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.

Students battle it out

12:57pm Sunday 23rd March 2008

A spectacular battle on land, sea and air to win a cadet competition was held at an Elstree School.

Students battle it out

3:15pm Thursday 20th March 2008

A spectacular battle on land, sea and air to win a cadet competition has been taking place at an Elstree school.

Cracking down on the 'school run'

5:24pm Wednesday 19th March 2008

Parents and carers in Watford's Park and Nascot wards are being asked to turn over a new leaf when school resumes after the Easter break.

Record numbers get their school

4:15pm Wednesday 19th March 2008

A record number of Hertfordshire children have gained a place at one of their ranked junior schools for this coming September.

Anger at exam paper mix-up

9:07am Saturday 15th March 2008

Pupils at one of Hertfordshire's best schools may have seen their chances of getting into top universities damaged after many were taught the wrong English syllabus for more than six months.

Learning centre's strong message

Watford Observer:

9:14am Friday 14th March 2008

A learning centre in Watford that aims to get troubled teenagers back to school has received a glowing Ofsted report, in which staff and students received warm praise.

A GCSE at eight years of age!

7:34pm Thursday 13th March 2008

An eight-year-old girl from Abbots Langley has become one of the youngest ever pupils to pass a GCSE exam.

Award for baby classes

9:33am Tuesday 11th March 2008

A sing-and-sign baby group that meets in Watford has won a prestigious award, for the second year running.

What do you like to read?

9:35am Saturday 8th March 2008

Appropriately during the National Year of Reading, the range of books available from Hertfordshire Libraries has been rated as "excellent" in an independent health check of library stock.

What school did your child get?

11:48am Monday 3rd March 2008

Children across the county are likely to face happiness and heartache today as they find out what secondary school they have been allocated.

Music centre opens with a bang

Watford Observer:

9:54am Sunday 2nd March 2008

THE opening of Hertfordshire's flagship music centre last night marked the beginning of an exciting new chapter' for Watford musicians.

School rocks its way to final

9:24am Sunday 2nd March 2008

An eight minute dance based on anorexia in the modelling industry has launched a Kings Langley school into the final of a national competition.

Sir stars in ad campaign

5:23pm Saturday 1st March 2008

A newly qualified teacher of maths from Rickmansworth School is now the star of a new national television advertisement.

Lib Dem leader visits college

Watford Observer: Liberal Democrat Party leader Nick Clegg visits West Herts College

5:13pm Thursday 28th February 2008

New Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg paid a whistle stop visit to Watford today and left describing the town as a future election "battleground".

School's new sports hall opens

Watford Observer: Henry Amar (seated) opened the new sports hall

1:53pm Thursday 28th February 2008

As if a symbol of their ambitions, the Premier League football trophy arrived at a Rickmansworth school on Wednesday - the same day a former pupil opened their new sports facility.

School tables revealed

12:01am Thursday 28th February 2008

League tables for the results of key stage 3 secondary school students across south west Hertfordshire have been released today.

Girls aim for unusual record

8:49am Sunday 24th February 2008

Pupils from the Royal Masonic school for girls will get up this morning with a special and rather unusual world record in mind.

Nursery's oustanding Ofsted

7:27pm Wednesday 20th February 2008

An "outstanding" Radlett nursery leaves children thoroughly prepared for future life, according to a recent government report.

School appoints new head

3:46pm Tuesday 19th February 2008

A new headteacher has been appointed for a primary school in Kings Langley.

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