Teaching jobs face the axe as austerity hits New Forest schools

TEACHING and support staff jobs at The Arnewood School in New Milton are facing the axe because of a funding crisis affecting New Forest schools, it has been revealed. In total 10 roles are at...

Brockenhurst College students take education funding campaign to MPs

STUDENTS who launched a petition calling on the government to increase further education funding watched the issue debated in parliament after gaining more than 70,000 signatures. Charlotte Jones and Hannah Powis, who are studying A-level...

School sexting victim Megan speaks out in new police campaign

A TEENAGER who was left humiliated after a nude photo of her was spread on social media is backing a campaign led by Hampshire Constabulary to raise awareness of “sexting”. Megan Hinton (19), from Marchwood,...

Couple launch university bursaries for Brockenhurst College students

A RETIRED Lyndhurst couple were inspired by an A&T article to pledge tens of thousands of pounds for Brockenhurst College bursaries to help talented students overcome financial hardship and go to university. John and Marion...

Failing pre-school in Dibden Purlieu relaunched under new management

A Dibden Purlieu pre-school has officially opened its own nursery which replaces a former preschool on the site. The former Wildground Preschool, which was led by a voluntary management committee, closed last year after Ofsted visited...

Oak Lodge School in Dibden Purlieu grows with £940,000 Acorns investment

MORE places have been created to meet rising demand at a special school, thanks to a £940,000 investment from Hampshire County Council. The funding for new buildings and additional car park spaces at Oak Lodge...

Arnewood School secretary sobs in court as conviction for ‘slapping pupil’ overturned

A FORMER school secretary broke down and sobbed in court after winning her appeal against a conviction for assaulting a pupil. It took a judge and two magistrates at Southampton Crown Court less than five...

Marchwood Junior School shut as norovirus bug strikes pupils and staff

AN OUTBREAK of norovirus caused Marchwood Junior School to close on Monday for specialist deep cleaning to take place. More than 45 children and staff became unwell on Friday with the bug, which causes extreme...

Ofsted inspectors praise ‘strong culture of learning’ at Arnewood School in New Milton

LEADERS’ high expectations of pupils and a strong culture of learning at Arnewood School in New Milton have been praised by Ofsted. The Gore Road establishment was recently rated ‘good’ across the board, with its...

Ex-Arnewood School secretary appeals against conviction for slapping pupil

A FORMER school secretary is challenging her conviction for assaulting a pupil. Jane Farmer (56), of Book Avenue, New Milton, was convicted of one count of assault by beating and sentenced to do 100 hours...
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