Schools and education news

  • Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic

    Get Up To Speed 2016 Published on Friday, 29th April 2016

    Two thousand visitors, 45 schools, 70 exhibitors - and a supersonic car - have helped the sixth Get Up To Speed festival to break records this year.

  • Glittering accolade for primary school

    Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016

    A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes it’s made to how it works with children with additional needs.

  • Thousands get preferred primary schools

    Published on Saturday, 16th April 2016

    Thousands of primary pupils in Rotherham will be going to their preferred school this September – as admissions results reveal over a 97 percent success rate.

  • Families light up local area with lantern walk

    Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016

    Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.

  • Make a splash this Easter

    Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

    Visitors to Clifton Park are invited to make a splash this Easter as the water park opens for the new season on Friday 25 March 2016.

  • Rotherham children have better understanding of CSE after watching ‘Chelsea’s Choice’

    Published on Monday, 14th March 2016

    Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.

  • Rotherham bucks trend as pupils get school of choice

    Published on Thursday, 3rd March 2016

    Once again thousands of pupils across Rotherham are set to go to their preferred secondary school in September with 99 percent getting a school they want.

  • Anne Frank and You exhibition open to the public

    Published on Wednesday, 17th February 2016

    A thought-provoking exhibition about Anne Frank’s life and times will be open to the public and schools at Rotherham Council’s Riverside Library Gallery from Wednesday 17 February.

  • Success for Rotherham’s Early Help Services sees more young people in further education

    Published on Monday, 8th February 2016

    More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.

  • Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

    Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016

    People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.

  • The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

    Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016

    Rotherham Council is placing young people at the heart of inspecting services delivered to children, young people and their families, and is looking for new recruits.

  • Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

    Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016

    A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.

  • Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day

    Published on Thursday, 21st January 2016

    Young people from across Rotherham have been getting involved in marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

  • Code Club sessions to launch

    Published on Wednesday, 16th December 2015

    Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?

  • Careers Matter at LEAF 2015

    Published on Monday, 14th December 2015

    Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.

  • Shining the spotlight on sexual exploitation

    Published on Tuesday, 8th December 2015

    Two powerful theatre in education productions on the theme of child sexual exploitation are touring secondary schools across Rotherham.

  • Rotherham schoolchildren take the lead at Question Time

    Published on Tuesday, 1st December 2015

    Schoolchildren from Rotherham put their communication skills to good use last week when they visited the Town Hall for a question and answer session in the Council Chamber.

  • Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

    Published on Thursday, 29th October 2015

    Rotherham Youth Cabinet has launched its manifesto for 2015-2016.

  • Child Mayor takes on official duties

    Published on Thursday, 22nd October 2015

    Now in its 25th year, Rotherham’s unique tradition of having a ‘Little Mayor for the Day’ returns at the end of the month.

  • New school opens its doors to pupils

    Published on Wednesday, 16th September 2015

    Rotherham’s first primary school to be built in 30 years has welcomed its first 70 pupils through its doors.

  • Rotherham GCSE results

    Published on Thursday, 20th August 2015

    Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).

  • Rotherham A-Level results

    Published on Thursday, 13th August 2015

    Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.

  • Rotherham’s Imagination Library to finish February 2016

    Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015

    Following on from an announcement earlier this year, Rotherham Council has agreed to end its Imagination Library book-gifting service which costs up to £400k a year to run.

  • Top of the league for adult learners

    Published on Friday, 7th August 2015

    Over a hundred adult learners and their families attended an annual awards and celebration event at Rotherham Civic Theatre, with special guest presenter Howard Webb, MBE.

  • Rotherham on top of school places

    Published on Thursday, 23rd July 2015

    Good news for parents across Rotherham - long term planning by the local authority to provide future school places is paying off.

  • Triumphant win for Rotherham Schools' brass band

    Published on Friday, 10th July 2015

    The Rotherham Schools’ Youth Brass Band (RSYBB) topped the charts with a double-whammy win at this year’s Whiston Festival of Brass.

  • Abbey on the up!

    Published on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015

    A Rotherham special school facing closure earlier this year is now making real progress according to national inspectors.

  • Apply for places at new Eastwood Village Primary School

    Published on Tuesday, 2nd June 2015

    Building work is well under way on Rotherham's new primary school and parents are being reminded that applications for places can now be made.

  • More parents get their primary preference

    Published on Thursday, 16th April 2015

    More Rotherham parents than ever are getting their children into primary schools of their choice this year.

  • Free early learning for two year olds - is your child eligible?

