Teenagers across the borough celebrate A-level success

Hundreds of borough teenagers were celebrating today as annual A-levels day came round again.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of counselling sessions for 16-18-year-olds

Exam worries lead to increasing numbers of young people looking for help

Rising numbers of young people are seeking help due to worries about getting their exam results.

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There are plenty of new routes into careers that wereonce the preserve of graduates.

Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

According to teen magazine Future-Mag, more than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they’d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job.

New undergraduates can find the first year of university a "real surprise"

Three-year degree courses 'too slow and undemanding for many students'

Some students are becoming disillusioned with traditional three-year degree courses, finding the pace too slow and undemanding, a vice-chancellor has suggested.

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Nando's is giving away free chicken to all A-Level students on Thursday.

Nando's giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain, Nando's, is giving away free chicken to A-level students right across the North West this week.
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Wigan Town Hall

Town hall fails on education plan deadline

Nearly 10 per cent of children with special educational needs faced delays in getting plans as they prepared to move into high school.

Staff and students at Launchfest

Festival celebrates student diversity

A Leigh college hosted a mini-festival at its grounds to celebrate its students’ diversity.

Nursery goes back to nature for green project

Nursery goes back to nature for green project

Hindley nursery school launched an urban woodland project at its summer fair.

Standish High School pupils at Wigan And Leigh College

Experiencing a taste of college life

As the summer holidays approach, year 10 students from across the borough and beyond experienced a day at Wigan And Leigh College and sampled a range of subjects to see what they might like to apply for when they reach year 11.

Leigh Central Primary School Year 6 pupils and their Clean Air Day competition Best Audio runner-up award with (l-r) Helen Smith, TfGMs Head of Logistics, Environment & Active Travel; Debbie Bell, HOME Building Manager; Mark Matthews, ucreate; Richard Houghton, Leigh Central Primary School Deputy Headteacher; and Gareth Cheesman, Leigh Central Primary School Chair or Governors

Eco-friendly ad earns school top honours

Leigh schoolchildren have picked up a prize after producing a radio commercial to help tackle air pollution in Greater Manchester.

Scenes from the Bedford High School Poetry Slam

Well versed for poetry slam

Young poets drew pens and spilt ink in a war of words held at a Leigh School.

A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.

£1m windfall flows back to Lancashire schools

A major savings boost will be flowing the way of Lancashire schools after water company bosses agreed to a bill reduction.
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Union launches new blast on primary tests

Union launches new blast on primary tests

Primary schools must not be judged on their SATs tests results alone, headteachers warn.

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Disgraced teacher banned for relationship with teen

A borough teacher has been struck off after admitting to having a “sexually motivated” relationship with a former student just weeks after she finished her GCSEs.

Jenni Burgess-Thomas

Jenni’s delight at award

A tutor has been awarded for her expertise in teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Wigan and Leigh College is celebrating its 70th anniversary of delivering higher education. Vice principal Claire Foreman is seen here with students l-r Daniel Campbell, Anna Utrata, Katie Brookes, Ryan Murphy and Ayse Aker

College is marking milestone anniversary in style

Staff and students at Wigan and Leigh College are pulling out all the stops to celebrate an academic milestone anniversary in style.

How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Wigan borough's schools are predicted to take financial hit under the new funding formula

Could local schools avoid budget cuts?

Wigan’s schools may be saved from facing huge cuts to their budgets due to a Conservative rebellion, reports have suggested.

More children have been given a place at their preferred primary school

Parents’ delight as primary school places granted

A greater share of Wigan’s children will be going to their chosen primary school compared with last year, council bosses have revealed.

More pupils will attend their first choice schools this year, the council has said

First choice primary figures on the rise

A greater share of Wigan borough children have been given places at their first choice primary school, council bosses have said.
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