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.

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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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Willoughby School in Bourne retains good Ofsted rating

Willoughby School headteacher James Husbands with pupils

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Schools can apply for free trees

Schools are being offered a new chance to green-up their grounds and make outdoor learning fun with free trees.

Eastbourne Hastings Bexhill Rye Battle Herald Observer

Oakham’s Catmose Nursery is likely to close its doors permanently

A nursery which was heavily criticised by Oftsed after a three-year-old child was able leave the premises unnoticed looks set to close.

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Former teacher from Oakham to serve as naval officer after completing accelerated training programme

A former teacher from Oakham is set to swap the classroom for a career in the Royal Navy after completing an accelerated training programme.

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Rutland County Council could part-fund new primary school in Oakham

Rutland County Council will consider part-funding a new primary school in Oakham to create more pupil places in the county.

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Great Casterton Primary School pupils and headteacher Anne Platt celebrate an 'outstanding' Ofsted report EMN-160609-102957001

Great Casterton Primary School celebrates outstanding Ofsted report

A primary school given a ‘requires improvement’ grade by Ofsted just two years ago has completed an amazing turnaround and is now classed as ‘outstanding’.

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Top 10 things kids think you should have nailed before you turn 30

Forget fast cars, earning loads of money or even finding love - schoolchildren aged between five and 16 believe the secret to being a successful grown-up is being “happy”.

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Shock as partially-clothed three-year-old is found in street after walking out of Oakham nursery

The parents of a three-year-old boy found wandering the streets after leaving his nursery unnoticed have spoken of their anger at the shocking security lapse.

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Principal of Casterton College, Rutland, Carl Smith. Photo: MSMP-12-0-15am001 EMN-151210-143729001

Shock as Rutland County College will not open for Year 12 classes

There was shock for students looking forward to starting sixth form classes next week at Rutland County College after they were told on Wednesday that Year 12 classes were cancelled.

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