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State education is the responsibility of Hampshire County Council, including nurseries, primary and secondary schools and special schools.

Artist's impression of houses within the Aldershot Urban Extension

University to run new Aldershot school instead of church

The school is being built as part of Aldershot's expansion and will allow pupils to work with university departments

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Farnborough School's £1.6m expansion plans revealed

South Farnborough Junior School could receive the funding from the county council towards a four-classroom extension to increase capacity from 240 pupils to 360

School closures planned as teachers set to go on strike

National Union of Teachers industrial action is in protest at excessive workloads and bureaucracy, performance related pay and pensions

New university campus planned for Farnborough college

Farnborough College of Technology intends to submit an application for its University Centre, which would cost £7.5 million and be opened by September 2016

Ofsted's glowing review after primary's visit inspection

Wellington Community Primary in Aldershot has received its first Ofsted report after it was formed when two struggling schools merged

Youngsters dress up to mark World Book Day

Pupils celebrated World Book Day on Thursday by dressing up as their favourite book character, author or genre of book

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A flippin' good time was had by all this Pancake Day

Schoolchildren, residents and workers celebrated Pancake Day with a host of activities across north-east Hampshire

Record-breaking Pooley scales to the top of the class

Fleet high jumper Isobel Pooley believes her best form is yet to come, despite record-breaking display

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Mobile library services set to be axed

Mobile libraries in Hart and Rushmoor could be lost as Hampshire County Council aims to save £93m by 2015. But the loss of the service could 'destroy' quality of life in rural areas.

Sandi Toksvig inspires students at a Farnborough school

The Danish-born broadcaster and comedian told students at Farnborough Hill to incorporate feminism into their everyday lives

Aldershot Wellington Statue

Aldershot comes up trumps in contentment research

Aldershot has topped the list of 64 areas for levels on contentment following a study by charity Centre for Cities

School expansion could benefit Yateley community

Yateley Manor plans to redevelop the derelict St Peter's school site and the expansion could include a village hall

Charles Kingsley Primary School pupils play cricket

Charles Kingsley's School pupils celebrate year of cricket

Enthusiasm grows as primary school pupils from Eversley have been learning cricket

Local artists and a Fun Lovin' Criminal on charity record

A music producer has released Songs For Soma in aid of scouts in the Gambia, with help from local artists, Huey Morgan and T'Pau's Carol Decker

Concentration camp survivor visits Aldershot school

Rudi Oppenheimer told pupils at the Connaught about his experiences living at Bergen-Belsen camp in Germany during the Second World War

Secrets of the beat in drumming book

A percussion teacher has published a book - Drumkit Secrets: 52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Drummer - containing a different technique for each week of the year

Learning through play at improved nursery

Learning through play was promoted at a nursery which received went up an Ofsted rating

Children and parents from Charles Kingsley School in Eversley had a nativity with a difference - it featured real animals

In pictures: school nativities & Christmas show performances

Photos of school nativity performances from across the News & Mail area

Kids skipping in the school playground

Plans to expand Calthorpe Park School lodged after consultation

Hampshire County Council has applied to expand the Fleet school to provide more places for pupils amid fears there will not be enough to meet demand

Artist's impression of development which is part of the Aldershot Urban Extension plan

Military buildings to house pupils from new development

Property developer behind Aldershot Urban Extension plans for new children to be educated in old military buildings while new primary school is built

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