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National teachers’ strike

Members of the National Union of Teachers are today staging a national strike. This is a dispute between teachers and the government. Governing bodies and head teachers manage individual schools and decide whether to shut or partially close. Details of closures can be found on the county council’s website.

Push to re-open flood-hit schools

County council staff are working round the clock so schools in flood-hit areas open as usual after the half-term break. Education and property teams are putting in a big effort alongside schools to ensure pupils can return to classrooms on Monday. As flood water levels begin to drop, a clean-up operation is in full swing … 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

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

Tim Hall interviewed by BBC Surrey about school places

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning Tim Hall tells BBC Surrey presenter Nick Wallis that 95% of children got a place at one of the schools of their choice. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey. The station apologised on air for the problems with sound quality caused by technical issues.

Prepared for snow and ice

A mountain of salt, a fleet of gritters and an army of volunteers are ready to be called on by Surrey County Council over the coming days, as forecasters predict sleet and snow. Surrey County Council has stockpiled 17,000 tonnes of salt – 30% more than last year – to be used by its 40-plus … 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

Deadline approaches for secondary school applications

Time is running out for parents to apply for secondary school places for their children as latest figures reveal that nearly 5,000 forms have already been received online. The application deadline for secondary places for next September is 31 October. Parents who miss the application deadline reduce their chances of getting one of their preferred … Continue reading


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