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.

High Sheriff unveils school extension

Bucks Free Press: Sir Stuart Hampson cuts the ribbon

11:54am Wednesday 12th March 2014

THE High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire visited a village school last Friday to unveil a new classroom extension.

Children meet Costa Rican coffee producer for Fairtrade Fortnight

Bucks Free Press: Children meet Costa Rican coffee producer for Fairtrade Fortnight

5:34pm Monday 10th March 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN discovered how communities in Central America are connected to High Wycombe as they met a Costa Rican coffee producer.

University website shoots up rankings table

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

10:40am Saturday 8th March 2014

A UNIVERSITY'S website has leapt up the rankings table for both performance and ease of use.

X Factor contestant Kitty Brucknell to sing at BNU talent final

Bucks Free Press: X Factor contestant Kitty Brucknell to sing at BNU talent final

4:40pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

FORMER X Factor finalist Kitty Brucknell will perform at Buckinghamshire New University’s talent show final on Thursday.

Winning Wycombe Mayoral Arch design revealed

Bucks Free Press: Winning Wycombe Mayoral Arch design revealed

10:34am Tuesday 4th March 2014

THIS is the design residents have chosen to be converted into a Mayoral Arch in High Wycombe town centre.

Court summons for 100 students in competition

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe Magistrates' Court

3:40pm Monday 3rd March 2014

A BIKE theft will spark a student showdown at High Wycombe Magistrates’ court later this month.

Paralympic Torch on show for Highcrest students

Bucks Free Press: Chris Rattenbury shows the torch to Highcrest students

3:10pm Monday 3rd March 2014

STUDENTS at The Highcrest Academy were this week among the first people outside of Russia to see the Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Torch.

Wycombe MP: "Schools should be able to set own term times"

Bucks Free Press: Wycombe MP Steve Baker secured the debate.

12:30pm Saturday 1st March 2014

SCHOOLS should be able to set their own term times which would help drive down the price of family holidays, Wycombe MP Steve Baker said.

The Ramsay Reader now available online

Bucks Free Press: The Ramsay Reader now available online

10:49am Friday 21st February 2014

READ all about the latest news from Sir William Ramsay School through the eyes of the pupils.

Ofsted finds Holmer Green school requires improvement

Bucks Free Press: Ofsted finds Holmer Green school requires improvement

11:34am Wednesday 19th February 2014

A SCHOOL in Holmer Green has gone from good to requires improvement in its latest Ofsted report, after becoming an academy.

School transport consultation launched by county council

Bucks Free Press: The biggest increase was at Buckinghamshire County Council

PUBLIC consultations on proposals to reduce the amount of money spent on home-to-school transport have been launched by a council.

Let love find you on Valentine's Day, says university lecturer

Bucks Free Press: Dr Matthew Smith

6:00am Friday 14th February 2014

'JUST relax and let love find you' – that is the advice given to singletons on Valentine’s Day by a senior lecturer in psychology at Buckinghamshire New University.

Wear a cap to help battle children's cancer

Bucks Free Press: Wear a cap to help battle children's cancer

9:20am Friday 7th February 2014

A CHARITY is calling for school pupils and adults a like to break out their headwear next week in a bid to help children suffering from cancer.

Olympic legacy funding for Bucks schools' PE & sport

Bucks Free Press: 2012 Olympic Torch

6:00am Thursday 30th January 2014

OLYMPIC legacy funding worth £7.5m is coming to Bucks schools to help pupils enjoy PE – and now an upcoming summit will mean teachers have the chance to learn how best to use the cash.

Cans collected by Academy for Wycombe's needy

Bucks Free Press: Highcrest students with Sarah Mordaunt, left, Trevor Snaith, and Assistant Headteacher Emma Bowden

2:40pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

DOZENS of cans have been brought to school by students who are backing their school’s charity appeal to help feed poverty-stricken families in High Wycombe.

Updated: Furniture courses to be axed by Bucks New University

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

10:52am Monday 27th January 2014

FURNITURE courses are on a list of nine degrees being axed by Buckinghamshire New University.

Has an EastEnder joined Bucks New University?

Bucks Free Press: Nancy Carter wearing a Bucks New University hooded sweatshirt in EastEnders. Pic taken from BBC iPlayer.

2:20pm Saturday 11th January 2014

EAGLE-EYED viewers of EastEnders were left wondering if one of the show’s newest characters spent any time in the lecture halls of a Wycombe-based university after Thursday night’s episode.

Council chief praises three "good" Wycombe primary schools

Bucks Free Press: Cllr Mike Appleyard

8:30am Friday 20th December 2013

A COUNCIL chief has praised staff and pupils of three High Wycombe primary schools after they received “good” reports from Ofsted.

Rotarians pass on interviewing tips to Wycombe pupils

Bucks Free Press: Rotarians pass on interviewing tips to Wycombe pupils

10:40am Tuesday 17th December 2013

PUPILS were given an interviewing master class by Rotarians last week.

Ofsted inspectors: "Highcrest Academy requires improvement"

Bucks Free Press: Highcrest Academy to increase student intake from next year

4:17pm Monday 16th December 2013

OFSTED has ruled the Highcrest Academy “requires improvement”.

Sparkling display at university art & design show

Bucks Free Press: Mikko Hannula, studying MA Art and Design Practice: Furniture Design.

12:20pm Monday 9th December 2013

A SPARKLING range of work is now on display at Buckinghamshire New University’s MA art and design show.

Agricultural courses and apprenticeship schemes on offer to young people

Bucks Free Press: Agricultural courses and apprenticeship schemes on offer to young people

1:00pm Sunday 8th December 2013

THE Berkshire College of Agriculture has gone to town in a new initiative to promote its courses and offer more apprenticeship schemes to young people.

Marlow florist gets silver medal and sets sights on Chelsea

Bucks Free Press: April Bennett

11:50am Saturday 7th December 2013

A FLORIST from Marlow has become a silver medalist in her field - and now hopes to put her talents to use at next year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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