Son inspires Valerie to be top of the class at college awards night

A mum is Forth Valley College’s Student of the Year after she was inspired to go back to further education by her 12-year-old son.

Revealed: How Scotland’s education system could be improved

Revealed: How Scotland’s education system could be improved

A new survey has revealed where Scots think our education system is falling short.


IN PICTURES: Primary ones

See this year’s intake of primary ones from all the district’s schools.

Dux, Zoe Dickson takes a selfie with proxime accessits Chrstie Gillies; Max Kolle; Murray Johnston; Calum Paterson; Iain Lind and guest speaker, Judy Murray. Picture: Michael Gillen

Just like starting over for dux Zoe

Larbert High’s 2016 dux says she is starting life all over again as she embarks on her studies at university full of promise.

Falkirk schools could come under the control of a regional board which includes schools from Dunbartonshire

Fears voiced for the future of Falkirk schools

There are concerns plans to include Falkirk schools in the same regional model as East and West Dunbartonshire will hurt our children’s education.

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Slamannan Primary School goes back in time to the Victorian age

Pupils’ loved their strictly Victorian day

Pupils at Falkirk’s oldest primary school took a fun – sometimes shocking – look into the past and experienced strict Victorian education.

Pupils will be taken back to Victorian times

School takes a trip down memory lane

Pupils at Falkirk’s oldest primary school will be taking a peep into the past and experiencing education in the Victorian age next week.

Kindergarten tops as it captures major nursery award

Kindergarten tops as it captures major nursery award

A Falkirk nursery has won a prestigious award in this year’s Scottish NMT Nursery Awards.

The outbreak affected more than 100 pupils

Suspected norovirus outbreak affects 100 pupils

More than 100 pupils at St Modan's High have been hit by a suspected outbreak of the norovirus.
The Dennis Canavan Scholarship presentation

Jack is 2016 Canavan Scholarship winner

Former Braes High School pupil Jack Gardner is the 2016 recipient of the Dennis Canavan Scholarship Award.

Tiptoes Nursery owners Anoop Shah and Sheetal Shah

Tiny pupils enjoy outdoor learning

Children attending a local nursery are getting back to nature with their new outdoor classroom.

Site in Camelon where Roman artefacts were found

New light on Roman link

The results of an archaeological dig which sheds new light on Camelon’s link with ancient Rome have been published.

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Pupils from last year's programme

Pupils urged to apply for career scheme

Pupils looking to kick start their careers while still at school are being encouraged to apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship place at Forth Valley College.

Denny dux for 2015/16 Craig Reid with rector Stephen Miller

Recognising Denny high flyers

Pupils at Denny High School were encouraged to follow the message of the school motto – Aim for the Highest – at the annual prizegiving.

Hard working pupils have attained great results

Best exam results yet as Falkirk pupils set the bar even higher

Hard working pupils have knuckled down to record the best overall exam results yet for the Falkirk area.

Stephen celebrates at the statue of James Watt on his graduation day  from Heriot Watt University

Engineer wins top accolades for his efforts

A young engineer has proved that growing up in a so-called deprived area is no hindrance to achieving your goals and becoming a success.

Drug dealing offence highlights the importance of school police officers

Drug dealing offence highlights the importance of school police officers

A high school pupil is selling drugs to his classmates on school grounds.

Students are on the rise

We’re a class act when it comes to studying...

Education minister Mark McDonald has welcomed new figures which show a record number of applicants to Scottish universities from students in Scotland, the EU and beyond.

Head teacher Jill Stocks surrounded by Bonnybridge primary pupils oon her retirement day. Picture: Michael Gillen

School’s out for teacher Jill after nearly 40 years

A headteacher who has spent the last 37 years shaping the lives of children in the Falkirk district has retired from the job she loves.

School dux Cameron Oliver and proxime accessit, Sean Harrington with headteacher Paul Dunn

Awards night highlights why school is proud of all its pupils

The head teacher of Grangemouth High praised staff, parents and – above all – pupils for their hard work over the past year.

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