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Coronavirus/COVID-19 Advice for parents and carers

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Advice for parents and carers Further advice can be found on our Home COVID Testing page, including the procedure following a positive test. Click the button below to be taken to the Home COVID Testing page. Advice for parents and carers Colds, flu and Covid-19 are caused by different viruses, but can have similar

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Rockwood Academy raises money for India

As many of our pupils and parents will be aware, India has recently been overwhelmed by a new strain of COVID 19. The sheer amount of people requiring hospital treatment, and the number of deaths, has had a knock-on impact on the country’s infrastructure. As a Rights Respecting School, addressing this is very important to

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Rockwood students participate in international project

This academic year two students took part in a project called ‘Mirror Effect’. Mirror Effect isan exchange and collaboration between: Ten girls aged between 13 to 18 from Birmingham with Bangladeshi heritage. Ten girls from Bangladesh. Our students got to take part in ten Zoom sessions, using drama to explore themes like ‘City Life’ and

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Sana joins the conversation at an event for Save the Children

On Wednesday 3 March, Year 11 student Sana took part in an event for Save the Children. Sana joined HRH The Princess Royal and experts from the UK and Kenya to discuss Save the Children’s global humanitarian and advocacy work in response to the pandemic, their work with children and families in the UK and

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UCL publishes report praising Rockwood Academy for Holocaust education

We are proud to announce that UCL have published their official report on our work promoting Holocaust education. The report explains why they decided to award us with their prestigious Quality Mark, as announced in 2020. You can read the report on their website: link This Quality Mark has been awarded to us by UCL’s

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Rockwood makes a pledge in honour of Holocaust survivor Ann Kirk

On January 20th Rockwood had the pleasure of hosting the Horizons 21 festival, this time honouring Holocaust Survivor Ann Kirk. Ann had to flee Germany at the age of ten to live with strangers in England, after experiencing many horrors in Germany because of her Jewish background. In Ann’s testimony about her experiences, she emphasises

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Rockwood opens £14 million new building

Rockwood Academy is proud to announce the opening of our brand new building. The building has been named after beloved close friend of the school, Mady Gerrard. The Mady Gerrard Building officially opened on Thursday the 7th of January. Rockwood held the opening ceremony online, in line with government lockdown regulations. You can watch the launching

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Shoe Box Appeal

Every year, students at Rockwood take part in the Shoebox Appeal, putting together shoeboxes of presents for Birmingham’s homeless. The campaign is very popular with our students because students can actually see with their own eyes what they are providing for those in need. This year, the lockdown presented us with a unique challenge: the shoe

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Activities Week

Rockwood Academy – December 2020.  We are very proud of the fact that in week 14th -17th December students at Rockwood Academy took part in a week of activity dedicated to wellbeing, curriculum knowledge and skill development. All curriculum subjects were tasked with designing a week long activity programme dedicated to fun, enjoyment and the

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Echo Eternal wins Pearson National Teaching Award

27th November We are very proud to announce that the CORE Education Trust’s Echo Eternal project has won the Gold Pearson Teaching Award for Impact Through Partnership. CORE Education Trust’s Echo Eternal is a commemorative arts engagement programme inspired by Holocaust survivor testimony to promote respect and understanding between different communities. Rockwood Academy has been

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