From the Schools Archives
13th Feb Glossopdale School has held the finals of its sixth annual Young Musician of the Year competition and as usual the standard was high. It took place last Wednesday, possibly for the final time, in Hall One on the Talbot Road site, which closes in the summer ready for the move into the new £23m school […]
30th Jan Anything from flares to the latest  hi-fashion is likely to be on show at a dance in Glossop where the demand for tickets will be red hot. A group called ‘The Last Dance at Glossopdale School’ is marking the closure of the current twin-campus college with an ‘old style school disco.’ It is planned for […]
26th Jan Parents petitioning for an additional school bus service at Longdendale High School have expressed frustration that their protests are falling on deaf ears. They have been campaigning since September, ever since the first instance of children, some of whom had only been at the school for a matter of weeks, being left stranded at bus […]
8th Jan Parents and any interested parties across Glossopdale and the High Peak are being urged to take part in a consultation to determine the future of a schools library resource. The Derbyshire and Derby City Schools Library Service (SLS), which isn’t connected to schools’ own libraries, provides support and resources on loan to schools and education […]
4th Jan More than 300 students at Glossopdale School wore a Christmas jumper to bring an item of food to donate to Bare Necessities Foodbank.  It meant a mountain of food piled up in the reception areas of the school’s Newshaw Lane and Talbot Road campuses. Rice, soup, tinned fruit, in fact all kinds of food which […]
4th Jan Police have helped pupils at a primary school in New Mills to track down two naughty Christmas elves who had been causing havoc in their classrooms during December. The elves visited St George’s Church of England Primary School and got up to various different antics as part of a plan by teachers to give their […]
29th Dec Trying on Glossop Rotary Club’s presidential chain of office for size is young Lola Taylor. The eight-year-old received the honour for topping the individual sponsorship table at this year’s Glossop Jog. Out of the 350 runners who took part in the club’s big annual fund raiser, she came up with £196. Lola, from St James’ […]
21st Dec The Federation of All Saints and St Margaret’s Schools have sent off 16 shoe boxes full of goodies to the Operation Christmas Child appeal. A federation spokesman said: “Thank you to everyone who took part. A small shoebox filled with fun and essentials can have a big impact on a child’s life. “The mission of […]
30th Nov Dinting Church of England Primary School are celebrating after receiving an excellent response from Ofsted following their recent visit.  A representative from the Government watchdog carried out a one-day inspection of the Dinting Vale school recently and, although they awarded an overall ‘Good’ rating, as they did on their previous visit in 2013, they said […]
29th Nov Everyone at Glossop’s Duke of Norfolk Primary School was delighted when the Eco-Schools Green Flag top award was raised last week. It’s taken more than 10 years of eco work from previous staff members Graham Oakley and Becca Bridges, along with ex-pupils now at high school and college – plus a year long wait to […]