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Pioneering history of Rotherham in stage spectacular

Published on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 in Schools and education news

What did the Romans ever do for us? Well they helped put Rotherham on the map, among other things, with early Roman and Iron Age settlements having been discovered in the district.

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Ian McMillan's "poetry in motion" at Rotherham school

Published on Thursday, 9th February 2017 in Schools and education news

The benefits of walking or cycling short distances, rather than driving, have been emphasised by local poet Ian McMillan to Rotherham school children.

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Youngsters getting good deal in Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 1st February 2017 in Schools and education news

Rotherham is bucking the trend as a new report reveals hundreds of teenagers are in education or training for work in the borough.

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League table success for Rotherham schools

Published on Thursday, 19th January 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools in Rotherham are now above the national average across the board for GCSE performance, new leagues tables out today have confirmed.

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Final total a Ray of sunshine for Newman School

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017 in Schools and education news

Marathon man Ray Matthews has handed over nearly £30,000 to a Rotherham special school after a six month long fundraising campaign.

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Wales High School set to expand

Published on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017 in Wales news

Over 150 new places are expected to be added to a popular Rotherham secondary school as part of wider £7 million growth plans across the borough.

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Primary school results amongst best in region

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016 in Schools and education news

Rotherham primary school results are among the best in the region - a league table has revealed.

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Popular school set to expand

Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016 in Schools and education news

Additional classrooms are to be added to a popular Rotherham school as part of plans to help reduce the number of pupils on the waiting list in the future.

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Junior school overturns failing judgement

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Schools and education news

A once failing junior school is now one of Rotherham's best performing schools following a recent Government inspection.

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Young Inspectors scoop national award

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016 in Schools and education news

A dedicated group of young people who rate the services of Rotherham Council were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony last week.

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Tasty tucker for school children

Published on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 in Schools and education news

School children and Council leaders tucked into tasty dishes at a Rotherham primary this week to showcase the many meal choices now available.

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Double delight for Rotherham care home

Published on Monday, 17th October 2016 in Schools and education news

A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.

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Class sizes at village school to be expanded

Published on Wednesday, 28th September 2016 in Schools and education news

A Rotherham school has proved so popular with parents that it now needs to expand its intake.

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Rotherham gives red card to school bullies

Published on Friday, 16th September 2016 in Training and development news

Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

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Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school

Published on Thursday, 15th September 2016 in People and communities news

Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.

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Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 in Children and family care news

Thousands of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.

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Young Inspectors go from strength to strength

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016 in People and communities news

Inspections carried out by a team of young volunteers have started to show benefits and improvements at Rotherham Council.

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Pupils celebrate A levels results in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 18th August 2016 in Schools and education news

Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A level results – as schools top last year’s performances.

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Increase to secondary school places

Published on Thursday, 30th June 2016 in Secondary school admissions news

Hundreds of places are expected to be added to secondary schools across Rotherham in the next few years as part of £7 million growth plans.

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New primary school for Rotherham

Published on Wednesday, 29th June 2016 in Planning and regeneration news

A brand new primary school is to be built in Rotherham.

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Young students use their artistic skills to fly the flag for Armed Forces Day

Published on Wednesday, 15th June 2016 in People and communities news

Two Kimberworth schoolchildren have put their creative skills to good use to promote Rotherham's celebration of this year's Armed Forces Day.

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Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic

Published on Friday, 29th April 2016 in Exhibitions news

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.

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Glittering accolade for primary school

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016 in Schools and education news

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

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Thousands get preferred primary schools

Published on Saturday, 16th April 2016 in Schools and education news

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.

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Families light up local area with lantern walk

Published on Wednesday, 30th March 2016 in Schools and education news

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

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Make a splash this Easter

Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016 in Schools and education news

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.

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

Published on Monday, 14th March 2016 in Children and family care news

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

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Rotherham bucks trend as pupils get school of choice

Published on Thursday, 3rd March 2016 in Schools and education news

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.

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Anne Frank and You exhibition open to the public

Published on Wednesday, 17th February 2016 in Schools and education news

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.

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

Published on Monday, 8th February 2016 in Children and family care news

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

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Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, 4th February 2016 in Schools and education news

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

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The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016 in Schools and education news

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.

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Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016 in Children and family care news

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

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Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Thursday, 21st January 2016 in Schools and education news

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

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Code Club sessions to launch

Published on Wednesday, 16th December 2015 in Leisure and culture news

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

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Careers Matter at LEAF 2015

Published on Monday, 14th December 2015 in Business and investment news

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

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Shining the spotlight on sexual exploitation

Published on Tuesday, 8th December 2015 in Child sexual exploitation news

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

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Rotherham schoolchildren take the lead at Question Time

Published on Tuesday, 1st December 2015 in Council and democracy news

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.

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Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

Published on Thursday, 29th October 2015 in Schools and education news

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

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Child Mayor takes on official duties

Published on Thursday, 22nd October 2015 in Council and democracy news

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

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