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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Schools Awards 2015

Family could have to move house as son is allocated school place five miles away

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kian Barker with Leanne Brown and Kieron Barker

6:01am Wednesday 4th March 2015

WHEN 11-year-old Kian Barker found out he would be going to Samuel Lister Academy in September, his parents had never even heard of the school.

Inspectors give nursery school a third 'outstanding' report

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:25am Wednesday 4th March 2015

A GIRLINGTON school has been rated as outstanding for a third successive time by inspectors.

Quarter of Bradford pupils miss out on first choice secondary school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:35pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A QUARTER of 11-year-olds in the Bradford district will not be going to their first choice secondary school this September, new admissions figures have revealed.

Bradford & District Schools Awards shortlist is revealed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6:28pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

The Bradford & District Schools Awards are back this Thursday for a second year, to recognise the very best in education across the city. Today the three shortlisted nominees in each category are revealed.

Pupils' love of literature shines through in national reading challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Faizah Ali and Alishba Hussain enjoy a book bigger than they are at All Saints Primary School in Little Horton

2:02pm Sunday 1st March 2015

THOUSANDS of Bradford youngsters' love of literature has meant the district has sped ahead of the national average in an annual reading challenge.

Graffiti guru top of class with pupils

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:14am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A WORLD-renowned graffiti artist who has spray painted at the Vatican inspired students at a Bradford school with a demonstration of his street art.

Pre-school declared ‘outstanding’

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:02am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A PRE-SCHOOL in Bradford is “outstanding” and run by an “inspirational” manager, according to education inspectors.

Pupils proud to show off their colours

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:33am Wednesday 25th February 2015

PUPILS at Keighley’s Holy Family Catholic School added a splash of colour to their traditional non-uniform day, donning distinctive yellow hoodies as part of the build-up to this year’s school pilgrimage to Lourdes, southern France, in May.

Bradford Council plans to find 'outstanding' school leaders

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Council leader David Green

6:54pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A NEW project is to be set up in Bradford to "recruit and retain outstanding school leaders", according to Council leader David Green.

Plans to give head teachers extra leadership coaching

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:53am Tuesday 24th February 2015

HEADTEACHERS would receive business and leadership coaching under Labour plans aimed at raising standards and improving management of multi-million pound school budgets.

Pupils have some fun with their fundraising

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:59am Tuesday 24th February 2015

CHILDREN across Bradford’s schools are being encouraged to done red noses and make a spectacle of themselves for the upcoming Comic Relief fundraiser.

College in race for employer awards

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford College

11:42am Tuesday 24th February 2015

BRADFORD College’s work with students and their future employers has led to it being shortlisted for two national awards.

Education chiefs to challenge head teachers of struggling Bradford schools with new partnership

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:12pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

A PARTNERSHIP between Bradford's schools, where education leaders can both support and challenge head teachers, will drive up standards, according to the district's education bosses.

Woman who oversaw development of 15 new schools in Bradford set to retire

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cindy Peek

5:44am Wednesday 18th February 2015

BRADFORD Council's deputy director of children's services will soon retire from the post.

It's business as usual during the holidays for district's schools

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Tong High School

4:31pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

It's half term, but schools across Bradford are by no means deserted. Among the many staff whose work carries on throughout the holidays, business managers have more than enough to keep them busy.

Mother's fears over proposed changes to school transport for disabled youngsters

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Ralph Berry

5:27pm Friday 13th February 2015

A MOTHER has warned that proposed changes to school transport for disabled youngsters could be devastating for families.

Education chief's warning over 'hammer blow' as funding for extra school places in Bradford reduced by 92%

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford schools' performance must improve, insist education chiefs

6:46pm Thursday 12th February 2015

BRADFORD education chiefs were last night locked in a furious row with the Government after it was announced that the cash the district receives to create more school places will be slashed by 92 per cent.

Morrisons teams up with schools to deliver skills programme

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Morrisons teams up with schools to deliver skills programme

6:02am Friday 13th February 2015

YOUNG people across the district will learn the skills they need for the working world - thanks to a new course being run by Morrisons.

School goes claret and amber crazy ahead of Bradford City's FA Cup clash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: School goes claret and amber crazy ahead of City's FA Cup clash

3:28pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A BRADFORD City legend has visited a school to help get pupils fired up for this weekend's momentous FA Cup showdown.

Sixth-formers learn life-saving skills

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:39pm Thursday 12th February 2015

A GROUP of students from a Keighley school has been taught vital first aid skills by a trainer keen to share his expertise.

Education inspectors hail improvements at Bradford secondary school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Head of Belle Vue Boys, Colin Willsher, outside the school.

5:32am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A SCHOOL put into special measures eight months ago has "eradicated" inadequate teaching since then, according to education inspectors.

Talented pupils put on civic show

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:03am Wednesday 11th February 2015

WITH two semi-finals on the same evening there was even more ability than might have been expected at the Lady Mayoress’s Festival of Talent.

Team to look into school governor dismissals

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:54am Wednesday 11th February 2015

A COUNCIL team is to look into the way a school’s entire governing body was sacked last year.

Pupils made aware of internet perils

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:00pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

SCHOOLS and parents were asked to help make the internet a safer place for children during an online safety awareness day.

'Betrayal' as eight Bradford schools snubbed for rebuild cash

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Education Secretary Nicky Morgan (left), with Ilkley Grammar head teacher Helen Williams on her visit to the school in December

6:25pm Monday 9th February 2015

NONE of the eight Bradford schools proposed for major expansions have been included in the latest wave of Government funding, a situation one leading councillor condemned as a "betrayal."

