Rising Stars of Rutland Day

Some of the most able children in Year 5 at Malcolm Sargent Primary School in Stamford, Great Casterton Primary School, Empingham CE Primary School and Ryhall Primary School attended a ‘Rising Stars of Rutland Day at Casterton College Rutland.

Willoughby School headteacher James Husbands and parent-governor David Conlon who are raising funds

Marathon events planned to help support Willoughby School

Parent Dave Conlon is planning a sponsored 26-mile indoor row and a marathon distance walk to raise funds for Willoughby School.

Rutland County College site

Rutland County Council reveals plans to convert Barleythorpe sixth form site into business centre

Rutland County Council has confirmed plans to convert a sixth-form centre into a brand new business centre for Rutland named in honour of former council leader Terry King.

Casterton College Rutland celebrates a good Ofsted report
Photo: Alan Walters

Inspectors rate Casterton College as ‘good’

Casterton College Rutland has been rated ‘good’ in its latest Ofsted inspection which highlighted the vast improvements that have been made in the last 18 months.

Casterton Collge production of High School Musical

Casterton College pupils put on a show-stopping performance

Pupils at Casterton College Rutland proved they are all in it together when they put on a show-stopping performance of Disney’s High School Musical last week.

Louise Pettman, the new head of school at Edith Weston Primary Academy
Photo: Alan Walters

New head Louise is keen to show Edith Weston Academy is now good

The new head at Edith Weston Academy says she is determined to continue the work of her predecessor and prove the school is now good.

Executive headteacher Sharon Milner with some of her pupils

Busy year ahead for academies as new partnership begins to pay off

Running one school is no easy task – running three together sounds even tougher, but with strong leadership, supportive governors and parents, talented teachers and hard-working pupils, it can be done successfully.

An artists impression of the new sixth form building (CCR6) at Casterton College Rutland

Casterton College Rutland to reveal sixth form plans

A school in Rutland will reveal its plans to build a new sixth form building, which will open in September, at an open evening next week.

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New football academy will offer practical training and study in Oakham

One Touch Football Soccer School is launching a new academy for 16 to 18-year-olds, based at Oakham United Football Club.

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Catmose pupils have a day to remember at the BBC

BBC World News Director and BAFTA member, Richard Murrell, visited Catmose College earlier this year to talk to pupils about future careers.

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Young violinists impress at Oakham’s Brooke Hill Academy

Music teacher Katherine Collison and her students hosted an assembly at Brooke Hill Academy in Oakham on Monday last week to mark the end of term.


Lib Dems call in decision

A COUNCIL’s plans to terminate its agreement with another council over implementing traffic orders in Fareham has been called in.

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Tilton student believed to have died after night of heavy drinking

Tributes have been paid to a Tilton student who is believed to have died following a night of heavy drinking with friends.

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory for all secondary school pupils

Ministers consider mandatory porn lessons

Ministers are looking into making sex and relationships education compulsory in all schools, in a move that would see pupils learning about online pornography, sexting and the issue of sexual consent.

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Rutland County Council's Catmose offices in Oakham. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095014001

Share views on post-16 transport in Rutland

Rutland County Council is consulting on possible changes to the amount paid by students towards the cost of transport to and from post-16 education.

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High Sheriff, Sarah Furness, representatives of Rutland Schools, Healthwatch Rutland and young people involved in the project thank representatives of Uppingham and Rutland Rotary for funding the project and nationally acclaimed Young Minds for providing training. EMN-160112-123416001

Rutland leads the way with mental health care project for young people

Every schoolchild in Rutland is to receive training to help them cope with the strains of modern life thanks to a pioneering new initiative.

Members of the Forces Friends Club show off their mascot Braves NATO award. Photo: Alan Walters

School club’s mascot gets medal from NATO

The much-loved mascot of a school club for children with parents in the armed forces has received a NATO medal after completing a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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Adventurer Sarah Outen gives talk at Stamford Endowed Schools

Adventurer Sarah Outen returned to Stamford Endowed Schools to give a lecture on her journey around the world.

Stamford Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Tony and Valerie Story  with staff and guests at the opening of the new Stamford College library EMN-160911-190200009

Library’s £210,000 revamp

The library at New College Stamford has been officially reopened following a £210,000 refurbishment over the summer.

Head of Harington School John Harrison, head of Catmose Primary Kelly Jackson and head of Catmose College and executive principal of the federation Stuart Williams

Concern over shortage of county school places

Leaders of the three schools in Oakham that make up the Rutland and District Schools’ Federation have expressed concern about a shortage of spaces for pupils.

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