School news

War dead remembered as part of centenary

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

10:30am Monday 20th October 2014

TO mark the centenary of the start of World War One a group of Year 9 students at Malmesbury School have been researching the names of the soldiers listed on the School War Memorial.

Ann Edwards C of E Primary School pupils create tree in teachers memory

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ann Edwards C of E Primary School pupils create tree in teachers memory

9:49am Wednesday 19th February 2014

SCHOOLCHILDREN from a South Cerney primary school have left heartfelt messages to their former headmaster who died last month on a special remembrance tree.

Generous Ashton Keynes pupils bake cakes for Children in Need

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Generous Ashton Keynes bake cakes for Children in Need

1:06pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

CHILDREN from Ashton Keynes School baked raised £275  for Children in Need through their cake sale which was based on their current school theme of generosity.

Children from Ann Edwards give head teacher a soaking for Children in Need

12:57pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

Pupils from Ann Edwards School in South Cerney dressed up in spots for fund raising event to raise money Children in Need that included various fun activities.

Fairford Primary pupils hold their own Great British Bake Off

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jemima Merrington and Sophie Aira, both aged 10, with cakes from the competition

10:33am Wednesday 20th November 2013

FAIRFORD Primary School pupils held their own version of popular TV show The Great British Bake Off for BBC Children in Need.

Swell school children thrilled to meet Pudsey

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swell children were delighted to meet Pudsey

10:24am Wednesday 20th November 2013

CHILDREN from Swell Primary School were thrilled to meet Pudsey Bear on Thursday, November 14 as they waited for Team Rickshaw, raising money for BBC Children in Need to pass through the area.

Cirencester Deer Park students prepare to wow audiences with Hairspray

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Deer Park students prepare to wow audiences with Hairspray

12:40pm Monday 4th November 2013

TALENTED pupils at Cirencester Deer Park School are preparing to take audiences back in time to Baltimore 1962 when their toe-tapping extravaganza Hairspray opens next week.

Malmesbury School pupils are inspired by Parlaympian Dave Hill's visit

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Malmesbury School pupils are inspired by Parlaympian Dave Hill's visit

12:34pm Monday 4th November 2013

STUDENTS at Malmesbury School received an uplifting visit from Paralympian, Dave Hill who spent the day at the school working with different year groups.

Cotswold School sixth formers have a passion for fashion

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Emily-Jane Bayliss, Sophie Taylor and Sophie Collett creators of 'Best Collection' are congratulated by designer Charlotte Edgworth and George Davies

12:09pm Monday 4th November 2013

FASHION-forward sixth form students at The Cotswold School showcased their talent for design at the school’s annual charity Fashion Show, raising £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Artistic Sir William Romney's students excel in Tetbury art competition

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Marie Kemsley and Otto Walker-Gobey from Sir William Romney's

5:00pm Friday 25th October 2013

ARTISTIC students from schools in Tetbury, Malmesbury and surrounding villages proved themselves to be top of the class at painting when they entered the Friends of Tetbury Hospital Young Art Competition.

Cirencester College opens new Nigel Robbins building

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Nigel Robbins

2:09pm Friday 25th October 2013

CIRENCESTER College enjoyed a double celebration last weekend, holding a busy Open Day welcoming prospective 2014 students and officially opening the new Nigel Robbins building.

Rodmarton School celebrates letter from Minister

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Rodmarton School celebrates letter from Minister

6:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013

RODMARTON School has received ministerial praise for its outstanding performance in last year’s Key Stage 1 tests.

Cirencester Kingshill students raise impressive sum for Cancer Research

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Cirencester Kingshill students raise impressive sum for Cancer Research

5:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

EVERY year Kingshill School pupils choose to fundraise for a charity of their choice and in 2012/13 they voted to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

Story-telling at St Mary's in Tetbury receives chair from Westonbirt

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Story-telling at St Mary's in Tetbury receives chair from Westonbirt

4:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

STORYTELLING at St Mary’s School has been given a tree-mendous boost thanks to its new chair sculpture.

Stratton pupil Jonny Floyd is Gloucester Rugby mascot

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jonny Floyd

3:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

A LOCAL10-year-old rugby fan from Stratton School in Cirencester had an experience to treasure when he was chosen as team mascot for Gloucester Rugby.

Enterprising former Cirencester Deer Park student Lauren Smith enjoys USA adventure

2:00pm Monday 21st October 2013

HIGH achieving former Deer Park student Lauren Smith put her summer holidays to good use after completing her GCSE’s at the Cirencester school.

Cirencester Primary School scoops international award

1:38pm Monday 21st October 2013

CIRENCESTER Primary School has had its commitment to global learning recognized with a prestigious British Council award.

Fairford's Coln House School pupil Jack Edgell on Everest trek of a lifetime

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Jack Edgell and Richard Lewis before leaving for Everest

1:14pm Monday 21st October 2013

AFTER months of gruelling preparations Coln House School teenager Jack Edgell is finally taking part in the ultimate altitude experience on Everest base camp as part of the Highest Classroom on Earth challenge.

