News Archive


GCSE Success!

The Academy's Year 11 students were celebrating opening their GCSE results this morning. 77% of the students achieved a grade 4 or above in both GCSE maths and English.
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Post 16 Exam Success!

Staff and students at Macmillan Academy are celebrating an excellent set of Post 16 results. We are absolutely delighted that all Year 13 courses have a 100% pass rate!
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Post 16 Bridging Week

The very last week of term has been a busy and exciting one for our new Post 16 students. Making the step from Year 11 into Year 12 is a big one, and bridging week aims to 'bridge the gap'.
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'Words for Work'

The National Literacy Trust partnered with Macmillan Academy this summer to run the Key Stage 3 Words for Work programme.
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Green Flag Award

We are delighted that the academy's Green Flag Award application has been successful again. The new International Eco-Schools award certificate is now on display in reception.
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Bookend Week 2018

Last week students from Year 7-9 had their timetables suspended to enable them to take part in a range of exciting challenges and activities.
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Post 16 New York Trip

On Monday 9th July, 20 students and 3 members of staff headed off for their second cultural visit to New York City.
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Leavers' Ball 2018

One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Macmillan Academy calendar fell on Friday June 29th 2018 when our current Year 11 students celebrated their Leaver' Ball.
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Health Day 2018

The annual academy health day took place on Friday 22nd June. Students participated in a myriad of workshops, all aimed at promoting a healthy mind and body.
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Schools Will Rock You!

This week saw the culmination of months of hard work from staff and students alike with three performances of the annual academy production.
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Year 13 Leavers' Paty

After months of studying and revising, the exams are over! On Thursday 28 June, Year 13 students let their hair down in style at the Golden Room at the dickens Inn, Middlesbrough.
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National Futsal Cup Champions

We are delighted to announce that the Macmillan Academy Under 15 Girls football team are the new National Futsal Cup Champions! This was the superb result of a two-day long tournament, held in Derby.
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STEM Day with the RAF

On Thursday 10th May, 60 of our Year 9 students took part in an exciting STEM day that was sponsored by The Smallpeice Trust and the RAF.
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Spring Concert 2018

The annual Spring Concert, held on May 1, was a resounding success and involved students from across all key stages of the academy.
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Student Librarian of the Year

On Tuesday 24th April 10 Macmillan students and their parents attended the 19th Annual Awards Ceremony for the Student Librarian Training Scheme.
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French Exchange Trip

Macmillan Academy students, along with our French exchange partners from Rambouillet in Paris, visited the pretty location of Saint Cyr in the Loire Valley.
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Y8 Girls look into future STEM careers

A group of Year 8 girls were invited to the Accenture Girls In Stem Event, at St James' Park, Newcastle. Now in its fourth year, this event is the biggest of its kind in our region and aims to change female perceptions of STEM.
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Sports Tour 2018

During the Easter holidays 154 students and 16 staff visited Madrid as part of the largest sports tour the academy has ever organised- and arguably it was the best yet!
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Hello World Conference

Teesside University held a 'Hello World' conference with the aim being to get girls excited about using computers and destroy the myth that computers are for boys.
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Geography Gateshead Visit

Year 11 enjoyed some welcome sunshine on their field trip to Gateshead, just one week after it being cancelled due to snow and ice!
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'Be Strong' Event

Macmillan 'headstart' students attended a training event at UCA last week to learn more about digital resilience and how to encourage peers to be safe online.
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Cleveland County Cup Final Success

Click here to read Year 12 student Tom Carmichael's excellent match report on Macmillan's superb cup final win. 'Coates' Nines secure County Cup in Scintillating Style'.
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Youth Ambassadors Group

The Youth Ambassadors group meet every Wednesday at lunchtime. The group is a mix of Y7-13 students. They decide on which particular issue they feel most strongly about and take it from there.
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Big Deal Event in York

A group of Year 9 students recently visited The University of York to attend the launch event of 'The Big Deal' project.
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Digital Resilience: Keeping Safe Online

In the last few weeks, all of our Key Stage 3 students have been investigating the themes of 'digital resilience', learning how to get the most out of online technologies and their potential dangers.
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Visual Merchandising Inspiration Visit

Last week Post 16 business and enterprise students visited the Middlesbrough designer department store, Psyche to create their own visual merchandising display.
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Post 16 Welcomes Former Student

Former student Ella Hanlon returned to the academy on Monday to talk to post 16 students about apprenticeships at IBM. The former student gained a place on the prestigious apprenticeship scheme and is currently working in London.
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The Smell Of Chemistry

The top chemists in Year 10 visited the University of Sheffield for a trip called 'The Smell of Chemistry'. The students participated in two interactive workshops in the university laboratory spaces.
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#Lovefood Recipe Book!