Schools urged to get pupils on their bikes to join the Big Pedal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Burley Oaks Primary School at the last big pedal

3:28pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

CHILDREN across Bradford are being encouraged to saddle up and start pedaling to school as part of an upcoming contest that has already boosted the number of young cyclists.

Pupils prepare to take their big trip down Penny Lane

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:12pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

MEMORIES of the Beatles will be evoked in a school’s play.

Television star presents top award

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2:48pm Friday 6th February 2015

JONNY Mitchell ­— star of hit Channel 4 series Educating Yorkshire ­— has visited a school in the district to hand over an award. He called at Phoenix Special School, Keighley, to present a national accolade won last summer.

400 fined in crackdown on dangerous and illegal parking outside schools

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The congestion caused by illegal parking outside Lower Field Primary School

5:02am Thursday 5th February 2015

A CRACKDOWN on dangerous parking outside the Bradford district's schools has lead to more than 400 people being given parking tickets since April - up from just 32 in 2012.

Cup heroes help to boost Bradford children's literacy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Hanson, Molly Thornton, 7, and Tasif Khan at the official launch of the Bradford Literacy Campaign

3:12pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

BRADFORD City's heroics in the FA cup may soon have the unlikely side effect of improving reading skills among the city's children.

Special needs schools sign German exchange agreement

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:21am Wednesday 4th February 2015

A GROUP of dignitaries from the German city of Hamm said they were very impressed when they visited a Bradford special school.

Bradford's senior councillor for education rejects UKIP calls for him to stand down

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cllr Ralph Berry said the results showed the need for radical action

3:32pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A SENIOR Bradford councillor has said he will not heed calls from UKIP to stand down over the district's poor education results.

Bradford school with problematic past is now 'moving in right direction'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kings Science Academy

5:35am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A BRADFORD free school, which saw its founder and principal dismissed in the summer, is now "moving in the right direction" according to Government inspectors.

Bradford education chief slams proposed Government 'war on mediocrity' in Britain's schools

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Ralph Berry outside Dixons Allerton Academy, which was deemed to require improvement during an inspection in December

4:11am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

A PROPOSED Government "war on mediocrity" in Britain's schools has been called an attempt to privatise the school system by a top Bradford councillor.

Pupils champs of community

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:42pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

PRIMARY school children have been crowned community champions after learning how to make their neighbourhood a better place.

Pupils get creative to learn about cultures

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:27am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

CREATIVE children from a south Bradford school have been learning about each other’s cultures.

Gold award for pupils' conservation

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:13pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

St Andrew’s CE Primary has received a gold award from the Woodland Trust.

Poetry in motion as pupils triumph

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:38pm Monday 2nd February 2015

MORE than 180 pupils from five primary schools went head-to-head in the finals of a poetry competition at Tong High School.

MP calls for inquiry as Bradford's GCSE results slump to second worst in country

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Girls' Grammar School students achieved the best GCSE results in the country last summer

5:03am Friday 30th January 2015

CALLS were last night made by a Bradford MP for an urgent inquiry into why the district has slumped to near the bottom of GCSE performance league tables.

UPDATE: Bradford slides down GCSE performance tables

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Schools in South Gloucestershire will receive an extra £8.6million funding

1:30pm Thursday 29th January 2015

BRADFORD once again has found itself near the bottom of the school league tables when it comes to GCSE results.

Student scientists aim to forge closer links with city firms

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Mariam El-Hakam, Mahmoud Aljubouri, Dr Mohammad Salhab and Saleh Alorani, of Association of Bradford Scientists at the University of Bradford

7:02am Wednesday 28th January 2015

A UNIVERSITY of Bradford-based science group is aiming to forge stronger links between the city's young scientists and firms.

MPs reject Bradford principal's call to make every school an independent academy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: David Ward

12:03am Tuesday 27th January 2015

MPs today reject a call by a Bradford principal for every school to become an independent academy – arguing there is no evidence it would improve results.

School staff learn lifesaving skills with defibrilator training

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anthony Tonks from Heartbeat of Sport teaching cpr to Debbie Mouncey and Luke McDanielson at Russell Hall Primary School

12:21pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

A CHARITY dedicated to preparing schools and small sports teams for the worst is spreading its potentially life saving message to Bradford.

Pupils show support in football kits

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:45am Tuesday 27th January 2015

BANTAMS mania has spread to the city’s primary schools following the club’s FA Cup heroics.

Principal of controversy-hit Bradford school believed governors had 'agenda' to replace her

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jen McIntosh, head of Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College

5:35am Monday 26th January 2015

THE PRINCIPAL of a Bradford school where all the governors were sacked last year felt they were "more concerned about their own aspirations in the community" than the school's best interests.

Could your business pass the City of Film screen test?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:48pm Monday 26th January 2015

SCREEN experts are to advise local businesses on how they can cash in on the Bradford district’s increasing popularity as a film and TV production location.

Ethiopian minister visits University of Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WARNING: Bosses at Bradford University have been put on the alert about the Ebola virus crisis in West Africa

11:55am Monday 26th January 2015

A LEADING Government minister from Ethiopia paid a visit to the University of Bradford.

Viking shows pupils all the Nordic ways

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:44am Monday 26th January 2015

A Viking invaded the Bradford district – but he wasn’t in the mood for pillaging.

Education forum is open to the public

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:04pm Monday 26th January 2015

A PUBLIC forum being held on Wednesday will look at how the district’s young people can be brought into employment.

New head teacher for junior school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:11am Monday 26th January 2015

HIPPERHOLME Grammar Junior School has a new head teacher.

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