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Issue:- 05 May 2011

Creamfields Adds Extra Day For Campers Limited Tickets - ON SALE

DUE to demand, Creamfields the UK’s No.1 dance festival have just announced a third day. The event which takes place in Daresbury, Cheshire on August Bank Holiday weekend will now open its gates for campers on Friday, 26 August 2011.

Becoming a 3 day camping event will not only improve ease of access to the site for festivalgoers but there will also be an array of entertainment on offer within the main event site including a showcase of the Swedish House Mafia movie ‘Take One’ which charts the lives of the International DJ trio over 2 years covering 15 countries and 285 shows.

Friday also sees the debut of two ‘Silent Disco’ arenas at the festival, the first of which will be hosted by Size Matters, Steve Angello’s world famous party brand, with performances from Steve’s latest Size Records protégés Tim Mason and Third Party plus more to be announced.

Creamfields also welcomes Mixmag’s monthly party ‘That Mixmag Thing’ to host the second silent disco arena with performances from the Scratch Perverts, BBC Radio 1’s Jaymo & Andy George, Brookes Brothers, Futurebound, Clique DJ’s and more. The mag’s popular night began just over a year ago and has already seen a host of hot new electronic acts pass through its doors as well as the odd superstar DJ so expect no less from their Creamfields debut.

Campers arriving on the Friday will also be able to chill out at the festival’s on-site cinema which will be showing a collection of iconic clubbing films as well as enjoying all the fun of the fair, stalls and more.The main arena site’s food and drink stalls will also be open for the new arrivals.

Access to the event on Friday is limited and only open to festival goers camping at the event. Tickets will go on general sale 10am Tuesday, 3 May 2011. Any existing camping ticket holders wishing to purchase a Friday ticket for £20 (standard) / £30 (hospitality) will be contacted by their ticket agent with details on how to book.

Demand from fans to introduce a Friday opening has been high since Creamfields became a 2 day camping event in 2008. Selling out in record time over the last 2 years, 2011 is already on course to eclipse last year’s success. This year Creamfields have secured one of the biggest dance line ups of the year which will see performances from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, David Guetta, Ti?sto, Swedish House Mafia, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk to name a few.

Creamfields spokesperson comments:- “We are delighted to be able to announce a third day to the festival, which has been growing year on year. Those choosing to arrive on the Friday will not only benefit from improved access into the site, but they will be able to have the pick of the campsites pitching closer to the arena site if they wish. It also enables people travelling long distances the chance to pitch up earlier, saving a long journey through the night for many”


Weekend Tickets:-

Friday Standard Camping Upgrade
£20+BF (Existing Standard Camping Ticket Holders Only)

Friday Hospitality Camping Upgrade
£30+BF (Exisiting Hospitality Camping Ticket Holders Only)

Standard 2 Day with Camping - £115+BF*

Standard 3 Day with Camping - £135+BF*

Hospitality 2 Day Camping - £200+BF

Hospitality 3 Day Camping - £230+BF*

Standard 2 day ticket without Camping - £115+BF*

Early Bird Camping Tickets - £100+BF **SOLD OUT***

Day Tickets:-

Saturday - £65+BF **
Sunday - £60+BF **
Hospitality Saturday - £100+BF **
Hospitality Sunday - £100+BF **

*Limited Ticket Offer
** Standard Day Tickets only available from Ticketline & Ticketmaster
** Hospitality Tickets only available from Ticketline

Ticket Agents:-

Ticketline:- / 0844 888 4401

Ticketmaster:- / 0844 847 2448 (24hr)


Please note that the 3 Day Tickets are only available from Ticketline / Ticketmaster / Big Green Coach / HMV / 3B Records.

For more information about the tickets, please visit the events website:-

School standards success!

