School in Focus - celebrating success in schools

School in Focus celebrates innovative ways in which schools are responding to the unique needs of their pupils, staff, parents and communities. These features are full of stimulating and exciting ideas.

Primary

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Neston Primary School

Neston Primary school, in Wiltshire, made news headlines in 2003 when its children became the first in the country to speak to an astronaut via radio-link with the International Space Station (ISS).

Secondary

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Kings Norton Boys School

Three years ago, King's Norton Boys School near Birmingham was granted specialist status for science. "It was a great thing for us in the science department," says Head of Science and Assistant Headteacher Jonathan Butcher, but I wanted to find a way to make the specialism make an impact across the whole curriculum."

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