£4.5m Bucks New Uni refurb nears completion

Bucks Free Press:

6:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A £4.5 MILLION refurbishment of Buckinghamshire New University is almost complete as the campus gets ready for the new academic year.

Advice for parents and students as Bucks New Uni prepares for Clearing

Bucks Free Press:

12:20pm Saturday 9th August 2014

THE clock is ticking down to the moment when students across Bucks discover their A Level results next Thursday - and with it the possible stress of finding a university place through the Clearing process.

Quality of teacher training praised at Highcrest

Bucks Free Press:

4:01pm Monday 4th August 2014

THE training of teachers at The Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe has been praised as excellent following an external assessment.

BNU lecturers left baffled by mystery mural

Bucks Free Press:

1:41pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LECTURERS have been left puzzled by the discovery of a ten-foot mural which has been uncovered during renovation work at a university.

Headteacher would be 'surprised' if school transport plan goes ahead

Bucks Free Press:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A HEADMASTER says he would be “very surprised” if a council ploughed ahead with plans to amalgamate bus transport for three Wycombe schools.

Pupils transported back to 1914 in 'moving' WWI commemoration

Bucks Free Press:

10:41am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PUPILS were transported back to 1914 as part of a multi-sensory commemoration of the beginning of the First World War.

BNU's Vice Chancellor to retire in 2015

Bucks Free Press:

11:22am Monday 21st July 2014

THE Vice Chancellor of Buckinghamshire New University will retire in 2015.

Cressex Community School celebrates 'good' Ofsted ranking

Bucks Free Press:

9:56am Monday 21st July 2014

CRESSEX Community School has been celebrating after Ofsted ranked it as a ‘good’ school after its latest inspection – with an ‘outstanding’ sixth form.

Highcrest awarded flagship status for inclusion

Bucks Free Press:

5:22pm Thursday 10th July 2014

A HIGH Wycombe academy has been upgraded to a national Flagship School for inclusion.

Royal Grammar School reveals its next headteacher

Bucks Free Press:

2:52pm Monday 7th July 2014

THE Royal Grammar School has revealed the man who will succeed Roy Page as headteacher next year.

Wycombe High School to take the lead after being named 'maths hub'

Bucks Free Press:

11:11am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

WYCOMBE High School has been named an elite mathematics hub as part of an £11m government initiative to improve standards.

Organisers hail school's "phenomenal" music and food festival

Bucks Free Press:

8:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

MORE than 1000 friends of Godstowe School enjoyed a “phenomenal” music and food festival on Sunday.

Wycombe school celebrates U-Turn with "good" OFSTED report

Bucks Free Press:

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

A REVITALISED High Wycombe school is celebrating a dramatic turnaround after leaving special measures.

Hazlemere beauty students' achievements will 'inspire others'

Bucks Free Press:

1:30pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

THE achievements of a pair of beauty students from a Hazlemere school will inspire fellow pupils to attain similar goals.

Wycombe MP praises the role of apprenticeships during visit to IT firm

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe MP praises apprenticeships during visit to IT firm

2:50pm Monday 30th June 2014

MP Steve Baker praised the role of apprenticeships and training schemes during a visit to a High Wycombe-based IT firm.

Film editor visits High Wycombe school

Bucks Free Press:

1:43pm Monday 30th June 2014

STUDENTS were given an insight into the movie world during a school visit by children’s film editor and animator Mark Soloman last week.

Art and design work shines at end of year uni show

Bucks Free Press: Thomas Tyrrell, studying BA (Hons) Spatial Design. Pic by Dave Marriott.

2:10pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

ARTand design students at Buckinghamshire New University are displaying a range of exciting work at its end of year show, exhibiting until Thursday.

Adult learning options to be highlighted by college

Bucks Free Press: Explore your options at Amersham & Wycombe College open day

9:40am Monday 9th June 2014

ADULTS will get the chance to discover their college options at a special event running later this month.

