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Secondary school league tables reveal Rockwood Academy is one of the top 3 schools in Birmingham for GCSE progress

England’s secondary school league tables published today confirm Rockwood Academy’s is one of the best secondary schools in Birmingham and ranked in the top 2% of school nationally for GCSE progress.   CORE Trust CEO, Adrian Packer CBE: “We are delighted with the fantastic achievements the students have made, these are amazing outcomes which our students

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Premier and CORE schools SMASH World Record on National Fitness Day

PREMIER AND 300 CHILDREN FROM NANSEN PRIMARY AND ROCKWOOD ACADEMY SMASH THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE LARGEST FENCING LESSON EVER! Working with the national governing body for fencing, British Fencing, Premier and Birmingham-area school children have officially become Guinness World Record holders, for the largest fencing lesson ever held! On September 27, 2017 at Rockwood

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The December Edition of the Rockwood Standard is out

The Fourth Edition of the Rockwood Standard is now available.

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Previous Parents’ Letters

25/07/2017 – Standards and Expectations – School Uniform List July 2017 24/07/2017 – Happy Safe Summers – Reminder from West Midlands Police 21/07/2017 – End of Term Letter – Summer – July 2017 11/07/2017 – Attendance and Punctuality 16/06/2017 – Eid-ul-Fitr 16/05/2017 – Year 11 revision schedule 05/04/2017 – Year 8 Pathways and Parents’ Meeting

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World Record Attempt for the largest fencing lesson successful!

Great news – We have had confirmation from the Records Management Team that our World Record Attempt for the largest fencing lesson was successful! A total of 300 children from Rockwood Academy and Nansen Primary School joined forces today (Wednesday, 27th September) to collaborate on a very special world record attempt – the largest ever

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The July Edition of the Rockwood Standard is out

The Third Edition of the Rockwood Standard is now available.

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Another year of GCSE success at Rockwood Academy

Huge congratulations to Rockwood Academy GCSE students on their results today. There’s real cause for celebration, particularly in English. An amazing 73 per cent of children taking the exam achieved a “good pass” – deemed a “world class standard” result, against last year’s national average of 40 per cent. We’ve also posted year-on-year improvements in

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CORE Education Trust CEO Adrian Packer awarded CBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Adrian Packer, CEO of CORE Education Trust, has been awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017. Mr Packer has a proven track record as being an exceptional leader in the field of education and his expertise is

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Survivors of two atrocities inspire Rockwood Academy pupils

Pupils at Rockwood Academy, run by CORE Education Trust, were left inspired after hearing first-hand the stories of survivors of two atrocities. Ahmad Nawaz, aged 16, and 87-year-old Mindu Hornick revealed their harrowing experiences as part of a schools programme led by charity The Anne Frank Trust.  Ahmad was just 14 years old when he

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Military badges presented to Rockwod Academy’s cadets

Cadets at Rockwood Academy showed off their new skills during a special ceremony which saw them being presented with their military badges. Dignitaries from the West Midlands were among the guests at the event, which marked a milestone moment for the school’s new Combined Cadet Force Unit. Rockwood Academy, run by CORE Education Trust, is

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