Disappointment for 1,500 parents who miss out on first choice school

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

10:39am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE wait is finally over for thousands of Hampshire parents who found out last week where their child will go to school in September.

1,500 parents miss out on first choice school - how to appeal

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

12:09pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AS REPORTED on The Gazette website, around 1,500 parents in Hampshire have missed out on securing their first choice school for their child this year.

BCoT Nursery retains 'outstanding' Ofsted grade - read the full report

Basingstoke Gazette: BCoT nursery retains 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

1:37pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

AS REPORTED in The Gazette, BCoT Nursery has retained its 'outstanding' Ofsted grade.

Tadley Community Primary School 'requires improvement' - read full Ofsted report

Basingstoke Gazette: Ofsted inspectors visited the school 12 months later and upgraded the rating to requires improvement.

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A PRIMARY school has suffered a sharp fall in performance and now ‘requires improvement’, according to education watchdogs.

Artist wins competition

Basingstoke Gazette: Sarah Martin with her pictures on the front of the college's new prospectus

6:30pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

AN art and design student at BCoT has won a competition to have her work published on the front cover of the college’s new full-time prospectus.

Dancers wear hats for charity at The Vyne Community School

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE Vyne Community School, in Basingstoke, recently hosted two dance classes in which all the dancers wore hats in aid of charity.

BCoT nursery retains 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

Basingstoke Gazette: BCoT nursery retains 'outstanding' Ofsted grade

3:04pm Saturday 19th April 2014

BCoT Nursery has an outstanding “family” feel, according to its latest Ofsted report.

Schoolchildren take part in news-writing project

Basingstoke Gazette: Pupils interview Odiham villagers for their project.

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

PUPILS heard stories from Odiham villagers as part of a news-writing project supported by The Gazette.

Medics' and vets' evening at QMC is a success

Basingstoke Gazette: Cash boost for Queen Mary's College

5:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

QUEEN Mary’s College opened its doors to Year 11 students who have a keen interest in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.

Opera singer visits QMC

Basingstoke Gazette: Tommaso Rossato sharing some technical singing techniques with students Coinnanch Hurford and Connor Kinghan

5:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Queen Mary’s College music department has welcomed professional opera singer Tommaso Rossato into lessons as part of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme.

QMC students take part in annual "Lots of Socks" campaign

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

QMC students have taken part in the annual Lots of Socks campaign, which encouraged students to come in wearing mismatched or fun socks in order to attract attention for the growing rights of those individuals who have Down syndrome.

QMC students raise cash for charity

Basingstoke Gazette: Rachel Potter and Janos Reeves cycle to raise money for Sport Relief.

5:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

AT Queen Mary's College, not only do the students gain knowledge and skills by planning, organising, marketing and reporting on events throughout college, but these inspiring young people are continuing to support worthwhile charities and continue to make the college a positive environment to study in.

Elite athlete visits Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette: Will Golder with pupils from Fort Hill Community School and Cranbourne Buisness and Enterprise College

8:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

AN OLYMPIC athlete inspired a group of students from two schools in Basingstoke when he talked to them about his career in bobsleighing.

Celebration evening marks the end of an era for a Basingstoke headteacher

Basingstoke Gazette: Simon Cushing with pupils and staff at his retirement party

3:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

A POPULAR headteacher will retire this week after nearly 13 years at the helm of the school he has led from the day it opened.

Tadley school 'requires improvement'

Basingstoke Gazette: Ofsted inspectors visited the school 12 months later and upgraded the rating to requires improvement.

11:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A PRIMARY school has suffered a sharp fall in performance and now ‘requires improvement’, according to education watchdogs.

Rugby boys return triumphant from county-wide contest

Basingstoke Gazette: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

1:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

PUPILS from a school in Long Sutton have returned victorious from a rugby competition.

Principal leaves school in a 'healthy state'

Basingstoke Gazette: Julie Rose with some Year 11 pupils

1:00pm Monday 31st March 2014

IT’S been a rollercoaster ride – but now the principal of Everest Community Academy is approaching the end of her journey at the Basingstoke school.

