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“We’ve got designs on our new school building”

Councillor Jayne Dunn with deputy head teacher Ben Paxman and school child Alfie

11 July 2018 Hoardings designed by the pupils from Totley primary school have been unveiled today, 11 July 2018. Pupils have taken part in a design the sign competition to create the health and safety messages for the hoardings around the build, which will expand the school. The £2.1 million expansion project, being completed by ENGIE, will provide an additional 60 ...

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Hundreds of young people take part in healthy debate

Young peoples debate at Sheffield's town hall

19 March 2018   Hundreds of school children have had a taste of local democracy  in a debate that covered everything from healthy school meals to social media. Students from 15 primary and secondary schools took part in the debates in the council chamber. Two schools debated a topic for five minutes each. The young people then took a vote ...

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Sheffield schools set to give up loving pop

Fizzy drink cans

14 March 2018 Children and young people in Sheffield are consuming more than two and half times as much sugar as the maximum recommended daily intake, most of which comes from sugary drinks. One can of Cola alone contains nine cubes of sugar, two more cubes than the recommended daily maximum of seven cubes for a teenager. Sugar is not ...

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Sheffield City Council introduce new Baby Safe champions

Baby Safe Champions (left to right) Julia Thompson, Shahida Siddique, Councillor Jackie Drayton, Henrietta Mlalazi, Sarah Salway, Greg Fell, Dr Margaret Ainger, Paula Schofield

8 February 2018 Twelve champions from across the city have come together today to launch a programme to reduce baby deaths across the city. In Sheffield, every year, four out of every 1,000 babies die before they reach the age of one. This new initiative, the first of its kind in England, brings together members of the local community including ...

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Local students awarded cash prizes for enterprising start ups

Noah Kitchen, James Wheeler and Harrison Dimelow from Stocksbridge High

22 December 2017 Literary Lanterns, from Stocksbridge School, has beaten off competition from hundreds of students to win a £150 Flying Start award as part of Sheffield City Council’s BiG Challenge 11. The interim Flying Start awards were presented to students last week for getting their businesses quickly of the ground. Over 200 teams, from 20 Sheffield schools and colleges, ...

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Ecclesall school expansion plans given go ahead

An artist's impression of the extended Ecclesall Infant School.

15 November 2017 Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for the expansion of  buildings at Ecclesall Infant School which will bring Ecclesall Infants and Juniors together onto one site. The expansion will see the existing site change from a 240-place infant primary school to a 630-place infant and junior school. Balfour Beatty will carry out the work, and the ...

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Mentoring scheme turns around young person’s life

Jody speaking at a Diana Award event

15 November 2017 Jody, age 13 from Sheffield was left unable to trust anyone or build positive meaningful relationships, when she came into foster care. Since becoming involved in a mentoring scheme, run by Diana Award at Chaucer School, Sheffield, she has managed to turn her life around.  Recently she spoke at a Diana Award event attended by the Duke ...

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Ground breaking ceremony marks beginning of new school build

Adam Goldstein, Executive Director of Operations at Astrea Academy Trust, Councillor Jackie Drayton, John Doyle, Director of Business Strategy at Sheffield City Council and Nick Shepherd, Director at Kier at Astrea Academy Sheffield site.

25th October 2017 A new school for the north of Sheffield has celebrated the start of construction work on the new buildings which will make up the Astrea Academy at Woodside. The campus will incorporate the existing Grade II listed former Pye Bank School, which is currently being refurbished completing the state of the art accommodation for children and young ...

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Time to get your school applications in

23 October 2017 Council leaders are urging families applying for their child’s secondary school to make sure they fill in their application forms before the closing date of 31st October. Parents will find out the outcomes of their secondary school application on March 1 2018. Parents are being encouraged to make sure they fill in all three preferences in order to ...

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Caring families needed to adopt in Sheffield


16 October 2017 It’s national adoption week (16th October – 22nd October) and Sheffield City Council is asking for more families to help change the lives of children throughout the city by adopting a child.   Seven children in Sheffield under the age of eight need adoptive families, five of these children are under the age of three. One of our ...

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Free course enables families to learn to cook together

Ministry of Food at Oasis Don Valley

24 August 2017 From fajitas through to veggie burgers, a variety of tasty treats have been cooked up by families taking part in a course at Oasis Don Valley Academy. Six families from the area took part in Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food sessions delivered by Sheffield City Council’s Family Learning Service. The course offered them a chance to learn ...

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A-Level students celebrate results across the city

17 August 2017 Students across the city have been receiving their A-Level results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. Students at Longley Park Sixth Form College impressed with a pass rate of more than 96 per cent. Sophia Spooner, a student at Longley Park Sixth Form College achieved ...

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New Sheffield school plans given go ahead

Architect, Race Cottam Associate’s, impression of the new school.

31 July 2017 Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for Astrea Academy to be built in Woodside in the North East of the city, with building due to start this summer. The new school will incorporate the existing Grade 2 listed former Pye Bank Board School building. Kier Construction will be working with architect, Race Cottam Associate’s to carry ...

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New bus pass means young people can travel for less

First buses will be free for Sheffield's armed forces day and the national celebrations next week

Originally posted by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive 4 July 2017 Business leaders and young people have welcomed a new 16-18 travel pass scheme that allows more young people than ever to benefit from discounted public transport fares across South Yorkshire, prior to its launch this weekend. As part of the enhanced scheme, from last Saturday 1 July all 16-18 ...

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Free vitamins for pregnant women and babies, in bid to eradicate rickets

baby foot

26 June 2017 It’s summer and the sun is shining – but not only is that good news for people enjoying the great outdoors, it’s also good news for unborn babies. Sunlight is one of the main sources of vitamin D, which pregnant women need throughout their pregnancies to decrease the chances of their babies developing rickets. Unfortunately, though, many ...

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