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Ofsted inspectors tell ‘inadquate’ Dewsbury academy it must improve

A voluntary academy inspected by Ofsted for the first time is inadequate, inspectors found following their visit last November.

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Dewsbury Matters: Denis Ripley, right, at the Patrick Bronte 200 event

A busy life - remembering Denis Ripley’s work for Dewsbury, and beyond

Tributes have been paid to long-serving former Dewsbury councillor Denis Ripley, a passionate supporter of education and the arts, whose death at 85 we reported last week.

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Years of service: Denis Ripley had a passion for education

Long serving Dewsbury councillor dies at 85 - education and arts were Denis Ripley’s passion

A man who carried his passion for education into politics and played an important role in supporting the arts across the county, former Kirklees Councillor Denis Ripley has died at the age of 85.

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Secondary school league tables have been released.

Secondary School league tables: How did Yorkshire do?

More than a quarter of a million children are being taught at underperforming secondary schools, official figures show.
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Meeting: Batley Library

Rallying support for libraries at Batley and Cleckheaton

Residents in one part of North Kirklees are being urged to make sure they take part in the ongoing library service consultation process to keep both the services and building which houses their local library safe, while a meeting on Friday aims to rally support for another.

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Hoppa on board: Young hi-vis walkers, thanks to Darren

High-vis kids can walk to their Mirfield school in safety, thanks to company’s gift

A Mirfield primary school’s road safety scheme has been boosted by an early Christmas present that will help keep pupils “bright and safe”, thanks to a development company.

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Going: Demolition work is now under way at the old Whitcliffe Mount site

Campaigners consider next step as demolition of Whitcliffe Mount buildings gets under way

Controversial demolition of the former Whitcliffe Mount School site began last Friday, and campaigners who have tried to prevent an Edwardian building being destroyed as part of the process are considering their options as to how to react.

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Primary school league tables 2017: Yorkshire is worst performing region

Yorkshire is the worst performing region in the country for pupils failing to meet the expected standard by the end of primary school, according to new league tables.

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Nearly there: Pioneer House looks the same on the outside, but indoors almost �3 million worth of work is nearing completion. Picture: John Clifton

£3m Pioneer House refurb - to become part of Kirklees College - is almost complete

Almost £3 million worth of work is well under way to revitalise a historic building to play a role in the area’s future as part of Kirklees College.

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Heckmondwike Grammar among top 10 schools in Northern England for exam results

The headteacher of Heckmondwike Grammar School says he is delighted to be featured in a list of top schools in Yorkshire.

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Dewsbury school makes ‘rapid improvement’

Dewsbury school makes ‘rapid improvement’

A Dewsbury school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for making ‘exceptionally rapid improvement’.

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First GCSE results celebrated

The Independent Cambridge Street School celebrated GCSE exam successes from its first ever Year 11 students.

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Great credit: Students and staff celebrating success on results day at Upper Batley High School

Good results are a credit to the community

Upper Batley High School’s great GCSE results are a credit to learners, their families and staff, said headteacher Sam Vickers.

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Kirklees College's Dewsbury campus

Some outstanding GCSE successes

Heckmondwike Grammar students saw more than 99 per cent of our Year 11 students securing at least five good GCSE grades.

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Well equipped for their next step

Headteacher at Spen Valley, Mr Ian Ellam, said that despite working through an educational period of significant change grades were determined, it was essential not to lose sight of the most important element in the process - the young people that were at the heart of it.

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Top grades: A number of students had gained the highest grade (9), highest achieving was Alicia Walker (above) with a maximum seven A*s and three grade 9 results. Mr Pugh added: Students have also gained good grades in the creative subject areas of Design Technology, Art and Photography, which is an indication of a broad and balanced curriculum.

Pleasing results at Castle Hall

Castle Hall Academy, Mirfield, had reason to be happy with GCSE results.

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Top performing students at Batley Girls High School

Students rose to new challenges

Batley Girls’ High School is celebrating success yet again with excellent GCSE results, six students securing nine straight A** to A grades and three gaining ten A** to A grades.

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Great Improvements: Manor Croft students celebrate one of the countrys biggest GCSE improvements

Celebrating a magnificent transformation

Manor Croft Academy students and staff are celebrating what is likely to be one of the biggest improvements in GCSE outcomes in the country.

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Juliana Kalniana, A*, Yusuf Khan, 9A*, Hansa Khan, 8A*, Iqra Hussain, 9A*, Arman Khan, 9A* and Alex Funk 9A* looking at their results at Dixons Trinity Academy, Bradford. Picture Bruce Rollinson

GCSEs 2017: The results are in, so what should you do now? The advice you need to know...

Whether the results were good or bad, the question of what to do next is one on the lips of thousands of pupils this morning as they look to life after GCSEs.
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GCSE pass rates have fallen this year across the UK overall.

GCSEs 2017: UK pass rates fall as major exams shake-up causes controversy

Around 50,000 English and maths GCSEs were awarded the new highest grade this summer, as the impact of the biggest shake-up of exams for a generation began to be felt.

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