St Margaret's School in Bushey welcomes new head teacher

Watford Observer:

5:50pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Rose Hardy has taken on the senior post at St Margaret's Bushey, in Merry Hill Road.

Successful summer for Northwood sisters

Watford Observer:

8:30am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

The three Orloff sisters, Megan, Courtney and Roxanne, received their university, A Level and GCSE results during the summer, achieving remarkable success all round.

Pupils past and present invited to the 60th anniversary of a South Oxhey school

Watford Observer:

5:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

Woodhall School, in Woodhall Lane, will be celebrating the occasion with games, stalls and food on Saturday, September 13 between 11am and 4pm.

Sarratt Primary School: county council takes 'swift and decisive action' over school's management

Watford Observer:

5:30pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

Concerns surrounding the management of Sarratt Church of England Primary School led to the council having to intervene in the running of the education establishment.

University of Hertfordshire to offer advice and support for students receiving A-Level results

Watford Observer:

10:30am Friday 8th August 2014

Students can call the University’s Clearing hotline on 01707 284 848 from 6am to find out all the options that are available to them, on the grades they have achieved.

Croxley Green pupils win gardening competition

Watford Observer:

11:50am Thursday 24th July 2014

A Croxley Green primary school has won a gardening competition.

Headteacher who taught two generations of pupils retires after 33 years

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The head of a Bushey pre-school has retired after 33 years of service at the school.

Thousands raised for new laptops and equipment at Cassiobury Schools Summer Fair

Watford Observer:

2:50pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

There was a carnival theme to the annual Cassiobury Schools Summer fair this year.

Can your prom transportation top Francis Combe Academy students' helicopter?

Watford Observer:

2:13pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Students Milly Gibson and George Whiteman stole the show when they arrived at the Francis Combe Academy Year 11 Prom in a sparkling helicopter.

Queens' School Taiwan exchange will 'broaden international horizons'

Watford Observer:

3:23pm Monday 30th June 2014

A school in Bushey has taken part in an exchange with a school in Taiwan to allow students to "broaden their international horizons".

Central Primary School students take part in 'Story Time' session for John Lewis anniversary

Watford Observer: Central Primary School students take part in 'Story Time' session for John Lewis anniversary

2:10pm Friday 27th June 2014

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Lewis, the Watford department store launched a "Story Time" session with with 30 children from Central Primary School dressed as their favourite literary characters.

Students from Watford Grammar School for Girls to tackle Olympic white water rafting course

Watford Observer: Two businesses fined for flouting Three Rivers planning and licensing laws

9:16am Friday 27th June 2014

Students from Watford Grammar School for Girls in Watford will be white water rafting on the same rapids that challenged the world’s best athletes during London 2012.

Watford Grammar School for Girls students attend News Academy Conference

Watford Observer: Watford Grammar School for Girls students attend News Academy Conference

11:40am Thursday 26th June 2014

Times Editor John Witherow and Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs of News UK Guto Harri lead the debate with students from throughout London at the News Academy Conference in London.

Ofsted tells north Watford pre-school it needs to improve

Watford Observer: No ejections but Police ask for CCTV footage of Watford fans

11:40am Monday 23rd June 2014

A north Watford pre-school has dropped down the Ofsted ratings from ‘good’ to ‘requires improvement’.

RNLI chairman to visit Rickmansworth school

Watford Observer: Two businesses fined for flouting Three Rivers planning and licensing laws

1:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

The chairman of a leading charity will be visiting a Rickmansworth school next month.

Students get a buzz from spelling bee success

Watford Observer: Students get a buzz from spelling bee success

11:15am Friday 20th June 2014

A student from Rickmansworth has reached the finals of a national spelling bee competition.

Prime Minister praises new Watford University Technical College

Watford Observer: Prime Minister praises new Watford University Technical College

2:17pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The Prime Minister has praised a new Watford secondary school, saying it will bolster efforts to make British pupils more prepared for the workplace.

Watford Grammar School for Girls given gold award for its religious education

Watford Observer: Two businesses fined for flouting Three Rivers planning and licensing laws

3:36pm Thursday 12th June 2014

The Religious Studies department at Watford Grammar School for Girls has achieved the Gold Quality Mark, awarded to schools nationally for maintaining excellent standards in Religious Education.

Lack of demand for extra year eight places at Harperbury Free School in 2015

Watford Observer: Harperbury Free School opening delayed until September 2015

5:10pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

A free school that was meant to open in Radlett said it will not be offering year eight places for 2015 due to a lack of demand.

National Pet Month at Boys & Girls Nursery

Watford Observer: Boys & Girls Nursery Animal Visit - Snake

2:57pm Thursday 18th April 2013

April is National Pet Month and to celebrate the children at Boys & Girls Nursery were treated to a visit from some of the more unusual pets that can usually be found at Farmyard Funworld (Bushey).

Beechwood Park’s young mathematicians score victory

Watford Observer: Beechwood Park’s winning team of mathematicians; from left to right: Thomas Meacock. Dimitri Chamay, Oliver West, Brendan Warren, Thomas Hillman, Louis Taylor, Krishnan Mulholland, Hugo Buckland and Alasdair Taylor

10:51am Friday 12th October 2012

A team of young mathematicians from Beechwood Park School beat 13 other local preparatory schools to win a competition

Pave the way to success at Regent College

10:00am Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Regent College offers a wide range of courses, both traditional, and unique in nature

Study leave: how to maximise your time for exam success

Watford Observer: Susan Moss

3:53pm Thursday 3rd June 2010

Study leave should be a godsend for teens - the chance to focus on revision for important exams that will shape their lives away from the distractions of the classroom.

