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  • Primary school offers day. Did your child get into your preferred school?

    By Kingston People at 09:36 on 18/04/13
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    Kingston Council announced today that families offered a primary school place at one of their preferred choices reached a record high this year. The Council's initial statistics for reception places in September this year show: • 95 per cent of applicants in the borough have been offered one of their preferences, a rise of 1% on last year; • 79 per cent have been offered their first choice school, up from 78 per cent in...
  • Lovelace School expansion - what are your views?

    By Kingston People at 14:20 on 17/04/13
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    A four-week local public consultation on proposals to expand Lovelace Primary School began last Friday. Kingston Council plans to expand Lovelace by one form of entry from September next year at a cost of £1.65m. The expansion is part of a borough-wide school places strategy and would add extra buildings and facilities. The school will be accommodating a 'bulge' class in September 2013 as a precursor to the proposed permanent...
  • Beth Tweddle MBE opens Ellingham Primary building

    By Kingston People at 11:21 on 26/03/13
    Beth Tweddle reopens Ellingham Primary School
    2012 Olympic bronze medal winner Beth Tweddle this week unveiled a plaque at the official opening of the rebuilt Ellingham Primary School. The Chessington school has been rebuilt and redesigned under the Primary Expansion Programme with work lasting from February 2011 to May 2012. Since its reopening the school has named its class groups after the star and fellow Olympians. Head teacher Sarah Creegan said: "The children were very...
  • Kingston school attendance levels are third best in the country

    By adam_leone at 15:47 on 11/03/13
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    Kingston's overall attendance rate in school during 2011-12 was 95.6 per cent (up from 95.2 per cent the previous year) making it the third best nationally. Overall 738 pupils achieving 100 per cent. Hundreds of Kingston pupils have been honoured for not missing a day of school as the borough again achieved one of the highest attendance rates in the country. Four ever-present pupils have received special medals from the Mayor of...
  • Kingston College Student sets sail for Barcelona

    By adam_leone at 18:37 on 07/03/13
    Shadia Ferguson, 46, from Kingston College
    A student from Kingston College has won a scholarship for a three month ERASMUS exchange programme in Barcelona. Shadia Ferguson, 46, is a second year student on the Foundation Degree in Early Years. As a mature student and mother of two she is delighted to have the opportunity to study abroad. Shadia, who lives in Chiswick, has just left to begin the exchange at Ramon Llull University. She says: "Having this chance to go to...

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