Schools in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Students first with new game

A computer game has been invented by two Salisbury students – a first for students still studying at Wiltshire College & University Centre. Jack Coleman and William Batty-Smith, both HNC Computer Games Animation students, are hugely proud their game Hectic...

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Students offered industry insights

Salisbury Sixth Form College is holding its first-ever Geoservices Fair on Wednesday, February 13, for students to meet representatives from universities and businesses face-to-face. The fair, sponsored by local organisations, including Wessex Archaeology,  is for...

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Headteacher welcomes special needs proposals

Exeter House headteacher Matt Sambrook welcomed Wiltshire Council's proposals to invest £20 million to ensure every pupil has access to a first class education in Wiltshire. He said the proposals to have two centres of excellence in Wiltshire catering for special...

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Elite Football programme to attract young players

Milton Abbey School is working with the Champion Sports Group to offer an Elite Football Programme to talented young footballers from Dorset, the UK and throughout the world. The scheme is believed to be the first of its kind. Milton Abbey is an independent school in...

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New special needs school opens

A new school for primary and lower secondary age groups pupils with special needs in South Wiltshire opened on February 4. Wiltshire council said the satellite is part of the wider review of special education that Wiltshire Council has been taking forward over the...

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Video: UTC Students join the Army for a day

Salisbury’s UTC invited the British Army’s professional communicators to engage students in various STEM-related activities to develop ‘employability skills’. On Wednesday, January 16, the Royal Signals worked with students on team-building, critical thinking, code...

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Video: Fresh air education centre opens

A newly-opened private nursery in Crockerton, near Warminster, has taken outdoor learning to another level by letting the children interact with animals. The Learning Meadow for children aged two to five years old, is promoting a ‘learning by doing’ approach for them...

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College garden at RHS Chelsea

Kingston Maurward has been chosen to show its signature garden at RHS Chelsea in May. With its key sponsor, stonework supplier Miles Stone from Southampton, Kingston Maurward will build a garden designed by its talented garden designer, Michelle Brown, to celebrate 70...

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New St. Michael’s ready for army rebasing challenges

The new St Michael’s CE Primary School has wrestled with adversities since it welcomed pupils to Larkhill in September, but it is now ready for new challenges. The move to the historic location proved to be well worth it as the new facilities are top-notch and allowed...

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Top tech gift guide for Christmas 2018 from the UTC

If you don’t know your RAM from your megapixels, students from the South Wiltshire UTC are on hand with their top Christmas present picks. Salisbury's University Technical College specialises in STEM subjects; science, technology, engineering and maths, so the...

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Rising student boffins show their festive skills

Prospective students who attended the South Wiltshire UTC open evening could make their own Christmas decorations engineered by the Year 10 UTC students using plywood and acrylic. As part of their tour of the Wilton Road college building, the young students showed...

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Students celebrate life on CD

Wiltshire College & University Centre students have launched an album they produced with musicians from a Salisbury charity and production company. The Foundation Studies students performed the songs they wrote in collaboration with La Folia, which brought people...

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‘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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