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The entrance to Brunswick Primary School on a sunny day

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.

Gleadless Valley

£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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Sheffield's Youth Strategy given approval

A new Community Youth Services Strategy that aims to “offer safe, creative, ambitious Community Youth Services where all young people in Sheffield can thrive” has been approved this week as part of the council’s commitment to delivering on its one-year plan. The strategy outlines the council’s pledge to ‘support young people in Sheffield to develop and flourish’ and defines our strategic ambitions for Community Youth Services over the next three years.

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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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More than 500 new secondary school places set to be created at ‘Outstanding’ schools in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council will commit £7.7million to begin the expansion of Silverdale and King Ecbert schools, creating more than 500 new secondary school places.

A panoramic picture of the Sheffield Town Hall and Peace Gardens at dusk

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.

Images from Sheffield Children's University Festival of Fun 2020

Sheffield Children’s University Festival of Fun

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

Illustrator Lydia Monks holding Sheffield Libraries Reading Challenge Flyer

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. Coun ...

Flowers beds and the pavilion at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

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.

Cover of The Sheffield Family Guide to Smart Sugar Swaps

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...

Pedestrian Crossing

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.

Chapletown Library

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).

Christmas illuminations in Sheffield Peace Gardens

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

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Update on Free School Meal Vouchers for families

The letter providing parents with details of how to access free school meal vouchers has been sent however, some families have experienced issues with redeeming their vouchers via the weblink supplied to them and we apologise for any distress this may have caused. If anyone is experiencing problems with accessing the Edenred website link please use the following link to redeem your e-code https://www.selectyourcompliment.co.uk/

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Free school meals over half-term

Sheffield City Council has pledged to support thousands of children and young people with free school meals during the half-term week.

Business organisations join forces with Council to help small businesses, social enterprises and charities access £2bn job creation fund

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, Sheffield Digital and the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network have joined up with Sheffield City Council, Sheffield Hallam University and other partners across the city to help smaller businesses, social enterprises and organisations get young people into work

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Statement on wider opening of schools

A statement from Councillor Abtisam Mohamed, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills and Director of Public Health, Greg Fell.

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Half term virtual adventures during lockdown

Sheffield Children’s Services work to support many children who are often some of the most vulnerable in society. Find out more about who we're working with to keep children entertained this half term.

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Changes to funeral services in Sheffield

Following the latest Government update, which saw a slight ease of some restrictions, Sheffield City Council has today i ...

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Could you volunteer to help a young person in care?

Independent visitors is a Sheffield City Council scheme which aims to match volunteers who will build helpful and positi ...

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Sheffield’s Year of Reading launches January 2020

Sheffield’s Year of Reading launches across the city on 15th January 2020 and will be a 12-month, citywide celebration o ...

Josephine Dellow

Local Illustrator supports campaign to combat loneliness with free craft workshop

Independent Illustrator Josephine Dellow is taking over the Winter Gardens Pop U ...