Tag Archives: secondary schools

School admissions – apply online and in time

With the school open day season underway, 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 With a 31 October […]

Secondary school admissions rise

Over 97 per cent of Somerset’s children were offered a Secondary School place at one of their top three school choices, figures released by Somerset County Council show today. This is a slight increase on last year’s figure of 96.9 per cent – despite an increase in applications. This year Somerset County Council received 4,517 […]

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 […]

Rise in Somerset schools rated ‘good or better’ by inspectors

Teachers and pupils are welcoming a boost in the number of Somerset’s primary and secondary schools being rated ‘good or better’ by Ofsted inspectors. Figures discussed at Somerset County Council’s Scrutiny Committee today show the county now has a higher ranking among England’s 150 local authorities for both high-performing primary and secondary schools. 87% of […]