Category: Schools

Fryern Junior school to be rebuilt

Existing 1960s building will be replaced by a modern sustainable facility.Chandler’s Ford residents have been finding out about the proposed plans for the redevelopment of Fryern Junior School at an exhibition and drop-in event yesterday. The existing school building – which include a 2 storey block – date back to the 1960s and while structurally…

MP Mims and Google visit Shamblehurst Primary

Eastleigh’s MP Mims Davies and Google paid a visit to Shamblehurst Primary School to hlp youngsters about onlne safety as part of Google’s Be internet Legends programme. Be Internet Legends is an educational programme aimed at 7 – 11-year-olds to help them be safe, confident explorers of the online world – through online platforms, teaching…

Barton Peveril’s Bevan boxes clever

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Taylor Bevan has won the Great Britain Three Nations Boxing Championship at the Welsh Institute of Sport, Cardiff. The former Wyvern College pupil represents Wales and trains at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff. This victory comes after a very successful year for Barton Peveril student, who has…

Norovirus closes Thornden School

School closure in Chandler’s Ford after Norovirus outbreak.   Thornden School in Chandler’s Ford has announced they have closed the school due to an outbreak of the vomiting bug. We understand that up to 100 students and staff have been affected and students were sent home early yesterday. To avoid the continued spread of sickness…

New primary school for Boorley Park

Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds has agreed for the Government to partner with Wildern Academy Trust in funding the new primary school.  Local MP, Mims Davies has welcomed this confirmation. She said “Making sure that we have enough school places for children living in our area is a key concern for many of…

Wildern School pool to be refurbished

Forty-year-old community swimming pool to undergo extensive makeover Planning permission has been granted for an extensive refurbishment of the main swimming pool at Wildern School in Hedge End. As part of the project, the popular community swimming facility will benefit from a complete overhaul of its roof and the addition of new spectator seating. Work…

Everest adventurer meets Romsey pupils

Youngsters in Romsey got the chance to meet a real-life adventurer when James Ketchell visited The Romsey School to inspire pupils with tales of his Everest exploits. James, from Hampshire, is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador. He’s the only person in the world to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited…

Local school dubbed ‘rat hotel’

Hiltingbury Junior School has been branded a “rat hotel” and birth control pills for rats were mooted as a possible solution for what councillors in Chandler’s Ford have described as a “rat invasion.” At Wednesday’ nights meeting of the Chandler’s Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Comittiee Councillors heard how rats have been seen in ‘broad…

Community sports club wins ‘Clubmark’ award

Eastleigh Multi Sports Club were awarded ‘Clubmark’ status on Friday 9 March, which was presented by Mims Davies MP. Clubmark is the universally recognised club accreditation scheme which requires clubs to demonstrate high levels of welfare, equity, coaching and management within a community sports club. Mims Davies MP presented the club with their certificate during the clubs Friday night football…

Barton Boxer Taylor Bevan is National Champ

  Barton Peveril sports student Taylor Bevan has won the 2018 English Amateur Boxing Championship (64 kilo). He defeated three top class opponents including a GB silver medallist and a former national champion at the event in Doncaster. The 17 year old started boxing five years ago and was inspired to start in the sport…

Barton Peveril closed tomorrow due to snow

Barton Peveril College have emailed students and parents to say they will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 1 March. The college says this due to a Met Office  amber weather warning for the region predicting snow and ice which they rate  as ‘likely’ and as ‘high impact’. The Eastleigh college says the majority of students get…

Stoke Park pupils enjoy ‘Magical Woodland’

Children at Stoke Park Infant School in Eastleigh are enjoying the first phase of a new ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’, thanks to a donation from house builder Linden Homes. The donation of £500 was gifted to Stoke Park Infant Association, which has been fundraising for the project. The creation of the ‘Magical Woodland Theatre’ will promote…

Toynbee campaigners report missing sign

Campaigners battling for the introduction of a safe crossing outside Toynbee School are asking Hampshire County Council to replace a ‘School Ahead’ sign that has disappeared from Bodycoats Rd giving drivers no warning that children may be crossing. Last month local mum Suzy Woolford begged HCC for help ‘before someone is killed’ on Bodycoats Road…