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Hundreds of schools are preparing to offer free school meals to children aged four to seven. But is the scheme properly funded?
School proms are big business as parents spend out four figure sums to give their children a night to remember.
Schools across the region will be rolling out free school meals from today as children head back for the new academic year. New rules - announced by the Government last Autumn mean that all pupils in reception and Years 1 and 2 will receive them. It's aimed at improving concentration in the classroom and promoting healthy lifestyle but many schools say they don't have the space or facilities to cope. And some local authorities say they are struggling to find the money to fund the scheme.
New students are to be warned by police about the dangers of so-called legal highs. Thames Valley Police are to target the thousands of freshers who will arrive in Oxford from later this month. The force is considering handing leaflets to students after the county's director of public health, Dr Jonathan McWilliam, warned of the dangers of the substances in a report in June. He said: "They are really the new challenge in the drug world. It's something we need to get more eyes open to in this county."
Oxford's police commander, Superintendent Christian Bunt, said that legal highs were now causing problems for the emergency services. He said: "We have seen an increase in people saying they have taken legal highs. It does seem that the national trend is playing out here in Oxford." Mr Bunt said the drugs left users vulnerable to crime and caused problems for medical staff, who might not know what substances had been taken.
He said: "Our concern is about people who put themselves at risk and in a vulnerable situation. A lot of them are having the exact same impact they are when they take illegal drugs."
While thousands of teenagers were opening their GCSE results, one youngster was also celebrating making the grade. But Harry Rock from Sussex may have five years wait before he has to take the rest of his exams - because he's just 11 years old. Harry and his proud mum, Amanda, joined Fred and Sangeeta in the studio.
It's the summer holidays so you might think for kids that means ice creams, fish and chips and lots of fun. But in fact too many children across the south east, are going hungry while they're out of school - because parents can't afford to feed them.
That, at any rate, is according to new research from the main foodbank charity, the Trussell Trust.
David Johns has been investigating, speaking to education consultant, Nigel Utton, and Mark Ward from the Trussell Trust.
The number of students getting top GCSE grades is up for the first time in three years. The wait was finally over for thousands of teenagers this morning as they picked up those all important exam results. Juliette Fletcher has our round up.
Schools preparing to receive their GCSE results today have been told to expect "variable" grades.
There are particular concerns among some headteachers about English and maths grades, according to initial reports.
The potentially unpredictable results are said to be due to significant alterations to the qualifications this year.
Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, which represents a large proportion of secondary heads, said: "We are getting some individual reports of volatility, but we don't know about overall trends yet.
"Some schools have seen surprises. Some schools have seen results which are lower than expected."
Top grades are up - and more teenagers than ever have won places at University. Tens of thousands of students received their A-level results today - and overall, there is the first slight dip in pass rates - the first time that's happened in more than 30 years. Right across the South there have been tears of joy and disappointment as pupils opened their envelopes. Many say it's been tougher than ever to gain good grades because of government reforms to the exam system. Our Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford reports.
Two video reports: After weeks of anxious waiting, thousands of A-level students across the South East have been getting their results today.
Harry Dawes says he is "over the moon" after being accepted into a university in Kent.
He will study business studies with human resources management at Canterbury Christ Church University.
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Triplets in Sussex have been celebrating their AS-level results this morning. The siblings got 8 As, 3 Bs and 1 C amongst them.