Clean slate at Spalding Academy as new intake grows

Spalding Academy has been given a fresh start by education officials six months after it slipped back into special report following an inspection.

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The opening ceremony for the 2015 Lincolnshire School Games. Photo by Sarah Washbourn/Chris Vaughan Photography.

South Holland schools can join carnival party at School Games

Schools in South Holland and the Deepings can get involved in a carnival at the opening ceremony of the Lincolnshire School Games.

Little Pickles children Anthony Holdsworth, Katy Topliss, Kayden Pardy,  Layla Hewitt,  Rosie Cole and Keira-Dee Thompson join Chris Pashley, Donington Co-op food Store Manager, Simon Taylor, Co-op Area Manager, and Co-op colleagues

Digging in to help pre-school kids

Staff from the Co-op in Donington swapped groceries for gardening for the day to provide a makeover for Little Pickles pre-school’s allotment and garden.

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Director of children’s services in visit to Ofsted outstanding Spalding school

County council director of children’s services Debbie Barnes has visited the Ofsted outstanding St Norbert’s Catholic Primary School in Spalding.

Head teacher Kira Nicholls and pupils celebrate the schools positive strides. SG180417-104TW

St Paul’s Primary School in Spalding gets its record tally of Ofsted “goods”

St Paul’s Community Primary and Nursery School in Spalding is celebrating its best Ofsted report in a decade or more.

Laurence Reilly, (centre), Executive Head Teacher of the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust, with Tracey Berry, Karen Joel, Nicola Hall-Rushton, Liz Dilley, Brett Sinclair, Rebecca Le Caplain, Daisy Ivatt and James Hind at Spalding Academy.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG110117-102TW.

School stands firm as sports clubs voice disappointment over hiring ban

Spalding Academy leaders have confirmed plans to stop allowing sports clubs to use the school for training and matches.

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Pupils Megan Farrar, Marcin Loscielniak and Morgan Merrill with the broken goalposts. SG180417-107TW

Spalding pupils heartbroken over trashed sports equipment

Vandals are wrecking school sports equipment used by children living in one of the most deprived wards of South Holland.

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Director of children's services Debbie Barnes

Majority of children get their first choice of primary school

The vast majority of children have been given a place at their Lincolnshire primary school of choice through the admissions system this year.

Fundraising boosts Tydd St Mary Pre-School after theft by ex treasurer

Fundraising boosts Tydd St Mary Pre-School after theft by ex treasurer

A councillor who boosted fundraising for Tydd St Mary Pre-School has blasted its former treasurer for “stooping so low” to steal more than £4,800 from the organisation.

Singer Lexie giving e-safety talk at Spalding Academy.

Making a song and dance about a serious message

A talk on E-safety was delivered by singer/songwriter Lexie to Year 7 and 8 students at Spalding Academy.

GCSE and A level art students' demonstration - India Hammen, Lucy Giddings, Lily Quinn, Phoebe Morris, teacher Michael Andrew.

Students get an audience for their brilliant work

The Deepings School has held its first, week-long, Exhibition of Learning, to give an audience to its students’ work .

Members of Silver Spoon Bowmen of Spalding Archery Club, including Archery GB junior internationals (front from left) Amy Gott, Abbie Spinks and Louis Perkins, at Spalding Academy at the start of the 2016 outdoor season.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG260416-101TW.

Spalding Academy gives sports clubs notice to quit

Spalding Academy leaders have dropped a “bombshell” on sports clubs in the town by giving them five months to find other training sites.

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Children with staff Megan Griffin, Vicky Pitts, Jemma Jones, Katie Ingham and Chloe Ingham. SG040417-101TW

Fleet Hargate day nursery earns top marks from Ofsted

Managers and staff at a children’s day nursery in Fleet Hargate are celebrating after earning top marks from education inspectorate Ofsted.

Bill Lord: this policy is about keeping fantastic teachers in front of our fantastic children.

Long Sutton head teacher: duvet days help us to keep our staff

A South Holland head teacher found himself in a media storm over a policy designed to keep “fantastic teachers in front of our fantastic children”.

SCHOOL UNITED: Pupils and teachers "Make a Wish for Kieran Taylor (front left)".  Photo supplied by St John the Baptist Primary School, Spalding.

KIERAN APPEAL: Family’s ‘faith in humanity’ is lifted by community giving

Deeping St Nicholas youngster Kieran Taylor (seven) and his family can make firm plans for his treatment in the USA thanks to generous Spalding Today readers.

Pinchbeck Penguins Easter hats

Loads of easter fun for youngsters at Pinchbeck Penguins playgroup

Pinchbeck Penguins playgroup all enjoyed their Easter concert and bonnet parade. The children sang lovely Easter songs with actions and all received an egg. There were prizes for an Easter colouring competition and the best Easter bonnets – although the standard was so high, judging was a difficult task.

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Youngsters put on early Easter treat for elderly

Children in Oak Class (Year 1/2)at Weston Hills CofE Primary School spent a wonderful afternoon at Abbeygate Residential Home in Moulton.

Wizard of Oz main characters.

A colourful cast lights up performance

Family and friends of Spalding High School have been treated to an excellent performance of The Wizard of Oz.

Spalding High School Year 7 students who have excelled at the Routes into Languages East Foreign Language Spelling Bee.

Très bien! Girls do school proud

Spalding High School Year 7 students have excelled at the Routes into Languages East Foreign Language Spelling Bee.

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