‘Free breakfasts will make resort youngsters fat’, councillor claims

Blackpool’s free breakfast scheme for youngsters could be adding to the town’s weight problem, a councillor has claimed.

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Blackpool Council director of people, Delyth Curtis, said the authority is getting better at managing the number of pupils excluded from schools in the resort

'Majority' of children in Blackpool school for excluded pupils are not from resort

The majority of pupils at a Blackpool school for excluded children is not originally from the town, it has been revealed.

Education 7
Lytham St Annes High School

Shock plans to scrap sixth form to save money

Fylde’s biggest school is looking to drop sixth form education in a bid to save money.

Education 2
Russell Halton and Alex Guarracino at the Undergraduate Awards (UA)

Blackpool and The Fylde College students beat the big boys at Undergraduate Awards

Two lucky Blackpool and The Fylde College students have been named as the first ever to be recognised at a national award ceremony for undergraduates.

Edward Dee taking part in a challenge for the school last year

Fylde school’s tribute to tragic Edward

A school is to launch a fund-raising campaign in memory of an 10-year-old pupil who died of suspected meningitis.

Education 1
Still image from Carr Hill School's TV channel. Picture are Mrs Waldron and Jack Dinsley during the teacher challenge

Delivering news on school TV

By Jack Dinsley

Junior Gazette senior correspondent

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Blackpool Sixth Form

There’s art in store for Blackpool Sixth Form students

Art and design work by Blackpool students is currently on show at a major town store.

Jimmy Armfield

School may be named after Pool legend Jimmy Armfield after all

A new school could be renamed after football legend Jimmy Armfield after all – but only if it can be proved there’s a big enough demand.

Education 4
Clifton Primary School, Clitheroe Road, St Annes.

Schoolboy dies from suspected meningitis

A Fylde coast primary school pupil has died from suspected meningitis.

Photo Neil Cross
Jason Bradbury officially opens the new BAE Systems Academy for Skills & Knowledge at Samlesbury

Take-off time for Fylde plane maker’s £15.6m training academy

A £15.6m cutting-edge training academy is set to make Lancashire the UK centre for producing the aircraft makers of the future.

Coun Kath Benson, cabinet member for schools and learning

‘Grim’ view of Blackpool secondary schools causes concern

More than half of children in Blackpool are not getting the education they deserve, damning new figures reveal.

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St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School basketball tournament.

First time success at mini basketball tournament

By Junior Gazette reporters Avery Gonzales & Courtney Scott, Y4 (Y4)

Pupils from Thames Primary Academy discover the past as part of their archaeology studies

Pupils unearth past in big dig

Year 3 pupils at Thames Primary Academy have been learning about the work of an archaeologist as part of their topic on The Stone Age.

News 2

Education stars recognised at annual Gazette awards

Educations stars across the Fylde coast were today basking in the glow of being named the best in the region in the annual Gazette Education Awards.

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Thames Primary Academy

Blackpool school revamp aids profit at construction firm

A Blackpool school renovation project worth £1.63m helped a county builder’s turnover rocket.

Business 1
Crossing patrols at Stanah in Thornton

School crossing safety warning

A headteacher has warned drivers and children to take extra care around his school after a lollipop woman was knocked down.

Education 8
One of the heritage trams youngsters saw on their trip to the Rigby Road tram depot

Tram-tastic trip for pupils

More than 50 pupils from Revoe Learning Academy were given a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Blackpool’s heritage tram depot.

Abid Ali, 10, Cameron Richards, 6, and Shannon Hollingworth-Craig, 8

Headteacher says once failing Blackpool school is back on track

Ofsted report pulls primary out of special measures as head says ‘things are on the up’.

St Hilda's School pupils Freya Ratcliffe and Ella Davies, 9

Pupils’ shoe box goal to help children this Christmas

This year the St Hilda’s citizens have been supporting Operation Christmas Child which is organised by Samaritan’s Purse.

Sophie Proctor and Sophie Malpas

Writers’ spine-chillling sagas

Budding writers at Fleetwood High School have succeeded in a national competition.

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