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...
Priestlands School prom

PICTURES: Priestlands pupils get red carpet treatment in glitzy leavers prom

SUPERCARS, vintage Cadillacs, horseback and even a fleet of scooters escorted youngsters to the Priestlands School prom. Year 11 pupils dressed to impress as they arrived at Rhinefield House Hotel for their leavers celebration. The glitzy...

Infant school praised by inspectors over its improvements

A SCHOOL has been praised by inspectors for making major improvements since their last visit. The Ofsted team rated Lydlynch Infant School in Totton ‘good’ overall, and particularly highlighted its well-planned lessons, higher attendance figures...

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...
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