Excellent A-level results puts Arnewood above the national average

Students at The Arnewood School Sixth Form have turned in another year of excellent A-level results, substantially above the national average. More than 40% of students achieved A*- B grades with all students able to attend the university course or employment route of their choice. Notable results include Victoria Primmer who achieved a Distinction * in Creative Digital Media which, … Read More

Small school wins big praise

One of Dorset’s smallest schools has received gigantic praise following an official inspection. Witchampton CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, has received the top ‘excellent’ rating from a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspector. The inspector, Susan Bowen, said the school lives by its ethos of having a big heart, with a culture of love … Read More

Plastic rappers strike a chord

Five school girls from Dorset have transformed into rapping stars to urge people to recycle their plastic. The Year 6 girls from Allenbourn Middle School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, so impressed people with their powerful lyrics and catchy tune that they were invited to record a demo at Queen Elizabeth School’s music studio. Now the song has been taken … Read More

Excellent praise for Wimborne school

An east Dorset school has been praised for combining high academic achievement with a creative and nurturing environment. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne has received the highest possible rating of ‘excellent’ in a recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection. The Wimborne Academy Trust school, the inspector noted, has excellent senior leadership, strong team work, … Read More

Children’s campaign took a lot of bottle

Youngsters at one east Dorset school showed a lot of bottle when they persuaded a milk supplier to switch to more environmentally friendly goods. The children at Oakhurst Community First School and Nursery in West Moors have successfully lobbied for their usual milk cartons and plastic straws to be switched to the greener glass bottles and re-usable drinking cups. Their … Read More

Planting the seeds of success to bloom

Students at one New Forest school are set to dig deep for victory as they enter a floral competition. Seven green-fingered enthusiasts from The Arnewood School in New Milton have designed and planted a new garden area that will be entered in the Britain in Bloom competition. Their new garden for the school will be battling it out in the … Read More

Bringing the past to life

A village school transported its pupils back in time when it took them to the 1940s to experience life as an evacuee during the Second World War. The children from Witchampton CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, spent the day on the farm to live the rural existence of a young evacuee. Wearing vintage clothes, the pupils took … Read More

A beacon of education

A Wimborne school has been declared a beacon and pioneer of church education in a glowing inspection report. St John’s CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, has been judged excellent across the board in a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection. After giving the top possible rating, the inspector Lizzie McWhirter said that St John’s … Read More

Hats off to Children’s University graduates

A special university to enrich young children’s learning has celebrated the achievements of dozens of New Forest school pupils. The Children’s University is a national scheme, run locally by a small charity called The Hive and in partnership with Inspire Learning Partnership. It works to develop a love of learning in children by encouraging participation in extra-curricular activities in and … Read More

Hats off to school performance

Audiences went mad for a fantastic school production of Alice in Wonderland. Hightown Primary in Southampton chose the Lewis Carroll classic for their annual after-school club, Stage School performance. A cast of 23 took to the stage where they wowed audiences over two performances. The talented youngsters were supported by a team of staff volunteers who gave up their time … Read More