Celebrating schools is well worth investing in

  By Rachel Read   In cash strapped times it can seem absurd that publicly funded bodies plough any kind of money into ‘PR.’ It’s that dreaded term, ‘PR,’ which comes with it connotations of spin and fluffy marketing and therefore a huge waste of money. But how about when you run a large organisation with not only hundreds of … Read More

Ancient Greece day inspires children to learn

Olympian efforts were made by one east Dorset school when it came to inspiring children to learn about ancient Greece. For one day only Year 5 students at Allenbourn Middle School in Wimborne ditched their school uniform for tunics, sandals and laurel wreaths as they turned the clock back by more than 2,000 years. The day was organised to help … Read More

LeAF Studio is one of the best

Bournemouth’s only secondary school for talented sports and stage stars is officially one of the best academic performing Studio schools in the country. LeAF Studio, which provides state education and free specialist coaching, recorded the joint second best GCSE results of all Studio schools in England. Studio schools are secondary schools that provide a broad curriculum in academic subjects alongside … Read More

Building block for success

The New Year got off to a fantastic start for one Bournemouth secondary school with the opening of a new maths block. Oak Academy now has a dedicated building in which to nurture the mathematical skills of its students. The two-floor building has eight classrooms, study areas and new equipment, including laptops for its sixth form students. Principal, Richard Burgas, … Read More

A grand day out

It was a case of deja vu for some visitors when a New Forest school opened its doors to grandparents. Among the many proud granddads and nans who were at The Arnewood School for its annual ‘grandparents’ day’ were two former students. Christine Vibert and Elaine Cawley were the first of three generations of their families to attend Arnewood and … Read More