Get into shape with badminton at Tapton School

Join Ranmoor Badminton Club at Tapton School
Join Ranmoor Badminton Club on Fridays at Tapton School

Ranmoor Badminton Club is keen to help people get back into shape after Christmas indulgence.

If you’ve played badminton before and are over 16 years old then you’re invited to join them to play mixed doubles at Tapton School on Friday nights.

The club runs from 7-10pm each Friday, and starts again for the new year tomorrow night (Friday 6 January).

If you’re interested then please get in touch with them by calling 0114 230 2961 or on email using lesleykelly@yahoo.co.uk.

Autumn Fayre at Tapton School on Saturday

The annual Autumn Fayre at Tapton School, run by the PTA, is taking place on Satrday 19 November.

It runs from 11.30am-2.30pm and includes stalls, games, books, CDs, refreshments, gifts, craft stalls and raffle prizes.

Tapton School's Autumn Fayre is on Saturday 19 November
Tapton School's Autumn Fayre is on Saturday 19 November

Badminton at Tapton School

Join Ranmoor Badminton Club at Tapton School
Join Ranmoor Badminton Club on Fridays at Tapton School

Ranmoor Badminton Club is looking for new recruits.

They are after existing players over 16 years old who are keen to play friendly and competitive doubles games from 7-10pm on Friday nights at Tapton School in Crosspool. This is usually followed by a couple of drinks in a local pub.

If you’re interested then please get in touch with them by calling 0114 230 2961 or on email using lesleykelly@yahoo.co.uk.

Tapton academy deal could be signed by Monday

The front page of today's Sheffield Telegraph
School closer to academy move: the front page of today's Sheffield Telegraph

A funding deal to transform the status of a Crosspool school into an academy could be signed as early as Monday.

Today’s Sheffield Telegraph covers the story on its front page.

A meeting for parents only took place on Tuesday at the school. Concerns have been raised by parents, councillors and education officers over the consultation process.

Teachers at Tapton are against the move, fearing that becoming an academy will not raise educational standards.

Governors feel such a move would be in the school’s best interest, allowing them to balance the books by negotiating better value services.

Sheffield Telegraph: School closer to academy move

Darwin House Garden Party success

Darwin House Garden Party
Darwin House Garden Party

Residents, staff and families joined together to take advantage of the many activities and festivities of a garden party organised by staff and volunteers of Darwin House.

Visitors who flocked to the grounds of the home on Darwin Lane last Saturday 18 June were determined not to let a day of typical British weather – hot sunshine, wind and a downpour of rain – dampen their enthusiasm and spirit to enjoy the event.

The Garden Party had everything: a tombola, guess the name of the fluffy dog, bric-a-brac, jewellery and craft stalls, an art exhibition, kiddies’ corner, cakes and refreshments.

In addition, a stunning marquee housed auctions, raffles, a flower show and afternoon of entertainment and fun, provided by Tapton School and the Carousel Theatre Group.

The group’s production of ‘Best of British’, a collection of jokes, sketches and old favourite songs to sing along to, gave a reminder of the glory days of post-war Britain.

The audience relived the pleasure of radio shows such as variety band box (Arthur Askey) and The Goons, the celebration of the festival of Britain, the coronation, the birth of muffin the mule and the joy of the hits from the 40s and 50s, all brought to life by a cast of two professional actors.

Everyone had a wonderful day raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Darwin House Garden Party
Darwin House Garden Party
Darwin House Garden Party
Darwin House Garden Party

Meeting called to discuss Tapton academy plans

Tapton school: to become an academy?
Tapton school: close to becoming an academy

A public meeting will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 21 June at Tapton school to discuss plans to turn the school into an academy.

Teachers at Tapton are against the move, fearing that becoming an academy will not raise educational standards.

Governors feel such a move would be in the school’s best interest, allowing them to balance the books by negotiating better value services.

Sheffield Star: Academy status a step closer at top city school

Backlash at Tapton school academy bid

The Sheffield Star reports on the furious backlash over plans for Tapton school to become an academy:

 The NASUWT union says the decision has been taken unilaterally without consulting staff, parents or the local community.
“We hope parents and the Tapton community as a whole will have time to reflect on why they are being steam-rollered into accepting a decision to take their local community school out of local accountability and control,” said Sheffield secretary David Haigh.

Tapton school: to become an academy?
There is a backlash at plans to turn Tapton into an academy

Readers of this website have also raised their concerns on a previous article about the plans. What do you think? You can comment below.

Sheffield Star: Furious backlash at school academy bid

Crosspool schools in ice cream van row

The council’s licensing board meets today to discuss concerns from Tapton and King Edward VII lower school teachers regarding the safety of pupils as they are drawn onto Darwin Lane at busy times in order to buy from the ice cream van.

In January, a boy was hit crossing the road to reach the van. Ice cream man Chris Turner has been trading on the site since May 1971.

Sheffield Star: Schools in ice cream van row

Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane
A boy was hit crossing the road to reach the ice cream van in January

South West Community Assembly meeting in Crosspool on Thursday

The next South West Community Assembly public meeting is taking place on Thursday night in Crosspool.

Items on the agenda include:

  • Community Assembly Transport and Highways Programme 2011/12
  • Parks and Countryside Service:  Update On Tasking Officer Pilot Project and Green Space Priorities 2011/12
  • Burbage, Houndkirk and Hathersage Moors

The meeting takes place at Tapton School and starts at 7pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

South West Community Assembly meeting 31 March 2011