School funding reforms could see Lincolnshire receive and extra £4.6 million

Government plans to end the ‘historical postcode lottery’ in school funding means Lincolnshire could be in line for an extra £4.6 million (2.3 per cent).

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Billingborough Parish Council celebrates its Community Fund grant during a Victorian-themed day at the local primary school

Billingborough youngsters treated to new play equipment

Children in Billingborough have been among the latest to benefit from a successful application to South Kesteven District Council’s Community Fund.

Billingborough parish council celebrates its Community Fund grant

Children in Billingborough benefit from SKDC’s Community Fund

Children in rural villages have been among the latest to benefit from a successful application to South Kesteven District Council’s Community Fund.

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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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Education news

Lincolnshire schools performing well according to new Ofsted report

The latest Education and Skills Annual Report from Ofsted sees Lincolnshire as the top performing authority in the region with 93 per cent of schools rated good or outstanding.

School Success

Lincolnshire top of the class for primary school performance

Lincolnshire is top of the class according to the latest Education and Skills Annual Report from Ofsted as the county is the best performing in the East Midlands with 93% of schools rated good or better.

North End Archers member Tillie Craven on top of the podium at the Archery GB Junior National Indoor Championships in Warwickshire.

ARCHERY: Double champion Tillie adds UK record to tally

Donington youngster Tillie Craven (ten) became a double national champion at the weekend.

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Bicycle and bracelet stolen from The Deepings School

Police are investigating two thefts from The Deepings School.

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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.

Stamford Deputy Mayor and Mayoress Tony and Valerie Story  with staff and guests at the opening of the new Stamford College library EMN-160911-190200009

Library’s £210,000 revamp

The library at New College Stamford has been officially reopened following a £210,000 refurbishment over the summer.

SUPPORT SERVICE: Mark Bryan (second left) with Maxine Constable, of St Paul's Community Primary School, Spalding, Stephen Stray, group editor for Lincolnshire Newspapers, and Michelle Willoughby, of Willoughby School, Bourne.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

EDUCATION AWARDS: Respect gets its recognition for students’ friend Mark of Bourne Academy

A Bourne Academy staff member who has won the respect of both students and teachers is the “unsung hero” of south-east Lincolnshire education for 2016.

COMMUNITY-HEARTED: Ayla Rayner with Barry Gibson of category sponsor Ashwood Homes, students and headmistress Michele Anderson from Spalding High School, Lisa Goodchild, business manager for The Deepings School, and David MacVitie of Deepings Foodbank.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

EDUCATION AWARDS: History is made by ‘incredibly selfless’ Ayla

A volunteer with special needs children has secured Bourne Grammar School its first ever success at the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.

TOP STUDENTS: Coun Christine Lawton, on behalf of category sponsors South Holland District Council, presents the Student of the Year award to Peter Thatcher, grandfather of winner Ellen Debney, alongside a representative for Katie Wickham, Abbie Upton and Nathan Cook.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

EDUCATION AWARDS: Lights shine brightly for caring Ellen and ‘very positive’ Matthew

Two outstanding students from schools in Long Sutton and Bourne were winners at this year’s Education Awards.

SPORTING CHAMPIONS: Tallulah Freeman (front), Lee Addison (second left) and Richard Lord, head teacher of The Deepings School, accepting the Outstanding Sporting Achievement Award on behalf of Jake Jarman, with Gordon Chilvers of Double G Printing and Embroidery.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

EDUCATION AWARDS: Somersaults and cartwheels for gymnastics rising star Jake

There were no losers in the Outstanding Sporting Achievement as three talented youngsters emerged from a category full of excellence.

SECONDARY HEADS: Rachel Capper, of The Deepings School, Dr Peter Marshall, of Spalding Grammar School, and Liz Kelleher, of Spalding High School, with David Gratton of Duncan and Toplis Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

EDUCATION AWARDS: Inspirational pair recognised for reaching their communities

A head teacher having an immediate impact at his primary school and a head of art with a “passion” for creativity were both rewarded for being inspirational.

Bourne Westfield Poppy Appeal

Bourne Westfield Primary Academy pupils prepare for Remembrance Day by selling poppies

In the approach to Remembrance Day, Bourne Westfield Primary Academy once again sold poppies.


Academy status was ‘best path’ for Edenham Primary School

A village primary school has entered a new chapter in its history by becoming an academy.

Lisa Hasbury and Rachel Green from Bourne Academy with Nickki Gash and Jennie Beasley from Bakkavor with students in the school library  at presentation of career books to the school from Bakkavor EMN-161019-170555009

Bakkavor celebrates close links with Bourne Academy by donating books

One of Bourne’s largest employers - Bourne Prepared Produce, Bakkavor, has celebrated its anniversary and its close links with a school by donating careers books.

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Deeping St James and Sutton St James schools win Spalding football tournaments

More than 300 pupils from 22 schools across south Lincolnshire descended upon Spalding on Tuesday to take part in this year’s Year 3/4 football competition.

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Willoughby School in Bourne retains good Ofsted rating

Willoughby School headteacher James Husbands with pupils

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