Category education

Over £8m invested in Children’s Futures

An £8m investment in Somerset children’s futures saw pupils and staff returning after the summer break through the doors of two brand new state of the art primary schools this week. Somerset County Council invested over £8m in building two brand new Primary Schools in Yeovil and Bridgwater, which will provide over 600 school places […]

All The Best On A-Level Results Day

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families joins family and friends to wish A level students the best of luck when receiving their results today (Thursday 17 August). Cllr Nicholson said: “Whilst summer can be a great time to relax and holiday for many of us, let’s not forget our students across the […]

Over 1000 Children Dance In Festival

More than 1,000 Somerset primary school children will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 43rd year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 17 June, with 53 schools participating. The schools meet at St Cuthbert’s Church yard, travel up the High […]

Big leap forward for new Kingfisher school

Moves to bring a new school site to Yeovil have taken a huge leap forward following a decision by Somerset County Council’s Cabinet today (26.09.16). Members unanimously gave Futures for Somerset the green light to build the new 14-class Kingfisher primary school in Lufton in northwest Yeovil. Futures for Somerset will be responsible for overseeing […]

£1million expansion of Taunton primary now complete

Families in South Taunton have been given cause to celebrate thanks to the expansion of a primary school in Somerset’s county town. Somerset County Council’s £1.1million scheme to bring four new classrooms – and 120 much-needed additional school places – to Holway Park Community Primary School in Taunton completed in time for the new school […]

Ground-breaking at Primrose Lane school

New pupils took part in a momentous ground breaking ceremony at Primrose Lane school in Yeovil today (12.09.16) to mark the start of construction at the new school. Leader of Somerset County Council Cllr John Osman, local councillors, pupils, parents, teachers and the constructors Willmott Dixon gathered at the site to celebrate the ground being […]

Somerset Children’s lead joins GCSE students for results day

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families has paid tribute to students in Somerset receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday 25 August). Cllr Frances Nicholson met with teenagers at Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe as they collected their results this morning. Cllr Nicholson said: “It has been a privilege to meet our young people […]

Frances’s best wishes for students on A Level results day

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families is giving her best wishes to all Somerset students receiving their A Level results today (Thursday 18 August). “I know many students will be feeling exceptional nerves as they prepare to collect their results – I remember it only too well myself at their age!” said […]

Shrouds of the Somme

Somerset County Council’s Chair of Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant Cllr Christopher Le Hardy is championing the work of a Somerset artist who has created 19,240 wooden shrouded figures to represent each of the soldiers that died on the first day of the Battle of Somme. To mark the centenary of WW1 artist Robert Heard […]

Queen Camel children give Frances a tour of their new school

Pupils at a South Somerset school hit by significant flooding have proudly shown off their brand-new school following a £4million investment by Somerset County Council. Children at the new Countess Gytha Primary School in Queen Camel invited the local community, including parents, governors and residents, for an enthusiastic tour of their exciting build on Wednesday […]