School’s out after Emson summer sizzler

A former school building in Canterbury was one of the highlights of the Clive Emson Land and Property Auctioneers summer auction – selling for £850,000 after a bidding war. A host of builders and developers clambered for the old St Christopher’s Independent Day School, which closed last year after nearly 100 years, and drove the price well above guide. The … Read More

Agency’s magic boosts ‘Hogwarts’ school

An independent school likened to Hogwarts of Harry Potter fame has seen an upsurge in applications for places following work by a marketing and branding agency. Christ’s Hospital School, founded in London by King Edward VI in 1552 and located in Horsham, West Sussex since 1902, received the boost from a radically redesigned prospectus and new advertising ideas. Creative marketing … Read More

The wheels on the bus go to St Peter’s

Children at a Bournemouth School had a wheely good day when a Yellow Bus rolled into the playground. The youngsters from St Peter’s school in Holdenhurst Avenue were able to get on board and ask questions.

Season for giving and not receiving

One Southampton primary school has counted down to Christmas by giving daily gifts to a city charity. In its very own ‘reverse’ advent calendar, the youngsters of Kanes Hill Primary School have been bringing in a daily gift for Southampton City Mission. Each class was given a hamper to fill within a time frame of 14 days and every day … Read More

Yellow Buses deliver Parkfield pupils

Pupils at the new Parkfield School premises in Parley are now arriving in style – on a double decker bus. Yellow Buses is running the school service that picks-up and drops-off the students at the site next to Bournemouth Airport. It is one of many school services that the Bournemouth-based operator runs and this one was launched as the new … Read More

Pupils’ reaction was off the scale

Pupils at Upton Junior School were delighted with a surprise visit to their school from electric string quartet stars Escala. After an eye-opening tour of the school’s music room, the girls performed in a special assembly for all the children, staff and governors. Escala, who rose to fame through their success on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, were runners-up in the … Read More

All aboard the school bus!

Young children had an exciting visit at their school when a Yellow Bus rolled into the playground. The four and five year olds at St Peter’s school in Holdenhurst Avenue, Bournemouth, had spent a term studying the theme of ‘transport’. This was the ‘fantastic finish’ to the term and the children got to climb on board the bus and quiz … Read More

Skills focus for Young Chamber students

A trailblazing project is set to cast fresh light on the business world for sixth form students at Gillingham School. The school has linked up with the Dextra Group – one of the largest employers in Dorset – for the pioneering Young Chamber Programme. Lighting and luminaire specialist Dextra has sponsored Gillingham School’s membership of the Dorset Chamber of Commerce … Read More