Schools in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

‘Thankful we don’t live with war’

Children and staff recognised the importance of remembering the soldiers past and present and the vital need to hand down modern history to the next generation. Pupils at Newton Tony C of E Primary School held a Remembrance Service at St. Andrews Church yesterday,...

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Work begins at Salisbury Campus

Work has started on the £14m-plus refurbishment and a new building to transform the Salisbury campus of the newly-crowned Wiltshire College & University Centre. The project is part of over £24m of investment by Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership...

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Outdoor learning success for Newton Tony school

All Year 1 children achieved a 100% success rate in the National Phonic Screening Check at Newton Tony CE Primary School. Phonics is a method for teaching writing and reading skills which develops learners’ ability to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes (sounds)....

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£1,000 FOR school BREAKFAST CLUB

Schools could win £1,000 for their pre-school club by sharing the 20th anniversary celebrations of Kellogg’s support for UK breakfast clubs. During the past 20 years, Kellogg’s has supported breakfast clubs, offering funding, food and training to more than 3,000 clubs...

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Pupils are inspired by history

On their visit to Salisbury Cathedral, Year 6 pupils of the city’s Leehurst Swan school learned about the lives of people from medieval times, including a stonemason, King John and Lady Katherine Grey. The pupils explored parts of the cathedral, looking at the Magna...

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School presented with Silver Award

Commitment to the highest standards in teaching and learning at Harrow Way Community School, Andover, has been recognised by the Teacher Development Trust Network (TDNT).   The school received high praise from the auditors and was awarded their prestigious Silver...

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Young pupils raise £1,100 

Seven-year-old Salisbury Cathedral School pupils, twins Robert and William Wallace, completed a 20-mile bike ride. They visited 15 different churches in Wiltshire as part of 'Ride and Stride' - a sponsored bike ride or walk. Supporters all over England walked or...

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School open days feature

Excellent results for Leehurst Swan 100% of pupils in Year 11 at Leehurst Swan School passed 5 or more GCSE subjects and 95% passed 5 or more GCSE results including English, Mathematics and Science. These are excellent results and represent the great progress made by...

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Fantastic gymnastics sessions for youngsters

Young up-and-coming gymnastics can join a school for those aged five to 14 at Five Rivers Health and Wellbeing Centre, Salisbury, from September 20. The fun sessions for boys and girls allow them to experience and enjoy the sport, regardless of experience. Six...

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GCSE results score major improvement

South Wiltshire UTC students celebrated as they collect their GCSE exam results. The Salisbury-based college scored an improvement in all subjects and many showed significant progress on last year. In 2017, when the new 9-1 grading system was introduced to be phased...

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Grades grow at Godolphin

Godolphin School, Salisbury achieved the highest A*-B percentage for eight years with 94% (since 2010) and highest A*-C for six years (since 2012). The percentage of A*-B is up 10% compared to Summer 2017, in the face of much uncertainty, with new 9-1 graded GCSE...

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Best results for five years at Godolphin

Godolphin students achieved the best A-level results of the past five years, more than half of grades at A* or A and 83% of grades at A*-B. About 25% obtained three or more A*/A grades at A-level, and half of the Sixth Form achieved two or more A*/A grades, but nearly...

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Exceptional achievements

Students at South Wilts again excelled in A-Level examinations this year with an outstanding 78% of all A-Level results at A*, A or B grades, an improvement on previous years, according to Michele Chilcott, Headteacher. The 154 girls who sat A-Levels, included 43...

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Students compete against best athletes

Two students from Harrow Way Community School, Andover, have put the town  on the map at the English Schools’ Athletics Association (ESAA) Championships. At the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, Year 9 student Adam Robinson took Silver in the high jump, leaping 1.84m,...

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Pupils aid EdUKaid

St Joseph’s Catholic School pupils raised £395 for EdUKaid's Kushona Project by holding a non-school uniform day at the end of term. The school's IT Manager, Rebecca Clayton, is supporting EdUKaid to develop a new project that will teach local women in Mikindani,...

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Teddies soak up the Summer sun

Newton Tony Primary School hosted its annual teddy bears picnic and summer fayre on a sunny July 11. The event was organised by the Schools Council to raise funds towards forestry practice, a vital cause that encourages children to adventure outdoors and interact with...

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Scouts on the water

Scouts from many troops in and around Salisbury recently spent weeks constructing rafts and cardboard canoes and coming up with many different designs. They were preparing for  Salisbury & South Wilts District Raft Races on the River Nadder at The Butts in...

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Farewell to school head

Leehurst Swan School bid a fond farewell  to headmaster Roger Leake at the end of this school year. Since 2006, Mr Leake is credited with having taken the school from strength to strength and he has overseen many developments and success at Leehurst Swan. A statement...

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College praised

Wiltshire College has high expectations of students who benefit from effective teaching and support and who have sustained good personal and academic outcomes over time, according to an  Ofsted Further Education and Skills inspection of the college’s four main...

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MP awards Wiltshire pupils

Never Such Innocence, a national charity engaging children aged between nine and 16 in the First World War centenary commemorations through poetry, art, and song, was hosted by Warminster Garrison, to award Certificates of Commendation to children who entered the...

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Pupil re visits school 75 years on

Marjorie Dixon, aged 7, was evacuated from her home in Harrow to Teffont, where her father was stationed as an RSM in the Royal Engineers. It was during  the winter of 1940, as the Battle of Britain was being fought over London, The primary school in Teffont closed in...

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Raphael is competition winner

A competition with the theme of a litter monster called Mucky, encouraged local children under 16 to write a short story or poem to win a £50 book voucher. The winning entry came from Raphael Firino, aged 7, for his t Mucky the Monster poem. The eight runners up...

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Victorian values re-enacted

Leehurst Swan Year 2 pupils stepped back in time and in costume at Sevington Victorian School, transported to 1897 with their own Victorian names. They had lessons in the school room, writing on slates with ink-in copybooks. The girls learned how to help in the...

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Eco school wins another accolade

Pembroke Park Primary School, Salisbury, have just achieved their first green flag for Eco-Schools with support from the Vegetarian Society funding. Last year, the school was the first in Wiltshire to become a recognised Forest School provider by the Forest School...

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