Former failing school celebrates turnaround in latest Ofsted inspection

A FORDINGBRIDGE school is celebrating after being rated ‘outstanding’ in three categories of an Ofsted inspection report just two years after being told it needed to get better. The Burgate School and Sixth Form was...
Christchurch Junior School trees

‘Massacre’ of diseased trees necessary for pupils’ safety, says school

TREES at Christchurch Junior School had to be chopped down after experts found they were diseased with branches that could have fallen on pupils. Some parents were shocked by what they called the “wholesale” felling...
Hampshire school dinners

Weather, Brexit and staff costs blamed for Hampshire school dinners price rise

THE cost of a school meal in Hampshire will go up at the beginning of the new academic year. From September parents will have to pay £2.40 for a two-course hot meal – an increase...
Pupils and parents from William Gilpin school gathered at the Town Hall

Protesting pupils take to the streets to ‘save our planet’

PUPILS from William Gilpin School at Pilley stood with youngsters all over the world by taking part in the fourth global children's strike for action on climate change. Concerned children and parents from the school...

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...
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