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Education

South Gloucestershire Primary Schools’ Annual Carol Service

Around 950 South Gloucestershire schoolchildren, teachers and a real baby playing the part of Jesus came together at Clifton Cathedral in Bristol on Thursday...

Educational achievements recognised at South Gloucestershire Council awards ceremony

On Thursday 29 November we held an awards evening to celebrate the outstanding educational achievements and successes over the past year of more than...

£4m investment delivered in maintenance across South Gloucestershire schools

More than £4 million has been invested in a range of school maintenance projects in South Gloucestershire schools this year, as part of an...

Council Leader opens new training facility to benefit young adults with...

A new South Gloucestershire Council-funded training and teaching campus for young adults with learning disabilities has been officially opened by Council Leader Cllr Toby...

Community Learners receive awards

A celebratory event has taken place to recognise the achievements of adult learners in South Gloucestershire. The annual event was organised by South Gloucestershire Council’s...

Thousands of children take part in Summer Reading Challenge 2018

More than 5,000 children from across South Gloucestershire have participated in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The annual event is delivered by South Gloucestershire Council...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE success

Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results. Early indications show an improving trend across all schools, with John Cabot Academy (Kingswood)...

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

Early indications for A-level results suggest that it has been another successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. Overall, schools in the area are showing...

School improvements awarded funding

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved over £4.8 million in new and amended schemes that are funded through the capital programme, including a new...

Pupils enjoy Aerospace museum school visits

Thanks to funding from South Gloucestershire Council, pupils from schools across the area have been enjoying educational visits at the Aerospace museum to help...

South Gloucestershire Council welcomes the announcement of a new Special Free...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Employment, Councillor Toby Savage, welcomed the announcement of the new Special Free School on the...

Winterbourne Medieval Barn awarded £936,600 in National Lottery funding

A project to help secure the future of Winterbourne’s Medieval Barn has taken a major step forward thanks to a £936,600 grant from the...

All staff are proud to work in Kingswood primary school, say...

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School in Kingswood had a short Ofsted inspection on February 20 and inspectors say the school continues to...

Council to undertake Masterplanning Exercise on the future of Grange School...

We are undertaking a masterplanning exercise to help shape the future of the former Grange school site in Warmley. In doing so, we will...

South Gloucestershire Council apprentice shortlisted for award

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, as well as International Women’s Day today, and we are proud that one of our apprentice engineers has been recognised...

Primary school vows to improve quality of teaching and learning following...

A head teacher and the governing body at a Yate primary school say they are determined to improve the quality of teaching and learning...

Fantasy fiction novel scoops Concorde Book Award 2018

Fantasy fiction novel ‘Shadow Magic’ has been chosen as the 2018 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde Book Award. Author...

South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agrees 2018/19 Budget

South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to spend almost £216 million on services next year, according to the Budget agreed today (Monday 5 February, 2018)....

South Gloucestershire launches 12 week consultation on new Local Plan

South Gloucestershire Council has begun a 12 week consultation as it develops a new Local Plan. This is a key planning document in shaping...

Help shape services for children and young people with special educational...

We are encouraging South Gloucestershire residents to give their views on a draft strategy which will help us plan what services for children and...

Ofsted Success for Bailey’s Court Primary School

Staff and pupils at Bailey’s Court Primary School in Bradley Stoke are celebrating after receiving a very successful report from schools inspector Ofsted. Inspectors visited...

Frenchay school proposals to go on display

A drop-in event takes place on Monday 15 January where proposals will go on display detailing how Frenchay Church of England Primary School could...

Children benefitting from schools investment

Pupils and teaching staff at a number of primary schools across South Gloucestershire are relishing learning in more welcoming surroundings, thanks to a £2...

Special school rated outstanding by Ofsted

Congratulations to students and staff at New Siblands Secondary School in Thornbury who are celebrating being rated outstanding by Ofsted. Inspectors visited the school on...

Have Your Say: Council launches public consultation on 2018/19 budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

Digital war memorial project launches

Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Blair joined children from Marshfield CE VC Primary School to launch a new digital war memorial project...

