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Dr Agnes Kaposi returns to Rockwood

On Tuesday 25th February, Dr Agnes Kaposi, Holocaust survivor and emeritus professor in electrical engineering, returned to Rockwood Academy to share her life experiences with students at the school, helping to upkeep Rockwood’s CORE values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence.   Dr Agnes delivered two assemblies, outlining her life as a young girl in

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The Playhouse: Tapestry visits Rockwood to discuss Extremism Dangers

On Tuesday 4th February, Rockwood’s school hall was transformed into a theatrical space as year 9 students took part in an interactive drama provided by The Playhouse’s Tapestry programme.   Through the unfolding of the drama, students witnessed the dangers of grooming and extremism as they discovered how extremist ideas can be formed, and the

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Rockwood Students visit the Home of Mady Gerrard

On Tuesday, 21st January, three year 10 students visited the home of Mady Gerrard in Chepstow, Wales. Sara, Sana and Uzair, students participating in Echo Eternal’s Holocaust remembrance week, had already met Holocaust survivor Mady Gerrard when she came to visit Rockwood Academy last year, but this time – “a magical moment,” as described by

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Rockwood welcomes Agnes Kaposi – Engineer and Holocaust Survivor

On Wednesday 5th February, Rockwood Academy welcomed a very special visitor to the school. Agnes Kaposi, an emeritus professor in electrical engineering at London South Bank University, is the second Holocaust survivor to visit the school as part of Echo Eternal’s ongoing Holocaust Remembrance project.   As it was Agnes’ first visit to Rockwood Academy,

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School raises record amount for MacMillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support The first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with guests gathering for a cup of coffee or tea and then donating the cost of their drink to Macmillan. The format proved so popular that the following year it went national. Here at Rockwood

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Rockwood Academy Radio is live!

Students from year 7 to year 10 have recently taken part in a training session on how to use our brand-new radio station. Students learnt how to use microphones, how to go live and how to use jingles and BEDS (Background music) to make a radio show really exciting. We thoroughly enjoyed having training from

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J.E.E.P Programme

Rockwood Academy is one of three West Midlands schools selected to participate in the 2019 Junior Engineering Engagement Programme.  The programme is being run by the Transformation Trust. Through this initiative twenty of our Y7 students are developing their understanding of facilities management and sustainable engineering.  The students will be taking part in four in

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Ofsted – we are a Good school

Dear Parents and carers I am delighted to confirm the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection which took place on the 13th and 14th November 2019. We are thrilled to report that Ofsted has judged that Rockwood continues to be a “Good” school. This is particularly encouraging, considering where the school was back in 2014.

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Echo Eternal Rwanda

  This year, as part of the Echo Eternal Project, students at the academy will be looking at the “Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda”. As a part of the project, students have already attended a journalism workshop in London, where they had the opportunity to work alongside renowned journalist Natasha Kaplinski. Students learnt about

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Rockwood Academy celebrates GCSE Results 2019

Students at Rockwood Academy are today celebrating a marked improvement in their Maths and English combined GCSE results of 56% Grade 9-4.  Part of CORE Education, the academy has performed well under the new, tougher GCSE exams, with an impressive 28 Grade 9 passes across the curriculum. In English, Maths and triple Science students did particularly

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