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  • King Ecgbert School Secures Prestigious Funding for Design and Technology

    Published 31/01/24
    We are very excited and proud to announce that King Ecgbert School has been successful in winning a bid for funding from the Wolfson Foundation! The school has been awarded £36,300 towards the cost of specialist equipment for Design and Te
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  • Bestselling author & human rights activist Onjali Q. Rauf visits our trust

    Published 25/01/24
    Two of our primaries were honoured to spend the day with bestselling children's author and human rights activist, Onjali Q. Rauf today. Nether Edge Primary and Totley Primary's children were treated to an inspirational assembly where Onjal
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  • Welcoming Neil Miley as CEO in Sept '24

    Published 08/12/23
    Mercia Learning Trust is thrilled to share the news of Neil Miley's appointment as our new CEO, beginning his role in September 2024, following Chris French’s retirement. With an extensive background and a proven track record in transfor
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  • AI in Education: King Ecgbert featured on BBC Network News

    Published 28/11/23
    King Ecgbert School students and staff featured on BBC network coverage on the hot topic of AI in education. Due to the pioneering staff body who are exploring ways to reduce workload and improve lessons using AI tools, KES were approached by the
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  • Mercia School - Exceptional GCSE Outcomes

    Published 08/11/23
    Following its Outstanding Ofsted report in February, Mercia School’s first GCSE results were published this summer. Mercia School has been named number one out of 6,951 secondary schools in the whole country for the overall performance
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  • The Curiosity Approach at Woodlands Primary

    Published 01/11/23
    Woodlands Primary School proudly announces its accreditation as Sheffield's first nursery and primary school following The Curiosity Approach methodology. This pioneering approach is establishing a new benchmark for early childhood learning, r
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  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Champion Award for KES

    Published 17/10/23
    King Ecgbert School are honoured to receive the Sheffield Business Award for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Champion. Assistant Headteacher, Charlotte Bowyer, shared her pride, stating, We are really proud to accept this award on behalf
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  • Investment in School Estates and IT Infrastructure

    Published 12/10/23
    We are proud to announce ongoing investments in our school estates and IT infrastructure to enhance the learning and working environments for students and staff. Estates Investment Mercia Learning Trust receives an annual School Capital Al
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  • 'Captain' Tobias Honour

    Published 12/10/23
    'Captain' Tobias Weller (Year 8 at King Ecgbert School) has been invited to the Palace of Westminster this week to receive the British Citizen Youth Award. Tobias has made headlines in recent years for tackling endurance challenges on
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  • Anns Grove Primary Joins Mercia Learning Trust

    Published 26/09/23
    We are excited to share the wonderful news that Anns Grove Primary School will officially become a p
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  • Mercia Cup 23-24

    Published 25/09/23
    Children from across Mercia Learning Trust primary schools will have the opportunity to compete against each other in a range of sports over the next academic year. Facilitated by Qualitas Sports, the sports include: Football, Gymnastics, Dance
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  • Chris French, CEO, Retirement News

    Published 08/09/23
    Chris French, the Chief Executive Officer of Mercia Learning Trust, has recently announced he intends to retire at the end of this academic year, i.e., end of August July 2024. Chris has had a long and distinguished career in education, as a teach
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