Category: Schools

Good results at Barton Peveril…

Five years of consistently high A-level results are being celebrated by students and staff at Barton Peveril  today, where the percentage of students achieving top grades continues to rise. The Class of 2013 matched last year’s 98.3% A* to E pass rate and 78% achieved A*to C grades with 15% of students achieving an A-star…

Helpline ready for A-level results day

Careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline will be on-hand from 8am on Thursday 15 August (A level results day) to provide valuable careers information and advice to students and their parents across the UK who receive higher or lower A level results than expected, and who don’t know what to do next. Delivered by…

Percy’s Heroism Draws New Interest

Almost a century after the event, one of Eastleigh’s heroes is capturing the imagination again. Eastleigh News has received an appeal for information, sadly not from within Eastleigh but from Somerset, about Percy Norwood. The appeal reads; I wonder whether any of your readers can help with information about Percy Norwood, a native of Eastleigh…

Big Night For Student Witches

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College took student amateur dramatics to a completely new level this evening, raising the standard with one of the most spellbinding performances that the Nuffield Theatre has ever hosted. The opening night of Barton Peveril’s production of The Witches of Eastwick, which was also one of the first amateur productions of this…

Barton Brainboxes meet Braniac Boffin…

In a very quiet shed, somewhere within the Barton Peveril College campus, well away from the Art Show, well away from the ongoing preparations, anticipation and excitement (n.b. a gross understatement, so we’re led to believe..!)  for The Witches of Eastwick, some engineering students are also celebrating success. Four Engineering Education Scheme students from Barton Peveril…

Art Show at Barton Peveril

Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril College was very busy this evening, with a private, invitation-only viewing of the college’s Art Show. The show features art work created by the foundation course students and is further supported by a selection of work from Barton Peveril’s talented sixth formers. The college’s Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one…

Eastleigh Junior PCSO’s turn Shakespeare to Sherlock

  Shakespeare Junior School students have been given a unique insight into the work of Police Community Support Officer’s (PCSO’s), after completing 5 weeks of basic training led by Eastleigh’s PCSO Sam Izzard from the Central Safer Neighbourhoods Team.   The scheme is the first to run in central Eastleigh and so was quickly over…

Students tackle The Witches of Eastwick

Barton Peveril College in Eastleigh is currently a hive of activity, with rehearsals well underway for what is going to be one of the first UK amateur productions of the musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick. Drama Students from Barton Peveril will be playing all of the roles in a production of  The Witches of…

Charlotte’s Amphitheatre Exhibited

A Barton Peveril student’s painting of a Roman amphitheatre in the South of France is reaching a worldwide audience via a virtual exhibition on the Royal Academy website. 17 year-old Charlotte Carr’s art work is currently being exhibited via the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Online, which features the work of talented A level Students across the UK and runs…

Joel Builds Website for Velvet

A college student from Eastleigh has developed a new website for the local bus company, Velvet Bus. Having studied the original Velvet Bus website, 17-year-old Joel Kidd from Barton Peveril College thought it could be improved and sent some design proposals to Velvet Bus, a speculative email which arrived at exactly the right time. Managing…

Student appeals for missing flute

A talented Barton Peveril ‘A’ level music student has lost her prized flute while travelling to college and fears it may have been stolen.   The student boarded a Blue Star college bus from Warsash Rd (Campion Close area) on Friday at 07.45 to travel to College. She had her Trevor James Virtuoso flute in…

Baton Twirling Corps Seeks New Twirlers

A Baton Twirling Group that was founded in Eastleigh and which regularly appear in local carnivals is looking for new members. The Spencerettes were formed in 1969, by Bob and Dorothy Spencer. Their  Grandaughter, Emily Babb,  a student at Barton Peveril college in Eastleigh, joined the group at age 4 and is now Corps Coach…

£20,000 worth of IT equipment stolen from college

Over £20,000 worth of computer equipment has been stolen from Barton Peveril College. Staff walking into the first-floor IT suite on Monday morning  were shocked to discover that no less than 21 Apple iMac (2012) all-in-one desktop computers, worth £1,100 each, were missing. The expensive high-end computers are standard in many media and IT industries and…

Chandler’s Ford’s young achievers celebrated

Outstanding young people from around Chandler’s Ford were honoured on Saturday during a special ceremony held at Toynbee School. The Chandlers Ford Kings Court Masonic Lodge organised the event for local children who had achieved a personal goal or who put an extra effort at school or in the community but whose achievements may have…

Police launch new community forum

Eastleigh Police launched a new community initiative last week designed to give residents a regular forum to discuss their crime and public order concerns with local beat officers, councillors and council officers. The informal sessions provide a talking shop under the banner of ‘Partners and Community Together’ (PACT) which can cover a wide range of…