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Bumper crop of A-Level results in Rotherham

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017 in Council news news

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

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Bringing the sound of music to deaf children

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Schools and education news

Music is something we all take for granted, to be able to listen to and enjoy. However, for some children, the love of music may be something they are never able to enjoy - because they are deaf.

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Lead Governor retires after 28 years' service

Published on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 in Schools and education news

One of the longest serving school governors in Rotherham has retired from the role.

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New Sponsor for Wath Comprehensive School

Published on Friday, 21st July 2017 in Council news news

A new sponsor has been chosen for Wath Comprehensive School following it being put into special measures earlier this year.

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Schools' celebration for supporting children with additional needs

Published on Monday, 3rd July 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools which have improved how they work with children with additional needs held a celebratory event last week.

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Sponsor announced for Rotherham's newest school

Published on Wednesday, 28th June 2017 in Primary school admissions news

A sponsor has been selected for Rotherham’s newest primary school – marking the next steps for the future of the prestigious multi-million pound Waverley development.

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Council rolls out extra safety measures for schools

Published on Monday, 26th June 2017 in Thurcroft news

Twenty mph warning signs are being introduced outside a number of schools in Rotherham, as part of the Council’s commitment to improve road safety.

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More children get preferred primary school

Published on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 in Schools and education news

Figures out today show the vast majority of children have been offered a place at their preferred primary school.

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Rotherham schools setting the national standard with exam results

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 in Schools and education news

Schools in Rotherham are blazing a trail after four were named as being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for excellent results.

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Bid to recruit more childminders

Published on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 in Schools and education news

Falling numbers of childminders has prompted council leaders to start a recruitment campaign.

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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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