Investing in our schools

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More than 80% of Surrey’s schools rated outstanding or good

More than 80% of Surrey’s state schools are outstanding or good, according to the latest figures. Statistics show that 313 of Surrey County Council’s primary and secondary schools were given the two best grades. Ofsted judged 100 schools outstanding and another 213 were rated good. The county council is responsible for 384 schools. Linda Kemeny, … Continue reading

Most Surrey children get secondary school place of choice

Surrey continues to provide most children with a secondary school place of their choice. The news comes as children find out this week which school they have got a place at in September. 83% get their first preference 94% get one of their top three preferences Linda Kemeny said: “I am delighted that so many … Continue reading

Surrey to receive £72 million for school places

Following the news that Surrey County Council will receive £72 million over three years from the government towards paying for 16,000 extra school places, Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Linda Kemeny said: “We’re pleased that the government has listened to us. The fact that we’ve been given one of the biggest shares of funding … Continue reading

Surrey set to sign off investment in another 720 school places

Plans to create 720 new school places as part of the biggest investment programme in Surrey’s history are set to be signed off by the county council. The council’s Cabinet will consider proposals to boost capacity at six schools in the Guildford, Woking, Reigate and Haslemere areas on Tuesday, 17 December. Surrey needs to find 16,000 … Continue reading

Nine out of 10 Surrey pupils attend outstanding or good secondary school

Nine out of 10 Surrey pupils attend a state secondary school rated outstanding or good, according to latest figures. Surrey County Council’s analysis of Ofsted inspections shows 90.2% of Surrey pupils go to a secondary school in the top two categories. Official GCSE figures also confirm that just over two-thirds of pupils achieved five or … Continue reading

Plans unveiled for 3,000 new Surrey school places

Plans have been unveiled by Surrey County Council to create more than 3,000 new school places in the next year. The council’s aim of expanding around 20 schools by next September is part of the biggest investment programme in Surrey’s history. It will see 16,000 extra places provided by 2018 to meet an increase in … Continue reading

Another 2,800 places created as pupils go back to school

Following the news about the increasing demand for school places nationwide, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Linda Kemeny said: “Surrey school children are returning from their summer break this week to schools with extra classroom space for 2,800 pupils. “These places have been provided as part of the biggest expansion programme … Continue reading

Surrey pupils celebrate A level success

Following the release of A level results yesterday (15 August), Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Learning Linda Kemeny said: “Surrey has some of the best state schools in the country and yet again students have pulled out all the stops to secure top marks. Many congratulations to all those students who got … Continue reading

Cabinet signs off £32m investment in school places

Two new schools will be built and three more expanded after Surrey County Council signed off investment of up to £32 million to create 885 new places for pupils. A new primary school in Esher and a special school in Camberley will be constructed while Burpham and Goldsworth primaries and the infant school in West … Continue reading

Plan for two new schools and expansion of three others

Two new schools will be built and three others expanded under plans unveiled by Surrey County Council to create 885 new places for pupils. The proposed investment, which is part of a programme to meet an increase in demand from surging birth rates, is revealed in a new report to the Cabinet. During this week’s council tax … Continue reading

Surrey leader meets Education Secretary

Picture caption: On the day that Surrey County Council leader David Hodge met Education Secretary Michael Gove, Surrey was confirmed as being in the top-performing authorities at GCSE. Official figures showed that Surrey is in the top 20 education authorities in the country, with more than eight out of 10 pupils getting five or more … Continue reading

Surrey School Games launch creative arts competition

P&G Surrey School Games hopes to follow last year’s Olympic success with a sport inspired art, creative writing and photography competition. The contest is open to seven to 16 year olds who are asked to create work inspired by the spirit of the Games values, which are respect, self belief, determination, honesty, passion, teamwork. Last … Continue reading

Council close to target of filling 100 apprenticeships

A drive to fill 100 apprenticeship places in a year at Surrey County Council is close to reaching its target with nearly five months to go. So far 77 apprenticeships have been arranged at the authority following the initiative’s launch in April. They have been offered in areas such as youth work, administration, social care, … Continue reading

Government watchdog says Surrey’s children’s services are performing well

Context: Ofsted has this week said Surrey’s children’s services are “performing well” in an assessment of the department. In its annual report on the council’s performance, the watchdog said: Almost all the children’s services the council provides are “good or outstanding” Most primary schools are “good or outstanding” Most secondary schools are “good or outstanding” … Continue reading


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