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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Schools Awards 2015

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.

VIDEO: Pupils starstruck by 'secret' moon materials brought back to earth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Aqsa Ahmed examines a meteorite through a hand lens

5:02pm Friday 23rd January 2015

PUPILS were left starstruck when a meteorite dating back to the dawn of the solar system, moon dust and even a piece of Mars arrived at their Bradford school.

Action plan produced to drive up pace of improvement at district's schools

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

5:02am Friday 23rd January 2015

SCHOOLS in Bradford will have to do more to show that they are taking "immediate action" to improve standards after an independent report said efforts were moving too slowly.

Pupils take lessons from the life and death of Anne Frank

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Anne Frank exhibition Tong High school shows round pupils from East Bierley Primary Sophie Austerfield leads a group.

5:41pm Friday 23rd January 2015

BRADFORD schools have once again been playing their part in a "hugely important" project to help bridge the gaps between different religions and cultures.

Council report reveals increasing concerns ahead of Laisterdyke Business College governors being sacked

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College

5:17am Thursday 22nd January 2015

NEWLY released documents shed more light on the events which led to a school's entire governing body being sacked.

Children as young as four to be taught money skills in schools pilot project

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rowan Davies at Hill Top CE Primary School in Low Moor as a project is announced to teach Bradford primary school children money management skills

6:47am Wednesday 21st January 2015

SCHOOLS in Bradford will become part of a "pioneering" project to teach children as young as four money management skills.

Community consultation over school

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:07pm Wednesday 21st January 2015

THE East Bowling community will soon be consulted on Council plans to turn a former special school into a school for expelled children.

Hundreds of Bradford children on missing education list

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: More than 300 children in Bradford are on the missing education register

5:32am Monday 19th January 2015

MORE than 300 children in Bradford spend their days at home while missing out on their schooling, latest figures reveal.

School becomes first in Bradford to be awarded for commitment to cycling

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: At the award presentation are (back) Emily Groves, Sustrans active travel officer, and Des Martin, head teacher, with, (middle from left), Arran Brannan, Simran Dhillon, Jessica Beck, Lennon McDonald and Dave Stevens, Sustrans volunteer co-ordinator, and,

2:02pm Sunday 18th January 2015

A SCHOOL has become the first in Bradford to be awarded for its "outstanding commitment" to cycling.

Call for Bradford to adopt London Challenge-style project to tackle education failures

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford West MP George Galloway

5:32am Thursday 15th January 2015

BRADFORD needs urgent measures to deal with its education failures, according to MP George Galloway.

National praise for Bradford campaign to tackle country's 'biggest health challenge'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PRIDE: Dr Akram Khan, clinical chairman of the Bradford City CCG

5:57am Thursday 15th January 2015

A CAMPAIGN to tackle Type 2 diabetes in inner-city Bradford has been praised by a national charity for its work in preventing the country's "biggest health challenge."

Students become Anne Frank 'ambassadors' as school hosts display

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:09am Thursday 15th January 2015

A BRADFORD school has hosted an exhibition into the tragic story of Jewish teenager Anne Frank, with several students becoming “ambassadors” for her story.

Pupils watch ice creation take form

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:36am Thursday 15th January 2015

SCHOOL pupils have been shown some of the skills needed to make beautiful but transient works of art from blocks of ice.

Primary is ‘good’ in all areas – Ofsted

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:59am Thursday 15th January 2015

A PRIMARY school in Clayton Heights has once again been praised by Ofsted inspectors, who said teaching was “consistently good”.

Police probe into Kings Science Academy's finances continues into second year

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sajid Hussain Raza

7:02am Wednesday 14th January 2015

THE former head of a Bradford free school has been re-bailed following his arrest on suspicion of fraud more than a year ago.

Ousted Bradford school governor criticises delay in release of school's latest inspection report

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cllr Faisal Khan

5:15am Wednesday 14th January 2015

AN ousted governor of a Bradford school has criticised how a recent inspection of the school has only just been released, weeks after the head was first told the findings.

Site is selected for new school for expelled pupils

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Bolling Special School, Anerley Street

12:01pm Wednesday 14th January 2015

A FORMER special school site has been recommended as the best option to house a new pupil referral unit which will be used to educate secondary age pupils who have been expelled.

VIDEO: Pupils sing John Legend hit for charity single in aid of Pakistan shooting victims

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:35am Wednesday 14th January 2015

PUPILS at a Bradford school have recorded a cover of a hugely popular ballad to help raise money for the victims of a horrific shooting in Pakistan.

Debut for Beckfoot School's Jazz Quintet

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9:56am Wednesday 14th January 2015

BECKFOOT School’s Jazz Quintet will make their debut at the Bingley Jazz Club in York Street tomorrow night.