Hampshire County Council to lead truancy crackdown

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

8:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

TRUANCY is to be the focus of a multi-agency crackdown in the Basingstoke area.

Students volunteer to protect turtles

Basingstoke Gazette: Sea turtle

6:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THIS summer, a group of BCoT students will be taking part in a volunteering programme for ARCHELON – the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.

Holiday club told to improve by Ofsted

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

A HOLIDAY club which was set up last year for disabled children has been told it needs to improve following a watchdog inspection.

Student artists travel to Madrid

Basingstoke Gazette: Budding artists travel to Madrid

12:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

THIS summer, a group of BCoT students will be taking part in a volunteering programme for ARCHELON – the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece.

11 facts about today's NUT strike and why it's happening

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

10:18am Wednesday 26th March 2014

1. The strike is the latest in a series of industrial action organised by the NUT over an ongoing dispute with the Government.

Seven borough schools close during strike - let us know what you think in online poll

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

9:49am Wednesday 26th March 2014

SEVEN schools in Basingstoke and Deane are closed or partially closed today as a result of the teacher strikes.

Teachers and students invited to reunion at Richard Aldworth

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

9:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

TEACHERS and students are invited to a 50th reunion of the former Richard Aldworth School.

Full list of Basingstoke and Deane school closures during strike action

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

9:31am Tuesday 25th March 2014

WITH teachers set to walk out on strike this Wednesday as part of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) industrial action, schools in the borough are preparing to close or partially close as a result.

Hartley Wintney schoolchildren join Queen at Westminster Abbey

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

9:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

CHILDREN from a school in Hartley Wintney were in distinguished company as they attended a ceremony in London to celebrate the Commonwealth.

Schoolchildren dress up to celebrate World Book Day

Basingstoke Gazette: Pupils dress-up for World Book Day

6:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

CHILDREN dressed up as their favourite book character to mark a national event that celebrates reading.

Cranbourne is latest school to announce partial closure during strike action

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

5:19pm Monday 24th March 2014

ANOTHER Basingstoke secondary school has announced it will partially close on Wednesday because of the teacher strikes.

Two borough secondary schools set to partially close during strike

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

10:00am Monday 24th March 2014

TWO secondary schools in Basingstoke and Deane have announced that they will have to partially close during the strike action this Wednesday.

BCoT principal nominated for further education award

Basingstoke Gazette: BCoT principal Anthony Bravo with students

12:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

BCoT principal Anthony Bravo was nominated for FE (Further Education) Leader of the Year as part of the Times Educational Supplement (TES) FE Awards.

DVD about keeping safe made by students and old people

Basingstoke Gazette: •	Cllr Liz Fairhurst, Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health at Hampshire County Council (front left) and Chief Constable Andy Marsh (front centre) with the creators of the Keeping Safe DVD

5:09pm Friday 21st March 2014

A DVD about keeping safe in various situations has been created by students and old people.

Basingstoke headteachers warn parents of possible strike disruption

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

12:41pm Friday 21st March 2014

HEADTEACHERS of Basingstoke secondary schools have written to parents warning them of the possible impact of next week’s strike.

Teacher strike action could cause disruption to schools

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

10:25am Thursday 20th March 2014

TEACHERS planning to strike next week are being reminded of the implications of industrial action.

Scientists from AWE visit North Waltham school

Basingstoke Gazette: AWE scientist Darrell Knight with AWE Achievement Award winner Charlie Willmott and fellow North Waltham Primary School science club members

5:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

A SCIENCE-MAD schoolboy was surprised by a visit from a team of AWE scientists after he set up a lunchtime science club.

Schoolchildren enjoy Fairtrade conference

Basingstoke Gazette: Josh Nicholson,11, Kian Hunt, seven, and William Ward, nine, enjoy the chocolate tasting

3:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

NEARLY 100 students from infant and junior schools in Basingstoke visited a secondary school to take part in a conference on Fairtrade.

Hair and beauty students at Basingstoke College of Technology put on a fantastic show

Basingstoke Gazette: Hair and beauty students at Basingstoke College of Technology put on a fantastic show

5:00pm Thursday 13th March 2014

PERFECTLY styled hair and flawless make-up were on show at an annual competition run by a Basingstoke college.

