Category: Education

We’re NOT closing!

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A head teacher in Botley has denied suggestions that her school is in danger of closing. Sian Tomlin, the head of Botley School was forced to write to worried parents after they had received a letter from Botley Cllr Rupert Kyrle claiming the school was in danger of closure if more houses were not built…

Local students land airport role

Three Eastleigh College Travel and Tourism students were thrilled after landing themselves permanent jobs with leading global provider of aviation ground services, Servis Air. The students will be based at Southampton Airport undertaking the role of Passenger Service Agents, which includes dealing with the passenger check-in process. After successfully completing the rigorous interview process, the…

Heavy metal thieves rock college

Thieves with a liking for heavy metal have stolen around £5000 worth of lead from the roof at Eastleigh College in Cranberry Road in the town. It’s believed to have happened overnight on Wednesday August, 17 but could have happened any time during the last three weeks of the school holidays. A large amount of…

Local girls dance success

Two young Eastleigh dancers are celebrating success at the annual Southampton Stage Dance Festival. Emelia Adams (8) and Lidia Slominski (9) won the gold medal for their age group dancing a character duet entitled ‘Peter Pan and his Shadow” which adjudicator Judith Vardy described as “well sychronised” and “charming”. The girls said they were thrilled…

Eastleigh College House ‘Outstanding’

Staff and students of Eastleigh College celebrate the outcome of their latest Ofsted Assessment Three years after being assessed as ‘Outstanding’, the highest achievable grade, Eastleigh College’s College House is once again celebrating an ‘Outstanding’ result following its latest Ofsted inspection. The short-notice full inspection found the quality of the College’s provision has improved further,…

Eastleigh students clelebrate success

  Eastleigh College celebrated another successful year for students and staff with their 2011 Annual Awards ceremony last week. College staff, governors and business partners gathered together at the College’s main campus to celebrate the exceptional achievements of the staff and students.   Among the many awards presented, several students were awarded the prestigious Governors’…

Ex Travel student has a flying start!

Layla Ploughman of Flybe

Ex-Eastleigh College student, Layla Ploughman, has ensured her successful completion of the Travel and Tourism courses at the College has worked to her advantage, by landing herself a job with top airline, Flybe. After successfully passing the Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas in Travel and Tourism at the College in 2009, Layla went on…

Pupils take part in Scrapheap Challenge

Eastleigh College apprentices and over 50 year 9 pupils from Quilley School took part in an exciting Scrapheap Challenge event held at Eastleigh College last week. Pupils were set the challenge of designing, planning and constructing a fully functioning product that will facilitate the transportation of an egg across a minimum distance of five meters.…

GCSE results highlight class divide

Your childs future prospects could be determined by your postcode the latest government figures revel. The2010 school league tables have just been published showing the best performing secondary schools in the Eastleigh area are situated in the most affluent areas. The following chart shows Eastleigh ranked by the % of pupils achieving 5 A* -C…

We Want Our Vote Back!!

      There was anger on the streets of Eastleigh yesterday as a small, but very vocal group of students from Winchester University and Solent University Southampton marched on Chris Huhne’s office in an attempt to talk to him – part of a nationwide campaign of demonstrations by students against the coalition government’s intention…

2009 Eastleigh School League Results

The School league tables for Hampshire’s 84 secondary schools have just been released. The seven secondary schools in the Eastleigh area had 3 schools placed in the top 25 with Thornden school ranked 10th. Alderman Quilley however was 10th from bottom . Thornden’s continuing success has led to it becoming oversubscribed and this in turn…