Photo of a heating thermostat set to zero.

South Gloucestershire schools can’t afford to turn classroom heating on

Children are having to wear coats during lessons because schools in South Gloucestershire are so cash-strapped they cannot afford to turn the heating up. Headteachers say the financial situation has hit crisis point because the district is the worst-funded of all 151 education authorities in the country. Both council-maintained and academy schools are affected.

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South Gloucestershire and Stroud College's WISE campus in Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

SGS College calls for rethink after a huge increase in students resitting GCSE exams

As GCSE maths and English exams across the country get underway, SGS College in South Gloucestershire and Stroud is calling on the Government to rethink the literacy and numeracy qualifications required to ensure young people are equipped with the right skills for the workplace. SGS currently has 800 GCSE maths and English students resitting exams this June after not attaining

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GCSE high-achievers at Bradley Stoke Community School.

GCSE results at South Glos schools show “slight drop” in benchmark figure

Provisional figures for GCSE results in South Gloucestershire have now been collated, and the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics is 55 per cent. This is a slight drop compared to the 57 per cent achieved last year, however these results also reflect a national picture of great volatility following the changes to

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The Conservatives.

UTC bid progress welcomed by Conservatives

Labour councillors have been urged to get behind a local bid to build a new aerospace University Technical College (UTC) in South Gloucestershire, following a government announcement that it has passed the latest approval stage. The call from the Council’s Conservative education chief, Cllr Sheila Cook, follows criticism from Labour councillors at council meetings that the UTC will just add

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South Glos Post.

Councillors concerned about impact of new technical college on existing schools

South Gloucestershire’s Conservative administration has come under pressure to say what impact a new college might have on neighbouring schools. Labour councillors representing the Filton and Patchway areas are seeking assurances about future educational provision following the recent bid for a University Technology College (UTC) for 14 to 19 year olds to be located on land adjoining Abbeywood Community School.

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