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National league tables highlight strong performance in Sheffield’s schools

Handsworth Grange School

7 February National secondary league tables show that Sheffield schools continue to perform above the national average in GCSEs for the second year in a row. The league tables also highlight an increase in the number of high performing schools in Sheffield with nearly half of all our secondary schools featuring in the well above average and above average categories. ...

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Hundreds of children vote in this year’s Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Author and illustrator, Katie Smith and Sarah Jennings, with children from Intake Primary School

10 November 2017 A story about a book-monster who makes his way into favourite fairy tales, including Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, has captured the heart of Sheffield children in the city’s 29th annual Children’s Book Awards. Nibbles: The Book Monster, by Emma Yarlett, was today voted overall winner in an awards ceremony at The ...

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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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Hallé Orchestra brings harmony to Sheffield school children

Halle Orchestra performing to Sheffield school children

5 April 2017 Thousands of Sheffield school children hit the right note at Sheffield’s City Hall last week (Friday 31 March), performing in harmony with one of the UK’s top orchestras. The Hallé Orchestra was back at Sheffield’s City Hall, following the success of last year’s outstanding Concert for Schools. This year they performed to children from 44 Sheffield primary ...

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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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Phillimore Community Primary School makes a splash at National Swimming Awards

17 January 2017 Children and staff at Phillimore Primary School have been officially presented with a national award from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox. The award is the Primary School of the Year prize, which was won at the 2016 ASA Aquatics Awards, held in Birmingham. The award is a result ...

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Sheffield turns its back on prejudice in schools

8th August 2016 Sheffield has been singled out for national praise as a result of its work to tackle prejudice and bullying in schools. Sheffield City Council has for the sixth year running been voted in the top ten of the Stonewall Education Equality Index 2016. The Index measures how well local authorities support schools to celebrate difference and prevent and ...

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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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Sheffield playgrounds go smoke free

22 July 2016 Sheffield City Council, today, launches its smoke free playground policy across Sheffield’s 152 playgrounds. Signs, developed in collaboration with Sheffield school children, are going up in children’s playgrounds across the city. The voluntary code will come into effect from 22 July 2016. Councillor Mary Lea, cabinet member for Culture, Leisure and Parks at Sheffield City Council, said: ...

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New schools sponsors announced

The Regional Schools Commissioner has decided that Silverdale Multi Academy Trust and Reach4 Academy Trust will be the sponsors for the new schools in south west and north east Sheffield. The announcement follows a selection process run by the Department for Education. Academy trusts were invited to apply to run the new schools, which are needed to meet the rising ...

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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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Two new secondary schools for Sheffield

Tuesday 9 February 2016 PLANS to build two brand new secondaries in order to meet the growing demand for school places in Sheffield are expected to get the green light next week. The Council consulted on several proposals to address the need for extra primary and secondary places in the North East and South West to meet the growing population ...

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Council listens on school places consultation

30 October 2015 Parents have responded with passion and ideas to the current consultation on school places, with Sheffield City Council broadening the options for consideration in response. The council is also encouraging many more people to get involved and participate. The consultation has been successful. After three weeks, responses have been flooding in and parents have submitted their own ...

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Congratulations to students getting their GCSE results

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “Congratulations to all the students getting their GCSE results today and for all the hard work they put into their studies. Many thanks as well to everyone who has supported them on the way – their teachers, school staff, governors, families and friends. I know ...

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