Education

Work under way on £7m Chard school expansion

Work under way on £7m Chard school expansion

Work is well under way on a major £7m project to expand Holyrood Academy in Chard to accommodate more students and meet growing demand. Contractors BAM have started work on the site on the Academy campus, beginning with the safe demolition of the former Cresta swimming pool. The new building will be all-electric and fitted… Read More…

Widcombe Junior School pupils plant a tree for the Queen

Widcombe Junior School pupils plant a tree for the Queen

Children at a Bath junior school planted a very special tree as part of a national initiative to launch The Queen’s Green Canopy, which invites people across the United Kingdom to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. Next year will mark 70 years since HM The Queen came to the throne – the longest reigning… Read More…

Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s

Summer of opportunity for Somerset’s Year 11s

Somerset students heading from Year 11 into Year 12 will have access to a wide range of free exciting educational opportunities this summer. From today (Monday, May 24), Year 11s can register to participate in activities which will help them meet new people, enjoy fun activities, access lots of free information and resources and get… Read More…

Have your say on the future of education delivery in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Have your say on the future of education delivery in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Members of the public are invited to have their say on plans to transform how education is delivered in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area from 12 November. Somerset County Council has today announced details of a public consultation on proposals to move from the current three-tier school system to a two-tier model of primary and… Read More…

Academic Catch-Up for students in Years 10 and 11

Academic Catch-Up for students in Years 10 and 11

This summer Millfield School in Street is running an Academic Catch-Up course, designed for students who have just completed Year 9 or Year 10 and want to prepare for going back to the classroom for the next academic year. Each subject will last three hours and will look at key curriculum topics to help students… Read More…

Heads in Somerset ready to welcome pupils back

Heads in Somerset ready to welcome pupils back

Somerset Head Teachers have issued a resounding message to pupils across the county – “School is the best place for you, we can’t wait to see you back”. As education leaders prepare for the return of all pupils from September, work has already begun to ensure parents and pupils are reassured and feel positive about… Read More…

Worried about the kids missing lessons? Find free resources here

Worried about the kids missing lessons? Find free resources here

There are a range of education companies that are offering free subscriptions and resources during the school closures. If you’re worried about the kids missing out, or you’re struggling to find things for them to do to keep up with their lessons, give some of these a try. Each of these sites are independent, so… Read More…

Shoscombe Primary…where your children can flourish

Shoscombe Primary…where your children can flourish

At Shoscombe we’ve made a place where your children can flourish… In a peaceful village location we’ve created an environment where children can focus on gaining the skills they’ll need for the years ahead, free of the pressure to perform. Our aim is to develop confident learners who will go on to become caring and… Read More…

Pass on your love of reading

Pass on your love of reading

Volunteers are needed this summer to pass their love of reading onto children during this year’s Space Chase Summer Reading Challenge, taking place across all Somerset Libraries. Last year, over 7,400 children took part in the challenge in Somerset and this couldn’t have been achieved without the help of volunteers. Volunteers need to be aged… Read More…

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