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Families given secondary school places of their choice

Sheffield Town Hall and the Peace Gardens

1 March 2017 A huge 96 per cent of children in Sheffield have been given a place at a secondary school of their choice, new figures released today (Wednesday 1 March) show. Of the 6,101 pupils set to start secondary school in September, 96 per cent have been given a place at one of their three choices of school, while 88 ...

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New Sheffield school plans unveiled

How the proposed nursery play area could look

28 February 2017 Detailed plans for a new school in the north-east of the city have now been unveiled. Woodside School is due to open in September 2018 and is being built to help meet the rising demand for school places in Sheffield. Sheffield City Council is inviting comments for the plans from residents and will be arranging a series ...

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Sheffield pupil wins place with National Children’s Orchestra

Eamonn Foley

19 January 2017 A Year 5 pupil at St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School in Sheffield has been selected to join one of the country’s most prestigious groups of young musicians, the National Children’s Orchestra. Eamonn Foley, aged 9, started double-bass lessons in January last year and made quick progress, wowing the NCO tutors with his audition in April who said ...

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Council Apprentice Honoured for Top Class Award Nomination

Saeed is congratulated by the Lord Mayor

06 December 2016 19 year old apprentice, Saeed Amin, met the Lord Mayor to be congratulated on his recent apprenticeship nomination. Saeed was invited to the Town Hall where he was applauded by the Right Honourable Lord Mayor, Cllr Denise Fox for his recent nomination for the ‘Asian Apprentice of the Year’ award. The prestigious ‘Asian Apprentices Awards’ is an ...

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Get checked for HIV, urge health leaders

PlusMe is promoting HIV testing week

18 November 2016 Health leaders in Sheffield are encouraging people to get tested for HIV during National HIV Testing Week which starts on Saturday, 19 November. This year’s campaign ‘It starts with me’ focuses on reducing late diagnosis. Research shows that one in four people living with HIV don’t know they have it and that people who are treated early ...

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Children’s University celebrates golden success

Sheffield's Children's University 50th Gold Award Ceremony

7 October 2016 Last night (October 6th) two hundred pupils graduated from Sheffield’s Children’s University 50th Gold award ceremony. Since it began in 2007, the initiative which encourages children aged 4-19 to take part in learning activities outside of school, has seen more than 35,000 children taking part in nearly 2 million hours of activities. Research shows that young people ...

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Sheffield schools to have fixed Easter holidays

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

28 July 2016 The 2017/18 academic year will have a fixed Easter break in the first two weeks of April. The change in policy comes as a result of a consultation to which 1,200 parents, teachers and support staff responded. The consultation asked respondents to consider two options – to retain the traditional calendar or to fix the Easter break ...

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Schools break, ready for summer fun


Thursday 14 July Don’t know what to do over the summer holiday? Parents relax – this summer holiday will kick off to a great start as the CU Festival of Fun 2016 is launched this weekend. A free event will be taking place in the Winter Gardens this Saturday, 16 July. Parents and children can have a taster of some ...

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Good news for families on primary school places

18 April 2016 More children have been given their choice of primary school in Sheffield as admissions results out today (Monday, 18 April) show. In total 6,311 children received a preferred place, an increase on last year’s results. This follows the increase in the number of children being given a place at their chosen secondary school in Sheffield, as reported ...

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Largest classical music event for school children in Sheffield

Children from Angram Bank Primary School enjoyed the orchestra - from L-R Abdulahi Hassan (9), Spencer Tabor (10), Tamzin Middleton (11) and Leah Orton (11)

15 April 2016 Two thousand captivated school children took part in Sheffield’s largest classical music event of its kind at a packed out City Hall today (Friday, 15 April). World famous orchestra, the Hallé, performed to children from 34 primary schools and one secondary school in Sheffield. They played pieces the children had learned in school, with all 2,000 children ...

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What’s it like to be a parent in Sheffield?

COUNCIL officials are asking people to share their experience of being a parent in Sheffield. The Sheffield Parents’ Survey which was launched in January has seen over 1350 responses so far but they want to hear more. Parents are been asked to complete the anonymous survey that takes around 10 minutes to fill in and asks questions about health, childcare ...

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Burngreave Local Honours

Award winners at the Town Hall after receiving their honours

Friday 4 March 2016 Volunteers, community groups and local workers from Burngreave were celebrated at a special Town Hall event last week. Hosted by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Talib Hussain, and local ward councillors, over 130 people came to see 43 nominees receive their awards for their commitment and outstanding contribution to the Burngreave community. Councillor Jackie Drayton, cabinet member ...

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Sheffield school achievements recognised by Government Office

Children from Prince Edward Primary School

26 February 2016 Prince Edward Primary School has been congratulated by the Government for what is described as ‘high standards of educational achievement’ and ‘hard work and professionalism’. The letter of commendation followed the announcement that the school had ranked in the 100 top performing schools in the country for progress made between Key Stage1 and Key Stage 2. Prince ...

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New course to help taxi drivers protect communities

The Sheffield partnership team with representatives from Sheffield City Council, the Taxi and Private Hire trade, Safeguarding Children Board, Safeguarding Adult Partnership, South Yorkshire Police and Sheffield College.

25 February 2016 Taxi drivers in Sheffield will be equipped to support vulnerable passengers following the launch of a new course that helps them recognise when passengers need extra help, or when they see suspicious behaviour. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Passengers course was officially introduced this week at The Sheffield College. It has been developed over the years to help taxi ...

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