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New Bury Policy on Term Time Holiday Fines

by prestwichfocus on 26 July, 2016

The Prestwich and Whitefield Guide reports that families with pupils at schools in the Bury local authority area are not to be fined for taking their children on term time holidays, if attendance is otherwise good. Bury Council has announced it is making the move after father Jon Platt won a landmark ruling against the […]

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30 Hours Free Childcare – Consultation

by prestwichfocus on 21 June, 2016

Bury Council is currently undertaking a consultation on the plans for 30 hours of free childcare for working parents of three and four year olds. If you are a parent, a childcare provider and/or an employer the Council want to hear from you. The Government has committed to giving working parents of three and four […]

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Bury Council’s Children Young People and Culture Operational Services Team are hosting a Recruitment Day this Friday (30th October 2015) at the Longfield Suite (Memorial Room) The event aims to attract people looking for casual work who would be interested in working in one or more of the different jobs in schools across Bury and […]

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Extending Free Lunches to all Primary School Children

by prestwichfocus on 29 April, 2015

All school children under the age of 11 will be entitled to free school meals under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans announced today (29 April). Extending free school meals for seven to 11 year olds will benefit 1.9 million children and save parents around £400 per child a year. These plans will more than double the […]

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The Liberal Democrats have announced a ‘Five Point Plan’ for teachers and parents The front page of the Lib Dem manifesto states our commitment on education, to protect education funding from nursery to 19. The Liberal Democrats are the only party to guarantee the protection of per pupil funding in real terms over the next five […]

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Adult Learners Week 2014 – Information

by prestwichfocus on 6 June, 2014

The Council has circulated some information about activities for adult learners week which includes activities from 5-21 June 2014. (Apologies for the late notice for some of them, but we’ve only just been sent this.) There is an information leaflet here.

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Saturday Sports Camps at Castle Leisure

by prestwichfocus on 22 October, 2013

New for October 2013 are Bury Leisure’s Saturday sports camps offering 8 to 14 year olds a chance to develop their skills, have fun, meet friends and try a range of different sports and activities. Day: Saturdays Time: 10am to 12noon Where: Castle Leisure Centre, Studio 2. Cost: £4 per session or £2.80 with an […]

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Library Events to encourage us to ‘Try Reading’

by prestwichfocus on 24 September, 2013

Cartoons, poetry and author talks have been arranged at local libraries as part of the national Try Reading Project. These free events aim to encourage people to visit their library more often and become an active member. The Try Reading Project is funded by the National Lottery and supported by the Arts Council England. Wednesday […]

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New School Year Boost for Prestwich Schools

by prestwichfocus on 10 September, 2013

As the new school year begins, pupils in our local schools here in Prestwich will benefit from an extra £1,239,600 on top of the school budget thanks to the Liberal Democrat Pupil Premium. The Pupil Premium helps to provide extra support for the children who need it the most. Schools will be able to spend […]

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Local schools will hopefully be celebrating a further increase in ‘Pupil Premium’ funding for 2013-14. The Pupil Premium is a major Liberal Democrat priority that is being delivered by the Coalition Government. It is extra money given to schools, directly from Government, to help ensure that children get the very best start in life. It […]

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