Schools in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

First Military Child Wellbeing Course

Kiwi Primary School, Bulford,  is the first in the UK to try a new Military Child Wellbeing Course, launched by military children’s charity, Little Troopers. The course was created by experts, including a cognitive behavioural therapy specialist, creative arts...

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UTC to close next year

South Wiltshire UTC is to close in August next year because of continued low demand for student places making it no longer financially viable, according to a Board of Governors statement and the Department for Education. The  focus now is on ensuring the students...

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What do we mean by an online tutor?

Nowadays, it is of great importance that students stay focused on studying and do not waste their time playing all day long. When they are at their schools, being in a classroom, does not give them a proper chance to understand the concept that their teacher is trying...

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Real live warrior experience for students

A group of students from South Wiltshire UTC in Salisbury worked well in the Royal Navy-organised Junior Leaders Field Gun competition. They combined with Reading UTC in a team called ALET Warriors, named after the Activate Learning Trust. The event is for...

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Running track gets a foot up

Work began on Monday, July 8 to improve Salisbury’s running track and athletics park. Resurfacing, improved layout for field events to UK Athletics standards, disability access, new a discus cage and electrical supply to the finish line to enhance timing, are among...

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Watch: Pupils’ project is aspiring

Pupils at Wilton CE Primary School spent a week being inspired. "What a great week we have had! A massive thank you to all parents who came in and talked to the children about their job or aspiration....

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Staggering achievement for school team

Warminster's Kingdown School team won the Shell Eco-Marathon Vehicle national championships at the Mercedes Benz World facility in London. After five hot days of competition lasting a week, the team’s vehicle finished in first position with a staggering 2,526.51 miles...

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New sixth form to open

A new Sixth Form opens in September 2021 at Rookwood School, Andover. The current Year 9 students will be the first to take their A-levels at Rookwood. Rookwood School now becomes the only independent ‘all-through’ school in the Andover area, educating children aged...

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Nursery wins national award

First Friends day nursery in Barford St Martin celebrated after their manager Tobie Keel (pictured above with Louise Hayes) won the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)’s manager of the year award. Parents and staff wrote praising testimonies and cast their votes...

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Princess goes back to school

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal went back to school to see new facilities, watch lessons in action and chat to pupils at Stonehenge School, Amesbury. The Princess opened the new £6.5m extension which includes 24 classrooms and state of the art sporting...

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Harrow Way celebrates record-breaking performance

Harrow Way Community School celebrated its best-ever performance in the annual UK Junior Maths Challenge (UKMC), a national competition organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). Gifted Year 7 (pictured above) and 8 mathematicians achieved 14 Silver and 21 Bronze...

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Pupils piece it all together

Mosaic maker Joanna Dewfall visited Dinton School for a two-day mosaic making workshop as part of their annual Art Week. The objective was to make mosaics depicting the school values – respect, trust, responsibility, friendship and truthfulness. The children not only...

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Sparkling future for non uni students

Future apprentices are being wooed by NICEIC and ELECSA, brands operated by Certsure LLP, a joint venture between the Electrical Contractors' Association and the Electrical Safety Council. They are reminding school and college leavers to consider the many viable...

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Hat trick for Evan

Evan Smith, a Year 6 pupil at Avondale Preparatory School, Bulford, enjoyed a stunning cricket season with his third hat-trick in a match against Forres Sandle Manor. Evan, who led his team to victory, supplements his school endeavours playing for Steeple Langford....

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Pupils meet police dogs

More than 20 pupils from Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls Church of England Primary School went to Police HQ in Devizes on June 12 to meet some police dogs and Wiltshire’s retiring Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson. Last year, when studying heroes, a pupil...

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Parental pride recorded in photos

By Kerry Elsworth Growing up, my own mother was incredible as she took on every role imaginable within the football club in our village so that my brother and I could play. I am originally from Stalbridge, Dorset but I am a graduate of Photojournalism at University of...

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New school delay hits Army families

Dozens of children from Army families returning to Britain in the summer will have to go to a makeshift temporary school. This is because contractors building the Wellington Eagles Primary Academy in Ludgershall have gone into administration. In September, youngsters...

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Share offer to support schools and hospitals

Dorset Community Energy (DCE) is seeking new members to raise £445,000 by the end of July to install 700kWp of rooftop solar panels on 10 schools and hospitals in Dorset. It already has 420kWp of solar panels operating, and targets paying interest at 5.5% over 20...

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Rings on Cathedral Tower tots

Four peregrine chicks were ringed just after 10am , June 10, at the base of the Cathedral’s Spire. The chicks, about  25 days old, were weighed, measured and ringed by Ed Drewitt from the British Trust for Ornithology, assisted by Phil Sheldrake, RSPB Conservation...

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Watch: Play to learn is the motto

By Viktor Berg The Garden Montessori is the only nursery using the Montessori method of education in North Dorset. The method uses the key words: “follow the child.” With a range of self-educating and...

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Pupils run on the spot for charity

To paraphrase the well- known song: 'it’s a long way to Romania' (for Avondale pupils at least!). Pupils from the prep school in Bulford will run, swim and cycle the 1,545 miles between their school and their partner school in Brasov. With the help of a pair of...

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New playschool in the valley

Golden Acorns Preschool in Chilmark will serve Tisbury, Shaftesbury, Warminster and surrounding villages. “We provide excellent childcare for children age two to school age. Golden Acorns Preschool provides excellent individual care for each child. We have a range of...

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Actor Gerard Logan inspires students

Gerard Logan held an inspiring workshop on the performance and understanding of Shakespeare with Leehurst Swan senior pupils. Pupils were engrossed in performing lines from King Lear, Macbeth and Sonnet 147. Gerard was impressed by the pupils’ enthusiasm and they...

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Rebuild fills “higher-level skill gaps”

As scheduled, Salisbury’s Wiltshire College & University Centre moves into phase two of its £15 million redevelopments, which include the demolition of the existing central building and the construction of a new three-storey building. It will house new science and...

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