Education

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications

Deadline approaching for secondary school place applications  Parents across Bath and North East Somerset, whose children are currently in Year 6 are being reminded that the deadline for applying for a secondary school place for September 2019 is fast approaching.   And they are being urged to fill in all five preferences available to them… Read More…

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

What to do if you think your child is being bullied

School is back but what is supposed to be an important part of your child’s life can be incredibly difficult if they run into problems with their classmates. If you suspect that your child is being bullied at school, there are a few things you can do without exacerbating the situation. Firstly, making an appointment… Read More…

Are you struggling with the back to school blues?

Are you struggling with the back to school blues?

While parents might relish the return of school so they don’t have to stress so much about finding somewhere for the children to be during working hours, kids are usually much more stressed about having to go back. The start of a new term can trigger a lot of emotions in children and in some… Read More…

Be University ready

Be University ready

While most of you have younger children, for those of you with teenagers who have just finished their A Levels, you’ll be facing the idea of letting them loose in the big, wide world as they depart for university. There is a lot to think about as they embark on this journey, firstly, for the… Read More…

Choosing the right secondary school for you

Choosing the right secondary school for you

As hard as it might be to accept that your little darling is no longer so little, you can’t put off your decision on which secondary school is most suited to them and can help shape them into an upstanding young member of the community. Selecting a secondary school is a big decision. There are… Read More…

Childcare costs outstrip wages

Childcare costs outstrip wages

According to the TUC, childcare fees for working parents have risen three times faster than wages in the past decade. Analysis done by the TUC has found that costs have gone up by 52% per week since 2008 for families with a full-time and a part-time working parent, despite government initiatives. The earnings of these parents… Read More…

Learn a musical instrument

Learn a musical instrument

Thankfully, the days of only a select few children having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument are gone. With the amount of free resources available online and schools having the chance to offer communal instruments of children to practice with, it has become something all children can get involved with if they wish and… Read More…

Increase in GCSE pass rates in Bath and North East Somerset

Increase in GCSE pass rates in Bath and North East Somerset

Pupils in Bath and North East Somerset have improved their GCSE results compared to figures from last year according to initial council data. Figures across the area show the average Attainment 8 score (a measure showing how well pupils have done in a range of eight subjects) has risen so that it is now equivalent… Read More…

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