New Forest schools

Where are the best schools? Get some help with Back to School

THE children are back in class after the summer holidays but it's never too soon to start thinking about the best place for their - or their siblings' -  education next year. Get some help...
New Forest schools

Find the right place for your child to learn with Back to School

WITH youngsters heading back to class after the summer holidays, parents are starting to plan for which New Forest schools are best for their children next year. Whether they are starting or moving on, get...

Parents’ marathon effort to help school fill nearly £80,000 shortfall

A HEADTEACHER whose budget has been cut by nearly £80,000 has praised “truly amazing” parents for coming to the aid of pupils by fundraising and volunteering. Rachel Goplen, who leads Sway Primary School, hailed their...
FareShare Southern Central

Charity gives 17,000 kids food as families face holiday ‘strain’

ABOUT 17,000 children have been fed this summer by a food charity based in Totton, it estimated, as some parents struggled to put meals on the table during the school holiday. FareShare Southern Central, which...

New Forest GCSE students celebrate making the grade on results day

SCHOOLS across the New Forest have celebrated top-class GCSE results, with many students awarded the highest grade 9 mark. Grade 9 replaced the old A* as the highest mark last year. However, under the new...
Hampshire County Council

Families’ legal threat forces council u-turn on school transport charges

HAMPSHIRE County Council has dropped plans to cut school transport funding that could have affected hundreds of pupils, including many with disabilities. The turnaround came after the threat of legal action from about 10 families...
Rainbow preschool Highcliffe

‘Heartbroken’ owners shut down preschool as company collapses

A PRESCHOOL and nursery has suddenly closed down after the company which ran it went into liquidation. The owners of the Rainbow group in Highcliffe, Sue Taylor and Jacqui Waddock, an-nounced this week they were...
New Forest A-level results

PHOTOS: Schools and colleges celebrate success on A-level results day

STUDENTS across the New Forest and Christchurch are finding out their A-level results today (Thursday) with some top achievers gaining excellent grades. Provisional results for Hampshire as a whole indicated that the average A-level grade...
Burgate School playing fields

School pressing ahead with bid to sell playing fields to developer

A SCHOOL is pressing ahead with plans to sell part of its playing fields to a developer to fund more all-weather sports facilities. Burgate School and Sixth Form in Fordingbridge will apply for permission from...
Chris Willsher (centre) pictured on stage with the Bugsy Malone cast

Retiring head teacher Chris takes centre stage in dramatic send-off

A SPECIAL gala night showcasing the Priestlands School production of Bugsy Malone was held in honour of outgoing executive head teacher Chris Willsher. Joined by staff new and old, over 80 guests including school governors...
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