Ambitions and LeAF academies welcome new partnership

Poole-based Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) is welcoming three schools to its family. Elm Academy, Oak Academy and the LeAF Studio, which formed the LeAF Federation in West Howe, will become the newest members of AAT. And the Trust, which has an impressive track record in improving schools, is already making a major impact on the former LeAF academies. AAT was … Read More

Flower beds will be cream of the crop

It’s going to take a lot of bottle but thanks to a generous donation children at one Poole school will be able to create new flower beds for their playground. Merley First School has received a ‘Making a Difference’ donation of £500 from the local Nisa store. With the money, the school will purchase flower beds made out of recycled … Read More

Lytchett Minster School joins DCCI Young Chamber

Lytchett Minster School has become the second member of Dorset’s Young Chamber programme, which helps students bridge the worlds of education and business. The scheme is led by the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and will also prepare students for the workplace. Attended by 16 students from Years 11 to 13, the first meeting of the school’s Young … Read More

School takes its hat off to leaving students

A Poole primary school bade a fond farewell to its Year 6s when it staged a special graduation ceremony for them. Manorside Academy hosted the send-off for all 40 of its final year students as they said goodbye to primary school and looked to their future at secondary school. And the ceremony is as grand as any university graduation. All … Read More

Students soar thanks to inspirational Jon Egging Trust

Thirteen students from St. Aldhelm’s Academy in Poole have graduated with flying colours from an ‘inspirational’ programme run by the Jon Egging Trust (JET). The Trust’s Blue Skies programme supports young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances, helping them to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential. Kaye Jackson, Dorset Youth Liaison Officer for the Trust, praised both the … Read More

Bournemouth University submits £100m landmark development plans

Proposals for £100m worth of landmark developments, creating further world-class facilities at Bournemouth University, have been submitted to planners. Planning applications for striking gateway buildings at BU’s Lansdowne and Talbot sites have been lodged with Bournemouth and Poole’s councils following public consultation earlier this year. The schemes, which are set to bring significant investment into Bournemouth and Poole, will include … Read More