Schools in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Prep school raises money for International Day of Languages

Prep school raises money for International Day of Languages

Pupils of Hazlegrove School held their own International Day of Languages to celebrate the wider world as well as raising money for the Wharf Kids Charity. Wharf Kids supports children affected by Ebola living in one of Sierra Leone's poorest neighbourhoods. The...

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Students learn signs of the times

Students learn signs of the times

Children’s Play, Learning & Development students achieved Level 1 and 2 qualifications during two intense sessions at Wiltshire College & University Centre Salisbury campus. Makaton training has proven invaluable for the centre’s students in their early years...

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Pupils visit Highclere Castle

Pupils visit Highclere Castle

Salisbury’s Leehurst Swan School Year 3 pupils had an exciting day at Highclere Castle, home of the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. The trip provided an extraordinary insight into the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. The pupils discovered Tutankhamun's tomb, dressed...

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School  leads eco-scene

School leads eco-scene

Harrow Way’s Eco Club has launched new initiatives to fight waste, plastic and litter to becoming eco-friendlier. Donna Robertson, the teacher leading the Eco Club said: “With 934 students and more than 120 staff, the community at Andover’ Harrow Way school can...

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Real kit has style

Real kit has style

Sports ambassadors at Wylye Valley C of E Primary School, Codford, celebrated the delivery of a new football kit. The team can now represent their school in style and show a winning presence wherever they play, thanks to generous sponsorship from local businessmen...

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Year 10 students win Army Challenge Day

Year 10 students win Army Challenge Day

Year 10 students at Harrow Way School were given an insight into the role STEM plays in defence with a Cyber Challenge Day at the British Army’s Blandford camp. Competing against a number of other schools, the team of eight won the challenge after solving tasks in a...

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Choir practice time for rising choristers

Choir practice time for rising choristers

Saturday October 12 is Salisbury Cathedral’s launch date for its annual round of chorister recruitment with the Be a Chorister for a Day event. Open to youngsters from school Years 2, 3 and 4, this is a chance to get a flavour of what it is like to be a part of the...

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Head for goal

Head for goal

The new addition to the Leehurst Swan Year 11 common room is proving to be popular! The hard-working pupils deserve some fun and down time when not in the class room.  On the arrival of the table football, headmaster Mr Ayres and the Estates team felt it was only...

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Children in vital flu jab scheme

Children in vital flu jab scheme

Public Health England is urging parents and guardians to take up the offer of a free childhood flu vaccination in school this year. Every winter, around September/October parents will be asked to sign, or electronically complete, a consent form allowing their child to...

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Children should ‘take risks’

Children should ‘take risks’

Children were encouraged to take a step out of their comfort zone at a fun filled afternoon of risk-taking activities at Salisbury Cathedral School on Saturday, October 5. More than 100 local families at a ‘Dangerous Things (you should let your child do!)’ event let...

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Apples for the pupils

Apples for the pupils

As part of Green Week at Bruton School for Girls, Prep to Sixth Form students helped harvest the apples in the school’s orchards. The apples went to local Somerset apple juice and cider maker Oliver Dowding. The annual Green Week focuses on eco-related issues.  The...

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MP talks to pupils about LBGT

MP talks to pupils about LBGT

Leehurst Swan school pupils gave Salisbury MP a good grilling at a question and answer session. John Glen MP, and a Business Minister, was asked a variety probing questions ranging from his opinion of Boris Johnson to the mental health crisis among young people. One...

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New head at Coombe Bissett Primary

New head at Coombe Bissett Primary

Coombe Bissett C of E Voluntary-Aided Primary School welcomed a new head teacher this term. Berkeley Basinger-Adams has a breadth of small school teaching and leadership experience and enthusiasm, especially for sport, drama and computing. He has successfully led...

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Grandparents go back to school

Grandparents go back to school

Children welcomed grandparents in class for tea, cake and a sing-a-long in the Nursery at Hazlegrove Pre-Prep for a family morning. The children show their family members where they go to school and served a sit-down tea with a music and singing session. The school’s...

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Fun Palace Modelling Competition

Fun Palace Modelling Competition

Fun Palace Modelling Competition - roll up all you local modellers! Using recycled material only, let your imagination run wild to create an amazing model to wow us! Gillingham Library All entries, maximum 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m, must be submitted by 4.30pm on Thursday,...

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New Head of Sixth Form

New Head of Sixth Form

A new head of Sixth Form joined St Mary’s Shaftesbury this term. Susie Cochrane-Dyet taught at Sherborne School, Sherborne Girls’, Sherborne International. Most recently, she was Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Head of Sixth Form at Baobab College, a British International...

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Dog days of Summer

Dog days of Summer

Parents, girls, friends and their furry four-legged friends arrived for the ninth Annual Fun Dog Show at St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury on September 22. Looking groomed and trimmed, and on their best behaviour, more than 60 dogs took part in centre ring classes, judged...

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Pupils perform ‘Joseph’ musical songs

Pupils perform ‘Joseph’ musical songs

Young children from the region excelled themselves on Monday, September 23, by performing songs from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, after assembling for the first time that morning, Milton Abbey independent school near Blandford Forum and Dorchester,...

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Public school vows to stay put

Public school vows to stay put

Britain’s leading girls public school, whose famous former pupils include novelist Jilly Cooper, will ‘keep going for many years to come’. The no-nonsense pledge was made by the chair of the governors of the exclusive Godolphin School, Salisbury. Michael Nicholson...

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Singing workshop for famous songs

Singing workshop for famous songs

On Monday, September 23, Milton Abbey School hosts about 150 young children from across the region taking part in a new singing workshop. Milton Abbey, an independent school between Blandford Forum and Dorchester, was recognised nationally as BTEC School of the Year....

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Another bumper year

Another bumper year

Hazlegrove Prep School’s departing Year 8 pupils go on to a wide range of senior schools with an impressive array of scholarships. During the past three years, the school’s pupils consistently achieved 30-plus scholarships and awards on an annual basis to leading...

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St Mary’s Shaftesbury celebrates excellent results

St Mary’s Shaftesbury celebrates excellent results

‘Outstanding’ GCSE results were achieved by St Mary’s Shaftesbury pupils who improve on last year’s outstanding GCSE grades. They were some of the best results the school has seen in nine year, Mrs Maria Young, Headmistress said . Almost a third of the grades were 8/9...

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Academy achieves highest results

Academy achieves highest results

Sarum Academy students continue to make good progress under the Progress 8 measure and achieved the Academy’s highest results so far, in spite of the challenges of the new exam format, said head teacher Jonathan Curtis More than 75% of students achieved a Grade 4 or...

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