• The Polling Station

    Posted on 27.06.17 by The Shires

    Staff from The Shires took 14 students to the local polling station when a member of staff voted in the recent general election.  The students learnt all about the electoral process.    

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  • Celebrating Oakham: 20 Years of Independence

    Posted on 02.06.17 by admin

    Saturday 1st April 2017 marks exactly 20 years since Rutland regained its status as an independent county, having been a district of Leicestershire from 1974 until 1997. Due to this the students…

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  • Helping the Homeless

    Posted on 24.02.17 by admin

    As part of their enrichment activities, two of our young people have been supporting The Passage, a local homeless charity for the last three months.  The boys attend The Passage, at a…

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  • Christmas at The Shires Oakham

    Posted on 05.01.17 by admin

    The Shires at Oakham had a wonderful Christmas day with a visit from Santa, lots of presents to unwrap and a delicious Christmas dinner to tuck into.  Take a look at the homemade…

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  • Christmas Time

    Posted on 22.12.16 by admin

    We’ve had lots of festive fun at The Shires!  Over the holidays the students have enjoyed dancing at the Christmas party and visiting Santa’s reindeer at his grotto. On Christmas morning there was…

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  • Armistice Day 2016

    Posted on 15.11.16 by admin

    As a school we attended the Memorial service in Melton Mowbray.  Our students observed the two minutes silence admirably.  They then went to lay their own flowers at the Cenotaph.  Hayden, whilst…

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  • The Shires at Oakham Official Opening

    Posted on 28.06.16 by admin

    The official opening of The Shires at Oakham took place on Thursday 23rd June. The day began with a meet and greet followed by speeches from Marina Gough, Director of Care and…

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  • The Shires School at Stretton is Outstanding!

    Posted on 23.03.16 by admin

    The Shires School at Stretton is Outstanding in all areas! Summary of key findings for parents and pupils: Pupils make outstanding progress both academically and in their personal development. Senior leaders and staff…

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  • The Shires Children’s Home is Outstanding!

    Posted on 04.01.16 by admin

    The Shires’ Childrens’ Home is Outstanding in all areas! Ofsted Quote: “The management and staff team champion highly effective and nurturing care, the quality of which makes a positive difference to the…

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  • Remembrance Day 2015

    Posted on 12.11.15 by admin

    Students from The Shires marked Remembrance Day with a 2 minute silence on the 11th hour and created artwork using the poppy.

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