Nurseries ‘could close’ if free childcare hours double

Hundreds of nursery schools could be forced to close if the Government goes ahead with plans to offer parents 30 hours of free childcare, a teaching union has warned.

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The whole school is pictured enjoying dressing up as Roald Dahl characters. (s)

Pupils honour literary genius Roald Dahl

Children from Bolton-by-Bowland CE Primary School helped to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late writer Roald Dahl. They had a “scrumpulous designed lunch”, attended a screening of The BFG and dressed up in a character from their favourite Dahl book.

Oakhill School students at the unveiling of their Great War exhibition at Whalley Library

Poignant wartime exhibition honours teenage soldier who gave his life

A teenage soldier who lost his life in the Great War has been honoured by students from his birthplace.


Olympian Sam Murray inspires youngsters

Following her recent trip to the 2016 Rio Olympics, local Modern Pentathlete Samantha Murray took time off from her busy training schedule to meet potential future athletes at Salesbury CE Primary School.

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Flooded Ribble Valley school to reopen to all pupils

St Augustine's RC High School will reopen to all pupils tomorrow (September 15th) after being flooded.

Jessica Chatburn with her award winning photograph

Jessica just one of two British winners in top photographic competition

A talented young photographer has snapped up a top award with an image she took while on holiday in California.

The flood damage inside St Augustine's RC High School at Billington. (s)

Major clean up operation at flooded school

A clean up operation is in full swing at a Ribble Valley secondary school after it was forced to partially close following being flooded over the weekend.

St Augustine'sRC High School at Billington

Ribble Valley school forced to partially close after flooding

The headteacher of a Ribble Valley secondary school has had to take emergency measures and partially close the school after it was flooded over the weekend.
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans

MP voices support for grammar school plans

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has voiced his support for the idea of the expansion of grammar schools.

Cyclists from Oakhill School, Whalley, dip their wheels in the sea at Scarborough to mark the end of their coast to coast cycle challenge

Cyclists' 200 mile challenge pedals in cash for three good causes

Students and staff from Whalley's Oakhill School got in the saddle to take part in the annual summer cycling challenge.

Miss Hindle celebrates turning 103! (s)

Celebrations as Miss Hindle turns 103!

A reunion with a former pupil was one of the highlights at a party held to celebrate Connie Hindle’s 103rd birthday.

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Five things you need to know on your first day of school – as a teacher

As the new school year approaches, many newly qualified teachers will be eagerly preparing for their first proper teaching post – with nerves and lesson planning aplenty.

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Revised plans to change frontline services

The county council’s cabinet will be asked to agree revised plans to change the way frontline services are delivered, and save millions of pounds, by reducing the number of buildings the council owns and rents, after seeking people’s views during an extensive consultation.

Reminder about school travel arrangements

Reminder about school travel arrangements

Parents are being reminded that it is not too early to start thinking about school travel arrangements for the next academic year.

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Millions of students will be receiving their GCSE results today

Life after GCSEs

With GCSE Results Day finally upon us, hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the country will be weighing up their options for the future.
Stoneyhurst students celebrate

Students celebrate 'exceptional' A Level results

Students at Stonyhurst are celebrating their success as the college once again achieved higher than average A Level results.

Feeling disappointed by your results?

Service advises students to ask for more help

Finishing University or A Level studies and receiving exam results can often be a difficult time for students, however, the Mindsmatter service is encouraging students in Lancashire to get in touch if they are feeling low or need an extra bit of support.


Nando’s giving away free chicken to all A-Level students

Restaurant chain, Nando’s, is giving away food to students who received their A-level results on Thursday.

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Craig McBeth has been banned from Colne Park Primary school premises and has resigned as a school governor after wearing a Red Dwarf T-shirt with an offensive slogan

Dad banned from school for ‘swear slogan’ T-shirt

A man who wore a T-shirt with a swear word slogan on it at his children’s school sports day has been banned from its premises.

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Schoolboy fined after Four Lane Ends smash

A schoolboy driver who accelerated over a hump-backed bridge on a Ribble Valley country lane lost control of his car and collided with a grandma pushing a pram containing her 18 months old grandson.

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