    Published on Thursday, 2nd April 2015

    Over 1,200 two-year-olds in Rotherham are benefiting from a free childcare place! Could your child also have a free place?

  • New era for Rotherham children's centres

    Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015

    A new approach in the delivery of services provided by Rotherham's Children's Centres starts next month.

  • Athletics stadium on track to stay open

    Published on Tuesday, 24th February 2015

    Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.

  • Lifestyle survey 2014

    Published on Friday, 9th January 2015

    Over 4,000 young people in Rotherham have taken part in a survey that sheds light on their views and thoughts on a wide range of subjects that affect their lives.

  • Maltby artwork on the move

    Published on Monday, 10th November 2014

    Impressive artwork from a Maltby primary school is being used to spread the environmental message round the town.

  • Work starts on new Rotherham primary school

    Published on Tuesday, 4th November 2014

    Applications for places at a brand-new school in Rotherham are now being accepted.

  • Official opening of innovative new school

    Published on Wednesday, 17th September 2014

    Rotherham is welcoming a new school this month with the opening of Lilly Hall Primary in Maltby.

  • Rotherham GCSE results

    Published on Thursday, 21st August 2014

    Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.

  • Rotherham A level results

    Published on Thursday, 14th August 2014

    Students across Rotherham are celebrating their A level examination results today.

  • Rotherham students at the ready!

    Published on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

    A successful partnership between Parkgate Shopping, Rotherham Ready and Wingfield Academy is once again helping local young people to take their first steps onto the career ladder.

  • Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up

    Published on Friday, 18th July 2014

    Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.

  • Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

    Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

    Pupils from across schools in Rotherham have been getting creative to help design a piece of artwork to be displayed on each of the six turbines at Penny Hill wind farm.

  • Sitwell Infants School officially outstanding

    Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014

    Sitwell Infants School have lot to celebrate going in to the summer break after receiving an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted.

  • Schools Go for Gold

    Published on Tuesday, 8th July 2014

    Children, parents and staff from schools across the borough recently took part in a Rotherham Charter Gold celebration event at the New York Stadium.

  • Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors

    Published on Tuesday, 1st July 2014

    Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.

  • Premiere of Tour de France film for Rotherham school

    Published on Tuesday, 17th June 2014

    A new short film by Yorkshire school children explaining the Tour de France and its visit to Yorkshire for the 2014 Grand Départ has been premiered at St Thomas CofE Primary School, Kilnhurst.

  • Spotlight on changes to SEND support for children and young people

    Published on Monday, 16th June 2014

    Important changes are happening to the way children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are supported.

  • Kids call time on foul play

    Published on Friday, 13th June 2014

    Kids from a Rotherham primary school have joined forces with local councillors to help call time on foul play in their area.

  • Rotherham's Drive for Life

    Published on Thursday, 29th May 2014

    One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.

  • Schools prepare for free school meals

    Published on Monday, 12th May 2014

    Schools across the borough are busy preparing for the introduction of free school meals for all young children.

  • Children's centre consultation

    Published on Thursday, 1st May 2014

    Consultation with local communities could lead to two more children's centres in Rotherham staying open following the 12 week consultation period that ended yesterday (Wednesday, April 30).

  • Children show housing tenants the way

    Published on Wednesday, 9th April 2014

    School children were on hand to offer a little guidance to council housing tenants at this year’s Tenants’ Spring Conference.

  • Diplomats of the future impress at model United Nations

    Published on Tuesday, 1st April 2014

    Students from six Rotherham schools came together for a Model United Nations conference run by Schools Linking Network, a national charity focused on building community cohesion.

  • School extension for Aston Hall

    Published on Tuesday, 1st April 2014

    The Mayor of Rotherham officially opened an extension to Aston Hall School on Friday (4 April).

  • Pupil pedal power!

    Published on Wednesday, 26th March 2014

    Children in Rotherham have made over 7,000 journeys to school on bikes and scooters in just two weeks, as part of an inter-school competition which encourages children to be more active.

  • Stay alerted

    Published on Tuesday, 4th March 2014

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  • Rotherham youngsters tackle WEEE waste!

    Published on Monday, 24th February 2014

    Bright "green" sparks at two Rotherham schools have been rewarded for campaigns highlighting the importance of recycling old, unused or unloved electrical items.

  • Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated in Rotherham

    Published on Thursday, 23rd January 2014

    Young people from across Rotherham have been on a special 'journey' to commemorate the Holocaust.

  • Outstanding facilities for special needs students at Rotherham College

    Published on Wednesday, 8th January 2014

    Youngsters with complex special needs going on to further education in Rotherham are to have a specialised service in the future.