Category Schools

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 […]

New nursery comes to Neroche

Somerset County Council is pleased to announce the opening of ‘First Friends’, a new nursery facility based at Neroche School in Broadway, llminster An official opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday November 7 at 3.00 pm and will be attended by Gemma Verdon, Junior Member for Children and local County Councillor Linda Piggott-Vijey. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Somerset youth signs up to ‘Make its Mark’

Young people from fifteen Somerset schools and young people’s groups are taking part in the UK’s largest youth consultation on Friday 12 August 2016. Members of Somerset’s UK Youth Parliament – which is coordinated by Somerset County Council – have been working hard to encourage county schools and youth groups to commit to participate in […]

Teachers’ strike: latest updates

Lists of schools affected by the industrial action on Tuesday 5 July are available online on the Somerset Learning Platform (SLP) school notifications page The online lists state whether a school is open, closed or partially opened. The decision on whether to remain open or closed has been made by individual head teachers. Where a […]

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 […]

29 of Somerset’s youth clubs meet up to date quality standards

29 youth clubs across the county have achieved Somerset County Council’s most up to date benchmark of ‘Safe and Welcoming’. The ‘Safe and Welcoming’ benchmark scheme accredits the club’s safe practice and appeal to young people. Each youth club must build a portfolio containing witness statements, policies, health and safety practice and building safety details […]

Wave Goodbye, Say Hello

Image courtesy of BAM Construction Ltd. A school hit by significant flooding in South Somerset is gearing up to celebrate an exciting new start – and mark the end of an era. Staff and children at Countess Gytha Primary School in Queen Camel are preparing to move to their brand new school, after Somerset County […]