County makes plans for reopening schools amid safety warnings

HAMPSHIRE schools are preparing to reopen partially next month amid warnings over the safety of staff and pupils. Education bosses across the county have confirmed that schools are looking at how they can safely reopen...

Pre-school given green light for new £60,000 building

BROCKENHURST Pre-School has been given a boost in its battle for survival after its desired location for a new building won planning approval. The school must raise £60,000 to pay for the building that will...

The wacky and wonderful ways local schools have been interacting with their pupils during...

TOILET roll keepy-uppies, teachers hula hooping and bake-off competitions are some of the innovative ways schools in the area have been keeping pupils busy at home during the coronavirus lockdown. Having only days to prepare...

Brockenhurst College head ‘proud’ as she announces retirement

BROCKENHURST College headteacher Di Roberts has announced she is retiring after 14 years in the role. Mrs Roberts (62), who will be leaving in December, said last month it had been an “absolute privilege” to...

Parents doing ‘brilliant job’ for pupils at home – but school turns some children...

HOME-schooling parents have been given top marks by a head teacher who revealed their school had to turn away children of a few who tried to “game the system”. The local head, who did not...

Disability charity makes urgent funding plea to help stay open

A CHARITY has launched an urgent fundraising appeal so it can continue to support people with learning disabilities and autism during the coronavirus crisis. The Minstead Trust was set up in 1986 and currently helps...

Food bank and schools bag up lunches for needy pupils stuck at home

A NEW Forest charity is helping provide food for students entitled to free lunches at two New Milton schools during the closures. On Monday Lymington-based New Forest Basics Bank worked with volunteers to supply special...

Food bank appeals for supplies to feed disadvantaged pupils

AN APPEAL has been made by New Forest Basics Bank to make sure more than 170 disadvantaged youngsters on free school dinners at Arnewood School in New Milton get fed next week when classes...
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Headteacher blasts vandals after attack on special needs school

VANDALS who damaged playground equipment at a special needs school in Totton have been blasted by the headteacher. The incident at Forest Park School in Commercial Road took place between 9pm and 9pm on Saturday...

Coronavirus: Schools scramble to prepare for national shutdown

HEADTEACHERS have been racing to react to the government order for all schools to close at the end of lessons tomorrow (Friday) to try to slow the spread of coronavirus. Several schools in the New...
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