A petition has been launched urging the Government to stop interfering in plans to bring football home to Slough. It is called ‘All we want is a football ground in Slough’ and has nearly 100 signatures so far.
Pippins School has announced a new headteacher. Tracy Ball, formerly of Penn Wood Primary School, will take up the reigns from September.
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.
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.
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 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.
A council meeting in the Royal Borough came close to descending into farce as the subject of troubled Churchmead school in Datchet was raised.
GRAMMAR schools are facing pressure to change their admissions policies after shock figures revealed only 32% of pupils in some selective schools are from Slough.
Spending on children in Slough and the Royal Borough is among the lowest in the country, despite Colnbrook’s new Children’s Centre, according to Department for Education statistics.
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.
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’.
Pupils at Pippins Primary School in Raymond Close took part in a Newbury and District Agricultural Society (NDAS) workshop yesterday.