Category education

Council’s £600,000 special educational needs boost

Education for children with Special Educational Needs in and around Yeovil is set for a boost as a major expansion project takes a big step forward. The Somerset County Council scheme will see a £400,000 expansion of a centre to support pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder conditions (ASC) at Preston School in Yeovil. The facility […]

Have your say on new school proposal for Somerton

A proposal to build a new 420-pupil school in Somerton will be unveiled to parents and the local community next month. Somerset County Council is consulting on a proposal to build the 14-class primary school which will replace both the existing King Ina Academy sites at Etsome Terrace and School Lane. The school will include […]

Pop-up shop is Sense-ational addition to High Street

A Sense-ational seasonal business venture involving pupils from special schools across the county has popped-up in Taunton.  If you’re in the market for some beautiful Christmas gifts, check out the Sense-ational Shop now open on Taunton’s High Street, supported by Somerset County Council. It’s run by young people and all the stock has been created […]

New £3 million education facility for vulnerable pupils opens its doors

Pupils and staff at a purpose-built school for vulnerable young people in Somerset celebrated its official opening this week. Work on the new £3 million Tor School, a Pupil Referral Unit and Medical Tuition Centre  in Glastonbury, was completed earlier this year and it is now fully operational. Pupils and staff welcomed visitors for a […]

Handover completed on new £7m primary school in Yeovil

Work has finished on a brand new Somerset County Council-funded state-of-the-art primary school in Yeovil. The 14-class Kingfisher Primary School in Lufton boasts fantastic facilities for pupils and the local community and will meet the growing demand created by new housing developments and the rising birth rates. Students will be transferring to the new site […]

School’s £3 million performance art and science facilities unveiled

A major new expansion to Taunton’s Heathfield School has been officially handed over to the school following the completion of a Somerset County Council multi-million project. Pupils can now enjoy the use of two state-of-the-art performance studios and new science labs, as well as new art rooms in the two-storey building, thanks to a Somerset […]

Early years careers fair could be your route into childcare

Would-be childminders, nursery assistants and other childcare staff can get priceless advice at a Somerset County Council careers event on 5 June. Anyone interested in working in the early years sector and childcare is urged to come along to the Early Years Careers Fair at the Bridgwater & Taunton College, Taunton Campus in Taunton. Hosted […]

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 […]