Report finds that more schools get top Ofsted marks

SCHOOLS are receiving better Ofsted ratings, a report by the education watchdog has revealed.


WATCH: Youngsters inspired as astronaut Tim Peake opens new city technical college

WITH hard work and dedication, the potential of what you can achieve is out of this world.


Dad Peter shows apprenticeships are for everyone

A SINGLE father-of-four is showing practical apprenticeships can be for any age.


University bans plastic straws

THE UNIVERSITY of Portsmouth has banned the use of plastic straws to help in the global fight against plastic pollution.

Elsie Bushnell won a competition to give her Year 1 class from Ark Dickens Primary Academy a session at the Guildhall Ice Rink

Pupil’s drawing wins class session on Guildhall ice rink

CHILDREN spent a morning sliding around on the ice after Elsie Bushnell won her class a session on the ice.

School heads join MP to call for fair share of funding

School heads join MP to call for fair share of funding

HEADTEACHERS have penned a joint letter with Havant MP Alan Mak calling for a fair increase in constituency school funding.

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Celebrations mark official opening of new nursery site

STAFF and parents celebrated as an outstanding Gosport nursery moved into its new home.

Students with disabilities have opened a new shop in Arundel Street in Portsmouth City Centre called The Gallery

Students turn shopkeepers at new Portsmouth store

THEY have spent months planning, creating and painting – but now students have opened their own shop.

Pamela and Rob Hibbard from the Caring Hands charity collect the calendars from pupils (left to right), Suzy Ware (eight), Kai Rattley (seven), Heidi Cumming (seven), and Cody Bowers (nine)      Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (171581-1)

Gosport pupils go extra mile to collect treats and advent calendars

PUPILS have shown their kind-heartedness with an enormous charity collection drive to help out those less fortunate in their community.

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Year 5 and 6 pupils from St Johns College, from left Mihail Blagoev, 10, Oliver Haynes, 10, Albert Goodfellow, 10, Phoenix Hawkes, nine, Abigail Lewis, 11 and Grace Hooper, 10 with BBC Bitesize Presenter Jon Chase, R2JZero, actor Richard Stride and a Stormtrooper.

The force of learning

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... science lessons were boring.


Cowplain pupils do Bush Tucker trial for teenager Beth

CURRIED crickets, live mealworms and marshmallows smothered in Marmite were just some of the things pupils ate to raise money for charity.

Winner Katelyn Armitage with Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage

Katelyn is victorious in festive card contest

A WINTRY Westminster landscape has earned a little girl top gongs in a Christmas card contest.

Amber Lee Dodd from Portsmouth, who used to work at Blackwells at the University of Portsmouth, launched her debut novel We Are Giants there last year Picture: Sarah Standing (160532-8758)

‘This would be a blow to culture’: Portsmouth bookshop threatened with closure

THE University of Portsmouth’s flagship bookshop could be set to close.

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Tom Peters is on Masterchef: The Professionals and studied at Havant and South Downs College

Former Havant and South Downs College student competes on Masterchef: The Professionals

A CHEF who learnt his trade at Havant and South Downs College will be competing in the knock-out stages of Masterchef: The Professionals this week.

St John's Catholic Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth

University to hold concert by candlelight

A CAROL concert organised by the University of Portsmouth is taking on Monday.

Headteacher Colin Flanagan with Jeff Sandall, Alex Vaux, Jennifer Langford, Felicity Gibson and Michele Fowles receive the Care of the Environment Award on behalf of St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School in Havant from The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Ken Ellcome

Youngsters dedicated to saving elephants

PUPILS at a primary school have spent a term at school learning about endangered elephants across the world, before taking what they had learned and putting it into action.

Julian Brown from Horndean Technology College receives the Service With a Smile Award from leader of Portsmouth City Council, Cllr Donna Jones. Picture: Vernon Nash

Inspirational teacher and brave computer firm scoop awards

DEDICATING your entire career to one company is no small feat.


Have a say on schools

PARENTS are being asked for their views on the schools admissions process.


‘Skillful’ pair win top gong

TECH-SAVVY students in Cosham have been hailed as some of the nation’s best at a prestigious competition.

Wimborne Juniors class 4AM with their class teachers and Stomper. The school took part in a walking to school scheme by Portsmouth City Council

Portsmouth schools take part in walk to school scheme

MORE than 300 children took part in a scheme to get them walking to school.

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