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Councillors further sixth form closure plans

Councillors have given the go-ahead to plans which will kick start the closure process for Carr Hill High School’s sixth form centre at Kirkham.

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Young people are taking out substantial loans to pay for courses without much effective help and advice

Spending watchdog raises 'mis-selling' concern over university degree courses

Graduates in England are saddling themselves with £50,000 of debt while potentially being "mis-sold" degree courses by universities, the Government's spending watchdog has said.

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Festival amble through Grange Park tells story of nativity thanks to dedicated community groups

Children and elderly people alike enoyed a festive amble through Grange Park, meeting Father Christmas, a real donkey, and characters from the nativity.

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Classroom stars shine brightly at Gazette Educational Awards presentation event

Stars of the classroom were honoured for their sterling efforts at the 8th annual Gazette Education Awards.

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Students Josh Matthias, Scarlett Blunt and Mitchell Deakin

High hopes for students at Lytham Sixth Form College

While many people are starting to look ahead to the Christmas holidays, pupils at one Fylde college are thinking much longer term.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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The plaque

Share your memories for Fylde school book

Photographs and memories are wanted for a planned new book on the history of a fondly-remembered Fylde school.

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File photo dated of a person using a computer (Pic: Adam Peck/PA Wire)

Pupils told they may have to re-do 20 hours’ work after GCSE Computer Science blunder

Hundreds of schoolchildren are feared to have been affected by a ‘computer security error’, which one school said will see pupils’ GCSE coursework scrapped.

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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.

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Artist's impression of Armfield Academy

Fylde Coast Academy Trust plan gets go ahead from council

Proposals for a new school in Blackpool have now formally been granted planning permission.

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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.

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Staff and pupils at Highfurlong School are being given bottled water

OUTBREAK: Blackpool school sickness bug is ‘likely’ norovirus

Mystery surrounds a sudden spate of sickness at a Blackpool school.
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New chapter for reading dads

How do you get more kids to go to the library?

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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.
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Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre (right) headmaster Andrew Waller

Parents must wait for Fylde school sixth form review

Students and parents face a wait of several weeks yet before it is known whether sixth form education has a future at a Fylde school.
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Keane, with mum Kerry and Alice Coyle from Marton Primary School

Marton schoolboy becomes one of the first in Blackpool to complete the Million Word Reading Challenge

A Marton schoolboy has become one of Blackpool’s first book millionaires, despite having Aspergers.
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