Category education

Best Selling Author Comes to Chard Libary

Best-selling author and Somerset County Council Foster Carer Louise Allen is coming to Chard Library to talk about her inspirational memoir. Louise Allen will be talking about her highly successful debut ‘Thrown Away Child’ and how she got started as an author at a talk and book-signing at Chard Library on Thursday 19 April at […]

Pupils’ day to remember at £7.4 million school’s official opening

Pupils and staff where joined by Somerset County Council’s leader  as they celebrated the official opening of their new state-of-the-art school in Bridgwater. Northgate Primary School was built with funding from Somerset County Council and EDF. Part of the Clevedon Learning Trust (CLT) family, the £7.4 million facility will eventually cater for 420 pupils in […]

Contractor agreed for school expansion

The £9 million expansion of a Taunton special school took a major step forward today after Somerset County Council’s Cabinet agreed a contractor. Last month, a planning application was submitted for an expansion to Selworthy School, which currently caters for both primary and secondary school pupils with special educational needs/disabilities (SEND). The new Selworthy School […]

Somerset Young People’s Forum is ‘Unstoppable’

Somerset Young People’s forum ‘The Unstoppables’ have been shortlisted by the British Youth Council for a ‘Celebrating Diversity Award’. The award is part of the national Youth Voice Star Awards, which will be celebrated on 9 November in London. The Unstoppables forum is a group of young people aged 13-25 with special educational needs and/or […]

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 […]