COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

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More parents fined as part of controversial Get a Grip campaign

Parents in East Sussex have been hit with fines and costs of more than £17,000 as a crackdown on poor school attendance continues under the controversial Get a Grip campaign.

Students vote to go on rent strike

COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

Maria Caulfield MP and Huw Merriman MP in Parliament with a copy of the published report SUS-170712-125501001

MPs’ report on autism and education highlight ‘failures’

Two MPs have have published their national report on the provision of education for children with autism.

County councillor Carolyn Lambert, Seaford mum Ella Lewis, and Kelly-Marie Blundell a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate outside County Hall on T uesday

Parents ‘offended too easily’ by Get a Grip school campaign

Defence of the controversial Get a Grip campaign to improve school attendance levels in East Sussex has been labelled ‘shocking’ by parents.

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Student Miriam sets the style in national hairdressing competition hairdressing

A hairdressing student from Sussex Coast College Hastings recently finished third at a national hairdressing competition in Birmingham.

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Evening celebrates leavers’ triumphs

St Richard’s Catholic College, Bexhill celebrated the triumphs and successes of another academic year at the annual Certificate and Prize Evening held at the De La Warr Pavilion.

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‘Get a Grip’ petition to be debated

A petition signed by more than 10,000 people which labelled a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex ‘insulting and condescending’ is set to be debated.

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Over 1,000 people attend to see what Sussex Coast College offers

Sussex Coast College Hastings welcomed prospective students to the college last Thursday evening to get a taste of college life.

Headteachers off to Downing Street

Headteachers off to Downing Street

And they're off...
Philip Hammond

Heads to appeal to Chancellor for cash

Headteachers from 25 counties will be heading to Downing Street to appeal to the Chancellor to put more money into the education system.

Past Bexhill 
students are sought to help
inspire others

Past Bexhill students are sought to help inspire others

Bexhill Academy, Gunters Lane is seeking former students who can inspire the current generation to academic success and career confidence.

Little Common Primary school's Foundation Stage outside learning environment

Little Common Primary School Foundation Stage learning environment opens

School Council representatives and the PTA from Little Common Primary school were delighted to open their Foundation Stage outside learning environment last week. The new area features a climbing wall up to a slide, a mud kitchen, messy play and a grand stage with storytelling chair for those children who enjoy imaginative play.

East Sussex County Council's 'Get a Grip' campaign, urging parents to ensure their children attend school every day

School attendance campaign labelled ‘condescending’

An ‘insulting and condescending’ campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex should be withdrawn, according to a petition signed by more than 6,000 people.

Bexhill College open evening.

Prospective students visit college

Bexhill Sixth Form College welcomed prospective new students to its first open evening of the year for the September 2018 entry.

Sussex students sought to compete in UK's largest rocket competition

Sussex students encouraged to compete in UK’s largest rocket competition

Top students aged 11 to 18 in Sussex are being called upon to reach for the stars and compete in the UK’s largest youth rocket competition.


Fair offers fresh opportunities for jobseekers

Young people were able to explore new opportunities and see what is on offer when MP Amber Rudd hosted her seventh Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair.

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Could you be Young Chef of the Year?

The search is on for the region’s most talented young chefs.


Education still falling foul of ‘postcode lottery funding’, say heads

Parents have been warned their children’s education will still be subject to a “postcode funding lottery” despite the £1.3bn pumped into education by the government.

Children learn about whales in the classroom. Picture: ORCA.

Raising awareness for the protection of whales this October

Schoolchildren will engage with a new project set to raise awareness on the importance of protecting whales and dolphins.

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