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  • Beechwood Park's Year One readers appear on Sky News

    By CMarcuse at 12:27 on 09/10/13
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    Sky News showed a Year One Phonics lesson at Beechwood Park School, Markyate, near St Albans in its morning bulletins on Tuesday, October 8th. The young pupils, aged six and under, were described by Sky News reporter, Rachel Younger, as "forging ahead" in their reading. Boys and girls from Year One were shown reading extracts from Save The Children's recently published Born To Read campaign report. This report...
  • Kindles to encourage more reading at Harpenden school

    By JulieGK at 19:52 on 04/01/13
    County Councillor Teresa Heritage’s (Harpenden South West)
    A Harpenden school is providing Kindles to encourage pupils to read more, thanks to the support of a local county councillor. A grant of £1500 has been allocated from County Councillor Teresa Heritage's (Harpenden South West) locality budget fund to The Grove Junior School, Dark Lane, Harpenden, to purchase Kindles and e-books for use by pupils. Teachers will identify Year 5 and 6 children who are able but not motivated readers...
  • Council Talks of School Expansion plans for Harpenden and St.Albans

    By cgillies at 13:42 on 10/05/12
    Expansion of Primary Schools welcomed by parents
    A welcome wave of school expansion plans across Harpenden and St.Albans have been recommended by Hertfordshire County Council to meet the rising demand for primary school places. In addition to the temporary and permanent expansion of schools in St Albans and Harpenden during 2011 and 2012, and the new Alban City School and Harpenden Free School, the future need for further places has been highlighted.  This recognition will be...
  • Extra places at Manland, Woodend, Redbourn and Beech Hyde have not been allocated yet.

    By cgillies at 19:46 on 18/04/12
    The Harpenden primary school nightmare continues
    Extra places at Manland, Woodend, Redbourn and Beech Hyde have not been allocated yet. The additional places will be added at the continuing interest stage, in the week commencing 14th May 2012, so many parents have another long wait ahead of them.  Despite a large increase in the number of applications, this year 400 more Hertfordshire children have been allocated a place at one of their three preferred primary, junior or...
  • Changes to school admissions for Harpenden Children

    By cgillies at 20:16 on 02/02/12
    Herts County Council are currently carrying out consultations regarding changes to school admissions
    School admissions is always a hot topic in Harpenden; but if you are not a parent of school age children you may not be aware of the proposed changes which the County Council are planning to implement for 2013-2014; the changes could impact the way your local schools are allocated and thus change your likelihood of obtaining a place in certain schools.   Hertfordshire County Council is running a consultation on the proposed...

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