Swell pupils try their hand at cheese-making

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Swell pupils try thei hand at cheese-making

1:01pm Monday 21st October 2013

SWELL Primary school children had the chance to visit a local dairy farmer and cheese-maker as part of last month’s Soil Association’s Organic September.

A bountiful harvest at Meysey Hampton school

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Pupils (left to right) Izzy Smith, Archie Weeding, Arabella Jones, Noah Haslam and Rhiannon Paddock loaded up their mini shopping trolleys with the goodie

12:58pm Monday 21st October 2013

HARVEST was celebrated at Meysey Hampton School in traditional style with students bringing in tins and dried food.

New school for young people on autism spectrum to open next September

9:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013

A NEW school for Gloucestershire’s young people on the autism spectrum is set to open its doors in September 2014.

Royal Agricultural University throws lifeline to local unemployed

6:00am Wednesday 18th September 2013

YOUNG local people struggling to find work could be thrown a lifeline thanks to £50,000 grant received by the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

Siddington School's gardening club wins produce awards at village show

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Children from Siddington Primary School gardening club at the village Grow and Show with their award-wining veg boxes and club organiser John Thomas

3:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

THE gardening skills of students from Siddington School were put to the test over the summer holidays at the village summer show.

Lechlade pre-school manager rings the bell on her fulfilling time at school

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Ann Richardson

2:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

THE manager of a Lechlade pre-school has rung the bell on her job after more than 20 years’ commitment.

Volunteers from Zurich revamp derelict area at Coln House School

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Volunteer staff members from the Zurich Inforce Proposition Team

1:00pm Tuesday 17th September 2013

VOLUNTEERS from Zurich Insurance gave up part of their summer as part of their team building activities to revamp a derelict area at Coln House School in Fairford.

Royal Agricultural Univerity is safest in the South West

11:19am Tuesday 17th September 2013

AS STUDENTS prepare to start campus life, parents may take solace from recent police data published in the Complete University Guide that names the Royal Agricultural University as one of the safest places to study.

Longborough Primary pupils create artwork inspired by nature

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Longborough Primary pupils create artwork inspired by nature

3:00pm Friday 19th July 2013

CLASS 1 from Longborough Primary School created artwork from natural materials during a visit to Cotswold Water Park Trust's ‘Next to Nature’ at Friday Island near Poole Keynes.

Ban packed lunches suggests new food report

2:00pm Friday 19th July 2013

BANNING packed lunches is just one of a range of measures that schools could use to encourage more children to eat school dinners, according to a new School Food Plan.

North Cerney school celebrates "Good" Ofsted

12:00pm Friday 19th July 2013

PUPILS and staff at North Cerney Primary school are celebrating after a recent Ofsted inspection judged the school to be ‘Good’, with ‘outstanding’ pupil behaviour and safety.

Sculpture show inspires Southrop students

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Southrop.jpg Pupils Ella Shaftoe and Alex Clowes show their art work to Fresh Air co-curator Miranda Leonard

9:00am Friday 19th July 2013

PUPILS from Southrop Primary school were so inspired by this year’s sculpture show at Quenington that they set about transforming their own playground and wildlife area.

One last school play for Farmor's head of drama

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: One last school play for Farmor's head of drama

7:00am Friday 19th July 2013

TALENTED Farmor’s students took to the stage for their production of Return of the Forbidden Planet.

That's the way to do it... the seaside arrives at St Andrew's school

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: That’s the way to do it…pupils enjoy a Punch and Judy show at St Andrew’s school in Chedworth

5:00pm Thursday 18th July 2013

LIFE was a beach for students from St Andrew’s school in Chedworth at the end of the summer term.

Wildlife fans at Ampney Crucis school win Gloucestershire's nature quiz

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Mrs Jane Hardy (left) with Lucy, Olivia, Florrie, Caitlin and Mia and (right) the Sheriff of Gloucestershire

4:00pm Thursday 18th July 2013

A TEAM of nature-lovers from Ampney Crucis Primary School has finally had their knowledge rewarded as winners of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Nature Quiz of the Year.

Kingshill school secures Gold Artsmark status

3:26pm Thursday 18th July 2013

CIRENCESTER Kingshill School has once again hit gold for the arts’ provision at the school.

Deer Park teen's National Trust film success

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Henry Blackaller

3:04pm Thursday 18th July 2013

ASPIRING teenage filmmaker has made his mark this month with a video which could be seen by more than 70,000 thousand staff and volunteers at the UK’s largest conservation charity.

Olympic legacy lives on in Gloucestershire School Games

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The under-15 boys line up in the 200 metres race at the Prince of Wales Stadium in Cheltenham

8:59am Thursday 18th July 2013

THE sporting legacy of London 2012 lives on in schools thanks to this year’s Gloucestershire School Games. Now in its second year, record numbers of pupils from the county’s schools took part in the 2013 School Games.

