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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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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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GCSE success for Sheffield students

Nada Muflehi and Asha Norsworthy-Nessa celebrating their results at Forge Valley School

24 August 2017 Students across the city have been receiving their GCSE results today. Sheffield City Council would like to praise all our schools and students for their efforts and hard work. Nada Muflehi, 16 from Forge Valley School achieved one A*, two As, three Bs, a C and  an 8 in English Literature, and  7 in English Language and ...

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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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40 tooth brushing clubs to be rolled out across the city

Child from Meynell Nursery brushing their teeth

A successful project which has led to more children brushing their teeth in Sheffield is set to be rolled out to nurseries and schools across the city, this April. Figures from Public Health England show that, in Sheffield, the average five-year-old child has one decayed, missing or filled tooth. This is slightly above the national average. The tooth brushing scheme ...

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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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Sponsor announced for new Sheffield secondary school

Artist's impression of new Mercia School

16 March 2017 Council leaders are today excited to announce that the new secondary school proposed for south-west Sheffield will be sponsored by one of the city’s most successful academy trusts. Mercia Learning Trust, the Multi-Academy Trust founded by King Ecgbert school, has an excellent track record locally and will now take on the running of the new secondary school, ...

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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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School children celebrate 10 years of Every Child Matters Survey

School children celebrating Every Child Matters Survey

Last week nearly a hundred school pupils have come together with education leaders from across the city to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Every Child Matters survey. Since the survey began 45,000 children have been consulted on their views which are used to shape local services and school policy. As a result of feedback from the survey: Sheffield City ...

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