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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GCSE Results Day

School sexual offence reports double

Police were called to deal with a report of a sexual offence in a Lancashire school almost every month last year.

Nine-year-old Oliver McGonigle outside the Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Was school right to refuse Oliver time off for filming?

Well, this got you talking...

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Montgomery principal Stephen Careless (second right) and predecessor Tony Nicholson (second left) celebrate the receipt of the letter from Sir Michael Wilshaw with deputy principals Mark Kilmurray and Clare Montgomery

Ofsted leader praises school for fightback

Montgomery School is celebrating after receiving a letter of congratulations from the chief inspector of schools.

Nine-year-old Oliver McGonigle won an acting role in a television advert but Holy Family Catholic Primary School will not give him the 2 days off required for filming

Schools chief calls for help in class row

A union boss today called on the Government to clarify the reasons for which children may be allowed off school after a budding actor was denied two days off to film a TV commercial.

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Nine-year-old Oliver McGonigle won an acting role in a television advert but Holy Family Catholic Primary School will not give him the 2 days off required for filming

Two days off school for a TV commercial? Sorry, no...

A young actor who was cast in a TV role was left upset when his school refused to give him two days off he wanted for filming.

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Primrose House Nursery (Pic: Google)

Nursery calls in lawyers after Ofsted rates it ‘inadequate’

A Blackpool nursery has called in the lawyers after being rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted.

Butterfly Lodge Nursery has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted (Pic: Google)

Staff ‘over the moon’ after nursery is rated outstanding after first inspection

A Fylde coast nursery have been rated outstanding following its first inspection.

Des Kennedy, who stepped down as head of St Cuthert's after 12 years in charge

Resort headteacher quits during summer break

A Blackpool headteacher has walked away from his job during the school’s summer break, it was announced.

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Simon Jones, on the executive of the National Union of Teachers

Lancashire teaching union blasts grammar school return

Lancashire’s teachers’ leaders fear for the future of educational standards if rumoured plans to revert back to “segregation” at 11 go ahead.

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Marton nursery is ‘good’ after first Ofsted inspection

A children’s nursery has been given an Ofsted rating of ‘good’ following its first inspection.

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Road safety call as kids head back to school

Parents and teachers in Lancashire have been urged to make road and cycle safety and traffic awareness a priority as the new school term gets under way.

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Blackpool Councils cabinet secretary Coun Graham Cain

Time to think about school applications in Blackpool

Applications open on Monday for next year’s school places in Blackpool.

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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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Is your child starting school this week?

YOUR PICTURES: Is your child starting school?

The summer holidays are almost over and children across Lancashire are getting ready for the school year to start.

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Coun Graham Cain

‘Don’t worry, be happy’ is the important message

“Be proud of yourself”, that’s the message Lancashire’s most successful women are sending out to thousands of girls struggling with the way they look.

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Eliza Tiffen and Bethany Needham at Carr Hill

GCSE Results 2016: Result listings for the Fylde Coast

Here are the GCSE results for schools across the Fylde Coast.

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BetterStart Park Rangers Louise Chennells (left), Jon Yates and  Amanda Meadowcroft

Park upgrade helping community to ‘grow’

Revoe rangers are helping revitalise a key recreation area in Blackpool.

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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.
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Toni Roethling quit her job as head at Hodgson to care for her adult daughter

Headteacher: ‘My daughter’s illness forced me to quit’

The headteacher of a leading Lancashire school says she was forced to quit to look after her mentally ill daughter.

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