PTA and school council members.

Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and Clitheroe Town Mayor Maureen Fenton visited Clitheroes St James CE Primary School to listen to the Year Five children perform their Clitheroe song entitled The Keeper of Clitheroe.

Pupils’ song is part of local history

Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate and Clitheroe Town Mayor Maureen Fenton visited Clitheroe’s St James’ CE Primary School to listen to the Year Five children perform their Clitheroe song entitled “The Keeper of Clitheroe”.

Sandra Wood, front centre, with other local residents are against the proposed planning application to build luxury apartments in a nearby car park.

Priest says plans put pupils’ lives in danger

A parish priest has warned that school children’s lives could be endangered if plans to build apartments in the centre of Clitheroe are approved.

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Learn to teach by attending information event at Ribblesdale High School

Clitheroe school hosts teacher training information event

Did you know that you can train to teach locally in a school?

Youngsters from Bowland Montessori Pre-School learning road safety tips a couple of years ago from school crossing patrol officer Jacqueline Devine.

Closure threat over popular pre-school

A Clitheroe pre-school may be forced to close its doors after a recent Ofsted inspection deemed its offering “inadequate”.

Proud as punch to be published poets are the children from Oakhill School, Whalley who are (back left to right)Isobella Howson, Thomas Ashworth, George Purves, Caspar Cort and George Crook. Front row  (left to right) are Evan Black, Isabella Zappa, Katie Henninghan, Elysia Blackburn and Orlaith Purves

Watch out J K Rowling... these talented youngsters are write behind you

Talented tots from a Whalley school are to become published authors.
Oakhill School students Tyler Phillips, James Sutterby, Alexander Lutwyche, Adam Ali, Jacob Lutwyche and Louis Coupe are preparing for a mammoth fund raising 800 mile bike ride

Students in the saddle for fund raising trip of a lifetime

An epic journey which will see them pedal from the  "bottom to the top of Britain"  will be undertaken by students from a team of of plucky Ribble Valley cyclists.
Pictured with their FairAchiever Award at Oakhill School are Thomas Pugh, Paige Blackburn, school cook Mrs Baron-Tucker, Florence Green and Ruairi Dillon. 
(Front row) Olivia Currie, Max Lutwyche, Isaac Dunn and Zara Pycock.

Playing Fair wins school prestigious accolade

A Ribble Valley school has been awarded one of the highest honours for its Fairtrade policy.

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