The Nourish students are extremely proud to launch the #lovefood recipe book. Macmillan students have been working hard for the last year to try, redevelop and test recipes in enrichment time.
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Y6 PARENTS: SEPT '18 PLACES

If you wish to contact the academy in respect of the recent release of secondary school places for September 2018, please ring Mrs Gettings on 01642 800800 from Monday March 5.
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Fashion Show 2018

Year 11 students were dressed to impress on Thursday the 8th February for their annual fundraising fashion show. During the evening the audience was treated to displays of a range of different fashion collections.
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Year 9 Options

Mr Stott visited the Year 9 assembly this week to share a video on the Year 9 options process. Click to view the video and find out more on the process itself...
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Faraday Challenge Winners!

We are delighted to announce that a team of 4 Year 8 students have won the Faraday Challenge hosted by Macmillan Academy on 24 January.
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NCS Awards Winners!

Hayleigh Richardson from the National Citizen Service visited the academy to present a plaque and certificate to to the academy.
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Sugar Smart

Lauren Perkin from Middlesbrough Environmental City has delivered an assembly to our Year 7 through to Year 10 year groups this week, to raise the awareness of the benefits that the the reduction of sugar intake can bring.
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Headstart

HeadStart - giving all Middlesbrough's children and young people the necessary support to build resilience to achieve good emotional health.
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Making Choices For Post 16

Thinking about what to do after Year 11? There a quite a few changes to the curriculum at the moment both in KS4 and at Post 16. Click to watch a guide to help you make better choices.
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Salvation Army Appeal 2017

Post 16 students have worked hard to raise funds to support The Salvation Army's Annual Christmas appeal. Students organised a series of activities to provide opportunities for students to donate.
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Year 9 in National Cup Action

Our Year 9 football team faced off against Gateshead outfit Cardinal Newman Catholic College for a place in the national cup quarter finals.
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Post 16 Festive Fundraiser

This year, the much anticipated Post 16 Festive Fundraiser took place on Thursday 14 December. This annual event was great way to celebrate the forthcoming festive period.
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Year 11 Engineering Visit

The Year 11 BTEC Engineering students recently visited SUEZ in Billingham where they learnt about the importance of waste management.
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Post 16 Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 15 December, Post 16 students are taking part in Christmas Jumper Day and many have got into the Christmas spirit by showing off their fantastic themed jumpers.
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Year 7 Football

The Year 7 football team currently sit top of the Middlesbrough Schools League, and played against St Aidans School in Harrogate in the 5th Round of the National Cup.
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Duke Of Edinburgh Presentations

At the end of November, Silver and Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award participants had the opportunity to reflect upon their experiences as they gave their expedition presentations.
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A Different Type of Reality!

Students from years 8 & 9 visited Leeds University for a special event where they had the chance to experience how engineering, computing, maths, science and design come together to create future technologies.
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Post 16 Engineering Visit

Post 16 Engineering students have recently taken part in a series of visits to Elringklinger Ltd in Redcar.
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Christmas Concert 2017

On Thursday 7th December students from the music department enrichment groups performed to a sell-out audience for the 2017 Christmas concert.
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Seaside success as Y7's win at Scarborough

As the National Cup gathers pace Mr Featherstone took his Year 7 side to Scarborough to face George Pindar School on Monday. Click to read a full match report to see how they got on!
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Year 10 Students Visit Henry Williams Ltd.