Barnet College has a new centre of excellence and learning

Watford Observer: The Wood Street campus has been designed with the comfort of students in mind. Pictured are the brise-soleils

3:31pm Thursday 3rd June 2010

£50 million has been spent on Wood Street campus that opens to Barnet College students in September

Head's priority is respect

Watford Observer: Gart Lewis: "I run the school as I run my own family".

7:41am Monday 9th June 2008

The secret to the transformation of a village secondary school is down to good old-fashioned morals and a culture of respect.

Children's art on display

2:23pm Saturday 7th June 2008

Artists from a Radlett primary school will have their work displayed at two exhibitions as part of the school's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Educate young to cut boozing

12:13pm Friday 6th June 2008

Education about the dangers of alcohol is the key to reducing underage drinking, police and council officers have said.

Maths challenge is child's play

1:23pm Monday 2nd June 2008

Pupils from three schools in south west Hertfordshire had it all figured out when they took part in the county's first Year Five Mathematics Challenge.

Princes Trust opportunities

3:41pm Thursday 15th May 2008

The next Princes Trust training programme for 16 to 25-year-olds begins at Centrepoint Community Centre in Watford on Tuesday, May 27.

Pupils grill politicians

12:30pm Monday 5th May 2008

SIXTH formers from a Watford school got to grips with two of the town's parliamentary candidates this week, quizzing them on their views on a host of issues from Polish immigration to university tuition fees.

'Gateway to the east'

8:28am Saturday 3rd May 2008

A unique school that aims to break cultural barriers and dispel negative stereotypes of Islam has been praised by students and parents as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

'Don't give up on us'

10:43am Friday 2nd May 2008

A headteacher has promised significant changes after his school was named “among the weakest in the country” by Government inspectors.

Exam papers in stolen van

9:54am Friday 2nd May 2008

A van stolen in Bushey Heath was carrying GCSE papers, forcing examinations to be re-set.

A gateway to the east

Watford Observer: Pupils at Watford Arabic School

8:24am Friday 2nd May 2008

A UNIQUE school that aims to break cultural barriers and dispel negative stereotypes of Islam has been praised by students and parents as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Cybermen invade Radlett

Watford Observer: Ace, a Dalek and Cybermen at the Radlett Centre. Photograph by Simon Jacobs

9:45am Thursday 1st May 2008

Children from special needs schools across the county faced off against Cybermen and Daleks in Radlett on Wednesday, enlisting the help of Doctor Who assistant Ace, and Charlie and Max from EastEnders.

School "among weakest in country"

11:53am Tuesday 29th April 2008

Government inspectors have placed Bushey Hall School under special measures, describing it as "failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education".

School goes back to swinging 60's

12:08pm Friday 25th April 2008

Pupils and staff at a Rickmansworth primary school celebrated its 40th anniversary this week with a series of 1960's themed events.

Students get Motiv8ted

7:23pm Thursday 24th April 2008

Students at a Watford school have received a taste of working life, after helping to design and develop a garden.

Schools prepare for strike

1:55pm Wednesday 23rd April 2008

Pupils across south-west Hertfordshire will enjoy a day off tomorrow, if their school is among those affected by the first teachers' strike in more than 20 years.

Funding offers support to children

7:27pm Tuesday 22nd April 2008

Funding to empower and support children to raise concerns about unequal treatment in Hertfordshire's schools system, has been granted.

Unique school celebrates 25 years

7:23pm Sunday 20th April 2008

Parents and pupils have praised a unique school in Watford, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, for its friendly atmosphere and cultural diversity.

New hope for troubled teenagers

5:02pm Sunday 20th April 2008

Dogged by a troubled past and facing an uncertain future three months ago, 11 young people have come out of a Watford-based course with new skills, qualifications and the chance of a successful career.

Young and old on 'candid camera'

Watford Observer: Seven teenagers from Parmiter's School teamed up with four pensioners.

7:12pm Saturday 12th April 2008

When teenagers mix with pensioners the results are often newsworthy for all the wrong reasons.

Nursery place allocation

3:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2008

Ninety-eight per cent of children have been allocated a place at one their three ranked nursery schools in Hertfoirdshsire, the county council announced today.

'Ice cube' warmly received

9:21am Friday 4th April 2008

A music building at a Watford school has been shortlisted for a regional architecture prize.

Sir's big test

7:13pm Monday 31st March 2008

Primary school teacher, Daniel Barron, will be running the Flora London Marathon for the national deafblind charity Sense on Sunday, April 13.

Half price training for bouncers

7:28am Saturday 29th March 2008

A Watford college has slashed the price of its door supervisor licence courses, as new Government guidelines warn pubs, clubs and restaurants to clamp down on binge drinking.

School mail 'returned to sender'

9:08am Friday 28th March 2008

Schools in Watford currently closed during their Easter break may discover they are missing post when pupils return to class next month.

Encouraging learning at play-time

Watford Observer: Children at Rickamnsworth Toy library enjoy the new arrivals

12:34pm Thursday 27th March 2008

A £250 grant from Three Rivers District Council has enabled Rickmansworth Toy library, which caters for children up to eight years of age, to buy new toys to encourage children to lean about disabilities, including a teddy bear in a wheelchair and a toy guide dog.

Ascend rises for new award

5:26pm Sunday 23rd March 2008

An award-winning educational charity in South Oxhey has again been recognised for its tireless devotion to the local community.

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