News Archive


Academy and Holiday Dates

We are aware that there are several public holidays over the next few weeks and have therefore listed key dates for parents in April and May, click for more.
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Helping Students Prepare for GCSEs

Year 11 students were involved in a 'Focus Morning' at the academy on Wednesday 23rd March to help them prepare for their GCSE exams.
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Year 11 Fashion Show

Thursday 17th March was the night of the much anticipated annual Fashion Show, a key event for Year 11 students which helps raise funds for the Leavers' Ball in May.
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BBC School Report 2011

This year’s BBC School report has seen a dedicated team of Year 9 students supported by a number of Post 16 mentors produce a range of TV packages and web news articles.
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Mr Rodway in Kenya

Former student and now member of staff, Mr Rodway has embarked on a voluntary programme in Kenya with the Kariandusi School Trust.
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Bali Rai visits the Academy

Popular novelist Bali Rai visited the Academy on Tuesday 8 March to meet students and deliver workshops in the library to groups of Year 10 students.
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Comic Relief Fundraising

Thanks to all the students and staff at the academy for supporting Comic Relief and helping us to raise an impressive £2,010!
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University Challenge

On Wednesday 9 March four Year 12 students represented Macmillan Academy in the University Challenge Finals at Durham University Campus.
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Ethical Issues

Ethical Issues day took place on 2 March for Year 12 students, in which they attended workshops designed to challenge thinking on a number of controversial issues.
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Awards Evening 2011

The academy's Awards Evening, celebrating the achievements of our students, took place on the 1st March in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
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Fair Trade Fortnight hits Macmillan!

This week is the start of Fair Trade Fortnight and as usual there will be a number of events going on around the Academy to promote the cause.
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Valentine's Day Poetry Competition

In the run up to this year's Valentine's Day, the library ran a competition for students to come up with the best Valentine themed poems. Click to see the list of winners.
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Students Perform at Local Primary School

Macmillan Academy's concert band, choir and dance team all went along to perform for the pupils at Archibald Primary School on Tuesday 15 Feb.
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Murder at the Academy!

On Thursday February 10th the PTA hosted a highly successful Murder Mystery Evening in the theatre which was attended by students, staff and family members.
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Year 10 ICT London Visit

Year 10 students studying ICT travelled to London for an exciting two day visit to see how technology is used in exhibitions around the city.
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The Big Bird Watch!

This week Mr McCallum is hosting the annual RSPB Big School Bird Watch in which we hope to collect data on the species of birds living in and around our academy's site.
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U12's Hockey Success!

Click to see how the Year 7 hockey team performed when they took part in a county wide under 12's tournament last week.
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Students Present Cheque to Hospice

Students from Mr Reed's MacFactor enrichment handed over a cheque for £400 on a visit to Teesside Hospice on 20th January.
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Rugby Academy vs East Durham

Macmillan Academy travelled to Darlington Rugby Club to face East Durham in what proved to be a physical encounter.
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Year 7 Ullswater Adventure 2010

Year 7 students enjoyed a week of Outward Bound Adventure at the Howtown Centre in Ullswater. Click for images and a video from the trip.
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British Colleges Leagues Update

Macmillan Academy travelled to Hartlepool Rovers to play their first game in 5 weeks with a fairly depleted team.
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Performance Poet Inspires Students

Paul Cookson, the performance poet visited the academy on December 14th and shared his enthusiasm and passion for poetry with the Year 7s.
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Christmas Concert 2010

The annual Academy Christmas concert took place this week with staff and members of the public enjoying a variety of musical performances from our students.
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Green Flag Award

The Academy has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability by being given a national Award which puts it amongst the top Eco Schools in the country!
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Academy Weather Station

The Academy now has its very own Weather Station, as part of our on-going commitment as a Climate Change Lead School.
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DfE National Teaching Awards

Click to see how our staff and students did when they represented our Academy at this year's DfE National Teaching Awards in London.
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One Planet Living Assembly

On Wednesday 24th, Mr Ray Mallon, Mayor of Middlesbrough attended a special assembly created by the Academy Eco-Council for Year 9 students.
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Let it Snow!

Macmillan Academy students are not easily deterred from their learning and have made the most of the weather conditions that have caused so much chaos on Teesside.
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Year 12 Ullswater Experience

Year 12 students recently travelled to Howtown, Ullswater to the Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District for a week long residential.
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Children in Need

On Friday 19th November, Macmillan Academy raised an impressive £2241.21 for this year's Children in Need Appeal.
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Baccalaureate Samba Workshop

Year 9 students participated in an exciting Samba workshop day which forms part of their Key Stage 3 Baccalaureate programme.
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Remembrance Day Broadcast

As part of remembrance Day, the Academy produced a broadcast in which students disscussed their thoughts on the day.
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Maths Challenge Update

On Wednesday 10th of November four Year 12 students took part in the regional final of the UKMT Senior Team Challenge.
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Sports Awards 2010

Macmillan Academy staff and students celebrated sporting achievement in our first ever Sports Awards Evening, click for a report and images from the event.
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Year 8 Football Success!

Macmillan Academy Year 8 boys football team hosted Joseph Swan School in the 3rd round of the ESFA National Cup.
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Technology for our Times

Year Nine students have been involved in an exciting cross-curricular project which enabled them to work collaboratively to explore the principles of the wind turbine.
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Joseph's Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

On Wednesday 13th October, Year 13 students travelled to Darlington to see a performance of 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'.
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Year 8 visit Robin Hoods Bay

In the first week of October students from Year 8 went on an exciting field trip to Robin Hoods Bay in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park as part of their Geography lessons this term.
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Year 8 Baccalaureate Stadium Project

Year 8 students have recently participated in a successful Design Technology day which contributes to their Baccalaureate programme.
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