New Forest school installs thermal camera to detect coronavirus

A NEW Forest school is thought to be one of the first to implement thermal technology in a bid to detect coronavirus among staff and students. Pennington Junior School has installed a thermal camera, which...

School’s food parcels help more than 900 families

MORE than 900 families have been helped with vital food supplies during lockdown thanks to a Lymington school. The Priestlands pupil parcel delivery service began in March and is continuing as the school welcomed back...
Hampshire County Council budget

Libraries to open next week – but don’t browse too long!

BOOKWORMS will be free to browse their New Forest libraries as Hampshire County Council announced they are reopening on Monday after more than three months' closure. Customers will have to observe safety measures such as...
Ringwood School

School reopens after travellers moved on by police

TRAVELLERS have been moved on by police after they caused the closure of Ringwood School by setting up camp nearby yesterday (Monday). The school reopened this morning after New Forest officers used legal powers to...

School forced to close its doors after travellers set up camp

RINGWOOD School has been forced to close its doors today (Monday) after a large number of travellers turned up in its grounds. In a statement the school said a “large unauthorised encampment” arrived at the...

Primary school pupil with no symptoms tests positive for coronavirus

A PUPIL at a second New Forest school has tested positive for coronavirus – despite not showing any symptoms while there. James Nutbeam, headteacher at Cadland Primary in Holbury said the youngster “remains well” but...

School taking positive steps despite ‘requires improvement’ Ofsted rating

A SCHOOL rated as ‘requires improvement’ for the second time in a row has nevertheless made “real” steps forward, according to Ofsted inspectors. Pennington Church of England Junior School in Priestlands Road teaches 167 pupils...

Schools grapple with restrictions as local Years 10 and 12 return

ONLY a quarter of a year group will be able to attend Lymington’s Priestlands School for classes at any one time when it reopens its doors to Year 10 students next week. Head teacher Peter...

Infant school closed for coronavirus told to reopen after two days

PENNINGTON Infant School is to reopen tomorrow (Wednesday) after it was judged safe to do so. As the A&T revealed, the school had to close just a week after partially reopening when a pupil tested...

School closes for two weeks after pupil confirmed with coronavirus

PENNINGTON Infant School has shut its doors after a pupil became ill with Covid-19 less than a week since partially reopening. A message shared by the neighbouring junior school’s Facebook page told parents the child...
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