Holy Family School gets improved rating from Ofsted

Patchway’s Holy Family RC Primary School has been rated “good” by Ofsted inspectors who visited the school last month. Two inspectors observed a total of 20 lessons at the 174-pupil school, located in Amberley Road, Stoke Lodge. Lead inspector Michael Merchant writes in his report: “This is a good school. Pupils make good progress thanks to consistently good teaching and

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Highwood Road petition falls on deaf ears at South Glos Council

Planning officials at South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) have recommended that a 4,137 signature petition to keep Highwood Road open to general traffic be ignored for at least five years. In a 12-page report prepared for next week’s meeting of SGC’s Planning,Transport & Strategic Environment (PTSE) Committee, officers repeat their reasoning for closing the road and present three options for responding

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Judo club celebrates success at area championships

Patchway Judo Club proudly returned from the Western Area Championships, hosted in Devon last month, with five area champions, two silver medallists, five bronze medallists and three 5th places. The 15 players, who all train at the club, were part of a 25-player squad representing the “county” of Bristol (the smallest of the seven “counties” in the South West area),

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