Students creativity to shine at Uni show

Bucks Free Press: Meygan Johnson, studying BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design. Pic by Dave Marriott

4:30pm Friday 6th June 2014

CREATIVE students at Buckinghamshire New University are putting the finishing touches to work being displayed at its end-of-year art and design show, taking place later this month.

Bucks school transport fees to rise almost 50 percent

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Mike Appleyard

3:58pm Thursday 15th May 2014

SCHOOL transport for under 16s is set to almost double as a council axes free transport for older teenagers from hard-up families.

Wycombe chess prodigy selected for England squad

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe chess prodigy selected for England squad

5:16pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

AN 11-year-old chess prodigy has taken his first step towards becoming a grandmaster after being selected for England.

Academy given green light to sponsor primary schools

Bucks Free Press: Academy given green light to sponsor primary schools

11:55am Monday 28th April 2014

THE Government has given a High Wycombe academy the green light to oversee and improve the performance of up to two other primary schools.

University award for police chief

Bucks Free Press: University award for police chief

10:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

A POLICE chief has been praised for his role in developing the next generation of officers as he was presented with an award last week.

Record number of children allocated place at first choice primary school

Bucks Free Press: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

5:02pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A RECORD number of children have been allocated a place at their first choice primary school, Buckinghamshire County Council has claimed.

Seven tips for if your child did not get into your first choice primary school

Bucks Free Press: WIMB GREEN Did your child miss out on their primary school of choice?

11:03am Thursday 17th April 2014

PARENTS have been receiving the news that their child has been accepted into a primary school.

Schools take part in cheerleading contest

Bucks Free Press: Schools take part in cheerleading contest

5:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHEERS and stunts were on show at schools’ cheerleading contest.

Reunion party for nursery celebrating 25 year anniversary

Bucks Free Press: Reunion party for nursery celebrating 25 year anniversary

4:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A REUNION is being held for children that attended Busy Bees Nursery – which celebrates its 25th anniversary next week.

Labour party say new 11+ is worse than the old one

Bucks Free Press: Val Letheren

12:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE Wycombe Labour party has attacked a county cabinet minster and asked her to prove why she thinks the revamped 11+ test has given more pupils the chance to go to grammar schools.

School's lager advert complaint upheld

Bucks Free Press: Adverts on the bus-stops in Marlow Hill this month

5:11pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A SCHOOL has had a complaint about alcohol advertising on a series of bus shelters used by its pupils upheld by the Advertising Standards Agency.

Politicians grilled at school's 'Question Time' event

Bucks Free Press: Politicians grilled at school's 'Question Time' event

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

LEADING politicians and commentators were grilled during a Question Time-styled event at John Hampden Grammar School.

Wycombe grammar school's history documented in book

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe grammar school's history documented in new book

1:54pm Monday 7th April 2014

THE history of John Hampden Grammar School has been documented in a new book which has been put together by current pupils.

Hats of all shapes and sizes worn by Wycombe schoolchildren

Bucks Free Press: Hats of all shapes and sizes worn by Wycombe schoolchildren

4:15pm Monday 31st March 2014

THERE were hats of all shapes, sizes and colours on the heads of children at a High Wycombe junior school last week.

School pupils celebrated for business skills

Bucks Free Press: School pupils celebrated for business skills

11:30am Friday 28th March 2014

WYCOMBE High School has been declared the regional winner of this year’s Business, Accounting and Skills Education Competition.

Proposals to close educational gap between rich and poor

Bucks Free Press: Val Letheren

8:10am Friday 28th March 2014

STEPS are being taken to close the gap between the success of pupils from wealthier backgrounds and those from less affluent families.

Schools closed as teachers strike

Bucks Free Press: Archive image of teachers striking last year

10:32am Wednesday 26th March 2014

MANY schools are shut or are partially closed today after members of a teaching union took industrial action over working conditions.

Schools announce closures ahead of tomorrow's teaching strike

Bucks Free Press: Archive image of teachers striking last year

6:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

SEVERAL schools in south Bucks have announced they will be shutting completely on Wednesday due to a planned teacher’s strike.

