School opens its doors to Sleaford area primary school teams for latest maths contest

Pupils have once again been put to the test at a maths challenge held at a Welbourn school.

Ripping time! Kesteven and Sleaford High School teacher Matt Clifford gets the wax treatment from stsudents for charity. EMN-171105-130422001

Pupils inflict pain for good cause

A Sleaford school teacher bravely placed himself in the hands of willing students when he offered the chance to rip the hairs off his legs for charity.

'Still good' ... Ofsted's verdict on Leasingham St Andrew's CofE Primary School.

Sleaford area primary school wins praise from Ofsted

A school near Sleaford has won praise from the Government’s schools watchdog.

One of the revealed slogans at Kesteven and Sleaford High School. EMN-171005-162938001

VIDEO: Anti-bullying messages at Sleaford schools will reveal themselves on rainy days

Organisers behind a new initiative in North Kesteven are hoping for rain to reveal specially designed motivational anti-bullying messages in local schools.

Representatives from Freshtime at Cranwell Primary School. Pictured are production manager Becky Hourihan, senior new product development chef Luke Pearson and Julia Pires, personal assistant to managing director Mark Newton with some of the children.

Lesson in food for youngsters

Youngsters at a primary school near Sleaford swapped letters for lettuce and numbers for cucumbers when they played host to a Lincolnshire food firm.

Miss England semi-finalist Sophie Anderton. EMN-170205-101537001

Sleaford student in semi-final of Miss England contest

A Carre’s Grammar School student has made it through to the semi-finals of the Miss England beauty contest.

Pupils of St Botolph's and Our Lady of Good Counsel schools scatter wild flower seeds at Woodside play area with Town Council staff Sam White and John Green. EMN-170424-181445001

Sowing seeds for wildlife

Pupils of St Botolph’s and Our Lady of Good Counsel primary schools visited Woodside play area in town last week to help Town Council staff Sam White and John Green (also pictured) scatter wild flower seed on a strip of meadow being planted up where the field borders Sleaford Wood.

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Student candidates at the mock election in Kesteven and Sleaford High School in 1992. EMN-170420-162308001

Nostalgia - Sleaford Girls’ High School holds mock election back in 1992

It was coincidentally general election time in Sleaford 25 years ago as well, back in 1992.

Vice-principal Claire Adams and principal Wayne Birks outside the Ruskington campus building. EMN-170424-183140001

Concerns grow for Sleaford schools’ funding with two academies set to lose £1m each in next three years

Figures revealed by the National Union of Teachers show huge funding shortfalls to Lincolnshire school budgets with one Sleaford academy looking set to lose up to £1.1m over the next three years and the county council warning some schools could be left in a ‘vulnerable position’.

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Youngsters in the Easter bonnet parade at the old Quarrington Infant School in Sleaford back in 1992. Were you among them? EMN-170414-172021001

Nostalgia - Easter bonnets parade at Quarrington school in 1992

Our photo from our files this week was taken around this time in 1992 and there are a whole crowd of faces to spot in this one.

Teachers union fears that Lincolnshire schools will see budgets slashed by over £44 million by 2020

Teachers union fears that Lincolnshire schools will see budgets slashed by over £44 million by 2020

A national teachers trade union says Lincolnshire schools will be 44,975,691 worse off by 2019/20 than they were in 2015/16.


Almost 95% of Lincolnshire children get first-choice primary school

The vast majority (94.3 per cent) of Lincolnshire children have been given a place at their primary school of choice through the admissions system this year.

Young mathematician Matthew Springer of Sleaford with his silver award. EMN-170604-155914001

Sleaford school pupil scoops silver win in Primary Maths Challenge

Matthew Springer from Sleaford has been presented with a silver award by The Mathematical Association in this year’s Primary Mathematics Challenge (PMC).

Beards and sweat bands are also a good look at Sir William Robertson Academy. EMN-170604-161758001

Wear A Hat Day event raises more than £750 at school in Welbourn

Students and staff from Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn were delighted when they put their heads together to raise over £750 for Brain Tumour Research by holding its first ever ‘Wear A Hat’ Day.

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Vast majority of children get preferred primary school places in Lincolnshire

The vast majority of children have been given a place at their preferred primary school of choice through the admissions system this year, according to figures released by the county council’s education department today (Tuesday).


Ofsted rules Sleaford area village school ‘continues to be good’

A primary school near Sleaford has been praised by the Government’s education watchdog.

Still good ... Carre's Grammar School has won fresh praise from Ofsted. Library picture.

Watchdog looks in on Carre’s

The Government’s education watchdog has given an update on standards at a Sleaford secondary school following the latest visit by inspectors.

Salute... students while taking part in their performance. EMN-170304-140529001

Success for Sleaford school at dance competition

Pupils from a secondary school near Sleaford have, once more, returned triumphant from a multi-school dance competition.

Sleaford students fill the sports hall at St George's Academy for the recruitment event. EMN-170331-170640001

Academy in Sleaford hosts its first ever jobs fair

St George’s Academy held what is thought to be the largest recruitment event for school leavers in Sleaford in recent years.

Bill Lord allows full-time staff to have an extra day off each year and part-time staff, a morning (BBC Look North)

Lincolnshire headteacher gives ‘duvet days’ for staff in effort to look after teachers

Teachers at a primary school in Lincolnshire are being offered a “duvet day” by the headteacher in an effort to hire and retain staff.

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