Local News

New School Places Announced

The equivalent of around nine brand new two-form entry primary schools will be built in Surrey as SCC announces it is investing nearly £330 million to embark on the biggest school expansion programme Surrey’s ever seen.

SCC Leader David Hodge Announces New Cabinet

In his statement at today's meeting of the Full Council (Tuesday 6th May), SCC Leader David Hodge announced his new Cabinet for the coming year. Click above for an excerpt of the statement.

Halfway Point for Surrey Broadband

Surrey's goal of giving everyone in the County access to superfast broadband by the end of 2014 has reached the halfway mark, meaning that the number of homes and businesses able to benefit from the high-speed service has reached 42,000 (compared with the national superfast broadband aim of 95% by 2017).

Over 80% of Surrey's Schools Rated as 'outstanding' or 'good'

Recent Ofsted inspections have shown that more than 80% of Surrey’s state schools are outstanding or good, after 313 of Surrey County Council’s primary and secondary schools were given the two best grades. 100 schools were judged outstanding and another 213 were rated good. The county council is responsible for 384 schools.

New School for Surrey!

A brand new secondary school for at least 900 pupils is to be built in Surrey and opened in 2017 as the county council continues its largest-ever schools investment to meet spiralling demand for places.

Cash boost for flood-hit Surrey roads

The Government has given Surrey County Council a £5.3 million boost towards its £15 million bill to fix flood-damaged roads, the eighth-highest in England.

Surrey and Croydon in joint flooding plan

Surrey join forces with other local councils to ask the Department for the Environment to give £1 million from a flood relief pot to build up to four permanent reservoirs.

Surrey Apprentice Scheme Hits 500!

Following the success of National Apprenticeship Week, Surrey County Council has announced that the 500th apprentice to be recruited through their scheme to get teenagers into work began his new role this week.