Category: Schools

Local mum’s fingerprint fury

A local mum was shocked to discover that her children had been fingerprinted by their school for a new cashless catering system – even though they do not use the canteen. The Mum of two, who does wish to be named, said she had been ‘outraged’ to discover that Wildern School in Hedge End had collected…

Boy charged following Crestwood vandalism

A 17-year-old boy from Eastleigh has been charged with criminal damage The charge follows around £2,500 worth of damage to windows and doors at Crestwood College, Eastleigh on July, 16. He will is due to appear before Southampton Youth Court on Thursday, August 4. A 15-year-old boy, also from Eastleigh, was given a caution.

New pre-school for Velmore

A new pre-school for the Velmore estate in Chandlers Ford is being launched tomorrow. The ‘Little Stars’ pre- school will be holding a fund raising summer fete and barbecue from 3 pm on Saturday July 2 at the Belmont Hall on the corner of Falkland Road and Belmont road. Little Stars manager Chrystal Perry, who…

Toynbee praised by TV Ben

    Students from the Toynbee School in Chandlers Ford joined schools from across the country last week to attend the finale of the npower Climate Cops competition hosted by Ben Fogle.. Last year, following a nationwide search, the students were selected to become finalists in npower's Climate Cops SOS competition, an initiative designed to…

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…