Tag Archives : education


Council pledges to keep pressing for funding

Families whose children attended the Studio School should not be out of pocket as they join new schools – that’s the view of the Council’s Cabinet member for Education, Jon Taylor who has promised to keep pressing the Department for Education for funding. Cabinet member for Education, Skills and Transformation, Councillor Jon Taylor said the […]


Councillor Tudor Evans in the new sensory garden with (l-r) Tia Harris, Makayla Cross and Summer Owen

Major improvements completed at Pennycross Primary School

Staff and pupils at Pennycross Primary School celebrated the official opening of their newly expanded school building on Thursday. Almost three million pounds worth of improvements have been carried out at the school which included a brand new two-storey extension with eight classrooms (four to each floor), stores, toilets, group rooms and a new hard […]


Find your future career with Skills South West 2018

Event: Skills South West 2018 Venue: Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018 Time: 9:30pm – 3pm and 4pm – 6.30pm Date: Thursday 15 March 2018 Time: 9.30am – 1pm. Are you aged 14 – 19 and thinking about your career, or a parent, carer or teacher of someone in that age group? Why […]


2017 GCSE and post 16 results statement

The finalised GCSE and A-Level results for Plymouth show a mixed picture. The city’s A-level results are broadly in-line with national figures, with students receiving average grades of C+ for their best three courses. GCSE results are showing performance of Plymouth schools is below other parts of the country. In English and mathematics a total […]


Tim Peake’s spacecraft to touchdown in Plymouth?

Plymouth could be getting a slice of space history – Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module. The city bid to be part of the UK tour of Tim Peake’s Soyuz descent module and has today learned Plymouth has been shortlisted to host the spacecraft and parachute. On 18 June 2016, Tim Peake returned to Earth after […]


Aiming high: Plymouth’s plan for the Class of 2020

Plymouth’s children and young people look set to benefit from an exciting new plan for education. Schools, academies and nurseries are being asked to join a partnership with the Council as part of a bold move to drive up improvements through more collaboration and support across education in the city. The Plan for Education is […]


Get your secondary school applications in by the end of this month

  Parents whose children are due to start Year 7 at secondary school or Year 10 at Key Stage 4 in September 2018 have until the end of this month to express their preference of which three schools they would like their child to attend. The deadline for secondary school and Key Stage 4 schools […]


Skills Aid Plymouth event at Babcock

Students go behind the scenes at Babcock

One of Plymouth’s biggest employers has opened its doors to a group of 20 young people as part of the Skills Aid Plymouth (SAP) scheme. The students were given the chance to learn about marine engineering through a series of team challenges. It’s hoped the students will have gained a better understanding of science, technology, […]


Plymouth leader sets tone with new Government Ministers

Plymouth City Council’s leader has wasted no time in working to establish a relationship with the new Government Ministers following the recent cabinet reshuffle. Councillor Tudor Evans, Leader of the Council, has written to all the Under-secretaries, Ministers, and Secretaries of State, congratulating them on their appointment and making them aware of the priorities for […]