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Nine in 10 children offered first secondary school choice
More than 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a secondary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission statistics show. Figures just released show that 93.56 per cent received their first choice compared to 94.18 per cent in 2019. Overall, the figures show 98.19 per cent […]
Robot revolution in Somerset classrooms
We’re investing in robot technology that helps poorly children stay in touch with school work and friends when they have to be out of the classroom.
Pupils get early sight of ancient Somerton settlement
Children in Somerton have been given a sneak peek at an ancient settlement unearthed on the site of the town’s new school. Four classes from King Ina Academy Junior School were shown around the site of the new Somerton school by archaeologists excavating ahead of construction on Council-owned land off Northfields. Initial works have uncovered […]
Apply now for your school place
Somerset parents are being urged to make sure they apply for school places online and in time. Whether your child is starting school for the first time, or transferring to their next school, applications need to be made through the Somerset County Council’s website http://www.somerset.gov.uk/admissions The deadline for parents to submit applications for secondary school […]
Double boost for Special Needs Education
Education for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) in Somerset received two major boosts this week. The Department for Education (DfE) has given it’s backing to the County Council’s free school bid for a new special school in South Somerset and the authority’s Cabinet has agreed to appoint a contractor to build the new special […]
Selworthy pupils put another brick in the Hazelbrook wall
Children from Selworthy School have been helping lay the first bricks of their new Hazelbrook Campus. The youngsters joined representatives from Somerset County Council to kick-off construction of the £9m building which will provide an extra 80-100 places for pupils with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities(SEND), including autism. It’s purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities […]
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