Wiltshire

School places made ready for Army Basing

School places made ready for Army Basing

Hundreds of children of Service Personnel will join local schools from September as Army families move from Germany to Wiltshire. As part of the Army Basing Programme, some 4,000 Service Personnel and their families are moving to Wiltshire this summer. Hundreds of school places have been prepared as Wiltshire Council has worked closely with partners… Read More…

What would you change about local health and care services?

What would you change about local health and care services?

Younger people in Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are being given an opportunity to help shape how health and care services are provided in the future. Over the next seven weeks, NHS and Local Authority organisations will invite all local residents to say what they need to live healthier and happier lives… Read More…

Wiltshire libraries get ready to celebrate Pyjamarama!

Wiltshire libraries get ready to celebrate Pyjamarama!

Across Wiltshire, libraries will be hosting their own special rhyme times and distributing free books to celebrate BookTrust’s ‘Pyjamarama’ running from Monday 3 – Friday 7 June. Pyjamarama is all about encouraging families to have fun reading together, anywhere and anytime and to share the magic of books, particularly at bedtime. Across Wiltshire there will… Read More…

Help change a future for Foster Care Fortnight

Help change a future for Foster Care Fortnight

Wiltshire residents are being asked to help “change a future” as Foster Care Fortnight begins today (13 May). Wiltshire Council currently has 165 foster households of all types providing a vital service to children in care. The council is keen to encourage more foster carers to come forward and provide up to 80 more homes… Read More…

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Palace Welcomes New Pair of Swans to Historic Moat

Exciting news at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells today, as a new pair of swans is welcomed to the famous Moat. Tourists and locals had been disappointed since October last year, when Wynn, the brave widow who outlived her lifelong mate Bryn, and raised her final brood at the Palace, took flight along with her… Read More…

School class sizes are highest in a decade

School class sizes are highest in a decade

The number of children being taught in so called ‘super sized’ primary school classes has been revealed to be at its highest in a decade. The figures published by the Department of Education have shown that more than one in ten pupils are taught in classes of 31 or more, the largest proportion since 2007.… Read More…

Mums take fight to save Children’s centre to County Hall

Mums take fight to save Children’s centre to County Hall

Parents and local councillors will take their fight to save Westbury’s White Horse Children’s Centre to a council meeting this Tuesday (30th April). Wiltshire Council are set to close 6 Children’s Centres (formerly known as SureStart centres) only 3 years after a reorganisation that saw 13 of the original 30 close. The White Horse centre… Read More…

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…

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…

Ignyte Ltd. Reg number 7125489. Registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Bathway Farm, Bathway, Chewton Mendip, Somerset, BA3 4LN | Refund Policy | Privacy Policy | Payment Terms