Highcrest transformed into The House of Commons for schools debate

Bucks Free Press: Highcrest transformed into The House of Commons for schools debate

11:08am Tuesday 25th March 2014

A SCHOOL was transformed into The House of Commons as Steve Baker MP acted as Speaker during a political debate between pupils.

Students run a mile for Sport Relief

Bucks Free Press: Students run a mile for Sport Relief

3:40pm Friday 21st March 2014

STUDENTS at Buckinghamshire New University dressed up in everything from Morphsuits to gorilla outfits to run a mile in aid of Sport Relief, raising £100.

Pupils take safety awareness business on the road

Bucks Free Press: Pupils take safety awareness business on the road

12:20pm Friday 21st March 2014

A GROUP of Year 10 students are proving their business acumen by going into shopping centres and other schools to sell a road safety game they designed to help young children avoid accidents as part of a contest celebrating entrepreneurship among the young.

Strictly stars quizzed by BNU students

Bucks Free Press: Strictly stars quizzed by BNU students

2:48pm Thursday 20th March 2014

STRICTLY Come Dancing stars were quizzed by Bucks New University students on the world of showbusiness.

Time running out to have your say in school transport consultation

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Mike Appleyard

3:40pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

TIME is running out for parents and carers to have their say on proposals that will see cuts made to home-to-school transport funding.

Creative music tutor takes national award

Bucks Free Press: Chris Bunce, in one of the College's mixing studios

5:10pm Monday 17th March 2014

A MUSIC tutor at Amersham & Wycombe College has earned his own fanfare after being celebrated with a national award to mark his creative approach to teaching and ability to inspire students.

Highcrest students scoop first prize in Young Enterprise contest

Bucks Free Press: Salima-Lina Zaher, Asim Asghar, Jacob Burridge, Eleanor Jones and Charlotte Rumsey, in front of their stall with the certificates.

4:00pm Monday 17th March 2014

STUDENTS from a High Wycombe school are celebrating after scooping first place and £250 in a national Young Enterprise competition.

Barrister launches grammar school's £750,000 extension

Bucks Free Press: Barrister launches grammar school's £750,000 extension

3:21pm Monday 17th March 2014

ONE of the country’s top barristers opened John Hampden Grammar School’s £750,000 expansion last week.

Students to dress up and run for Sports Relief

Bucks Free Press: Bucks New Uni gears up for next week's UCAS deadline

2:34pm Monday 17th March 2014

STUDENTS at Buckinghamshire New University will be getting all dressed up for a run around its campus for Sports Relief on Friday.

Wycombe mum blasts council after son allocated school place in Burnham

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe mum blasts council after son allocated school place in Burnham

1:41pm Friday 14th March 2014

A FURIOUS High Wycombe mother has blasted the county council after her son was allocated a place at a school in Burnham.

Confusion over national newspaper's 11+ report

Bucks Free Press: Philip Wayne, head teacher of Chesham Grammar School and chairman of Bucks Grammar School Heads Association

3:54pm Thursday 13th March 2014

AN Observer article at the weekend backtracked on an earlier story, which claimed the new 11+ test thwarted pushy parents.

Olympic medallist to take part in BNU's jobs in sport event

Bucks Free Press: Olympic medallist to take part in BNU's jobs in sport event

1:52pm Thursday 13th March 2014

OLYMPIC silver medallist Keri-Anne Payne will be among the speakers at Buckinghamshire New University’s jobs in sport exhibition.

Royal Grammar School headteacher Roy Page to retire in 2015

Bucks Free Press: Royal Grammar School headteacher to retire in 2015

4:30pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE headteacher of High Wycombe’s Royal Grammar School will retire at the end of the next academic year, it has been announced.

Open evening at Amersham & Wycombe College next week

Bucks Free Press: Open days at Amersham and Wycombe College

1:02pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

AN open evening at Amersham and Wycombe college is aiming to help people find out how they can best achieve their ambitions in a range of subjects including photography, graphic design, TV production, make up, music, dance and animation.

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