Education

Shaftesbury Primary School

Shaftesbury Primary School has received a highly critical ‘could do better’ end-of-term report following a two-day visit to the school by Ofsted inspectors in February. The government’s inspectors have judged the academy school …
snow Gillingham Dorset

Some schools have announced they will close this Monday following the snow over the weekend and overnight ice. These include: Shaftesbury school, Shaftesbury primary school, St Mary the Virgin primary school in Gillingham, Motcombe …
schools Dorset

Youngsters across the country find out today which secondary or upper school they will be going to in September 2018. In Dorset, 94.9 per cent of children will receive the good news that …
snow roads Dorset school transport

All Dorset County Council day centre transport, SEND and school buses and taxis are cancelled for Thursday and Friday and Fri due to the forecasts for heavy snow. UPDATE All schools in Gillingham …
Tracey Ford Gillingham School dinner lady

Tracey Ford from Gillingham School has become the South West School Chef of the Year 2018. Tracey, who also entered last year, scooped the award after beat off the challenge of nine other …
school applications Dorset

Parents are being urged by Dorset County Council to get in their applications for primary school places or face missing out on their preferred choice. The council said 760 expected applications haven’t yet …

The Mayor of Gillingham and Pioneer Minister the Revd Eve Pegler have launched a ‘Christmas Story’ competition aimed at primary schools in the Gillingham area. The contest is open to any child of …
Childcare Dorset

Parents and carers are being asked to complete a survey about support for families with children aged 0-5 in Dorset. Dorset County Council has a duty to make sure there are plenty of …
Driving lessons Gillingham School

An online petition has been launched urging Gillingham School to reverse its decision to stop sixth form pupils using free periods in the school day to take driving lessons. The petition, started by …