Year 10 Engineering students from the academy had the opportunity to experience engineering first hand at Henry Williams Ltd in Darlington.
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Engineering Challenge Day

Year 8 students visited the National Railway Museum, York to participate in their flagship Engineering Challenge Day. The day had an emphasis on science, maths and the application of new technologies to solve real-life problems.
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Remembrance 2017

The Archbishop of York joined Middlesbrough students from Macmillan Academy and Archibald Primary on Friday 10th November in exploring and understanding the importance of Remembrance.
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Sports Awards 2017

The Macmillan Academy annual 'Sports Awards' evening was held last Thursday. This is an important event at which our students are given recognition for the tremendous efforts they put into physical education and sport.
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Post 16 Football

Post 16 has recently formed a new football team under the guidance of Mr Coates, Head of PE/Sport. In their most recent games they achieved a fantastic 9-2 win against Redcar.
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Post 16 Student Visit Auschwitz

On Tuesday 10 October, four Year 13 students flew to Krakow, Poland for a one-day visit to Auschwitz. This annual trip is organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust.
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'Bring It on' Event!

On Wednesday 4th October 15 Year 9 students were taken to the 'Bring it on' event at Sunderland's Stadium of Light. It was an introduction to engineering, covering all aspects of engineering from civil engineering to robotic engineering.
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Spanish Cultural Visit

In advance of the European Day of Languages, academy students spent a week in the Cantabrian region of Spain. For a very demanding schedule, they were based in Suances in an area known as 'Green Spain'.
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Remembrance Preparations

As we approach the 11th November Macmillan Academy and Archibald Primary School students have been learning about the history behind the awarding of medals and the symbolic significance of them.
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World's Biggest Coffee Morning!

Post 16 students raised money for Macmillan cancer Relief by holding a 'coffee and cakes' morning on Friday 29th September.
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Year 6 open Evening 2017

Staff and students were delighted to welcome visitors to our annual open evening on Thursday 21st September. Families were given the opportunity to take a look around our facilities, speak to staff and participate in activities.
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Students work with RSC: Next Generation

Students from the academy have been chosen to become part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) first ever young acting company – RSC Next Generation ACT.
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Awards Evening 2017

Our annual awards evening took place here at the academy on Tuesday 12th September. It was a very special event in which we celebrated and applauded the progress and achievements of our students during the past academic year.
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GCSE Results 2017

Our students were celebrating opening their GCSE results this morning. 78% of the students achieved a grade 4 or above in the newly reformed GCSE maths and English courses – an improvement of 6% on the previous year.
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Post 16 Success!

Staff and students at Macmillan Academy are celebrating another superb set of Post 16 results. Students achieved an all-time high of 25 A* grades and almost one in three A level grades was awarded either an A or A*.
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Bookend Week 2017

Last week saw Key Stage 3 lessons suspended and students form Years 7, 8 and 9 engage in a variety of activities, read on to see how they did!
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Welcoming Back Former Students

During Experience Week, the academy welcomed back 4 former students who spoke to Year 12 students and delivered sessions.
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Year 12 Experience Week

Last week, timetables were suspended for Year 12 students to take part in Experience Week, an opportunity to develop skills and learn about issues that can affect them as they go through life.
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New Academy Timetable Details

We spoke to Mr Stott about the changes to the academy day and new lunch details in September to find out the details of what will happen.
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Hairspray Production

Last week saw the culmination of months of hard work from staff and students alike with three performances of the annual academy production.
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Year 11 Leaver's Ball 2017

One of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Macmillan Academy calendar fell on Friday June 30th 2017 when our current Year 11 students celebrated their Leavers' Ball.
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Year 13 Leaver's Party

After months of studying and revising, the exams are over! On Thursday 29 June, Year 13 students let their hair down in style at the Sporting Lodge, Middlesbrough.
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Year 6 Induction

We are delighted to welcome Year 6 students to the academy for their induction experience from Wednesday 5 - Friday July 7.
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Academy Health Day 2017

The annual academy health day took place on Friday 23th June. Students participated in a myriad of workshops, all aimed at promoting a healthy mind and body.
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Academy Sports Day 2017

The annual Macmillan Academy Sports Day took place on 23th June at Middlesbrough Sports Village and was yet again a great success.
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Middlesbrough Schools Cycling Competition

