Schools and education
Ian McMillan's "poetry in motion" at Rotherham school
The benefits of walking or cycling short distances, rather than driving, have been emphasised by local poet Ian McMillan to Rotherham school children.
Publication date: 9 February 2017
Youngsters getting good deal in Rotherham
Rotherham is bucking the trend as a new report reveals hundreds of teenagers are in education or training for work in the borough.
Publication date: 1 February 2017
League table success for Rotherham schools
Schools in Rotherham are now above the national average across the board for GCSE performance, new leagues tables out today have confirmed.
Publication date: 19 January 2017
Final total a Ray of sunshine for Newman School
Marathon man Ray Matthews has handed over nearly £30,000 to a Rotherham special school after a six month long fundraising campaign.
Publication date: 13 January 2017
Wales High School set to expand
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.
Publication date: 3 January 2017
Primary school results amongst best in region
Rotherham primary school results are among the best in the region - a league table has revealed.
Publication date: 21 December 2016
Popular school set to expand
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.
Publication date: 13 December 2016
Junior school overturns failing judgement
A once failing junior school is now one of Rotherham's best performing schools following a recent Government inspection.
Publication date: 29 November 2016
Young Inspectors scoop national award
A dedicated group of young people who rate the services of Rotherham Council were honoured at a prestigious award ceremony last week.
Publication date: 29 November 2016
Tasty tucker for school children
School children and Council leaders tucked into tasty dishes at a Rotherham primary this week to showcase the many meal choices now available.
Publication date: 2 November 2016
Double delight for Rotherham care home
A Rotherham care home is celebrating after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good in all areas.
Publication date: 17 October 2016
Class sizes at village school to be expanded
A Rotherham school has proved so popular with parents that it now needs to expand its intake.
Publication date: 28 September 2016
Rotherham gives red card to school bullies
Red card to bullies in Rotherham.
Publication date: 16 September 2016
Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school
Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.
Publication date: 15 September 2016
Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham
Thousands of pupils are today celebrating after scooping great results across the borough for GCSEs.
Publication date: 25 August 2016
Young Inspectors go from strength to strength
Inspections carried out by a team of young volunteers have started to show benefits and improvements at Rotherham Council.
Publication date: 25 August 2016
Pupils celebrate A levels results in Rotherham
Hundreds of pupils across Rotherham have today scooped record A level results – as schools top last year’s performances.
Publication date: 18 August 2016
Increase to secondary school places
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.
Publication date: 30 June 2016
New primary school for Rotherham
A brand new primary school is to be built in Rotherham.
Publication date: 29 June 2016
Young students use their artistic skills to fly the flag for Armed Forces Day
Two Kimberworth schoolchildren have put their creative skills to good use to promote Rotherham's celebration of this year's Armed Forces Day.
Publication date: 15 June 2016
Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic
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.
Publication date: 29 April 2016
Glittering accolade for primary school
A Rotherham primary school has been given a gold award for changes it’s made to how it works with children with additional needs.
Publication date: 26 April 2016
Thousands get preferred primary schools
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.
Publication date: 16 April 2016
Families light up local area with lantern walk
Families who attend Maltby Crags Community School, recently lit up their local area with a lantern walk bringing communities of all ages together.
Publication date: 30 March 2016
Make a splash this Easter
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.
Publication date: 22 March 2016
Rotherham children have better understanding of CSE after watching ‘Chelsea’s Choice’
Ninety-nine per cent of school children in Rotherham have a better understanding of CSE after watching 'Chelsea's Choice'.
Publication date: 14 March 2016
Rotherham bucks trend as pupils get school of choice
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.
Publication date: 3 March 2016
Anne Frank and You exhibition open to the public
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.
Publication date: 17 February 2016
Success for Rotherham’s Early Help Services sees more young people in further education
More of Rotherham’s young people are accessing further education and training, latest statistics show.
Publication date: 8 February 2016
Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day
People of all ages and all walks of life gathered in Rotherham last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.
Publication date: 4 February 2016
The Young Inspectors are recruiting!
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.
Publication date: 28 January 2016
Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status
A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.
Publication date: 28 January 2016
Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day
Young people from across Rotherham have been getting involved in marking this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.
Publication date: 21 January 2016
Code Club sessions to launch
Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?
Publication date: 16 December 2015
Careers Matter at LEAF 2015
Morrison, part of Mears Group, brought together local businesses and organisations to showcase employment and training opportunities in Rotherham.
Publication date: 14 December 2015
Shining the spotlight on sexual exploitation
Two powerful theatre in education productions on the theme of child sexual exploitation are touring secondary schools across Rotherham.
Publication date: 8 December 2015
Rotherham schoolchildren take the lead at Question Time
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.
Publication date: 1 December 2015
Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto
Rotherham Youth Cabinet has launched its manifesto for 2015-2016.
Publication date: 29 October 2015
Child Mayor takes on official duties
Now in its 25th year, Rotherham’s unique tradition of having a ‘Little Mayor for the Day’ returns at the end of the month.
