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Somerset primary school admission figures announced

Somerset primary school admission figures announced

More than 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, 98.5 per cent of the 5,365 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 94.58 per cent received… Read More…

Rapid testing is next step in reducing spread of Covid-19

People in Somerset will have access to regular coronavirus testing from today (Friday 9 April) as the country takes another vital step towards society opening up again. The Government is encouraging everyone in England to access free, regular, rapid Covid-19 testing. This regular testing is for those without symptoms of Covid-19 and helps break the… Read More…

Somerset libraries getting ready to open

Somerset libraries getting ready to open

Somerset Libraries are getting ready to welcome customers back into library buildings again from 12 April when further restrictions are expected to lift. Shelves will be crammed with an array of brand-new book with something for everyone. Library members can borrow up to 20 books at a time, all for free! Covid secure measures will… Read More…

Swan Eggs Laid and Swan Cam Now Live at The Bishop’s Palace

Swan Eggs Laid and Swan Cam Now Live at The Bishop’s Palace

Egg-citing news at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells, where the famous Swans of Wells have laid eggs in their nest. The pair, named Grace and Gabriel, became more popular than ever last year, when thousands of locked-down viewers tuned in daily to the Palace’s 24 hour Swan Cam to catch a glimpse of the swans… Read More…

Children’s World May Day Festive Special!

Children’s World May Day Festive Special!

Children’s World is excited to announce their Mayday Festive Special on May 1st at Paddington Farm, Glastonbury! The Children’s World’s December Festive Special was a huge success and Glastonbury Town Council has generously funded this follow-up community event, full of brilliant performances and seasonal craft!   This May 1st, the cabaret area will include puppetry… Read More…

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

Easter Family Fun at The Bishop’s Palace

This Easter Holiday, families looking for things to do in Somerset should head over to The Bishop’s Palace in Wells. From 3rd – 18th April the Palace Easter Family Trail will run daily. Simply collect the trail upon arrival, or download it from the Palace website, and head off around the Gardens to hunt for… Read More…

Thousands of children set to benefit from Easter holiday activities programme

Thousands of children set to benefit from Easter holiday activities programme

Somerset County Council has joined with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) to organise a programme of activities for the Easter holidays, aimed at countering the triple inequalities facing Somerset’s most disadvantaged young people – holiday hunger, physical inactivity, and social isolation. More than 2,000 young people aged 5 – 16 years will have access… Read More…

History on the timetable as new Somerset school prepares for opening

History on the timetable as new Somerset school prepares for opening

Pupils will step into history after Easter as the new King Ina Church of England Academy open its doors for the first time. Somerset County Council has invested £7.3m to develop the new primary school which can accommodate up to 420 pupils and 52 early years children, with 14 classrooms, a pre-school, a school hall,… Read More…

SEND Improvements benefit children and families

SEND Improvements benefit children and families

Improvements in the way SEND services are delivered across Somerset are already bringing benefits to children, young people and families, Somerset’s Health and Wellbeing Board heard last week (Thursday 18 March). Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group and Somerset County Council are working closely together and investing heavily in their shared commitment to improve the lives of… Read More…

Decision made on the future of education delivery in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Decision made on the future of education delivery in Crewkerne and Ilminster

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today approved proposals for a major change in the delivery of education in the Crewkerne and Ilminster area. From September 2022, the area’s current three-tier school system will become a two-tier system with major changes including: Wadham School to become a secondary school. Maiden Beech, Ashlands, St Bartholomew’s, Merriott and Haselbury… Read More…

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