On Tuesday 13th June a group of 20 Year 8 students attended the Middlesbrough Schools Cycling event held at the Cycle Circuit at Middlesbrough Sports Village. This event is a 'School Games' competition.
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Year 13 Leaver's Assembly

On Friday 26 May, Year 13 gathered to celebrate the end of their time at the Academy. Some students have been at the academy for 7 years, there is a bond between them that will last for many, many years to come.
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Year 11 Leavers Assembly

On Friday 26th May Year 11 came together with tutors and parents to celebrate their final assembly as a year group after 5 years at the Academy.
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Chamonix Mountaineering Adventure

World record holder Masha Gordon's Grit & Rock programme has just culminated in a fantastic five day challenge in Chamonix, France which took place over the half term.
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Dance Showcase 2017

Dance students from across the Academy combined very successfully for the annual Dance showcase this week, click to find out more from the night.
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North York Moors Field Trip

A very successful field trip for Year 10 geographers took place to the North York Moors. In preparation for their examinations next year they undertook various data gathering techniques along a river's profile.
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Jeff Rich Percussion Workshop

On Wednesday 26th April Jeff Rich, from the legendary band Status Quo, attended the academy to run a percussion workshop for students in years 7-10.
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Spring Concert 2017

The Spring Concert was a great success and showcased all of the music department ensembles which are held in enrichment time and also solo performances by several students who are leaving us this year.
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Rugby County Cup final V Carmel

The year 8 Macmillan Rugby team have recently beaten Dyke House and English Martyres to make the County Cup final. Click to see how they got on!
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Easter Egg Decorating Competition

The academy Eco Council ran an easter egg decorating competition to raise funds for the Eco Council and sustainability activities around the academy.
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Careers in Construction Workshops

On Friday 24 March, 22 Year 9 students visited Stockton Riverside College for an event which was aimed at those considering construction as a career.
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Polli:Nation Project update

Here at Macmillan Academy we are taking part in an exciting Heritage Lottery funded biodiversity and education project called Polli:Nation.
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P16 Cultural Trip to New York

On Sunday 19 February 32 Post 16 students and 4 staff headed off on the first Post 16 visit to New York City. After a flight from Manchester to JFK airport the group were ready to see the sights and sounds of New York.
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Library Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Would you like to discuss books with like-minded people? The Library Book Club could be just for you. Our reading group offers a vibrant way of bringing books to life.
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Austria Ski Trip 2017

he Ski Trip to Saalbach in Austria over February half term was a fantastic success. Forty students enjoyed six days in the mountains of Austria, with local ski instructors.
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Year 11 Fashion Show 2017

Year 11 students were dressed to impress on Thursday the 9th February for their annual fundraising fashion show. During the evening the audience was treated to displays of a range of different fashion collections.
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Safer Internet Day 2017

Macmillan students have been involved in several activities last week learning about different ways of staying safe online.
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day was remembered last week in Global Perspectives lessons as our KS3 students considered the experiences of Jewish children during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
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Marks & Spencer Placements

Macmillan Academy has recently made a meaningful community connection to Middlesbrough’s Marks and Spencer, who have gladly accepted an ongoing commitment to provide work experience to Year 12 Hospitality students.
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Busta' Rhyme Competition

All students at Macmillan Academy are invited to participate in the Busta Rhyme poetry competition to try and win the £1000 student prize.
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Ullswater Adventure Week 2

Year 7 students enjoyed another fantastic week at Howtown in the Lake District on their Outward Bound experience.
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Aquafusion!

The Year 10 Enterprise group have worked incredibly hard in promoting and marketing the new whole academy charity that supports Coco.
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Help Refugees Campaign

Year 12 student Olivia Chambers has been moved by the plight of the world's refugees and is taking action here in the academy.
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Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

A group of 15 Year 12 science and engineering students recently took part in the 'Introduction to Mechanical Engineering' event run by Sheffield University.
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Ullswater Adventure Week 1

Year 7 students are enjoying a fantastic week at Howtown in the Lake District on their Outward Bound experience.
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Making Choices for Post 16

Thinking about what to do after Year 11? There a quite a few changes to the curriculum at the moment both in KS4 and at Post 16. Click to watch a guide to help you make better choices.
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