Saturday, December 2, 2023

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Online fitness instructor launches...

Last year the food bank drive team collected almost 1/2 tonne of food - over 450kg

Lambley bus stop gets...

A bus stop in Lambley has had its latest makeover in a series of transformations that take place throughout the year.

Climate group issues major...

Time To Log Off report, published today, also warns that wood stoves can triple air pollution inside the home.

See the latest Gedling...

Here is a round-up of the latest plans that the council’s planning officers will now decide. 


Gedling student shortlisted for prestigious Nottinghamshire youth award

Student Megan Towers has already been named as the district winner for Gedling for Nottinghamshire County Council’s Outstanding Achievement 4Uth Award for 2023

New £83k kitchen at Arnold’s Killisick Junior School opened by former pupil Tom Randall MP

The Gedling MP cut the ribbon to officially open a new £83k kitchen at the school in Arnold.

It’s time to apply for your child’s primary school place for September 2024

Applications for school places are now open for parents in Nottinghamshire with children who are starting reception or due to transfer from infant (year 2) to junior education (year 3) in September 2024.

Designated pick-up areas planned at new Notts schools to limit parking ‘chaos’

The authority has supported a motion aimed at reducing congestion in housing areas close to schools.

Oakwood Academy in Arnold receives ‘Good’ for Ofsted inspection

An academy in Arnold was recently commended for creating a happy school and awarded a rating of ‘Good’ following an Ofsted inspection. 

Price of school meals in Gedling borough to rise by £2 with Nottinghamshire County Council blaming rising costs

Rising costs have been blamed for a planned price increase for school meals across Gedling borough - which will go up by £2 per week.

MP: No Gedling schools to close over concrete safety fears

Some 104 schools and colleges are now scrambling to put emergency measures in place

Region’s ‘Lollypop’ men and women honoured as part of 70 years of service to the community.

Nottinghamshire has over 100 patrol sites which are intended to help primary schoolchildren get to and from school safely. 

Carlton le Willows: Parents and carers invited to meeting with new trust

Parents / Carers of Carlton le Willows Academy were invited today to a meeting with Delta Academies Trust.

Carlton le Willows: School to be taken over by new trust

Parents / Carers of Carlton le Willows Academy were advised today that the academy will be transferred to Delta Academies Trust.

Six schools across Gedling borough receive a share of £9.5m upgrade fund

Schools across Gedling borough are to receive a share of £9.5m in funding to make infrastructure improvements.Six borough schools will receive the cash during...

Arnbrook Primary School ‘thrilled’ by ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted

The inspectors recognised the school has significantly improved since its last inspection in 2018, where the school was deemed as ‘requires improvement’.

“You shall go to the ball”: Academy pays for tickets to ensure school leavers are not priced out of prom night at Colwick...

Marcus Shepherd, principal of The Wells Academy on Ransom Drive, said he did not want cost to be a barrier to year 11 students in attending an “important rite of passage”. 

Gedling borough schools are being offered free fruit trees to create orchards

This campaign aims to improve the wellbeing of young people and nurture their skills to create a positive change to their environment.

Killisick Junior School celebrates Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with day of celebration

An Arnold school organised an action-packed day to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee before breaking up for half term.

Children’s wildlife artwork goes on display at new housing development in Calverton

School children in Calverton have expressed their wildlife-themed artistic flair, supporting a new housing development in the village.

Killisick Junior School pupils celebrate after reaching Great Big Dance Off finals.

A dance team from Killisick Junior School in Arnold is celebrating after winning the primary school section in the regional heats of The Great...

Work to begin on multi-million pound expansion of Carlton le Willows Academy in Gedling

The scheme at Carlton le Willows Academy will create capacity for an additional 400 pupils.

‘It won’t even scratch the surface’: Councillor fears schools in Gedling will struggle to compete for limited supply of Covid air purifiers

Gedling Borough Council Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing Henry Wheeler fears Gedling schools will struggle to compete for a limited supply of ventilation filters.

Covid: Secondary school pupils to wear masks in classes across Gedling borough in bid to tackle Omicron

The temporary reintroduction of face coverings has been introduced across England following concerns about schools remaining open for face-to-face learning this coming term.

Specsavers donate hi-vis vests to school in Burton Joyce

Specsavers Colwick donated vests to Burton Joyce Primary School to help ensure children stay safe when they are on school trips

Carlton school pupils drum up support for Million Hits Challenge for Children in Need

Children are aiming to hit a million drumbeats leading up to Children in Need day on the November 19

Primary school places: Apply now for Gedling borough schools in September 2022

Applications will be accepted from today for school admissions open tomorrow for both reception and infant to junior/primary school places.

‘Four preferences’ plea to parents hoping for placements for their children at Gedling borough secondary schools

Parents of children living in Gedling borough should start thinking about their application before the deadline on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Nottinghamshire schools: 93 per cent of Notts parents given first-choice primary school

National Offer Day, Friday April 16, sees parents across the country find out which school their child has been allocated for either a reception or a year 3 school place.
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