Headteacher set to leave Blackpool school

A Blackpool school is on the look out for a new headteacher.

A "wish list" for parents

School asks parents to help supply pens, pencils and toilet paper

A school has reportedly put together a "wish list" for parents to help purchase supplies including pens, pencils and toilet paper.

A schoolboy has been excluded after a video was posted on Snapchat of him punching and kicking another pupil at St Mary's Catholic Academy in Blackpool

Two pupils excluded after sickening playground attack on Year 9 schoolboy

A headteacher has spoken of his deep concerns after a video of a schoolboy attacking another pupil was posted online.

(Left to right) Back Row: Joanne Wright, Debbie Stephenson, Lindsay Stephenson (Deputy Manager) Angie Parkinson.'Front Row: Manager Clare Greenwood.

All hail nursery stars!

The Dunes Nursery is The Gazette’s Nursery of the Year!

Susan Jones

Fylde foster mum’s delight at BEM award honour

A Fylde woman who was a foster mum to more than 100 children has spoken of her joy awarded the British Empire Medal.

Construction work is well underway on a new Key Stage 2 five classroom teaching block at Park Community Academy on Whitegate Drive.

Taking pupils back to nature

Building is underway on a new Blackpool school extension aimed at bringing children closer to nature.

Photo Neil Cross'Paralympian Shelly Woods coming to open new play area at Carleton Green Community Primary School

Star Shelly inspires stars of the future

A former Paralympic athlete was the guest of honour at the grand opening of a school’s new playground.

Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Shakespeare Primary School girls football team who are through to the finals of the Spar games.

Shakespeare girls' team net place in football final

Pupils from Shakespeare Primary School have scooped a place at the largest youth sporting event in Lancashire, following victory in a girls’ football competition.

Blackpool has a high number of children living in local authority care

Bid to cut the number of children in care in Blackpool

Social workers will co-operate more closely with schools in future in a bid to end the cycle of family breakdown in Blackpool.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Author Ian Williamson

Social media in spotlight at parents’ talk

Social media will be the subject of the latest in the Lytham Parents’ Speakers series of talks at AKS school in St Annes on Thursday, June 14.

Pupils prepare to bury the timecapsule

Capsule to provide glimpse of our lives

Youngsters have provided residents of the future with a glimpse into how life is lived in 2018.
The Nautical Campus training amenity

Nautical hub opens £1m training unit

A £1 million state-of-the art training centre is now up and running and the latest addition to Fleetwood Nautical Campus.

Rachel and Mark Leech with son Jensen

Blackpool families feeling cost after council refuses free seat on school bus

Blackpool parents today warned they face hardship because their children are being turned down for free school transport despite having disabilities which means the journey to attend lessons is a daily struggle.

William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.

‘Mental wellbeing should be part of classroom learning’

Mental health has long been a taboo subject- especially regarding children. One Lancashire woman is on a mission to change all of that.

Safehands Green Start Nursery, based at Bloomfield Road in Seasiders Way

Nursery branded ‘inadequate’ late last year is back to ‘good’, Ofsted rules

‘Ambitious’ managers at Safehands Green Start Nursery, based at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool, saw its Ofsted rating improve from the worst possible to ‘good’.

Girls from Elmslie School visited the 'met' office at Squires Gate and took part in testing wind conditions, with the aid of a weather balloon, in 1961

School’s out: But photos can take us back to Blackpool classrooms

This school would have just celebrated its centenary.


REVEALED: The Ofsted rating for every school in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre inspected this year

Ofsted has delivered its verdict on the many schools in and around Fylde coast it’s inspected this year.

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