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Free School Meals for ALL infant children

by prestwichfocus on 18 September, 2013

As the press have reported Nick Clegg’s speech to the Lib Dem conference today will include a new significant policy announcement: all pupils at infant schools in England are to get free school lunches from next September. In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form colleges and further education colleges in England will also be eligible […]

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New School Year boost for Prestwich Schools

by prestwichfocus on 10 September, 2013

As the new school year begins, pupils in our local schools here in Prestwich will benefit from an extra £1,239,600 on top of the school budget thanks to the Liberal Democrat Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium helps to provide extra support for the children who need it the most. Schools will be able to spend […]

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Extra Funding for Early Years Education

by prestwichfocus on 3 September, 2013

The Coalition Government has announced additional funding to provide free early years education to two-year olds across England. 130,000 two-year olds from the poorest homes will be eligible for 15 hours of free childcare a week with a nursery or childminder. This is an investment of more than £500 million into childcare this year and £100 […]

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More Money for Sports in Prestwich Primary Schools

by prestwichfocus on 23 April, 2013

Your local Lib Dem team have welcomed the announcement by Government that an extra £150 million a year is to be invested in primary school sport as part of the legacy from the UK hosting of the Olympic and Paralympic Games last year. The money means an extr £567,935 for school sports in Bury from […]

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Pupil Premium – How much extra are our schools getting?

by prestwichfocus on 15 January, 2013

Local schools will hopefully be celebrating a further increase in ‘Pupil Premium’ funding for 2013-14. The Pupil Premium is a major Liberal Democrat priority that is being delivered by the Coalition Government. It is extra money given to schools, directly from Government, to help ensure that children get the very best start in life. It […]

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No Milk for Primary Schools?

by timpickstone on 14 September, 2012

Bury Council are apparently having problems buying milk for primary school children, as this letter shows.  Is this an issue across Bury? Copy of letter here.

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Prestwich Arts College GCSE Results

by timpickstone on 23 August, 2012

Well done to pupils and the staff in some very good results: “Students at Prestwich Arts College have smashed all records to deliver the school’s best ever GCSE results. The percentage of students achieving 5, or more, GCSE’s at the top grades has improved by a huge 15% to 82.2% and the improvement in the […]

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The latest information that the Council is giving on Schools which are open and closed on THURSDAY are: OPEN St Margaret’s primary St Mary’s primary PARTIALLY OPEN (for some year groups) St Monica’s Heaton Park Primary Our Lady of Grace CLOSED Parrenthorn Prestwich Arts St Hilda’s Park View Butterstile Sedgley Park (closed as planned, not […]

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Delivering a Fair Start for Every Child

by timpickstone on 25 November, 2010

Liberal Democrats believe that a quality education is the biggest opportunity to improve people’s lives. Nothing is more important than giving every child a fair start in life. Today the coalition government published its white paper on schools – “The Importance of Teaching”. It sets out our ambitious reform programme to raise standards for all […]

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Prestwich Arts College Governors 11 February 2010

by timpickstone on 12 February, 2010

Last night was the regular meeting of the Governors of Prestwich Arts College. This is one of the two local schools in the ward that I serve as a school governor. We started the meeting with a tour of some of the new facilities that have been built as a result of the recent capital […]

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