Tag Archives : schools


Pennycross wins Plymouth’s Big Pedal challenge

Pupils at Pennycross Primary School are celebrating coming first in Plymouth’s Big Pedal cycling and scooting challenge. Organised by Sustrans, the annual event challenges schools to get the highest number of pupils, families and staff members arriving on two wheels over a period of 10 days. Twenty Plymouth schools competed in this year’s Big Pedal, […]


Plymouth hosts the South-West Regional International School Awards

55 schools from across the South West were in Plymouth on Thursday 12 November for the South-West Regional International School Award presentations. The schools have all been awarded the British Council International School Award. The award encourages schools to make educational links with schools in other countries and help broaden the horizons of children and young […]


Be Safe, Be Seen on Plymouth’s roads this winter

We’re teaming up with Radio Plymouth again for this year’s Be Safe, Be Seen road safety campaign. The annual campaign reminds pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – especially children and young people on their school journeys – to make sure they can be seen during the winter months With the clocks going back on Sunday 25 October, […]


Schools asked ‘what’s in your woods?’

Schools around Plymouth will be heading to city woodlands, beaches and local parks for a day of fun and educational activities with a host of Plymouth organisations and volunteers. The events taking place on Wednesday 8 July have been organised by Plymouth City Council as part of the Natural Connections project that it hosts in […]


Council invests further £43m in Plymouth

The City Council is investing a further £43 million in creating jobs, supporting new homes, better schools and making Plymouth a better place to live. The additional funding is outlined in a report on the Council’s outturn position for the last financial year to be considered by the Cabinet on 9 June. It shows that […]


New skills passport will help open up the world of work

A group of Plymouth students from several different city schools have reached the halfway point in the trial of a brand new employability passport to help them with their future employment. The passport, developed by schools working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, is also being embraced by businesses from the Building Plymouth initiative that […]


Education hub brings the countryside to Plymouth

Careers in countryside skills, animal husbandry and horticulture will open up to Plymouth’s young people, thanks to exciting plans to bring Duchy College to the city. Duchy College, part of The Cornwall College Group (TCCG) and Plymouth City Council plan to create a ‘Derriford Environmental Education Hub’ in the 140-hectare community park planned for the […]


Millions Invested in Plymouth’s schools for the future

Just under £53 million pounds has already been invested in improving the quality of Plymouth’s schools and over the next 2 years another £3.3 million is set to be spent. As the Council continues to drive forward growth in the city it’s essential the standard of school facilities is improved to keep up with the […]


Secondary school place allocations announced

The number of young people being accepted into their first choice of secondary school has increased this year, as thousands of primary pupils in Plymouth will today find out which school they will be going to this September. Plymouth City Council confirmed that 94.86 per cent of young people received their first choice of school, […]


Introduction of Living Wage for all support staff at Plymouth schools

Plymouth City Council is asking academies and non-maintained schools to follow its example by ensuring all employees are paid a living wage. The Council has committed that all staff in Council maintained schools will be paid a minimum hourly rate that ensures they have enough to meet the basic cost of living. The commitment to […]


Major improvements for Pennycross Primary School

Over two million pounds worth of improvements have just been approved for Pennycross Primary School. We have agreed a major expansion worth £2,139,996 to create much-needed space for growing pupil numbers at the school, following an increase in birth rates and new housing developments in the area. Work to provide a new two-storey extension with eight […]

Ham ward councillor Tina Tuohy, Council Leader Tudor Evans, Head of Access and Planning Jayne Gorton and school head teacher Carole Waziri celebrating funding for a new extension at Pennycross Primary.

Two Plymouth schools receive government recognition

Two Plymouth primary schools are celebrating getting government recognition for their work with disadvantaged pupils. Boringdon Primary school and High View School have both been congratulated by Schools Minister David laws after qualifying for the 2015 Pupil Premium Awards following key stage 2 results published last month. Their results showed that they have made or […]


Chance for youngsters to name a Council road gritter

Primary school children in Plymouth are being challenged to get creative and ‘Name a Gritter’ this winter.  Our gritting fleet is ready for the winter season and our highways contractor Amey has organised the competition to find a suitable name for one of the vehicles. Two of the gritters that will be out keeping the […]


New financial schemes to educate school pupils on dangers of debt

Pupils in Plymouth are to learn about the importance of saving money and how to avoid getting into financial difficulty, as part of a new scheme aimed at stemming the spiral of debt. The project is a joint initiative between Plymouth City Council, Hope and City of Plymouth Credit Unions, Barclays, and local schools to […]


Schools closed due to teachers’ strike

Teachers across the city are set to strike tomorrow, Thursday 10 July 2014, so we are expecting some disruption to the normal school day. We have asked all schools to tell us whether they expect to be open, closed or partially closed. However, as teachers do not have to inform their schools whether they plan […]


Six new mini buses shared with special schools

The wheels on mini buses are going around and around much more smoothly since Plymouth City Council bought shiny new ones for taking children with disabilities to school. Five city special schools will benefit from six new school transport mini buses after the half-term break following an investment of £281,000 by the Council to renew […]