October half term activities for children in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have a range of fun activities planned to help keep children entertained over the October half term school holidays including story...

Refugee named Community Learner of the Year

A refugee has been named as our Community Learner of the Year 2017. The annual event is organised by our community learning team to reward...

South Gloucestershire Council pledges £183,000 to see new pre-school in Thornbury...

The South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet agreed at their meeting on Monday 4 September to fund the £183,000 shortfall that will allow the new Pre-School...

Almondsbury C of E Primary celebrates an Outstanding start to the...

Staff and pupils at Almondsbury Church of England Primary School are celebrating being rated ‘outstanding’ following their recent Ofsted inspection. The report, published on Monday...

South Gloucestershire celebrates GCSE result success

Schools in South Gloucestershire are celebrating success in their GCSE results. Almost 63 per cent of students in South Gloucestershire have achieved the new, more...

A level success in South Gloucestershire

Early indications for A level results suggest that is has been a successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. A number of schools are showing...

New Special Free School for South Gloucestershire, bidding process announced

Children with severe learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire will benefit from a new Special Free School to help meet their needs, following a Government...

Children join ‘Animal Agents’ to launch Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Local children and their families were joined by Vice-Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Rachael Hunt at Staple Hill Library to launch Animal Agents,...

Festival of Learning in South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire libraries are hosting taster sessions as part of the nationwide 2017 Festival of Learning (19 to 25 June). Local libraries are inviting residents...

Change in governance arrangements introduced

Governance arrangements of South Gloucestershire Council changed to a Leader and Cabinet model at Wednesday 17 May’s Annual General Meeting. Under the new arrangements, the...

South Gloucestershire libraries celebrate British Science Week

Young people across South Gloucestershire have been getting involved in British Science Week (10-19 March), with a range of science, technology, engineering and maths...

Civil rights novel scoops Concorde Book Award 2017

Civil rights novel ‘Lies We Tell Ourselves’ has been chosen as the 2017 winner of South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde...

Half-term holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

Once again libraries across South Gloucestershire are holding a range of fun activities to help keep children entertained over the February half-term holidays including...

South Gloucestershire primary schools perform annual carol service

Nearly 1000 children and teachers from South Gloucestershire primary schools descended on Clifton Cathedral on Friday 2 December for their annual carol service. 950 South...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils give...

South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and Bristol councils have voted to give their consent on the Parliamentary Order for the West of...

Young musicians from South Gloucestershire perform at Royal Albert Hall

Over 150 young singers and instrumentalists from South Gloucestershire recently performed at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in the Music for Youth (MFY) Proms...

South Gloucestershire schoolchildren enjoy theatre production

Pupils from Coniston Primary School in South Gloucestershire enjoyed a theatre performance at Patchway Library at the beginning of November. Local theatre company Travelling Light...

Consultation launched on the West of England Joint Spatial Plan and...

All members of the public, young and old, are being encouraged to help inform proposals for growth in the region that will affect everyone...

Have Your Say: Council Launches Public Consultation on 2017/18 Budget

South Gloucestershire residents, council tax and business rate payers are being invited to have their say on the council’s budget and council tax for...

Thousands of students meet employers at South Gloucestershire careers event

From hi-tech virtual reality applications to advanced medicine and healthcare, students from South Gloucestershire secondary schools and academies got a taste of their future...

Young interns recognised at celebratory event

More than 20 young people from secondary schools across South Gloucestershire have successfully completed a Post 16 Internship Programme, designed to develop their employability...

Car seat safety checks success

Our road safety team has been working alongside Avon and Somerset Police over the summer months to help carry out more than 600 safety...

Summer Reading Challenge completed by almost 7,000 children

Congratulations to children from the Kingswood area, pictured at their local library receiving medals and certificates for successfully completing The Big Friendly Read, Summer...

Public responses show overall support for £1 billion West of England...

Residents have had the opportunity to have their say on the creation of a new West of England Mayoral Combined Authority (MCA) and a...