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Media enquiries: Contact Tim Moat, director of communications and development, on 07395 604168 or 01904 553404.

Selby school sparks global internet sensation

What started as a project about oceans at Staynor Hall Primary Academy in Selby has transformed into a conservation mission – and a global online sensation. Year 3 and 4 pupils swung into action to defend the environment after they discovered the damaging effects of plastic pollution. Over 1,000 people have now signed a change.org petition to...
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Businesses help fund Hob Moor Oaks residential trip

Big hearted businesses are rallying behind a York primary special school’s plea for sponsors to help fund a residential trip for its children with disabilities. This year Hob Moor Oaks’ Year 6 cohort of pupils is larger than previous years and due to rising numbers and specialist accommodation costs they have looked to local businesses...
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Tributes to Heather Craggs of Ebor Academy Filey

Tributes have been paid to a valued and respected member of the Ebor Academy Filey school community, who died suddenly during half term. Miss Heather Craggs, aged 57, was a Higher Level Teaching Assistant and had been at Ebor Academy Filey, formerly Filey School, for 12 years. Science was her specialism and Miss Craggs also...
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Tadcaster’s brilliant new outdoor areas

Tadcaster Primary Academy children are enjoying breathtaking outdoor learning and state-of-the-art play equipment thanks to efforts of parents, the support of local businesses – and a resourceful and dedicated school business manager. Ruth Griffin started her job with the school, which joined Ebor Academy Trust last autumn, in September 2015. As a parent of two...
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Spanish student teachers say Hola to Haxby Road

It’s Y Viva España for two Spanish trainee teachers who are spending four months at Haxby Road Primary Academy in York. The teachers, Sara Sagüés Garcia and Irene de Antonio Fernándee-Gallardo, are in the fourth year of their teacher training degree at Ces Don Bosco university in Madrid. The university promotes international mobility as an...
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Government pulls plug on Creative Arts Academy plan

The government has cancelled the Creative Arts Academy free school project it originally gave the go-ahead to in 2016. The new primary school for over 400 pupils was to have a specialism in the creative arts and be a centre of excellence for creativity in education regionally. It was the brainchild of York-based Ebor Academy...
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Chief Executive takes on additional responsibilities

The chief executive of Ebor Academy Trust has taken on additional responsibilities for improving education in schools across a large part of the north of England. Richard Ludlow, who runs Ebor and its 22 schools in York, Selby, Hull and the East Riding and on the Yorkshire Coast, now has an expanded remit as Sub-Regional...
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Parents urged to read admissions criteria as application deadline looms

With only a few days to go before the application deadline, a popular Selby primary school is urging parents and carers to carefully read the local authority’s admissions procedure. Tim Jolly, headteacher at Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy, says he wants people to be aware of what the criteria is so there are no surprises...
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Thousands of children appear in Ebor Christmas video

A cast of thousands – literally – have taken part in a festive video for schools across Ebor Academy Trust. All the trust’s 22 schools, from York, Selby, the Yorkshire coast and the East Riding and the Humber, joined in with their own “Christmas Shoutouts” – wishing viewers a merry Christmas in a loud voice....
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