News Archive


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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Year 6 Open Evening

Last Thursday evening prospective students and families were welcomed into the academy. Families were given the opportunity to take a look around, speak to staff and participate in activities.
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GCSE Result 2013

70% of Academy students achieved 5A* - C grades including English and Maths. We were delighted with the number of students who achieved the highest grades with there being 100 A*s.
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Post 16 Success

Staff and students at Macmillan Academy are celebrating another set of excellent Post 16 results. The overall pass rate was 99%, with 40% of all qualifications graded at A*-A.
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Wizard of Oz

The last week of term saw the culmination of months of hard work, with over 80 students involved in the Academy production of 'The Wizard of Oz', click to read a report and see images from the show...
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Carl Pemberton Workshop

Macmillan Academy musicians are being presented with a CD recording of a song that they composed whilst working with local singer/songwriter Carl Pemberton.
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Year 9 bookend

In the first two weeks of July all students have been involved in the "Bookend Curriculum" This has been designed to "prop up" the end of the year's normal academic curriculum.
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Year 7 Challenge Week

Challenge week involves the tutor groups competing with each other in a series of challenges. Some of these are physical, others intellectual and develop the skills of collaborating and problem solving.
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Year 8 Decisions Week

During Decisions Week the students looked at some of the responsible choices they need to make as citizens in the 21st Century. They were also given the chance to start work for the prestigious "John Muir" Award.
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