Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Sophie receiving her award on stage from the BBCs Steph McGovern (left) and a representative from award sponsor Eversheds Sutherland (right).

National accolade for star student Sophie

A former Bowland High School student who overcame adversity to achieve at A Level has won a prestigious national education prize.
Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
It was odd socks galore at one Clitheroe primary school this week.

Individuality celebrated at Clitheroe school to mark Anti-Bullying Week

Looking at pupils at one Clitheroe primary school this week it would have appeared that their uniforms had been seriously mixed up!

Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

Lawson is recovering well

Brave little Lawson overcomes rare skull condition

A brave little boy has overcome an extremely rare skull condition, thanks to the perseverance of his concerned mum, after countless doctors failed to diagnose the illness.

The students trying new activities at Roefield Leisure Centre thanks to a grant from Ribble Valley Homes.

Generous transport grant could lead to healthier lifestyle

Around 200 secondary school pupils from the Ribble Valley have benefited from taking part in different sporting activities thanks to a transport grant from Ribble Valley Homes.

Arran, Lilly-Ella, Felicity, Christopher and James show off their medals/prizes. (s)

‘Stumped’ pupils collect silverware

Pupils from Oakhill College were left stumped at the Ribble Valley cricket presentation after scooping more trophies.

The data was collected from some12,051 students from 177 schools.

Ipsos Mori survey shows 24% of 11- to 15-year-olds have taken drugs

A survey conducted by Ipsos Mori has revealed new figures of how many English children aged 11 to 15 have either had an alcoholic drink, smoked a cigarette, or taken drugs.

Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Around 120 pupils who turned up for lessons wearing the wrong footwear were taken out of classes and asked to work at desks in a gym.

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice, sometimes going into the wrong job because of the lack of help, a new report says.

Danielle Wainwright

Danielle defies odds and ‘snaps’ her way to success

An inspirational Valley student has defied medical experts by exceeding all expectations and achieving a First Class Honours degree, despite having high functioning autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Will unstunned halal meat stay on Lancashire school dinner's menu?

A decision on whether Lancashire schools will in future serve halal meat butchered only from  pre-stunned animals is to be made by county councillors today.
The Rev Andy Froud with Christine Baker and Patricia Duxbury

Church set to reopen after major refurb

Major redevelopment work to breathe new life into Cltheroe Parish Church is on schedule to finish next month.

Chatburn Primary School pupils learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali.

Ribble Valley youngsters learn about another faith

Pupils at Chatburn Primary School have been learning all about the Hindu festival of Diwali – the Hindu celebration of New Year.

New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.

Former St Augustine's pupils Evie Hurst and Tom Muldoon who gained grade 9s and A*s across all subjects in their GCSEs.

Trio of schools are in the county’s top 10

Three Ribble Valley secondary schools have been listed in the top 10 of schools in Lancashire for pupil progression.

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