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‘High-quality teaching’ – praise for Brockenhurst College in latest Ofsted rating

‘High-quality teaching’ – praise for Brockenhurst College in latest Ofsted rating

‘High-quality teaching’ – praise for Brockenhurst College in latest Ofsted rating

29 February 2024

Brockenhurst College leaders say they are proud of an Ofsted report which has rated them ‘good’ in all sectors.


Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

Thousands sign petition calling for halt to school spending cuts

27 February 2024

A petition is calling on BCP Council to reject government calls to sign up to a scheme that would push more SEND children into mainstream schools.


Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

Falling birth rate prompts review of childcare provisions

27 February 2024

The childcare strategy for the BCP area has been reviewed in response to a projected fall in both birth rates and qualified childminders.


Priestlands school pupils raise over £1,000 for Lymington's Oakhaven Hospice

Priestlands school pupils raise over £1,000 for Lymington's Oakhaven Hospice

Priestlands school pupils raise over £1,000 for Lymington's Oakhaven Hospice

25 February 2024

Two Priestlands school friends have helped raise £1,219 for Oakhaven Hospice.


Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

Primary pupils cook up a healthy storm

22 February 2024

School children from Christchurch were shocked to learn there are nine teaspoons of sugar in a can of coke during a cookery and nutrition masterclass.


Milford Primary School pupils help unveil new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry

Milford Primary School pupils help unveil new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry

Milford Primary School pupils help unveil new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry

21 February 2024

Pupils from Milford Primary School enjoyed helping to unveil a new orchard at Downton Manor Farm Quarry.


Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

Review of library services – but ‘no current plans to close’ facilities

20 February 2024

Christchurch residents are being urged to join in a “long overdue” consultation on the future direction for BCP Council’s library service.


New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

New Milton mayor’s impassioned call for 20mph limits on school roads

19 February 2024

“Hampshire County Council need their arses kicked.” These were the words of New Milton’s mayor as he called for 20mph limits outside schools.

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Totton school praised by an Ofsted inspector for being a “safe, caring and happy” one.

Totton school praised by an Ofsted inspector for being a “safe, caring and happy” one.

Totton school praised by an Ofsted inspector for being a “safe, caring and happy” one.

10 February 2024

A Totton school has been praised by an Ofsted inspector for being a “safe, caring and happy” one.


School with ‘exemplary’ pupils rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

School with ‘exemplary’ pupils rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

School with ‘exemplary’ pupils rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

07 February 2024

A Totton school praised by Ofsted for students’ exemplary behaviour has been rated ‘outstanding’ for the second time.


School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

School exclusion rates spike at double the national average

06 February 2024

The number of secondary school pupils being permanently excluded across the Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole has hit double the national average.


Massive backlash to council plans to force special needs children into mainstream schools

Massive backlash to council plans to force special needs children into mainstream schools

Massive backlash to council plans to force special needs children into mainstream schools

02 February 2024

“Every parent of a school age child should be worried about this” was the warning in response to plans to push SEND children into mainstream schools.


£4m push to bring back beauty spot’s outdoor education centre

£4m push to bring back beauty spot’s outdoor education centre

£4m push to bring back beauty spot’s outdoor education centre

31 January 2024

At least £4 million is needed to rejuvenate the Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre and bring it back to public use.


Main gates stolen from New Forest specialist school

Main gates stolen from New Forest specialist school

Main gates stolen from New Forest specialist school

29 January 2024

Thieves ripped away the main gates of a New Forest specialist school for children with Asperger Syndrome, police have revealed.


Staff sickness forces partial school closure

Staff sickness forces partial school closure

Staff sickness forces partial school closure

26 January 2024

A Totton secondary school is partially closed to students today due to “exceptionally high” levels of staff illness.


Deer on menu at local nurseries to help with culling

Deer on menu at local nurseries to help with culling

Deer on menu at local nurseries to help with culling

26 January 2024

A children’s nursery with branches in Christchurch and the New Forest is introducing deer to its menu to help with a culling of the animals.


New Milton pupils in fine voice among 8,000 in London concert

New Milton pupils in fine voice among 8,000 in London concert

New Milton pupils in fine voice among 8,000 in London concert

24 January 2024

Schoolchildren from New Milton were in fine voice as they joined an 8,000-strong choir of pupils performing at London’s O2 Arena.

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Young and old come together for bingo tournament and memories exchange

Young and old come together for bingo tournament and memories exchange

Young and old come together for bingo tournament and memories exchange

13 January 2024

It was eyes down and dabbers at the ready for the return of a generation-crossing bingo tournament at Beaulieu.


Brockenhurst students’ charity efforts during two-week Kenya trip

Brockenhurst students’ charity efforts during two-week Kenya trip

Brockenhurst students’ charity efforts during two-week Kenya trip

10 January 2024

A group of Brockenhurst students spent nearly two weeks in Kenya helping with charity projects at a school, nursery and orphanage.


“More than just a numbers game” – pre-school leaders’ budget plea to Forest MP

“More than just a numbers game” – pre-school leaders’ budget plea to Forest MP

“More than just a numbers game” – pre-school leaders’ budget plea to Forest MP

31 December 2023

NEW Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne is supporting pre-school leaders’ calls to improve staff to child ratios.


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