Education and learning

Apprenticeship programme creates local jobs for local people


Rotherham Council contract partner Mears continues to provide training opportunities for people in the borough and recently celebrated the achievements of recent apprentice’s at their annual awards.

19 December 2017

Nursery given outstanding rating once again


Inspirational leadership was the driving factor in a Rotherham nursery scooping an outstanding rating in a recent inspection.

13 December 2017

Dozens of pupils attend anti-bullying event


School children are doing their bit to stamp out bullying with a special event for around one hundred pupils at Rotherham’s New York stadium today.

13 November 2017

VIP Opening for Oakwood School


Secretary of State and former Rotherham resident Justine Greening was today the guest of honour as she officially opened her former school in her home town.

27 October 2017

Pupils champion new mental health campaign


Pupils across Rotherham wore yellow today to show other young people that they’re not alone when it comes to their mental health as part of a new campaign launch.

10 October 2017

Students across Rotherham celebrate GCSE success


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

24 August 2017

Bumper crop of A-Level results in Rotherham


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

17 August 2017

Bringing the sound of music to deaf children


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.

25 July 2017

Lead Governor retires after 28 years' service


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

25 July 2017

New Sponsor for Wath Comprehensive School


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

21 July 2017

Schools' celebration for supporting children with additional needs


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

3 July 2017

Sponsor announced for Rotherham's newest school


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.

28 June 2017

Council rolls out extra safety measures for schools


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.

26 June 2017

More children get preferred primary school


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

18 April 2017

Rotherham schools setting the national standard with exam results


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.

4 April 2017

Bid to recruit more childminders


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

28 March 2017

Pioneering history of Rotherham in stage spectacular


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.

22 March 2017

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 September 2016

Rotherham gives red card to school bullies


Red card to bullies in Rotherham.

16 September 2016

Marathon man raises money for Rotherham school


Go-getting grandad raises funds for Rotherham School.

15 September 2016

Students celebrate GCSE success across Rotherham


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

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.

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.

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.

30 June 2016

New primary school for Rotherham


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

3 March 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

21 January 2016

Code Club sessions to launch


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

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.

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.

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.

1 December 2015

Rotherham Youth Cabinet launches new manifesto


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

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.

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.

16 September 2015

Rotherham GCSE results


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

20 August 2015

Rotherham A-Level results


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

16 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.

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.

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.

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.

10 November 2014

Work starts on new Rotherham primary school


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

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.

17 September 2014

Rotherham GCSE results


Rotherham students are celebrating their GCSE results.

21 August 2014

Rotherham A level results


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

17 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

1 April 2014

School extension for Aston Hall


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

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.

26 March 2014

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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.

24 February 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.

8 January 2014

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