Tag Archives: school

Primary school admission figures announced

Nearly 98 per cent of Somerset children were offered a primary school place at one of their top three choices, the County Council’s latest school admission figures show. Overall 97.7 per cent of the 5,664 applicants were offered a place at one of their top three primary school choices, and 92.17 per cent received their […]

Somerset School Children win prizes for Fostering Christmas Cards

A seven-year-old from Eastover Primary School, has won a county wide Christmas card competition, for her design encouraging more people to foster children in Somerset. Pupils at Selworthy School won the over-12s category, and also a special group award. Phoebe Hilyer from Bridgwater was overall winner in a competition open to schools across Somerset. Selworthy […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Final go ahead for new school at Northgate site in Bridgwater

Development of a new school on the Northgate site in Bridgwater has been given the final go ahead by Sedgemoor District Council today (19 July). Somerset County Council’s Cabinet last week approved the appointment of building contractor Keir to complete the build of the new school (subject to planning permission approval). Following today’s decision by […]

£5m plan to expand primary school

Major plans to expand Wincanton Primary School to meet a rising demand for school places have been announced by Somerset County Council. The proposals would see around £5m invested to secure nearby land and build eight new classrooms. The council is now working with the landowner to secure the purchase of the land and planning […]

New crossing to be installed on busy road in Monkton Heathfield

Work to install a new crossing to provide safe access to two schools in Monkton Heathfield is due to start on Monday (23 March). Somerset County Council will be constructing the puffin crossing on the A3259 Heathfield Road between the junctions of Mead Way and Elms Estate. This is on one of the main routes […]

Primary school set to move and expand

Proposals to relocate and expand West Monkton Primary School will be available to members of the public at a special drop-in event next month. The expansion is needed because the current school building in School Road does not have the capacity to cope with the expected demand from nearby developments which will bring around 1,000 […]