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Chew Stoke School scores gold for sustainable travel

Chew Stoke School scores gold for sustainable travel

Chew Stoke Church School has become the second school in Bath and North East Somerset to achieve a gold national award for promoting walking, cycling and sustainable travel. Modeshift STARS is a national accreditation scheme that recognises schools that champion healthy and active ways to travel to and from school, as well as embedding those… Read More…

West of England Combined Authority celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage

West of England Combined Authority celebrates commitment to Real Living Wage

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Living Wage accreditation means that everyone working at the combined authority receives a minimum hourly wage of £9.50 – significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, currently £8.72 per hour. It also means that anyone who provides services… Read More…

Secondary school admissions in Bath and North East Somerset

Secondary school admissions in Bath and North East Somerset

More than eight out of ten families in Bath and North East Somerset have been offered a place at their first choice of secondary school for admissions this September. Bath & North East Somerset Council received 1845 applications for secondary school places for admission into the 2021/2022 academic year, up on 1787 for the previous… Read More…

Work starts on £2.6m extension of Cameley Primary School

Work starts on £2.6m extension of Cameley Primary School

Work has begun on the £2.6m extension of Cameley CEVC Primary School in Temple Cloud. The work is being carried out to ensure there are enough school places to meet the needs of the growing local community. Three new classrooms are being constructed, the hall and kitchen extended, and the existing school entrance, staff room… Read More…

New Reading Friends project to combat loneliness through literature

New Reading Friends project to combat loneliness through literature

A new and exciting initiative designed to help overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness by bringing people together to celebrate a love of reading has launched in Bath and North East Somerset. Reading Friends is an opportunity to meet new people virtually or by phone to talk about books, magazines or any reading material and… Read More…

Bath stars in new series of hit ITV drama McDonald & Dodds

Bath stars in new series of hit ITV drama McDonald & Dodds

Bath is to play a starring role again in the new series of the contemporary detective drama McDonald & Dodds this spring. The series consists of three two-hour long episodes, the first two airing on ITV at 8 pm from Sunday 28th February. Working in-line with Covid-19 restrictions, production company Mammoth Screen spent four months… Read More…

Increase in Covid Safety Officers in Bath and North East Somerset

Increase in Covid Safety Officers in Bath and North East Somerset

More Covid Safety Officers are out and about in busy locations in Bath and North East Somerset over the school holiday week to reinforce lockdown guidance and encourage social distancing. In response to increased footfall, Bath & North East Somerset Council has stepped up patrols in Bath city centre, Alice Park, Royal Victoria Park, Midsomer… Read More…

Norton Hill to adopt gender neutral uniform following pupil petition

Norton Hill to adopt gender neutral uniform following pupil petition

Norton Hill has agreed to introduce a gender neutral uniform, replacing their current school uniform policy, which can be found in its guidelines, with clear rules for boys and girls. The change in policy comes after a pupil at the school launched a successful campaign, which saw over 200 signatures in support of a gender… Read More…

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