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New Sunderland primary school league tables published: How do they rank?

New tables showing the number of primary school pupils in Sunderland reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths have been published today.

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Headteacher Elizabeth Hayes outside Boldon School.

School fails to reach good standard for more than a decade

A local school is one of 130 in the country which has failed to be rated as ‘good’ by education watchdogs for more than ten years.

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Have you got what it takes to be a foster carer?

You may be considering fostering, but worried about what it entails. We look at the requirements for becoming a foster carer.

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(left to right) Carla Raine, Chelsie Purcell, Coun Graeme Miller and Peggy Rutter.

Sunderland students are bridging the generation gap

Caring Sunderland students are doing their bit to bridge the generation gap.

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Whitburn CE Academy students, Robyn Wilson, Dominic Corr, Callan Matthews, Hannah Buchanan, Jerin Juby and Matthew Laverick.

School is officially world class after wowing award judges

A South Tyneside school is celebrating being dubbed world class.

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Hetton School youngsters.

Sunderland pupils on the ball with Futsal

Youngsters at a Sunderland school are gearing up to start a new sport.

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Less than a third of North East students are likely to go to university

Chances of going to university depend on where school leavers live

A school leaver's chances of going to university depend heavily on where they live, new figures suggest.

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Kirsty Pitchford, Neve Geary, Dylan Wood, Stephanie Welsh and Reece Monson from Sunderland Police Cadets take part in the training session with Sports Science students at Sunderland University Picture: DAVID WOOD

Testing time for police cadets at Sunderland University

A group of Northumbria Police cadets have been put through their paces at Sunderland University.

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Sunderland College's city campus

Top marks for Sunderland College in national league table

Sunderland College bosses are celebrating after it was given top marks in a new league table.

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Whitburn Village Primary School

Education bosses say primary school must do better

An education watchdog says a South Tyneside primary school must do better.

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More than 30,000 children from across North East England have now taken part in Skills Foundation events at Nissan Sunderland Plant.

Nissan Skills Foundation reaches 30,000 North East children

More than 30,000 children from across the North East have now taken part in Skills Foundation events at Nissan's Sunderland plant.

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Hill View Academy pupil Abigail Dobson, 10 healthy burger winner

Sunderland pupils step up to the plate in burger recipe challenge

A butcher returned to his old school to teach the next generation about his craft.

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Young chimney sweeps.

Young time travellers in Sunderland bring school curriculum to life

Youngsters at a Sunderland school dressed to impress and bring their curriculum to life.

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The National Theatre performed its adaptation of Shakespeares Macbeth to Sunderland College students.

National Theatre takes production to Sunderland college stage

The world-renowned National Theatre brought its production of Macbeth to hundreds of Sunderland school children.

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Lieutenant Colonel Mordaunt Cohen

Sunderland war veteran honoured by university at grand old age of 101

A Second World War veteran from Sunderland has been honoured by the city's university at the grand old age of 101.
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The rugby club urged its members to 'expect a confrontation bigger than the Battle of Orgreave', pictured.

Durham students provoke outrage with 'Thatcher's Government vs Miners' event

Students at a Durham University college have provoked a storm of criticism after planning a social night recreating the animosity of the Miners' Strike.

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School’s vandal-hit garden restored thanks to ‘hero’ volunteers

A team of kindhearted volunteers have returned a wildlife garden to its former glory in a clear-up mission following a vandal attack.

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Sunderland School choirs singing in Durham Cathedral as part of a Music Outreach celebration

Sunderland schools sing their hearts out at cathedral concert

Wearside schoolchildren filled Durham Cathedral with song as their practice paid off in a grand performance.

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Southmoor Academy Oxford University Outreach visit. from left  Academy's Director of Six Form  Sammy Wright, Director of undergraduate admissions and outreach Dr Samina Khan, Access fellow Pembroke College Oxford Dr Peter Claus, Dame Lynne Brindley, Master, Pembroke College Oxford and headteacher of Southmoor Academy Steve Garrett

Oxford University chiefs meet Sunderland school pupils at launch of new hub

Chiefs at one of the country’s leading universities have been on Wearside to help raise aspirations among school pupils in the area.

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