Schools and education

Junior school overturns failing judgement

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

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Publication date: 29 November 2016


Young Inspectors scoop national award

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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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Publication date: 29 November 2016


Tasty tucker for school children

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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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Publication date: 2 November 2016


Double delight for Rotherham care home

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

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Publication date: 17 October 2016


Class sizes at village school to be expanded

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

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Publication date: 28 September 2016


Rotherham gives red card to school bullies

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Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

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Publication date: 16 September 2016


Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school

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Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.

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Publication date: 15 September 2016


Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham

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

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Publication date: 25 August 2016


Young Inspectors go from strength to strength

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

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Publication date: 25 August 2016


Pupils celebrate A levels results in Rotherham

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

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Publication date: 18 August 2016


Increase to secondary school places

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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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Publication date: 30 June 2016


New primary school for Rotherham

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

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Publication date: 29 June 2016


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

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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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Publication date: 15 June 2016


Record-breaking Get Up To Speed event goes supersonic

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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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Publication date: 29 April 2016


Glittering accolade for primary school

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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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Publication date: 26 April 2016


Thousands get preferred primary schools

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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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Publication date: 16 April 2016


Families light up local area with lantern walk

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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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Publication date: 30 March 2016


Make a splash this Easter

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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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Publication date: 22 March 2016


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

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

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Publication date: 14 March 2016


Rotherham bucks trend as pupils get school of choice

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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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Publication date: 3 March 2016


Anne Frank and You exhibition open to the public

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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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Publication date: 17 February 2016


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

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

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Publication date: 8 February 2016


Don’t Stand By – Rotherham marks Holocaust Memorial Day

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

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Publication date: 4 February 2016


The Young Inspectors are recruiting!

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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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Publication date: 28 January 2016


Arnold Centre gains Rotherham Charter Gold Status

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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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Publication date: 28 January 2016


Young people get behind Holocaust Memorial Day

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

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Publication date: 21 January 2016


Code Club sessions to launch

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

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Publication date: 16 December 2015


Careers Matter at LEAF 2015

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

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Publication date: 14 December 2015


Shining the spotlight on sexual exploitation

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

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Publication date: 8 December 2015


Rotherham schoolchildren take the lead at Question Time

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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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Publication date: 1 December 2015


Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto

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

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Publication date: 29 October 2015


Child Mayor takes on official duties

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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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Publication date: 22 October 2015


New school opens its doors to pupils

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

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Publication date: 16 September 2015


Rotherham GCSE results

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

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Publication date: 20 August 2015


Rotherham A-Level results

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

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Publication date: 13 August 2015


Rotherham’s Imagination Library to finish February 2016

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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.

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Publication date: 12 August 2015


Top of the league for adult learners

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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.

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Publication date: 7 August 2015


Rotherham on top of school places

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

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Publication date: 23 July 2015


Triumphant win for Rotherham Schools' brass band

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

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Publication date: 10 July 2015


Abbey on the up!

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

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Publication date: 3 June 2015


Apply for places at new Eastwood Village Primary School

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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.

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Publication date: 2 June 2015


More parents get their primary preference

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

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Publication date: 16 April 2015


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

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

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Publication date: 2 April 2015


New era for Rotherham children's centres

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

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Publication date: 11 March 2015


Athletics stadium on track to stay open

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

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Publication date: 24 February 2015


Lifestyle survey 2014

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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.

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Publication date: 9 January 2015


Maltby artwork on the move

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

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Publication date: 10 November 2014


Work starts on new Rotherham primary school

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

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Publication date: 4 November 2014


Official opening of innovative new school

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

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Publication date: 17 September 2014


Rotherham GCSE results

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Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.

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Publication date: 21 August 2014


Rotherham A level results

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

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Publication date: 14 August 2014


Rotherham students at the ready!

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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.

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Publication date: 23 July 2014


Rotherham Adult Community Learning gets the thumbs up

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

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Publication date: 18 July 2014


Rotherham schools get creative with renewable energy

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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.

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Publication date: 15 July 2014


Sitwell Infants School officially outstanding

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

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Publication date: 9 July 2014


Schools Go for Gold

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

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Publication date: 8 July 2014


Mini cyclists compete with Tour de France competitors

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

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Publication date: 1 July 2014


Premiere of Tour de France film for Rotherham school

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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.

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Publication date: 17 June 2014


Spotlight on changes to SEND support for children and young people

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

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Publication date: 16 June 2014


Kids call time on foul play

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

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Publication date: 13 June 2014


Rotherham's Drive for Life

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

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Publication date: 29 May 2014


Schools prepare for free school meals

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

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Publication date: 12 May 2014


Children's centre consultation

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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).

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Publication date: 1 May 2014


Children show housing tenants the way

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

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Publication date: 9 April 2014


Diplomats of the future impress at model United Nations

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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.

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Publication date: 1 April 2014


School extension for Aston Hall

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

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Publication date: 1 April 2014


Pupil pedal power!

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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.

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Publication date: 26 March 2014


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Get up to the minute information about the things that matter to you, straight to your email inbox by using our e-alerts.

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Publication date: 4 March 2014


Rotherham youngsters tackle WEEE waste!

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

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Publication date: 24 February 2014


Holocaust Memorial Day commemorated in Rotherham

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

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Publication date: 23 January 2014


Outstanding facilities for special needs students at Rotherham College

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

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Publication date: 8 January 2014

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