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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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The Rockwood Standard, Edition 9 – Out Now!

Edition 9 of our newsletter, The Rockwood Standard, is out now. Read it here: The Rockwood Standard, Edition 9

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Rockwood Academy’s Inaugural Evening of Talent 2019

On Tuesday 16th July 2019, Rockwood Academy’s Expressive Arts faculty held its inaugural evening of talent. The evening was designed to showcase the progression Rockwood Academy have made in developing and promoting their Expressive Arts faculty. The evening was compered by Music Teacher Miss Wilkins and comprised entirely of performances from students across the year

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Year 10 take part in Rockwood Academy’s World of Work Week

Rockwood Academy’s Year 10 students took the opportunity to take part in their annual Rockwood World of Work week, which takes place during Birmingham’s Professional Services Week from Monday 24th-Friday 28th June 2019. Students from across Rockwood Academy’s Year 10 took the opportunity to collaborate with a range of professionals currently working in Birmingham’s business

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Year 7 visit Black Country Museum

Rockwood Academy’s Year 7 students visited the Black Country Museum on Monday 1st July 2019 as part of their History curriculum. The purpose of the trip was for the students to not only understand, but to relive, Britain’s industrial era. During the visit, students were able to experience how British society had to adapt to

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