School pleads for laptops for third of its pupils without proper home-learning equipment

A SCHOOL has appealed for laptop donations to help about a third of its pupils without the right computer kit to learn from home during the lockdown. The request by Pennington Junior School inspired an...

Three schools in Totton and Lymington stay closed amid unions’ coronavirus safety warning

THREE schools which were due to reopen today (Monday) have told parents not to send their children in after unions warned it was not safe for staff to teach. The executive headteacher of federation infant...

When school pupils in New Forest and Christchurch go back in 2021 after latest...

THE return to school for secondary and college students across the New Forest and Christchurch has been pushed back amid spiralling Covid cases. Students will remain at home for the first week of term, and...

Local outdoor educators plead for funding lifeline

STAFF at a Beaulieu outdoor education charity have joined a national campaign calling on the government for lifeline funding to weather the pandemic. The Countryside Education Trust (CET), in Palace Lane, offers residential breaks for...

Work starts on new nature haven cottage named in memory of teen naturalist Cameron

WORK is under way on a new residential education centre in the New Forest in memory of a young naturalist. Cameron’s Cottage, at the secluded RSPB woodland reserve Franchises Lodge in Nomansland, will provide accommodation...

‘Serious and widespread weaknesses’ – council children’s services slammed

VULNERABLE children have been put at risk by “serious and widespread weaknesses” in the BCP Council children’s services department, a scathing report has warned. Ofsted inspectors said work to identify youngsters at risk of harm...

Ringwood School chosen for new coronavirus screening test study

RINGWOOD School has been handpicked to take part in a groundbreaking NHS study to finalise the effectiveness of a new, minimally-invasive screening test for Covid-19 The NHS Test and Trace and the University of Oxford...
Patrick Earnshaw in Highcliffe School's head teacher

Students asked to isolate as coronavirus case confirmed at Highcliffe School

A NUMBER of Highcliffe School students have been asked to self-isolate after it confirmed a positive Covid infection today (Friday). In a letter sent to parents this afternoon, head teacher Patrick Earnshaw said a “member...

Totton school reopens day after closing for coronavirus case

A TOTTON school has reopened a day after closing because of a coronavirus case. Abbotswood Junior School shut yesterday (Thursday) after receiving advice from Public Health England. It followed a member of the school testing...

Schools close due to coronavirus outbreaks

TWO Totton schools were forced to close their doors completely today due to positive cases of coronavirus. Abbotswood Junior School sent a letter to parents informing them, while Hampshire County Council listed on its website...
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