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Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

Free sanitary products to be introduced to primary schools

The Government has said that free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from 2020. This announcement follows the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s pledge to fund free sanitary products in secondary schools and colleges.   Campaigners have welcomed this news saying they are glad that the government had extended the… Read More…

New Attractions coming to Puxton Park

New Attractions coming to Puxton Park

PUXTON Park Tourist Attraction, located in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare, is adding four new attractions to the park in 2019. With record-breaking visitor numbers in 2018, Managing Director of Puxton Park, Alistair Mead, says: “After a fantastic year, we are now re-investing into the Park to offer our visitors even more fun activities and attractions. In… Read More…

98% of Wiltshire families offered one of their top three primary school preferences

98% of Wiltshire families offered one of their top three primary school preferences

98.4% of Wiltshire families have been offered one of their three primary school preferences for this September with 93% offered their first preferences. Parents who applied online can see which school their child will attend by going to http://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php Most parents now apply for places online with 95% of the 5,144 applications received doing so.… Read More…

School offer day in B&NES

School offer day in B&NES

Almost every family in Bath and North East Somerset has been offered one of their overall preferences for primary school places in 2019-20. Figures out today show 99 per cent of applications received one of their overall preferences with 93.6 per cent getting their first preference of primary school. The total number of applications received… Read More…

Primary school admission figures announced

Primary school admission figures announced

Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall 97.7 per cent of the 5,664 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 92.17 per cent received their… Read More…

Be prepared and help ease pressure on health services this Easter

Be prepared and help ease pressure on health services this Easter

People living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Swindon and Wiltshire are being urged to get ready for the approaching Easter holidays in order to help ease demand on health services across the region. As GP surgeries prepare for the Easter break, health and care leaders are asking people to check they have the… Read More…

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace

Medieval Falconry at The Bishop’s Palace, Saturday 13th April, 10am-4pm If you’re looking for a day out with a difference, then don’t miss The Bishop’s Palace’s Medieval Falconry Day on Saturday 13th April 10am-4pm. Held on the South Lawn, against the stunning backdrop of the medieval Great Hall, Tony from specialist falconry firm, Raptorcare, will… Read More…

B&NES headteachers reveal ‘school funding crisis’

B&NES headteachers reveal ‘school funding crisis’

Headteachers from schools across Bath and North East Somerset have described a ‘funding crisis’ which they say is causing problems at their schools. The team of headteachers came together to host an open meeting with parents and the community in which they stated that they are “incapable of giving proper support to their pupils because… Read More…

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