Category Schools

“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 […]

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 School kids ‘foster’ awareness

Somerset school pupils have starred in a heart-warming video about childhood and fostering in a bid to raise awareness and help find more foster carers for vulnerable children in Somerset. The children from Holy Trinity Primary School, Taunton, share some of the happiest times in their own childhood in the video. They also reflect on […]

Royalty comes to Countess Gytha School

Pupils and staff of Countess Gytha Primary school were very excited to welcome Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, on a royal visit on Wednesday 1 November.  HRH received a rapturous welcome and was shown around the brand new school in West Camel, which houses staff and pupils from the former school site in […]