LIVERPOOL is the only major city to have all of its schools given a clean bill of health by government education inspectors. For the first time since the Ofsted inspection regime was introduce 20 years ago, Liverpool has none of its 167 schools classed as ‘inadequate’.  An incredible 77 percent of schools in the city – 130 – are now classed as either ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.   It is an amazing turnaround from a decade ago, when 25 schools were judged to have either serious weaknesses or be in special measures, and the education service was on the brink of being privatised because it was failing children.  The number has been steadily declining ever since, and now the three primary schools which were previously judged to be inadequate have been re-inspected and judged as rapidly improving.  Tim Warren, Assistant Director for the Schools Service, said:- “This is an incredible achievement and is testament to the extremely strong and positive relationship between schools, teaching staff, governing bodies and the local authority in driving up standards and giving children the best possible start in life. For a city the size of Liverpool, with all the challenges that deprivation levels bring, to have over three quarters of its schools classed as good or outstanding is just fantastic. I would like to pass on my thanks to each and every one of our family of schools for their help, support and willingness to work together with us on identifying weaknesses and challenging poor performance. But we are not complacent and are working hard to further improve exam results and make sure our young people leave school with all the skills they need to lead successful lives.”   Support provided when they are placed in a category includes putting additional governors on the board, regularly reviewing recommendations made by Ofsted and sharing best practice from other schools across the city.  The three schools which have been moved out of ‘inadequate’ are:-

► Pinehurst Primary School in Anfield – which has leapt up from being in ‘special measures’ to ‘good’. This is only the second time this has ever happened in Liverpool. The Ofsted report says: The strong determination of the school’s leaders, the governing body and staff and their measured approach to change have resulted in secure developments in the school’s provision. These have now taken effect strongly and are evident in the significant improvements to the quality of teaching and its impact on pupils’ learning and progress.

► Roscoe Primary School in Clubmoor – which was in ‘special measures’ and is now ‘satisfactory’. The school has been shortlisted for a prestigious Teaching Award in the category ‘Outstanding School Team’. The Ofsted report praises: skilful teaching which engages pupils well and builds positive relationships; good leadership and management which is focused on continuous school improvement and pupils’ behaviour

► Heygreen Primary School in Wavertree – which had been under a ‘notice to improve’ and is now ‘satisfactory’. The Ofsted report says: The school has made considerable improvement since its last inspection and now provides a satisfactory and improving quality of education for all pupils. The headteacher and deputy headteacher provide strong and effective leadership that is shared between the capable members of the senior leadership team.

Stephanie Tasker, Head of Pinehurst Primary School, said:- “The whole school is so proud and delighted that our hard work and effort has been recognised by the inspectors. It really has been a team effort involving pupils, parents and carers, our governors and staff. There has always been a talented team here at the school and, working in partnership with the local authority, we have addressed the issues that we had. Two of the big successes have been increased attendance and a relentless focus on making sure our children enjoy school and achieve their potential.”

Roscoe Primary School Headteacher Amanda Anders said:- “The outcome of this inspection is a tribute to everyone at the school. We now have an excellent staff team and strong, supportive governors who are all focused on ensuring that our pupils achieve the best possible outcomes. It also reflects the effectiveness of the strong support and advice provided to the school by the local authority, with officers working alongside us on areas for development.”

Heygreen Primary School Head Susan Doyle said:- “This reflects the hard work and dedication of all the staff, the governing body, the continued support of all our parents and our wider community and most importantly the wonderful children of Heygreen. Additional support from the Local Authority, working with the school, has ensured that Heygreen has been recognised as a school of quality and we are confident that we can go from strength to strength.”

In addition, a total of 19 Liverpool schools inspected by Ofsted in 2007/8 have been told they won’t be visited again until at least summer 2012 because they are judged to be sustaining their performance.  Exam results in the city are also at record levels - with pupils now matching the national average for five good grades including English and Maths at GCSE.

FACTFILE - Liverpool schools in numbers:-

58,637 Pupils (aged 5 to 18)
3,942 Teachers
126 Primary Schools
25 Secondary Schools
13 Special Schools
5 Nursery Schools
0 Schools in special measures or with a notice to improve

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