schools

More Devon families get first preference secondary school

More families in Devon will receive their top preference secondary school this year.

Devon County Council announced today that 92.6 per cent of families who applied for a place next September have been offered their first preference - up more than one per cent from 91.5 per cent last year.

In all, 97.6 per cent of families will get one of their three preferences.

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Will Jordan, Co-Founder, IMP Software

Business growth puts IMP Software in pole position for further expansion in 2022

A “brilliantly resourceful team” has been highlighted as a major factor in Exeter-based IMP Software’s performance over the past 12 months, which has seen the business double in size despite the ongoing impact of Covid on schools.

IMP, specialists in the provision of budgeting, financial management and reporting software for multi-academy trusts (MATs), is now working with 135 MATs and...

Will Jordan

New national awards scheme for Multi-Academy Trust finance professionals launched by Exeter-based IMP Software

A new awards scheme to recognise the achievements of Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) finance leaders, teams and wider Trust champions has been launched by Exeter-based IMP Software, specialists in MAT budgeting and financial management.

The inaugural MAT-Finance Awards is a unique platform for MAT finance professionals to celebrate their hard work, share best practice and showcase their...

Gatsby Benchmark awarded to South Devon College

Great Gatsby! They've done it! South Devon High School get's top marks

Staff and students at South Devon High School are celebrating as its career guidance programme is awarded top marks.

The school reached the milestone of 100% across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which are a framework developed to support schools and colleges in providing their students with the best possible careers education and guidance.

South Devon High School is the first in...

Schools in Plymouth could win a playground makeover worth £5,000

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking and cladding, Composite Prime is calling on schools in Plymouth to take part in its new, cross-curricular recycling programme to encourage children aged 5 to 11 years to recycle plastic waste.

Working alongside We are Futures, who run The National Schools Partnership (NSP), Composite Prime’s Message in a Bottle Top campaign...

Christine raises £4,500 for local schools

Christine Milton, licensee of the Kings Arms , on Fore Street in Salcombe, is celebrating running the incredible distance between Lands’ End and John O’Groats this week, while also raising £4,500 for charity. Christine ran an average of 22km a day to complete the 1,744km (1083miles) challenge in just 79 days, 12 days quicker than she had planned.

Christine’s fundraising efforts will...

School funding top concern for leaders in Devon

At a roundtable last night, in which school leaders from across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay met to discuss the top concerns in education with local MPs, a poll of attendees revealed that the vast majority were most concerned about school funding – followed by mental health in schools.

The event, which took place via Zoom, was chaired by local Exmouth primary school head teacher Dr...

Parents encouraged to allow their children to be tested for COVID-19 at school

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, is encouraging parents to give their consent to allow their children to be tested for coronavirus at school.

“The first step in the government’s roadmap starts next week with all students returning to schools and colleges,” he said.

“Students are going to be asked to take a lateral flow test twice a week, and while it’s not...

Over 7,200 laptops and tablets for disadvantaged students across Devon

Pupils across Devon have benefitted from more than 7,200 laptops and tablets to date, as the government hits an important milestone in its roll-out of devices to support disadvantaged young people.

More than 1 million devices have now been delivered to schools and local authorities across England as part of a £400million investment that will support schools and young people for years...

Headteacher Lee Sargeant with students from All Saints Academy

All Saints Academy joins the Ted Wragg Trust

All Saints Church of England Academy, Plymouth has become the latest school to join the Ted Wragg Trust.

It is the third Plymouth school to join the Trust, which was formed with the aim of creating an outstanding educational experience and to improve life chances for all children. The addition of All Saints Academy will strengthen the opportunities and partnerships across the Trust and...

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