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Primary School Admissions 2023: over 95% of pupils secure first preference

School admission outcomes for primary school entry September 2022.

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200 new special school places announced for children and young people in South Yorkshire

A brand-new special school offering 200 places to children and young people with special educational needs has been approved.

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Sheffield families to benefit from £5m funding in rollout of Family Hubs

Sheffield is one of 14 trailblazer authorities set to receive a £5m share of Government funding as part of the roll out of new Family Hubs.

Two teachers and Cllr Mazher Iqbal with 3 pupils and their bikes in a school hall

Sheffield school takes home national active travel award

Phillimore Community Primary School in Darnall has been recognised as the ‘National Modeshift STARS Primary School of the Year’.

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Six more Sheffield Schools to benefit from £1bn redevelopment scheme

Six more schools in Sheffield are celebrating the news that they have been selected to be part of the Department for Education’s £1bn school rebuilding programme.

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More speed limits for safer neighbourhoods approved

The Transport, Regeneration and Climate Change Policy Committee have agreed another round of 20mph advisory speed limits across the city.

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Winter support for thousands of Sheffield’s children made available

Families with children that are eligible for benefit related free school meals will receive a free £30 voucher this week to help with the costs of food over the winter holidays.

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'Welcome Places' providing a warm welcome

‘Welcome Places’ are open across Sheffield and many of them, such as libraries, were already established places where people could spend time, have a chat, find out information or get support.

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Council Children’s Services are ‘doing the right thing’ for children in the city

Sheffield City Council’s Children’s Services have been commended for their commitment to ‘doing the right thing’ for children in the city, following a recent Ofsted visit.

Cllr Mazher Iqbal stands outside Carfield Primary School

Committee progresses plans to make streets healthier, safer and more sustainable

At last week’s Transport, Regeneration and Climate Change Committee, members agreed a bumper crop of transport decisions...

Teachers and staff at the Discovery Academy standing in front of the entrance to the school.

New state-of-the-art SEND academy for children opens in Sheffield

Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) will benefit from a welcome boost to the city’s SEND Placements in the opening of The Discovery Academy.

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Sheffield School to benefit from £1bn redevelopment scheme

Together with Brunswick Primary School, we are celebrating the announcement that a bid to the Department for Education’s school rebuilding programme has been successful.

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£100m Gleadless Valley Masterplan given the go-ahead following consultation

The Gleadless Valley Masterplan, which will see improvements made to housing, green spaces and facilities as well as increased employment opportunities, has been given the go-ahead following consultation with residents.

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Special Educational Needs and Disability support in Sheffield is improving

They shared their feedback in a letter published today. 

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We have launched Sheffield's first ever School Attendance Charter

We have launched Sheffield’s first ever city-wide school attendance charter.

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Council sets out plans for tackling challenging budget

Following a public consultation, Sheffield City Council has set out the city's 2022/23 budget.

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Celebrating National Youth Work Week 2021

This week is National Youth Work Week and we’ve asked young people across Sheffield to share in their own words the positive effect youth work is having on them and their communities.

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Free October half term food vouchers for families

Families on a low income in Sheffield will receive a free £15 food voucher to help over the October Half Term Holiday.

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Local primary school receives Queen’s Green Canopy Jubilee celebration tree

The Queen's Green Canopy tree was planted at Acres Hill Community Primary School yesterday, as part of Her Majesty's national Platinum Jubilee celebrations. 

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For Sheffield and with Sheffield – the council’s One Year Plan

An ambitious plan for Sheffield, that sets out clear priorities and actions for the year ahead has been agreed - putting Sheffield first, with people and communities at its heart.

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Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun

FREE activities throughout the summer for children, young people & families!

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Children to go wild for reading this Summer

The Sheffield Libraries Reading Challenge will be launching on Saturday 17th July!

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Council calls on Government to address funding disparities for Early Years provision in Sheffield

Executive Member for Education, Children and Families, Councillor Jayne Dunn is calling on the Government to address funding disparities to Early Years provision in Sheffield. Cou ...

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Grant award success for Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens

Sheffield Botanical Gardens has been awarded a funding package from the National Lottery Heritage fund for a two year education programme, planned to start this autumn.

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Sheffield is Sweet Enough low sugar book

The Sheffield Family Guide to Smart Sugar Swaps is available now, with a buy one gift one campaign to help more families get their hands on the book.

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Sheffield schools invited to take part in RLWC2021 competition

We want schools in Sheffield to us shout about why our city is the perfect place to visit, stay and host games during the Rugby League World Cup 2021. Get involved...

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Pedestrian crossing to be introduced on busy Sheffield road

Plans announced to improve pedestrian safety on Station Road, Halfway, near Halfway Nursery and Infants School.

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Council opens consultation on new proposals for library enhancements

We have launched a public consultation about improvements to libraries, after we announced last year that each community hub library would benefit from a £10,000 cash boost.  

Laptops for kids, closing the digital divide

Thousands of laptops provided to children across Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will provide thousands of additional laptops to support children who are currently having to home school, without the devices to do so.

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Sheffield City Council recommends all primary and special schools to remain open

Sheffield City Council has written to all primary and special schools to advise them to reopen tomorrow (Monday 4 January 2021).

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Tis the season to twinkle and celebrate Christmas in Sheffield

As 2020 - the year that none of us could have predicted - draws to a close, we’re all in need of some festive cheer, and although we can’t celebrate Christmas in the usual style th ...

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Time to get your school applications in

We are urging families applying for their child’s school place to make sure they fill in their application forms