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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

Young people aged 16 to 18 can now apply for a bus travel pass.

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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Care leavers celebrate becoming young leaders

Care leavers on residential

24 May 2017 Issued on behalf of The Brathay Trust Five care leavers from Sheffield are celebrating their progress towards becoming young leaders. The 17 to 20 year-olds have completed a six-month programme, and a four day residential in the Lake District, as part of an effective leadership qualification. Four others were also successful in completing some of the modules ...

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Government announces funding for new Sheffield special free school

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

13 April Sheffield is one of just 20 Local Authorities that has been successful in securing funding for a new special school the Government announced yesterday. The new school will provide for youngsters in the city with some of the most complex needs. It will provide around 30 places for children aged between 7 and 16 who have autism and ...

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Sheffield to roll out pioneering emotional health support to an additional 40 schools

Sheffield’s innovative approach to supporting children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health known as ‘Sheffield Healthy Minds’ is to be rolled out to 40 additional schools from April 2017. This follows a successful pilot with 10 schools in Sheffield, which has been held up by NHS England as an example of good practice. The Sheffield Healthy Minds programme commissioned  by ...

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Young people launch city’s suicide prevention strategy

Launch of suicide prevention strategy

20 March 2017   “I always had suicidal feelings as I grew up. I never got any support to help me cope with these and ended up attempting suicide twice. “I don’t want anyone else to go through what I have experienced and that’s why I got involved with writing this suicide prevention strategy. Suicide is a scary thing to ...

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Ofsted success for Sheffield schools

Children at Wincobank Infant and Nursery School

23 February 2017 St Catherine’s Catholic Voluntary Academy has been awarded outstanding in all areas following a recent inspection from the education watchdog Ofsted. The school was applauded for ‘transforming the lives of children’s lives and helping them flourish’. St Catherine’s headteacher Fiona Rigby was praised in the report for providing “truly exceptional leadership”. It said that “due to her ...

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