Families win primary school preferences

Families win primary school preferences

Most of Wiltshire families – 98.4% –  were offered one of their three primary school preferences for September, 93% had their first preference on offer. According to Wiltshire council, most parents apply for places online – 95% of the 5,144...
Correction: Elm trees plan for school

Correction: Elm trees plan for school

In our April edition we published a story (Elm trees plan for school, p.5) regarding Wylye World Warriors’ elm tree-planting at Wylye Valley School. The elm tree is the key habitat for the endangered White-Letter Hairstreak butterfly. The image we published with...
Schools sing in Spring

Schools sing in Spring

A Musical Extravaganza at The Minster Church in Warminster heralded the start of Spring. Wylye Valley Primary School joined five other schools from the Warminster and Westbury Schools Cluster  and Wylye Valley chose to show off their young musicians.  Six young brass...
Hattie wins HART prize

Hattie wins HART prize

Year 9 Leehurst Swan pupil Hattie was placed third in the junior creative category of the HART Prize for Human Rights, a competition for young people interested in global issues. For her Geography homework, Hattie conducted independent research and produced a written...
College and FC Salisbury United launch Futsal Academy

College and FC Salisbury United launch Futsal Academy

Wiltshire College & University Centre has teamed up with FC Salisbury United and Pezzaz Street Soccer & Futsal Club to launch a Futsal Academy, starting in September. Futsal, also known as fútsal or footsal, is a variant of association football played on a...
Skills shortage result of Apprenticeship Levy,  says FMB

Skills shortage result of Apprenticeship Levy, says FMB

Efforts to boost the number of apprenticeships, particularly in construction, have been hampered by the government’s Apprenticeship Levy, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Locally, colleges and schools promoted the need for more apprenticeships to...
Rugby success for school

Rugby success for school

Three Salisbury Cathedral School boys have been selected for Development Player Programmes. Max, a member of Andover Rugby Club, is representing London Irish, and Henry and Charlie from Salisbury Rugby Club have been selected for Bath. Head Master Clive Marriott said:...
College wins prestigious national award

College wins prestigious national award

For excellence in the practical delivery of technical and professional learning’, Wiltshire College & University Centre has won a coveted Association of Colleges national Beacon Award. At a ceremony in Grosvenor House, London, on March 22, the college received the...
Leehurst Swan beam in on Laser Run

Leehurst Swan beam in on Laser Run

Something different and great fun for Leehurst Swan athletes won them gold, silver and two fourth places. Athletes from Years 5 to 8 travelled to Dauntsey’s to compete in the Laser Run, organised by Wiltshire and Swindon School Games.  Laser run is a precursor...
Leehurst Swan pass inspection with flying colours

Leehurst Swan pass inspection with flying colours

Leehurst Swan has again met the requirements of the CReSTeD’s Register of schools providing for pupils with dyslexia. The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils (CReSTeD) aims to help parents, and those who advise them, choose an educational...
School Healing Garden grant-aided

School Healing Garden grant-aided

A grant application to Gillingham Town Council by Gillingham School Council Gardening Section requested help to finance a ‘healing garden’ at Gillingham School to provide a quiet space for pupils away from noise, phones and academic life. The garden will...

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