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  • More children in Wiltshire to receive first choice secondary school

    By nhavergal at 13:18 on 27/02/13
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    This week the majority of children will find out that they have received a place at their first choice of secondary school.  Approximately 4,400 children have applied for a place in secondary school for the new school year in September with 96% securing a place in their first choice of school in caparison to 93.5% last year. Offer letters will be sent out from Friday, 1, March 2013 to all who applied before the deadline of...
  • Wiltshire College granted £3.6m for new facilities

    By nhavergal at 13:21 on 03/12/12
    A 3D perspective of what the new building will look like.
    Wiltshire College has announced it has been accepted for a second grant of £3.6m to improve the buildings and learning facilities.  The grant for the Trowbridge campus will be used to build a Construction Skills Centre for students to develop their learning in Carpentry, Plumbing, Brickwork and Electricals using 'state of the art' facilities.  The centre will become home to three Plumbing and Brick workshops, two...
  • Melksham: Wiltshire Council Advises to apply for School Places Early

    By nhavergal at 10:29 on 05/09/12
    Back to school. Photo: Nick J Adams
    As the new school year begins and children are kitted off for their first day, Wiltshire Council is advising parents to apply for their chosen schools now to avoid disappointment.  The council is also promoting their online system where applications can be made and information can be sent safely and securely.  An online form is now available to use online and paper applications can be requested after September, 17, 2013. ...
  • Melksham pupils enjoy lunch "à la française"

    By wp_alistair at 23:54 on 29/07/12
    Croissants on the menu at this Melksham School
    More than 200 primary school pupils at Melksham Oak School enjoyed a French-themed day, taking part in art and music activities, enjoying some Olympics games before tucking into a French-style lunch - which they could only buy with pretend Euros! Year 6 pupils from all the schools in the Melksham Cluster, who all learn French but have little opportunity to actually try it out in a practical way, came to Melksham Oak and made a Bayeaux...
  • Melksham 16-year-olds achieve best ever results

    By Angusmeercat at 12:41 on 30/01/12
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    Recent figures published show school pupils in Wiltshire achieved success in 2011. National figures released by the Government's Department for Education for 2011 GCSE show that 60.5% of students at the end of their secondary education achieved at least five good GCSEs, including English and maths. This is a 4.7 percent improvement on the 2010 figures and is the best-ever results for pupils in Wiltshire. The results for Melksham Oak...

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