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Rockwood Academy Cadets share experiences with Mayor of the West Midlands

Students from Rockwood Academy’s met with Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, to discuss their positive experiences of being a part of Rockwood’s CCF Army Cadets contingent. The students discussed the invaluable leadership and life skills they’ve developed since they became members of Rockwood Academy’s CCF contingent, giving the Mayor of the West

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Remembrance Week Celebrations

During the week of the 5th to the 9th November 2018, students from Rockwood Academy engaged in a number of interactive and educational activities to mark the end of the World War One’s centenary. Poppies were displayed in various ways across Rockwood Academy whilst students were encouraged to take part in the poppy-wearing tradition, which

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Year 10 and 11 students visit Snowdonia on Geography Trip

Using the opportunity to take Geography out of the classroom and into the real world, forty-six Year 10 and 11 students from Rockwood Academy travelled to north-western Wales mountainous region Snowdonia for the weekend between Friday 26th October and Sunday 28th October. Working through the cold weather, the students spent much of their time in

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Libraries Week Celebrations

Earlier this month, Rockwood Academy took part in celebrating the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals’ (CILIP) national Libraries Week, between the 8th and the 12th of October. The week is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s libraries, and this year’s focus was on wellbeing, showcasing how libraries across the country bring communities together, combat

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Future Leaders Programme visits Rockwood Academy on Study Tour

On Friday 12th October, Rockwood Academy played host to education charity Ambition School Leadership, an organisation that recently merged with the Institute for Teaching, providing leadership development and technical training to educators across England and Wales. The visitors attended Rockwood Academy for the day as part of ASL’s Future Leaders programme; a two-year leadership development

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Rockwood Academy raise £470 for Macmillan Cancer Support

On Monday 1st October, Rockwood Academy played host to a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. Organised by Ms Bi-Baroo, both students and staff contributed cakes and bakes that were sold across the morning. Year 7 students were encouraged to make ‘international cakes’ as part of a celebration of

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Year 11 Jekyll & Hyde Trip

Rockwood Academy students took the opportunity to enrich their learning with a trip to The Old Rep Theatre on Wednesday 19th September to witness a production of Jekyll & Hyde and in preparation for their English Literature GSCE exam. The production is based on the 19th century novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr

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Rockwood Academy Students visit Royal Shakespeare Company

Celebrating CORE Education Trust’s CORE value of Excellence, students from Rockwood Academy visited the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 19th September to see the production of Tartuffe. The theatre trip was awarded to Rockwood Academy students for their outstanding efforts and achievements in and out of lessons. The lucky few who

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Naseby School’s 50th Anniversary Reunion

Students past and present practiced our CORE values of collaboration, opportunity, respect, and excellence on the 8th September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Naseby School at Rockwood Academy. Naseby alumni, including students and teachers, gathered at Rockwood Academy for the celebrations which were led by headteacher Sofia Darr. The festivities included a two-minute silence

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Newsletter edition 6 out now!

Read Newsletter Edition 6 July 2018

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