Today (Tuesday 18 April), parents across the county are finding out which primary school their child will be going to in September 2017.
All Dorset working parents of children aged under 12 (or 17 if they have a disability) are being invited to apply for tax-free childcare before other areas of the country.
Dorset County Council will work with its partners to continue to improve support for children and young people in Dorset who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Pupils and teachers in Bere Regis have celebrated the official opening of their new primary school.
Children across the country have found out which secondary school they will be going to in September 2017.
Parents of children starting primary school this year have just one week left to apply for their child’s reception place. More than a thousand Dorset children due to start school in September have not yet had an application submitted for them.
A school was recently presented with a special prize and cookery equipment when one of their pupils won a competition with a difference. The Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) asked children aged 7-11 years from seven Dorset schools to trial a new, free competition with fantastic prizes. The idea was simple. Each child was challenged to… Read more Dorset Waste Partnership looks to schools to cook up Christmas treats
Latest locations include Arne, Askerswell, Minterne Magna, Moreton, North Wootton and Tarrant Launceston. Dozens more communities in Dorset are to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband thanks to strong demand for the high-speed fibre technology by local households and businesses. More than 26 per cent of customers in the Superfast Dorset area have already… Read more Dozens more communities to benefit from Superfast Dorset fibre broadband roll-out
So far almost 7,000 children have joined this year’s Big Friendly Read and there is still plenty of time to take part.
Dorset County Council’s library service is launching a scheme to support young people who suffer from mental health issues by using expert-endorsed books that are free to borrow.
More than 80 Dorset schools already reached by fibre broadband partnership
Dorset County Council’s Cabinet has voted to maintain one home mobile library service van and withdraw three mobile library service vans.
The long summer holiday is here and many parents and grandparents are looking for ways to entertain the children this summer, especially on rainy days.
Dorset County Council’s People and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee has made a recommendation to the Cabinet to maintain one home mobile library service van and withdraw three mobile library service vans.
Pupils from Damers First School became bricklayers on 12 April when they were asked to lay the first bricks of the new school at Poundbury. Youngest pupil at the school, Oscar (aged four) and oldest pupil Harvey (aged nine), had the honour of laying the first bricks. Their skills as builders were closely scrutinised by their… Read more Foundations for new school laid by pupils
If you are aged 14 to 19 or have children of that age, take a look at Dorset County Council’s new guide simplifying the choices for young people up to and beyond GCSEs. The guide, entitled ‘Where next? Choices for 16-19 year olds’, dispels myths such as that the school leaving age has gone up. In… Read more Brand new learning guide for 14-19 year olds
Dorset County Council’s Cabinet has decided to close the school library service.
Members of the public are invited to view plans and comment on proposals to build an extension at St. Osmund’s Middle School, Dorchester at an information event.
The future of the school library service will be considered by Dorset County Council’s cabinet next week.
A consultation about the future of the mobile library service starts today (Monday 4 April).