New Head for Pippins School

New Head for Pippins School

Pippins School has announced a new headteacher. Tracy Ball, formerly of Penn Wood Primary School, will take up the reigns from September.

Slough Grammar rebrands for a fifth time as it prepares for second century

Slough Grammar rebrands for a fifth time as it prepares for second century

Slough Grammar School is rebranding itself to launch a second century of “providing outstanding education to young people”. It will be the fifth time in its 100 year existence. The school will become known as Upton Court Grammar from 1 September.

Pippins pupils participate in potato planting challenge

Pippins pupils participate in potato planting challenge

A Grow Your Own Potatoes challenge is up and running in the borough. Pupils from Ryvers, St Mary’s, Pippins and Parlaunt Park primary schools went along to the Langley Academy in Langley Road on Tuesday to participate.

Multi-school academy to be launched in Slough

Multi-school academy to be launched in Slough

Slough and Eton CofE Business and Enterprise College, which moved to academy status in February last year, and Colnbrook CofE Primary School are the first to join the Slough and East Berkshire CofE Multi Academy Trust, which is set to form before April 1.

Colnbrook CE seeks views on forthcoming academy status

Colnbrook CE seeks views on forthcoming academy status

Colnbrook Church of England Primary School is interested to know what you think of its plans to become part of Slough and East Berkshire CE Multi Academy Trust.

Colnbrook C of E teachers rediscover “passion for teaching” as school aims for Trust status

Colnbrook C of E teachers rediscover "passion for teaching" as school aims for Trust status

OFSTED has published its findings following its visit to Colnbrook Church of England Primary in January, revealing that the school intends to become part of a “multi-academy trust”. Former head Janice Brown is understood to have permanently left the school.

Most Slough schools to be academies in two years’ time

Most Slough schools to be academies in two years' time

The vast majority of schools in Slough are likely to be academies by 2015. At a Slough Borough Council education meeting yesterday, Robin Crofts, assistant director for school improvement, standards and inclusion, said in ‘about two years’ time, 80 to 85 per cent of schools will have probably gone across to being academies’.

Colnbrook pupils learn about the importance of a healthy breakfast

Colnbrook pupils learn about the importance of a healthy breakfast

Pupils at Pippins Primary School in Raymond Close took part in a Newbury and District Agricultural Society (NDAS) workshop yesterday.

Ofsted slams teaching and governance at ‘inadequate’ school

Ofsted slams teaching and governance at 'inadequate' school

A SCHOOL in Datchet has been plunged into special measures after a damning Ofsted report concluded the teaching has been ‘lacking inspiration, focus and purpose’.