News Archive


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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Somme & Ypres Visit 2013

A group Year 10 students and staff took part in a most successful History visit to Ypres in Belgium and to the Somme in France visit World War 1 battlefield sites.
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Year 13 Leavers' Party 2013

After two years of hard work and weeks of revision for final examinations, Year 13 could finally let their hair down at The Sporting Lodge which was the venue for their Leavers' Party on Thursday 27 June.
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Academy eCurriculum

Teachers and students in Year 9 have embarked on a new eCurriculum scheme that has the potential to change how all students in the Academy use ICT to support their learning.
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Year 6 induction 2013

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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Academy Sports Day 2013

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on Friday 21st June at Clairville Stadium and was yet again a great success. Click to see images from the day, the overall winners and read the full scoring tables!
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Post 16 Summer Exhibition

Post 16 students have been working hard over the past month to mount their summer exhibition in the gallery space along the Art corridor. Staff and students are very pleased with the outcome.
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Macmillan students "A credit to the Academy"

Following a recent inspection, Ofsted have given our Academy a grading of ‘good’ and we were praised for providing an education which is ‘motivational, meaningful and memorable’.
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Year 12 Spanish Film Day

Year 12 Spanish enjoyed a cultural event at Sunderland University on Monday 17th June with other linguists from the north east that allowed them to get a taste of Year 13 cultural study work.
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Science and Technology Challenge Day

On Wednesday 12th June, twelve Gifted and Talented students from Years 8 and 9 took part in the Teesside 'Gifted and Talented Science and Technology Challenge Day'
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Coast 2 Coast 2013

During the bank holiday weekend in May, a group of students and staff undertook the annual 140 mile coast to coast charity bike ride. This year the money raised will be going to the Neonatal unit at James Cook Hospital.
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