Olympic athlete inspires pupils from Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette: Olympic sprinter Jeanette Kwakye, third from left, meets pupils from Brighton Hill Community School.

6:00am Thursday 13th March 2014

AN OLYMPIC athlete inspired students from a Basingstoke school when she talked to them about her career.

Schoolchildren get lesson in recycling

Basingstoke Gazette: Bella Peel, 10, shows Mithili Royyuru her model made from rubbish

9:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

RECYCLED materials were used to make cards and other items by children at a borough school.

Schoolchildren enjoy Oscar-themed event

Basingstoke Gazette: Chairman of the governors Peter Mitchener and headteacher Libby Wyatt, with Year 2 pupils Lucy, Charlie and Gene

3:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

CHILDREN dressed in Hollywood glamour to walk down a red carpet at an Oscar-themed event to celebrate their work.

Fairtrade event raises awareness of problems faced by banana farmers

Basingstoke Gazette: From left: Aliceja Fisher, Jill Gibson, Marianne Weineck, Gill Garney, and Bananaman, Andrew Lane, with bananas donated by Fyffes

8:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

SHOPPERS in The Malls went bananas for a Fairtrade event aimed at getting fair prices for banana farmers across the world.

Education centre for excluded children could expand

Basingstoke Gazette: County council asks for feedback for 'Ageing Well in Hampshire' strategy

6:00am Monday 10th March 2014

AN EDUCATION centre for children, who have been excluded from mainstream school, could expand.

Basingstoke secondary school set to "significantly improve" according to education watchdog

Basingstoke Gazette: Mark Kingswood, headteacher at The Vyne School

1:00pm Sunday 9th March 2014

A BASINGSTOKE secondary school, which was the worst-performing in the borough in last year’s GCSE results, is set to “significantly” improve, according to an education watchdog.

Pupils explore career options at fair

Basingstoke Gazette: Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year winner Nick Lord meets the pupils

5:00pm Saturday 8th March 2014

PUPILS at a Basingstoke school were given the chance to explore career options at a special fair.

Highway apprentices meet with council transport chief

Basingstoke Gazette: Apprentices from Amey, Tom Hoskins, Dale Keegan, Ashley Cassidy, Tom Stokes and Mitchell Hughes

2:25pm Saturday 8th March 2014

APPRENTICES working on Hampshire’s highways took a break from dealing with flooded roads during National Apprenticeship Week to meet with Hampshire County Council’s transport chief.

Schoolchildren go behind scenes at car dealership

Basingstoke Gazette: Children from Old Basing Infant School enjoying their tour of Eden Garage.

5:00pm Friday 7th March 2014

CHILDREN from a school in Old Basing got the chance to have a behind the scenes look at a local car dealership.

Primary school closed because of gas leak

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke primary school told to improve by Ofsted

11:09am Friday 7th March 2014

A PRIMARY school has had to close today because of a gas leak.

Schoolchildren get visit from top journalist

Basingstoke Gazette: Reporter Chris Gregory with pupils from Mayhill Junior School.

5:00pm Thursday 6th March 2014

PUPILS at an Odiham school got an insight into the world of journalism when a reporter from The Gazette came to give them a talk.

Children's TV stars open library at Basingstoke school

Basingstoke Gazette: Special guests Knife, Duncan McCoshan, left, and Packer, Jem Packer, open the new school

5:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

A TV duo did the official opening honours as a new chapter began at a Basingstoke junior school.

Schools in Basingstoke to get sports funding

Basingstoke Gazette: Baz 3D copy.jpg

5:00pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

PRIMARY schools in Basingstoke are set to benefit from more than £2million in funding for sports activities over the next six years.

Students with autism set to get boost from Queen Mary's College

Basingstoke Gazette: Ali Foss, principal of QMC

6:00am Monday 3rd March 2014

Queen Mary’s College has applied for planning permission to remove a single storey temporary building, and to construct a new building to accommodate learners with learning difficulties and disabilities.






Essential Links



Local Information

Enter your postcode, town or place name

House prices »   Schools »   Crime »   Hospitals »

click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree