Schools in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

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 Salisbury...

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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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Salads from seed to plate

As part of Chilmark Fonthill Bishop Primary’s current ‘Watch us Grow’ programme , pupils made salads with teaching assistant Sarah Farrant and school cook Kylie Hook. Five different salads were made and the pupils voted for their favourite, made available from the...

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Bus ticket offer for Wiltshire youngsters 

Local youngsters are being encouraged to travel by bus. Salisbury Reds is making it easier for teens to travel in-and-around the city by bus at weekends and in school holidays. “We wanted to find out how we could improve our offering for younger customers - to provide...

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Chapel Choir performs in Barcelona

Chafyn Grove School Chapel Choir performed in two wonderful buildings in Barcelona, the Gothic Cathedral and Montserrat Monastery. The choir also had opportunities for some fun on their mini musical tour – a visit to Barcelona’s Aquarium, Parc Guell and a day at Port...

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Spring is in the air

Pupils at Leehurst Swan enjoyed the April sunshine in lesson time and at break time. Year 5 enjoyed their art lesson in the outdoors.

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Council opposes children’s nursery

Warminster Town Council’s Planning Advisory Committee expressed serious concerns about plans submitted by Barney Lodge Day Nursery on Westbury Road. The change of use of part of the building from residential to nursery, and to increase the permitted number of children...

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