Education

Education

South Gloucestershire celebrates A-level success

Early indications for A-level results suggest that 2019 has been another very successful year for schools in South Gloucestershire. Improving educational standards in South Gloucestershire...

Helping schools improve in South Gloucestershire

We are working with local schools to help improve educational standards for all children in South Gloucestershire. South Gloucestershire Council’s education, learning and skills team...

South Gloucestershire Parents & Carers win disability charity award

South Glos Parents & Carers, a group of local parents, were announced winners in disability charity Contact’s awards on Monday 8 July. The South Gloucestershire-based...

Special edition of South Gloucestershire News

A special edition copy of South Gloucestershire News will be delivered to all households in June 2019. We have produced this newsletter following the local...

Children’s holiday activities in South Gloucestershire libraries

South Gloucestershire’s libraries have lots of fun activities taking place for children and families this Easter. All activities are free to attend and are most...

South Gloucestershire Council employee named Apprentice of the Year

Daniel John, an apprentice within South Gloucestershire Council’s Partnerships and Commissioning team, has been named Apprentice of the Year for 2019 in the Public...

Two authors share first place at Concorde Book Award 2019

For the first time in the award’s history, two authors have shared first place in South Gloucestershire’s literature prize for young people the Concorde...

South Gloucestershire Council to invest £78m in schools over the next...

The South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet today approved an updated Capital Programme that will see £77.86million invested in schools across the district, on major projects...

Library activities in South Gloucestershire during British Science Week

From air powered Lego™ cars to messy play, there is plenty to discover in South Gloucestershire libraries during British Science Week (8 to 17...

Council budget delivers £9,000 to allow deaf children to take radio...

Around 30 hearing-impaired young learners in South Gloucestershire will be able to take the radio aids they use while learning in schools home with...

Free visits to Aerospace Bristol for South Gloucestershire schools to continue...

South Gloucestershire Council’s Cabinet has approved financial assistance for the Aerospace Bristol museum that will secure free school visits for South Gloucestershire schools up...

£4 million skills fund ensuring a bright future for West of...

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage met some of the local people benefiting from the West of England Combined Authority’s £4 million...

Topping Out ceremony celebrates new Charlton Wood Primary Academy

Leader of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Toby Savage joined representatives for the new Charlton Wood Primary Academy and construction company Beard as they gathered...

South Gloucestershire Council agrees 2019/20 Budget

South Gloucestershire Council will spend almost £221 million on services next year, after the Budget was agreed at the meeting of Full Council today...

Supporting a career change in children’s social work

South Gloucestershire Council is encouraging graduates considering a career in children’s social work to get in contact to find out how they can make...

Cabinet to consider improved plans to fund schools and support for...

South Gloucestershire Cabinet will next week consider new proposals to fund higher quality and better value for money provision for pupils with Special Educational...

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...

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...

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...

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,...