Retired residents try out new digital health technologies

Tenants of a retirement block in Brighton have volunteered to trial digital technologies including smart medication dispensers, activity monitors and fall detectors.

Sulaiman Wihba who fled war torn Syrian in a refrigerated lorry to the UK had just been awarded a place at Oxford after completing his studies at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures)

Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Hove is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

Education news

One in three graduates in the South East say their degree is pointless

One in three graduates in the South East say gaining their degree has been pointless, new research shows.

BACA Principal Dylan Davies with chair of governors Jim May

Brighton headteacher to join Ofsted

The principal of Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) told parents he will leave the academy for a job with an education watchdog.

The proposed changes to secondary school catchment areas from 2019 to 2021

Support for free school withdrawn as school catchment area changes scrapped

Controversial changes to secondary school catchment areas is unlikely to go ahead, as pupil numbers are not expected to increase as much as initially thought.

Deadline looms for parents to apply for primary school places

Deadline day looms for parents to apply for primary school places in Brighton and Hove

The deadline for parents to apply for their child’s primary school place is fast approaching.

PACA's principal Katie Scott with GCSE student Megan Lowe

Academy principal to leave for new role

Principal Katie Scott is to set leave Portslade Aldridge Community Academy’s (PACA) at the end of the academic year, parents were told yesterday (December 20).

Cardinal Newman students on The Repair Shop with the school's nativity set

Hove school's nativity set repaired on BBC show

Cardinal Newman Catholic School appeared on the BBC’s ‘The Repair Shop’, after a plea to help bring some Christmas cheer by patching up the school’s nativity set.

Children from Fairlight Primary School at the Houses of Parliament as they picked up their prize at the Kelloggs Breakfast Club Awards

Brighton school wins award for its breakfast club

Four Brighton schoolchildren took a trip to Parliament last week, to collect an award for the best breakfast club in the South East.

ACORN members following the successful negotiations

Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

Patcham High School (Photograph: Paul Gillett/Creative Commons Licence)

Anger as parents claim students 'forced' to wear school-issue coats

Parents have expressed their anger after claiming a Brighton school said its students couldn't wear their own winter coat to school.
Students vote to go on a rent strike

University students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University of Sussex students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are 'high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation'.
The autumn half term gives Brighton and Hove families an extra week off in October

Views sought on two-week October half term

Brighton and Hove City Council is seeking the views of residents after its first two-week autumn half term.

School campaigners release song to oppose reduction in pupils

An infant school has released a song in protest of the council’s proposal to halve its intake.
Students take part in the Time for Dementia programme

University project on dementia wins health award

A programme to help university students understand dementia has won praise at two national healthcare awards.
Hannah Moss and Georgia Nicholas from Footsteps Day Nursery and Paul Nash from the Department for Transport

Nursery school children put their best foot forward to win sustainable travel award

A nursery in Portslade has won special status for cutting the number of children travelling to nursery by car.

Protestors at the University of Brighton earlier in the year. Picture: Mark Tovey SUS-170325-174405001

Further University of Brighton strikes called off

Strikes planned by University of Brighton staff over compulsory redundances have been called off today (Friday, December 1).

Students from Longhill High School and business guide from Focus Group

Mentoring event inspires Brighton students

Business leaders came together to get involved in inspirational activities designed to improve the life chances of young people at the American Express Community Stadium yesterday (November 29).

Balfour Primary School

Shock Ofsted for popular Brighton school

A Brighton primary school has been downgraded to ‘requires improvement’ by education watchdog Ofsted.

Shakespeare4Kidz at Brighton College Prep School

Budding bards take on Shakespeare at Brighton school

It was a case of murder most foul, with poisoned swords, ghostly visions and drowned noblewomen aplenty when Brighton schoolchildren took part in a Shakespeare workshop this week.

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