News, events and schools' information for families across Bath and West Wiltshire

Here comes the summer – and that means the July/August 2023 issue of The Bath & Wiltshire Parent, Bath’s Biggest Magazine, is being distributed to 22,000 families across the region this week.

Distributed to 22,000 families across the Bath, West Wiltshire and Somerset region, The Bath & Wiltshire Parent is the only magazine to be delivered through every school, pre-school and nursery in Bath – private and state – as well as many more across the surrounding area, as well as in sports centres, youth hub, libraries and family related venues.

In this packed issue, you will find –

News From The Schools

Headlines and stories from schools across Bath and West Wiltshire, including an Outstanding Ofsted report for Saltford Primary School, a journey into space for St Patrick’s in Corsham, financial education at St Michael’s in Bath and football kit sponsorship for The Mendip School.

Pre-school News

News from parents and carers of babies and toddlers including Midford Road Nursery re-opens as the Power of Play, a free pregnancy cafe for mums-to-be and Puddle Ducks launches a new pool venue in Somerset.

Free school uniform

Blazers, coats, shoes and trousers are just some of the items that Sound Church’s Uniform Cupboard gives away for free to any family in Bath in need of school uniforms.

All Aboard the I Can & I Am Bus

A project offering mental health support to pupils recently visited Abbeyfield School in Chippenham.

Bath Children’s Literature Festival

Books and stories come alive at Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2023 which starts on Friday 29 September.

WE Work For Everyone

Tamsin Bond introduces a programme which helps over 16s with learning difficulties find paid work.

parkrun family fun

Georgette McCready visits the regular Sunday morning parkrun at Odd Down in Bath.

Bath Rugby Foundation

Bath Rugby Foundation’s Alternative Learning Hub offers young people struggling with mainstream education an alternative way to thrive. Hannah Millbank finds out more.

Eating Out – The Jolly Sailor

Ian Waller and his family enjoy a delicious Sunday lunch in stunning setting at Saltford.

School Report – St Saviour’s Infant School

Georgette McCready visits an inclusive Bath school where play is an essential part of learning.

What’s On

Nine pages of great events and activities for families to enjoy over the summer.

Under canvas in Wales

Along with their two children, Hannah Millbank and her husband celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary glamping in south Wales.

Days Out – Batheaston paddleboarding

Enjoying a gentle adventure along the river coming out of Bath.

Days Out – Candle Pouring Workshop

Sian Clarke and her family find an activity for families and groups to enjoy.

Days Out Family Footgolf

Ian Waller and his family try out the new footgolf course at the top of Victoria Park in Bath.

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