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  • U-turn comes too late for school to back academy bid

    By sarahlnewall at 09:14 on 15/05/13
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    By Marcus Boocock A WEST Bridgford academy has been told it is allowed to help struggling schools – weeks after the Government said it couldn't. Rushcliffe School had been working closely with Eastwood Comprehensive to drive up standards. It had planned to sponsor it in its quest to become a academy but the Department for Education intervened, saying it couldn't go ahead as its own Ofsted report wasn't good enough. Now head...
  • Reunion planned for former Rushcliffe School pupils

    By sarahlnewall at 15:44 on 05/03/13
    Rushcliffe School Reunion
    A REUNION for former pupils of Rushcliffe School is to take place on Saturday. The event has been organised for people who attended the school, in West Bridgford, who are now aged between 41 and 51 years old. Around 300 people are expected to attend the event, which will take place at the Pitch Sports Diner, at Nottingham Forest FC's City Ground, from 7.30pm. Tickets are still available and cost £10, either in advance or on...
  • West Bridgford School is 'one of the best in the country'

    By sarahlnewall at 12:41 on 05/02/13
    West Bridgford School is 'one of the best in the country'
    By Nottingham Post   WEST Bridgford school has received a letter from the Minister of State for Schools congratulating it over its GCSE results. The school received the letter from David Laws at the end of last month. Of the 221 students who sat GCSEs at the school last summer, 88 per cent gained at least five A* to C grades including English and maths – putting West Bridgford among the country's top 100 non-selective...
  • Man behind new West Bridgford School quizzed at public meeting

    By sarahlnewall at 17:49 on 30/10/12
    New West Bridgford School proposed
    DOZENS of residents grilled the man behind plans to open a new free school in West Bridgford at a public meeting last night. John Tomasevic, head teacher at Toot Hill Academy in Bingham and chief executive of Torch Academy Gateway Trust, gave a presentation about the plans and took questions from parents at Trent Bridge cricket ground, in the first of a series of meetings. The trust hopes to set up the Trent Bridge Free School in...
  • New school proposed for West Bridgford

    By sarahlnewall at 08:13 on 16/10/12
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    TWO new free schools could open in West Bridgford and Arnold to ease pressure on school places, the Local People can reveal today. If they get the go-ahead, it would mean 600 extra places in each town by September 2018. Schools in both areas are heavily oversubscribed – receiving more than two applications for every place. Earlier this year, West Bridgford School had 549 applications for its 210 places. Arnold Hill Academy had...

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