Category Schools

Thousands of young people in Somerset make their voices heard

Young people in Somerset played a key role in supporting a major national initiative aimed at making the voices of the UK’s youth heard. This years Make Your Mark Big Vote netted over a million votes from young people up and down the country thanks to the efforts of the Youth Parliament. Somerset’s Youth Parliament […]

A Christmas Card to help children in Somerset

Somerset County Council is launching a Christmas card design competition across Schools in Somerset to help the search for more foster carers.  Christmas is a particularly difficult time for children in care. Great foster carers can make their lives a little easier and help them towards a brighter future. Pupils are being encouraged to think […]

Multi-million pound Special Educational Needs boost

  Educational opportunities for children with Special Education Needs in Somerset have had a big boost from Somerset County Council. A new £600k a state-of-the-art centre to support pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has now opened its doors in Taunton, while plans to build a new special school in Taunton (Hazelbrook Campus) and another […]

“Nationally renowned” Brookside Academy scoops top awards

A Somerset primary school has claimed two national awards from the prestigious Times Educational Supplement. Brookside Academy in Street won the Alternative Provision and Community & Collaboration awards at the TES Awards ceremony in London. The awards recognise its great provision for children with complex and profound Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities TES said that […]

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 […]

Multi-million pound Council school projects given go-ahead

A new £7 million primary school and £9 million expansion to a special school, are a step closer after plans were approved this week (14 June). Funded by Somerset County Council, they are part of the biggest school building and improvements programme for generations – a £140 million  investment in children and young people – […]

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 […]

Hundreds of school children to mobilise for festival of dance

More than 1,000 children representing more than 50 Somerset primary schools will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 44th year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 16 June, with 53 schools participating. The schools meet at St Cuthbert’s Church yard […]

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 […]

Secondary School Admissions up again in Somerset

Over 97 per cent of Somerset’s children were offered a Secondary School place at one of their top three school choices, figures released by Somerset County Council show today. 97.5 per cent of children were offered a place at one of their top three secondary school preferences, a slight increase on last year’s figures of […]