Education

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 …
Ofsted Gillingham chool

Gillingham School has maintained its rating of ‘good’ following a recent report by the schools inspectorate Ofsted. An inspector visited the school on 11 July and in a letter to the outgoing head …
St Mary's Gillingham SGN

Pupils at St Mary’s Primary School in Gillingham are returning to a newly spruced-up playground and classrooms this week thanks to gas network company SGN. In May this year, almost 200 customers in …
school applications Dorset

As of Friday, 1 September, Dorset residents can apply for school places in 2018, whether their children are starting school for the first time or progressing through the education system. For children who …

Mere school parent Bella Guy has won the jackpot prize of £25,000 on the Mere School Lottery. Bella matched all six of the numbers drawn on 29 July, 2017,  to win the big …
Dorset school holidays term penaltry

As the school holidays approach, Dorset County Council has reminded parents and carers that taking children out of school during term time, without permission from the head teacher, could result in prosecution.  If …

Lorna Lyons is leaving Gillingham School after 27 years, the last seven of them as headteacher. When she began as Head of Maths all those years ago, the World Wide Web was just …
Paul Nicolson Gillingham new headteacher

The governors at Gillingham School have announced that the new headteacher to replace Lorna Lyons when she leaves this summer will be Paul Nicholson. Mr Nicholson, who will take over his duties at …

Proposed changes in the way rural schools in North Dorset and elsewhere are funded will bring in more money but should not be seen as a ‘windfall’ solution, says a leading teaching union. …