Tag Archives: primary schools

School admissions – apply online and in time

Parents across the county whose children need school places next September are being urged to get online and apply before the January deadline. The last day for applications for primary admissions is 15 January – this includes children starting school for the first time or moving from Infant to Junior and First to Middle schools […]

Primary school admissions announced

Nearly 99 per cent of children in Somerset were given one of their top three choices and more than 93 per cent have secured their first choice primary school for the next academic year – an increase on previous years. Figures revealed by Somerset County Council show that for September 2017, 93.4 per cent of […]

Proposals to expand Ilminster school – have your say

Parents and the local community are invited to comment proposals to relocate an Ilminster school. The plans to move and expand Greenfylde First School have been announced by Somerset County Council in order to meet the expected demand for school places in the area. At the moment the school is located on Silver Street and […]

Somerset success in school league tables

Somerset’s young people have fared well in Government rankings which compare GCSE results from 5,000 schools across the country. New measures introduced by the Department for Education (DfE) show that Somerset’s schools demonstrate strong performance in a number of areas. Somerset scored the highest in the South West and in the top third nationally for […]

New beginnings for West Monkton Primary School

Children, staff and parents of West Monkton Primary School have today celebrated the first day in their brand new school building. The 14 classroom school, on the new Monkton Heathfield estate, is replacing the old 10 classroom building on School Road. It has been developed to cope with the expected demand for school places created […]


Millions of pounds of investment for Somerset schools

Nearly £20million of capital investment has been agreed to build, expand and renew Somerset schools and settings for young children in 2015-16. Somerset County Council will commit £6.5million for a new primary school in Yeovil, over £6.5million for new classrooms at existing schools, and £5million for schools’ and children’s centres structural repairs and maintenance next […]

Two new Academy primary schools for Yeovil – View the proposals

Somerset County Council’s forward planning to meet the growing demand for Primary School places in Yeovil takes another big step forward this week. Yeovil residents are being offered the opportunity to feedback on two new primary schools for the town in a drop-in session on Thursday 22 January. The County Council is building two new […]