Sporty students throwing, running and jumping too!

Eleven schools from across the area came to battle it out in various team races, throwing and jumping events at the annual School Games Lincolnshire South East Sportshall Athletics.

The Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge is hosting Gardening for the Brain on Friday, February 3, from 10am until 4pm.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gardening event for carers

Carers and family members living with people who have dementia can sign up for course aimed at helping them to organise therapeutic gardening activities.

ACTION PLAN: Students proudly wearing their new uniform at Spalding Academy are (from back) Liberty Studd, Ellis Taylor Williams, Arturs Novikovs, Elliot Bryan, Grace Woods, (middle) Joao Nunes, Bridie Short, Leon Lin, Olivia Woods, (front) Riley Pickering, Jan Ziga, Annie Shields and Archie Bradford.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG110117-100TW.

MP backs action plan for Spalding Academy

A two-year action plan drawn up by senior teachers at Spalding Academy to turn around its fortunes has gained full backing from MP John Hayes.

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TULIP CLOSES: Helen Mason (second left), manager of Tulip Pre-School, Spalding, with staff and Suzie Bulbeck, of award sponsors Riverside Training, Spalding, who presented the Pre-School Staff Award at the 2015 Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG121115-213TW.

Spalding pre-school closes due to low numbers of children

An award-winnning pre-school in Spalding has been forced to close due to a falling number of children.

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Gleed Girls School friends from 1950s united thanks to Spalding Guardian readers

Two old school friends have been reunited thanks to a story in the Spalding Guardian today (Thursday).

Long Sutton Primary School children enjoy a visit by Starlincs Mobile Planetarium

It’s lift-off into outer space for youngsters

Children at Long Sutton Primary School had a visit that was out of this world.

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Welcome return for Spalding High School old boys and girls

Spalding High School held its annual Senior Prizegiving, wherelast year’s Sixth Formers returned to collect their A-Level certificates.

Head teacher Andy Fawkes and pupils at Linchfield Community Primary School, Deeping St James.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG111215-100TW.  ANL-151112-185324001.

Heads in the Deepings welcome schools funding reforms by Government

Government plans to end the “historical postcode lottery” in school funding have been welcomed by two head teachers in the Deepings.

Children and staff at 345 Playgroup in Spalding which has been rated as good in all areas by Ofsted for the second successive time.  Photo suppplied.

Spalding 345 Playgroup counts on a good education after positive Ofsted report

A Spalding playgroup is continuing its good run of giving youngsters the best possible preparation for life at primary school.

Tydd St Mary Primary School pupils and staff after their "Outstanding" Ofsted grading in July.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG110716-102TW.

South Holland’s village schools are on an upward curve, say Ofsted

A “significant improvement” in the quality of education at village schools in South Holland has been recognised by Ofsted.

Spalding High School Christmas Fair

Festive season got a Fair start

THE HIGH LIFE: Life at Spalding High School

Prize winners

Celebration and reflection as University Academy Holbeach aspires to even more

It truly was an evening to remember at University Academy Holbeach on Thursday, as the school reflected on the past, celebrated the present and looked forward to the future.

FOOD FLOURISH: Darren Fawcett, assistant co-ordinator of Agapecare FoodBank Spalding, with Christmas hampers from Spalding Academy students and and staff (from left) Mia Dewing, Martina Lucinskaite, Erin Langford, James Cherry, rewards and events co-ordinator Amanda Halifax and behavioural lead manager Ian Billinghurst.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG201216-102TW.  ANL-161220-122020001

CHRISTMAS FOODBANK APPEAL Flood of food as schools give their hearts to spread cheer

FOOD FLOOD: Darren Fawcett (front) with hampers from Spalding Academy. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG201216-102TW.

CAN-DO ATTITUDE: House captains at Long Sutton Primary School present the results of their Reverse Advent Calendar to Darren Fawcett and Irene Davies of Agapecare Foodbank.   Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG211216-107TW.  

Army of tin soldiers ride to the rescue of families

Long Sutton Primary School has used the traditional Advent calendar to heart-warming effect and collected two trolley-loads of food for families in need.

Pupils and staff at the Ofsted-outstanding Tydd St Mary Primary School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG110716-102TW.

Tydd helps county lift prize for school results in region

The outstanding quality of education at Tydd St Mary Primary School has helped Lincolnshire become the leading county in the East Midlands, new figures have revealed.

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School’s youngest children perform Christmas productions

Children from Kindergarten to Year 2 performed in infant productions at Ayscoughfee Hall Primary School in Spalding.

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Nursery kids take to the stage – and then get present from Santa

Three and four-year-olds at Rainbow Nursery in Long Sutton acted out the Nativity in front of over 50 parents, carers and grandparents last week.


Chamber, pop choir, ukuleles and all that jazz

University Academy Holbeach held its annual Christmas Concert at All Saints’ Church on Monday evening.

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Christmas crafts at Spalding High

Spalding High School held its annual Christmas Craft Fayre. Students from all years and staff sold their Christmas crafts over a three day extravaganza. As well as showcasing creative talent, business acumen was very much to the fore as students managed marketing, costing and design.

Mark Le Sage, Freya Linger, Aaron Strickland, Daniel Hampson, Curtis Wood

‘Work with Post 16 kids a privilege

The Rightside Trust has been working very closely with the Uniformed Services Course at The Post 16 Centre in Spalding over the last few months. The Trust supports raising awareness among young people of the consequences of crime and retired HM Prison Service Principal Officer and founder Mark Le Sage has been helping to deliver the custodial section of the programme alongside the group’s usual tutors.

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