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Surrey pupils congratulated on GCSE success

Following the release of GCSE results, Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, said: “I would like to congratulate Surrey pupils receiving their GCSE results – I’m delighted their commitment has been rewarded. Thanks are due to the teachers, parents and carers whose support lies behind these achievements. “For … Continue reading

Surrey students praised for A-level success

Following the release of A-level results, Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, said: “Many congratulations to pupils on their A-level achievements – I wish them every success in their future studies and careers and would like to thank teachers, parents and carers for the support and guidance they … Continue reading

Surrey’s primary school population has risen by more than 10,000 since 2010

Following news that Surrey’s primary school population has risen by more than 10,000 since 2010*, and by 2,200 in the last year alone*, Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, said: “These figures show the extent of demand for primary school places in Surrey over the last few years … Continue reading

ROUND UP: Surrey adult learning service rated ‘good’ by Ofsted; Former firefighter awarded MBE; More than 100 companies attend Build Surrey event

Surrey adult learning service rated ‘good’ by Ofsted  A Surrey County Council service providing education for adults, including those with disabilities and learning difficulties, is performing well, according to Ofsted. The authority’s adult learning service was judged to be ‘good’ following an inspection last month. Ofsted said “learners make good progress on all courses”, praised … Continue reading

Lord Laming praises Surrey’s work to keep children in care out of custody

Surrey’s approach to keeping children in care out of custody was today praised in an independent review chaired by Lord Laming. The cross-bench peer’s report for the Prison Reform Trust found action needs to be taken to prevent children in care being “sucked into the criminal justice system for trivial reasons”. He highlighted how the work done … Continue reading

VIDEO: Plans for 690 extra Surrey school places signed off

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet has signed off plans to build an additional 690 places at primary schools in Reigate and Shepperton and a secondary school in Woking. Watch Linda Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, talking about the expansions. For more information on the planned expansion at Reigate Parish … Continue reading

82% of Surrey pupils offered their first choice primary school

More than four in five Surrey reception class applicants have been offered their first preference school as demand for places reaches a new high. Figures from Surrey County Council on primary school ‘national offer day’ show that 82.4% of Surrey pupils were offered the school they put first on their list – down slightly on … Continue reading

‘Learn with me’ guides help parents give their children the best start

Surrey County Council’s early learning experts have produced a series of free online guides to help parents get their children off to a great start. The resources are packed with tips, advice and suggested activities for children aged from birth to five and span six key areas of early learning – talking, reading, writing, counting … Continue reading

New campaign aims to tackle child abuse

A new campaign aims to highlight the role everyone in the community can play in protecting children from abuse and neglect. Surrey County Council is supporting the national Together We Can Tackle Child Abuse campaign which urges members of the public to report any concerns so that support can be given to all children and … Continue reading

100 extra secondary school places for Guildford

Plans to expand a Guildford secondary school to create an extra 100 places have been signed off. Guildford County School will take pupils in six forms of entry from September next year under plans approved by Surrey County Council’s Cabinet. The extra places are needed to meet rising demand for secondary school places in Guildford … Continue reading

Plans approved for 360 extra school places in Ewell

Plans to create an extra 360 primary school places in Ewell have been signed off. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet approved plans to make Danetree Junior an all-through primary school catering for pupils aged four to 11, with an attached nursery. The expansion is part of a wider reorganisation of primary schools in Ewell aimed at … Continue reading

Five out of six Surrey pupils offered their first choice secondary school

Surrey has offered 85% of pupils their first preference secondary school after processing a record number of applications. On secondary school ‘national offer day’, the proportion of Surrey applicants given one of their top three preferred schools rose to 95%. Figures from Surrey County Council also show that the number of secondary school applications topped … Continue reading

Plans signed off for 330 extra primary school places

Plans to create 330 extra primary school places at two Surrey primary schools have been approved. Surrey County Council’s Cabinet gave the go-ahead for expansions at Sythwood Primary School in Woking and Cleves Junior School in Weybridge. At Sythwood, a new teaching block and other facilities will allow the school to provide an extra 210 … Continue reading

Surrey Cabinet Member meets Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Linda Kemeny highlighted rising demand for school places in Surrey when she met Nicky Morgan, the Secretary of State for Education, at the Howard of Effingham School. Mrs Kemeny, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Educational Achievement, was joined by Mrs Morgan and Sir Paul Beresford, MP for Mole Valley, for a … Continue reading

Record applications for school places

Surrey County Council has received a record number of applications for school places this year. More than 13,800 applications for primary school places in September were submitted by the January 15 closing date – 215 more than a year ago.* The increase adds up to enough pupils to fill a new one-form entry primary school. … Continue reading

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