Education

St Mary's Shaftesbury

The independent Catholic school St Mary’s Shaftesbury has raised £250,000 as it fights to keep open after its closure was announced last week. The girls school announced its permanent closure and administration on …
child parents Dorset

As families across Dorset come to terms with all the uncertainties of a ‘new normal’ during lockdown, Action for Children, the country’s leading children’s charity, is seeking to give parents and children somewhere …
scarecrow wyke school

Wyke primary school in Gillingham is organising a scarecrow competition for the town. People are being  invited to make a scarecrow from any materials they want and display it in front of their …
schools, education

Dorset Council says plans are being made to welcome more pupils back into school across the county. The authority says it is working with schools as they plan to open for more children …
Garden Montessori shaftesbury

The Garden Montessori pre-school at St Mary’s School, Shaftesbury, says that the way Wiltshire Council is choosing to fund establishments that have to close during the coronavirus crisis may force it to shut …
primary school Dorset

Families in Dorset will find out today, Thursday,` which school their children will be joining in September. Most pupils, nearly 95 percent, have been offered their preferred choice of infant, first, primary, junior …

Gillingham Primary School was forced to close ‘with immediate effect’ on Monday after a parent of one of its pupils tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. The school, which had stayed open to …
Big Bang Dorset Shaftesbury

A group of students from Shaftesbury School have been selected to compete at the UK finals of a science and engineering competition after their exciting project caught the eye of judges. The team …
schools, education

Don’t miss the deadline to apply for school places for September 2020, urges Dorset Council, the education authority. With only eight days left to sign up, it says there are still over 600 …