News Archive


Christmas Hockey Tournament

Around fifty Macmillan Academy hockey players took part in a sponsored 'Christmas fancy dress' hockey tournament on Monday 12th December at Goals.
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Year 7 Ullswater Adventure

Our Year 7 students recently travelled to Howtown, Ullswater to the Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District for a residential adventure over a three week period.
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Post 16 Ullswater Adventure

Year 12 students who went on a week-long Outward Bound experience this month had some amazing experiences and encountered lots of challenges.
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Children in Need 2011

Staff and students at the Academy have managed to raise a grand total of £2,430 for Children in Need, after a day of fundraising on Friday 18 November.
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Salvation Army Appeal 2011

Each year, Year 13 students undertake a special appeal to raise money and collect donations for the Salvation Army. Read on to find out more...
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Academy Sports Awards

On Thursday 3rd November, the annual Sports Awards Presentation Evening took place at the Academy. Click to read a report and see the winners...
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The Passport Pride Awards 2011

On 21 September, the Post 16 team alongside Robert Ellis and his parents attended a Passport Pride ceremony at the University of Teesside.
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Students support cancer charity

Year 13 Health and Social Care students organised a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer support.
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Year 12 Scouts Fundraising for Ghana Visit

Three of the academy's Year 12 students, are part of a team of scouts planning a visit to Ghana.
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Paris Visit 2011

Key Stage 4 students enjoyed a visit to Paris at the end of September, where they explored the sights of the city, visited a school and experienced plenty of French culture.
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Year 9 Baccalaureate Reward Visit

Twenty-five Year 9 students enjoyed afternoon tea at Crathorne Hall as a reward for earning the Gold Baccalaureate for their achievements.
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Annual Open Evening

Macmillan Academy opened its doors to prospective students and their families on Thursday 15th September from 4.30-8.00 for our annual open evening.
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The Olympic Stadium Challenge

On Monday 19th September Year 8 students participated in a whole-day Design Technology event to produce a model Olympic stadium.
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Student council to adopt three charities

The academy's student council have decided to select three charities to be the main beneficiaries of staff and student fund-raising activities.
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Year 7 Shoe Sculptures

Year 7 students are currently exhibiting the shoe sculptures they created over the summer. Below is a selection of some of their remarkable creations.
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Year 9 Reward Trips

Year 9 students visisted High Force waterfall, Raby Castle, Fountains Abbey, Beamish and Harewood House at the end of the summer term.
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GCSE Results 2011

Staff and students are celebrating GCSE success, with 90% of students achieved 5A* - C passes in all subjects, and 66% achieving 5A* - C passes including English and Maths.
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Post 16 Success!

The Academy is celebrating an excellent set of Post 16 results. The average points score per student was 310 with an A Level pass rate of 98.7%.
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Year 9 Adventure CaVE

Year Nine students who chose the Adventure CaVE experienced a particularly exciting and action packed week, read on for a full report.
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Year 7 and 8 bookend

Recently our year 7 and 8 students took part in two weeks of bookend events. One week of Sustainability and one week of Challenge activities.
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Year 9 Bookend

Over two weeks starting 4 th July year 9 students took part in the 'bookend' fortnight. These are week long activities designed to extend the curriculum in novel ways.
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PE Students meet Tony Blair

Year 10 students met former Prime Minister Tony Blair at his Sports Foundation's campaign to open up grassroots sports to thousands across the region.
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First World War Battlefields Visit

Year 10 students spent a fascinating and emotional four days visiting the battlefields and memorials of the First World War in Belgium and France.
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Year 12 French Work Experience

Year 12 French students undertook a valuable week long work placement with companies based in the French city of Nancy.
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Primary Languages Day

Year 11 and Post 16 students at the Academy hosted a successful 'Primary Language Day' for local primary school children as part of their 'MFL Leader Award'.
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Year 6 Induction 2011

Year 6 students started a three day programme today to enable them to have a taste of Academy life in preparation for the start of Year 7 in September.
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Year 13 Leavers' Party 2011

Year 13 could finally let their hair down at The Sporting Lodge which was the venue for their Leavers’ Party on Monday 27 June.
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Year 12 Experience Day

Year 12 students took part in a range of applied learning experiences on Wednesday 15th June. The courses were designed to give an insight into different career pathways.
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Tale of des Fees

The French Drama enrichment students gave an entertaining performance of The Tale of des Fees on 23rd June with all proceeds going to Zoe's Place.
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Year 10 Health Day

Year 10 students enjoyed a day-long 'Health Day' on Thursday 16th June, which promoted healthier lifestyles and taught students about health and physical well-being.
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Sports Day 2011

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on 16th June and was yet again a great success, click to see photos from the day and the winners!
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MSA Go Motorsport at Macmillan

Thanks to MSA Go Motorsport, Macmillan D&T students enjoyed finding out about careers in the motorsport industry.
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Visit to Haworth and Bronte Country

Year 12 Literature students enjoyed an inspiring and educational visit to the village of Haworth in West Yorkshire on Friday 6th May.
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Leavers' ball 2011

Friday 13th May was the night for the much anticipated Year 11 Leavers' Ball. This is the biggest social event in the Academy year.
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Ski Trip 2011

Over the Easter holidays, staff and students from years 9 and 10 travelled to Kitzbule in Austria for the annual ski trip. Click to read a full report and see images.
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Coast to Coast 2011

Over the May bank holiday students and staff completed what is now the annual coast to coast cycle ride to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance charity.
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Dressed for Success!

Macmillan Academy were dressed for success when they visited Manor College in Hartlepool for their final Year 7 A and B team football matches of the season.
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Student Librarian Awards

On Tuesday 3rd May, thirteen students attended the Student Librarian Award ceremony at Our Lady and St Bede RC School, Stockton.
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Year 9 Rugby Tour

Over the Easter Break, Year 9 rugby players went on tour to Lake Garda in Italy where they developed their rugby skills and experienced a bit of Italian culture.
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