Publication date: 22 October 2015
New school opens its doors to pupils
Rotherham’s first primary school to be built in 30 years has welcomed its first 70 pupils through its doors.
Publication date: 16 September 2015
Rotherham GCSE results
Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).
Publication date: 20 August 2015
Rotherham A-Level results
Students across Rotherham have received their A-Level examination results today.
Publication date: 13 August 2015
Rotherham’s Imagination Library to finish February 2016
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.
Publication date: 12 August 2015
Top of the league for adult learners
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.
Publication date: 7 August 2015
Rotherham on top of school places
Good news for parents across Rotherham - long term planning by the local authority to provide future school places is paying off.
Publication date: 23 July 2015
Triumphant win for Rotherham Schools' brass band
The Rotherham Schools’ Youth Brass Band (RSYBB) topped the charts with a double-whammy win at this year’s Whiston Festival of Brass.
Publication date: 10 July 2015
Abbey on the up!
A Rotherham special school facing closure earlier this year is now making real progress according to national inspectors.
Publication date: 3 June 2015
Apply for places at new Eastwood Village Primary School
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.
Publication date: 2 June 2015
More parents get their primary preference
More Rotherham parents than ever are getting their children into primary schools of their choice this year.
Publication date: 16 April 2015
Free early learning for two year olds - is your child eligible?
Over 1,200 two-year-olds in Rotherham are benefiting from a free childcare place! Could your child also have a free place?
Publication date: 2 April 2015
New era for Rotherham children's centres
A new approach in the delivery of services provided by Rotherham's Children's Centres starts next month.
Publication date: 11 March 2015
Athletics stadium on track to stay open
Herringthorpe Athletics Stadium has been saved from closure after the Council identified budget savings to reinstate the facility from April 1.
Publication date: 24 February 2015
Lifestyle survey 2014
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.
Publication date: 9 January 2015
Maltby artwork on the move
Impressive artwork from a Maltby primary school is being used to spread the environmental message round the town.
Publication date: 10 November 2014
Work starts on new Rotherham primary school
Applications for places at a brand-new school in Rotherham are now being accepted.
Publication date: 4 November 2014
Official opening of innovative new school
Rotherham is welcoming a new school this month with the opening of Lilly Hall Primary in Maltby.
Publication date: 17 September 2014
Rotherham GCSE results
Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.
Publication date: 21 August 2014
Rotherham A level results
Students across Rotherham are celebrating their A level examination results today.
Publication date: 14 August 2014
Rotherham students at the ready!
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.
Publication date: 23 July 2014
Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up
Ofsted have officially given Rotherham Council’s Adult Community Learning team the thumbs up with a much-welcomed 'good' rating.
Publication date: 18 July 2014
Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy
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.
Publication date: 15 July 2014
Sitwell Infants School officially outstanding
Sitwell Infants School have lot to celebrate going in to the summer break after receiving an “outstanding” rating from Ofsted.
Publication date: 9 July 2014
Schools Go for Gold
Children, parents and staff from schools across the borough recently took part in a Rotherham Charter Gold celebration event at the New York Stadium.
Publication date: 8 July 2014
Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors
Mini-cyclists from Herringthorpe Junior School were hot on the heels of their official Tour de France counterparts during a recent pedal week challenge.
Publication date: 1 July 2014
Premiere of Tour de France film for Rotherham school
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.
Publication date: 17 June 2014
Spotlight on changes to SEND support for children and young people
Important changes are happening to the way children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities are supported.
Publication date: 16 June 2014
Kids call time on foul play
Kids from a Rotherham primary school have joined forces with local councillors to help call time on foul play in their area.
Publication date: 13 June 2014
Rotherham's Drive for Life
One young safety-conscious Rotherham resident has won big thanks to an innovative project which aims to save lives on the road.
Publication date: 29 May 2014
Schools prepare for free school meals
Schools across the borough are busy preparing for the introduction of free school meals for all young children.
Publication date: 12 May 2014
Children's centre consultation
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).
Publication date: 1 May 2014
Children show housing tenants the way
School children were on hand to offer a little guidance to council housing tenants at this year’s Tenants’ Spring Conference.
Publication date: 9 April 2014
Diplomats of the future impress at model United Nations
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.
Publication date: 1 April 2014
School extension for Aston Hall
The Mayor of Rotherham officially opened an extension to Aston Hall School on Friday (4 April).
Publication date: 1 April 2014
Pupil pedal power!
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.
Publication date: 26 March 2014
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Publication date: 4 March 2014
Rotherham youngsters tackle WEEE waste!
Bright "green" sparks at two Rotherham schools have been rewarded for campaigns highlighting the importance of recycling old, unused or unloved electrical items.
Publication date: 24 February 2014
Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated in Rotherham
Young people from across Rotherham have been on a special 'journey' to commemorate the Holocaust.
Publication date: 23 January 2014
Outstanding facilities for special needs students at Rotherham College
Youngsters with complex special needs going on to further education in Rotherham are to have a specialised service in the future.
Publication date: 8 January 2014