News Archive


Oh No It Isn't...Oh Yes it Is!

The pantomime season is upon us and Key Stage 3 drama students have been collaborating hard all term to create some entertaining and truly amazing pantomimes for Year 4 students at a local primary school.
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Salvation Army Christmas Appeal 2013

Each year, Post 16 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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Make the World Better With A sweater!

Friday 13 December was Christmas Jumper Day and Post 16 students and staff ‘sprang’ into action to raise money for the Save the Children appeal by wearing their best festive knitwear.
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Academy Awards Evening 2013

Our annual Awards Evening was held on 10th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall. It was a very special occasion in which we celebrated our students' many successes over the past academic year.
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Christmas Concert 2013

On Tuesday 3rd December students from the Music Dance and Drama Enrichments performed to a sell-out audience for the 2013 Christmas Concert. Click to read a report and see images from the night...
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Ullswater Video Blog Week 3

This is the third set in a series of live web updates for the Year 7 Outward Bound adventure. We will be posting more updates as the week goes on, so be sure to check back often. Click the link to see the latest videos from the trip.
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Children in Need

The annual Children in Need fundraising events at the academy once again proved a great success with students, staff and other members of the community raising a grand total of £3323.19.
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Grow it, Cook it, Eat it

Grow it, Cook it, Eat it enrichment students shared a wonderful cooking and growing experience with mums, dads, grandmas, grandads and siblings at the academy at half term. Read the article to find out all about it.
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Sports Awards 2013

The annual Sports Presentation Awards 2013 was a huge success with over 300 students in attendance. It was an absolute pleasure to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our students over the last academic year.
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Ullswater Video Blog Week 2

This is the second set of a series of live web updates for the Year 7 Outward Bound adventure. We will be posting more updates as the week goes on, so be sure to check back often. Click the link to see the latest videos from the trip.
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Bima Digital Day

On Thursday 10 October, ICT and Computing students from Key stages 3, 4 and 5 had the opportunity to work together and compete in a national competition entitled D-Day - Digital Day.
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Ullswater Video Blog

Over the next 3 weeks our year 7 students will be at Outward Bound Howtown on Lake Ullswater. For the first time ever we will be posting a series of live video web updates here. Click the link to see them.
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Remembrance Broadcast

At 11.00 o'clock on the 11th November, the Academy observed a one minute silence to mark Remembrance Day. Activities across the campus stopped as everyone watched a special broadcast.
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Year 7 Pumpkin Carving

Our Year 7 students have been working on their first tutor group challenge. The students all produced a design which could be carved into a pumpkin coinciding with the Halloween theme.
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Railway in Wartime

A small group of students and staff recently visited the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to produce a short film which will be used as part of the academy's Remembrance programme in November.
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Year 12 Fine Art students visited The Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of their 'A' level programme. They used the opportunity to explore the park and galleries experiencing internationally renowned artworks.
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Robin Hoods Bay 2013

Year 8 geographers visited Robin Hoods Bay on the coastline in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. They learned about the geology of the coast and how this has led to its rapid erosion and weathering.
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Post 16 Coffee Morning

Staff and students enjoyed a coffee morning organised and ran by Post 16 Health and Social Care students in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Click to read a report and see pictures from the event.
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Cultural visit to Spain

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’. Click to see images and read a report.
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