Nursery falls from outstanding to inadequate in latest Ofsted inspection

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Margaret McMillan Children's Centre in Farnham Road, Great Horton

5:55am Monday 12th January 2015

A BRADFORD nursery has has been accused of leaving children at risk in a new Ofsted report which has seen it plunge down the ratings to be labelled "inadequate" by inspectors.

Council predicts 500 shortfall in Bradford secondary school places by 2019

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8:11am Monday 12th January 2015

MORE than 500 children in Bradford could find themselves without a place at a secondary school within five years as a growing population piles on the pressure.

Students meet cabinet minister

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: University Academy Keighley

12:01pm Monday 12th January 2015

KEIGHLEY school students on a groundbreaking aspiration-boosting scheme met a Cabinet minister when he visited the town.

Plans for Bradford Academy expansion submitted

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: EXPANSION: Principal Gareth Dawkins outside Bradford Academy around the time of its opening in 2007

5:05am Saturday 10th January 2015

PLANS for a three-storey teaching block to accommodate 300 students at Bradford Academy have been submitted.

Children urged to take part in Rhyme Challenge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe

8:00am Saturday 10th January 2015

BRADFORD Libraries is challenging children aged under five to take up the Rhyme Challenge again this year.

Eight Bradford sites being considered to house new school for expelled pupils

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The former Bolling Special School, Anerley Street

7:32am Friday 9th January 2015

COUNCILLORS are being asked to decide which of eight sites across the district will be best to convert into a new school for up to 100 expelled pupils.

Boiler break down fails to halt children's Christmas show

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10:11am Friday 9th January 2015

FAULTY boilers that forced the closure of a primary school before Christmas failed to take the steam out of its festive plans.

Council agrees to 'bridging fund' for school being converted to academy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Belle Vue Boys' School

6:32am Thursday 8th January 2015

ALMOST £2 million of Council cash has been granted to a struggling Bradford secondary school to help its transformation into an academy.

£500,000 given to outdoor education centre for major revamp

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Nell Bank centre

11:03am Thursday 8th January 2015

ILKLEY'S Nell Bank outdoor education centre has been given £500,000 pounds to help pay for a major re-vamp.

Bradford school in new uniform crackdown controversy

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shannon Moran 11, right, and  her cousin Charlotte Cordingley, 12, who were separated from classmates at Hanson Academy

5:34am Wednesday 7th January 2015

A BRADFORD school which sent more than 100 pupils home last term for breaching its dress code has started a new crackdown, but some parents claim previously acceptable clothes have now been banned.

Councillors advised to take "no further action" on calls for inquiry into school governors' removal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Councillor Ralph Berry

6:52pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

A 1,600 strong petition demanding an investigation into why governors were removed from a Bradford school will be discussed by the Council next week.

Pupils become crime scene investigators to solve 'murder mystery'

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:17pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

PUPILS at a Bradford school were thrust into the role of crime scene investigators on their first day back after the Christmas break, after they found an ominous chalk outline in their gym.

University work is to be showcased

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:44pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

THE work of the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Health Studies will be showcased at an exhibition in Dubai.

Closure fears for Airedale Hockey Club as work on new school shuts pitches

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1:39pm Tuesday 6th January 2015

A THRIVING sports club fears it could fold under current plans to replace a Keighley secondary school.

Police called out to Bradford schools 1,192 times in the last year

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: PROTEST: Police at the demonstration outside Carlton Bolling College

5:35am Monday 5th January 2015

POLICE were called out to schools in the Bradford district 1,192 times in the past year - the equivalent of three call outs a day.

Bradford schoolchildren to be taught about beekeeping

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Low Ash School launch bee keeping schools pack  Bethany Harris 10  (14080898)

5:21am Monday 5th January 2015

A SHIPLEY school has helped shape an educational project to get the district's children buzzing about bees.

Top marks for nursery

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11:34am Monday 5th January 2015

A NURSERY has been classed as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

Film industry boss shares knowledge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

12:16pm Monday 5th January 2015

HOLY Family School students quizzed a film industry boss during her visit to the school.

Praise for quality of research at Bradford University

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SUCCESS: Madeleine Loras conducts an experiment at the University of Bradford

6:32am Saturday 3rd January 2015

ALMOST three quarters of research done at Bradford University has been called either "internationally excellent," or world leading helping make it one of the top 50 universities for research in the country.

Education charity wins praise of Bishop

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Bishop of Bradford Toby Howarth

8:02am Tuesday 30th December 2014

THE Bishop of Bradford has praised a charity which brings together children from different faiths, races and economic backgrounds to show them they have more in common then they might think.

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