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Somerset County Council celebrates improved GCSE results for 2015

Somerset students and teachers have made the County the fourth most improved local education authority for GCSEs this year, according to provisional figures.

Update on new Yeovil schools

Somerset County Council is discussing temporary arrangements to bridge the gap while two new primary schools are built in Yeovil. Initially, the intention was to have the Lufton and Wyndham Park school buildings open by September 2016. However developer, planning and access issues are still being resolved and completion of the new buildings will be […]

Future direction for Dulverton schools

Fresh plans to change the school system in the Dulverton area from three tiers to two are being put forward by the Governing Body of the Exmoor Federation. The new Governing Body has reviewed the situation following a previous consultation held last year. They have concluded that a two tier system is in the best […]

Congratulations to Somerset’s GCSE students

Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Families has today paid tribute to all the students in Somerset who are receiving their GCSE results. Cllr Frances Nicholson visited Bishop Fox’s School in Taunton this morning to meet with teenagers as they collected their results. “One of the great things about my role is the […]

1,000 children take part in annual folk dance festival

The Cathedral Green of Wells was awash with colour on Saturday as more than 1,000 brightly dressed children took part in the 41st annual Somerset Schools Folk Dance Festival. The children, who represented 58 primary schools from across Somerset, provided a spectacular sight for the hundreds of parents and family members who turned out to […]

Somerset schools raise £47,000 for earthquake appeal

Schools from across Somerset have raised a staggering £47,000 for communities affected by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal. All schools were contacted by the Blue School in Wells and initially invited to take part in a dress down or ‘mufti’ day to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). More than 140 schools signed […]

Schools to celebrate Folk Dance Festival

More than 1,000 primary school children will be celebrating the annual Folk Dance Festival on Wells Cathedral Green this weekend. Now in its 41st year, the Somerset Schools’ Folk Dance Festival is being held on Saturday 13 June and has 59 schools participating. The colourful, musical event will run from 2.30pm to 4.30pm giving local […]

Somerset schools join together to support Nepal earthquake appeal

Schools across Somerset are joining forces to raise money for communities affected by the devastating recent earthquakes in Nepal. The idea of a county-wide fundraiser was suggested by the Student Council at the Blue School in Wells and quickly won the support of the two groups that represent primary and secondary school headteachers across Somerset. […]

Queen Camel school a step closer

Work to relocate a Somerset school that has been repeatedly blighted by significant flooding is set to begin in early June. The work, done on behalf of Somerset County Council, will see Countess Gytha Primary School in Queen Camel relocated to a new site on West Camel Road.  The completed school should be ready for […]

Money

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 […]