Sapperton cyclists make triumphant return to village school

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The cyclists, plus their support crew make their triumphant return to Sapperton

2:00pm Thursday 11th July 2013

THE Sapperton community came together at Sapperton Primary School to give a great welcome to a group of 11 intrepid cyclists returning from an epic 36-hour fundraising cycle ride from Paris.

Cirencester College Enterprise students look to the future

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Several members of the Swapplications team: Mohammed Karim, Danny Gannicott, Jeevan Thandi, Glenn Christmas and Sam Mathews

12:37pm Thursday 11th July 2013

AMBITIOUS Young Enterprise students from Cirencester Sixth Form College have already got a firm hold on real world business thanks to their success at last week’s Young Enterprise national final.

New headteacher ready for September start at Farmor's School

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Matthew Evans

12:16pm Thursday 11th July 2013

FARMOR'S SCHOOL will be welcoming its new headteacher, Matthew Evans, when the school returns in September.

Deer Park students are out of this world over Dr Who music

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Deer Park students Gabe Stone (middle) and Matt Owen (right) perfect their composition with Dr Who orchestration coordinator Samuel Thompson (left)

11:05am Tuesday 9th July 2013

TWO talented teenage musicians from Cirencester Deer Park school have won a Doctor Who soundtrack competition and will see their composition performed by a full orchestra at the Dr Who Proms at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall this weekend. Gabe Stone, 15 and Matt Owen, 15, created a musical soundtrack to a recent clip from the hit TV show and were delighted to be declared winners of the senior section of the competition.

A Rose Hill by any other name...

8:38am Monday 8th July 2013

FROM September, Rose Hill Westonbirt near Tetbury will be known as Westonbirt Prep School.

Schools in line for enchanted sculptures

2:00pm Thursday 4th July 2013

LOCAL schools could be in line for a piece of enchanted forest as organisers of this year’s Westonbirt Treefest in August are looking to find permanent homes for the wood sculptures.

St Andrew's School use 'brilliant' watery resource

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Will Masefield, Cotswold Community Wildlife Officer for the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust helps pupils Adam and Emilia from St Andrew's school in Chedworth, identify any wildlife in their nets during a school visit to Greystones Farm in Bourton-on-the-Wa

1:00pm Thursday 4th July 2013

SCHOOL children from St Andrew’s Primary School in Chedworth have been learning all about rivers with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

The ultimate scrap challenge

11:48am Thursday 4th July 2013

TWO teams from Cirencester College and Deer Park School are preparing for the ultimate scrap challenge.

Kingshill school shows off its home-grown talent

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Kingshill school pupil Jack Tunley as John McDougall in the forthcoming musical Is This It? pictured with the shows' writers Russell Blackaller, head of expressive arts and Guy Guerrini, head of music

11:30am Thursday 27th June 2013

THE creative talents of staff and students at Cirencester Kingshill School will be pushed to the limits next month with its ambitious school play.

Young first aiders at St Joseph's school reach national final

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: St Joseph's school first aiders Tegan O'Connor, 11, Emily Jones, 10, Madeleine O'Dwyer, 10, Madigan Brady, 11, and Rifka Owen, 11, who are through to the national finals of the St John's Ambulance Young First Aid competition

6:00am Thursday 20th June 2013

JUNIOR first aiders from St Joseph’s Primary School in Malmesbury proved they have their finger on the pulse when it comes to emergency care.

Ashton Keynes pupils get a taste of farm life

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Oliver, Archie and Jack from Ashton Keynes School make pasta during the visit to The Co-operative Farms’ From Farm to Fork project at Down Ampney

3:40pm Thursday 13th June 2013

BUDDING Jamie Oliver’s from Ashton Keynes School got a real taste of the good life when they left the classroom behind to visit The Co-operative Farms’ Down Ampney estate. As part of the Co-operative’s successful Farm to Fork project, pupils had a chance to learn about the farm and its crops.

Kempsford pupil pops up with a winning idea

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Kempsford school pupil Hanna Doherty, 10, serves up a scoop of popcorn to Philippa Griffin, Chair of the Friends of the school and head teacher Pam Smart from the popcorn maker she won in a national competition

1:38pm Thursday 13th June 2013

SCHOOL discos at Kempsford Primary School will be even more popular from now on thanks to one pupil’s competition success.

Bibury School holds art exhibition

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: The William’s family enjoying the Art Exhibition put on at Bibury Primary School

1:00pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

YOUNG artists from Bibury Primary School had the chance to make their mark when they put on their own exhibition as part of their art around the world week.

Bingham Kindergarten celebrates 45 years

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Bingham Kindergarten celebrates 45 years

12:00pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

A CIRENCESTER nursery school will be celebrating 45 years in the childcare business with a party and concert this year.

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