News Archive


National Autograss Racing Champion

Jack Rawlinson has recently been crowned a National Champion. He beat fifty nine other competitors in the Junior Specials Class.
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Key Stage 4 Spanish Trip

In September, GCSE Spanish students from Year 10 and Year 11 went on a successful visit to Suances in Northern Spain. Click for a report of their trip.
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Army Inter-School Competition

On Wednesday 22nd September Year 11 students competed in the Annual Inter-School Competition run by the British Army.
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Design an Olympic Stamp Competition

The academy is celebrating after two of our students achieved success by winning a competition to design a stamp for the 2012 London Olympics.
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Students Raise Money for Zoe's Place

Health and Social Care students have raised money for Zoe's Place by offering therapeutic hand massages to visitors at our Open Evening.
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Gifted and Talented Summer School

During the summer, 10 students from our Academy were selected to attend the Durham University Gifted and Talented Summer School.
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Rugby Academy Update

Check up on how our Rugby Academy is doing with some match reports from our latest fixtures...
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Macmillan Academy v Queen Elizabeth College

The Rugby Academy began their season on a bright and blustery afternoon against an opposition who had provided a good test for us last season.
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Somme & Ypres Visit 2010

A total of 46 Year 10 students and four 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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Inspiring Readers

The Library is continuing its quest to inspire, engage and welcome readers of all ages and this term will be continuing with its programme of events to promote reading.
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Sensational Shoe Sculptures

The Greenham Theatre is currently host to a fabulous exhibition of shoe sculptures created by our new Year Seven students, as part of their induction activities at the Academy.
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Middlesbrough Tees Pride and Fun Run

On Sunday 5th September, several staff and students took part in the Tees Pride 10k race and the PCT 3k Fun Run to raise money for chairty. Click for pictures and a full report.
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GCSE Results 2010

Staff and students are celebrating GCSE success, with 88% of students achieved 5A* - C passes in all subjects, and 75% achieving 5A* - C passes including English and Maths.
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Post 16 Success!

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating the best ever Post 16 results in their history, with an overall pass rate of 98.6%, with 55.6% of results graded at A*-B.
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Adventure CaVE 2010

Year Nine students who chose the Adventure CaVE experienced a particularly exciting and action packed week in Keswick, read on for a full report.
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Summer Disco 2010

On Thursday 15th July the Academy held a Summer Disco for all year groups. The disco had a 'shades and shorts' theme. Click for images from the night.
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Parents' Literacy Event

On Monday 12th July, around sixty parents attended a Literacy Support Event that provided advice to help them support their children with their literacy development.
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Year 9 Enterprise Week

Year 9 students recently took part in the hugely succesful 'Enterprise Week', a programme designed to develop enterprising skills in a fun and exciting way.
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Year 13 Leavers' Party

After two years of hard work and weeks of revision for their examinations, Year 13 students could finally let their hair down at their Leavers' Party.
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Former Students Reunion

The Academy was delighted to welcome back over a hundred former students to the Academy for a twenty year re-union dinner. Click for a report and photos.
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Year 6 Induction 2010

Year 6 students were invited into the Academy to take part in activities to enable them to have a taste of Academy life in preparation for the start of Year 7 in September
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Eco-Garden Update

On Friday 18th June a group of enthusiastic Year 8 students took up the opportunity with Mrs Fawcett and Mrs Campbell to improve the wildlife habitats in the eco garden.
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Treemendous!

Year 7 students have been competing against each other to create their own 'trees' in Learn to Learn lessons to show the five R's. Click to read how they got on...
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Staff participate in Race for Life!

Six members of staff took part in the Race for Life event at Ormesby Hall on 19 June, raising over £800 in aid of cancer research.
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Rare Orchid Spotted in Eco-Garden!

Students and staff are delighted to have spotted a rare Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera) in the Academy's Eco-garden this month.
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Year 9 Flamingo Land Reward Trip

On Monday 14th June 195 Year 9 students and the Year 9 tutor team took part in the annual Reward visit to Flamingo Land. Click to read a report and see pictures from the day!
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Year 9 Great North Air Ambulance Challenge

Year 9 students have been designing key rings for the Great North Air Ambulance, as a part of a Maths and Technology cross curricular challenge.
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Sustainability Award Winners

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating after winning the Award for Sustainable Schools at the North of England Teaching Awards.
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Students bring cheer to local residential homes

Students have been spending time visiting local residential homes showing off their singing and performance skills.
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English Detectives: Who Killed Mary Shelley?

The English department was a hive of activity last week as Year 8 students became detectives in a murder mystery challenge.
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Cooking Together

Parents and students have been working together and learning new skills this term in a food and cookery enrichment run by Miss Mallaby.
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World Cup Fever hits the Library!

To keep everyone reading during the World Cup tournament the Library team have organised football related activities, displays and competitions.
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A new name for 'Fresh'

The Academy's televised broadcasts are undergoing a revamp for the start of the new academic year and we really want students to be involved in its transformation.
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Reading Champions!

In recognition of their achievements in promoting reading for pleasure, a group of Year 8 boys have been given awards by the National Literacy Trust.
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Year 11 Leavers' Ball 2010

Friday 14th May was the night for the much anticipated Year 11 Leavers' Ball. This is the biggest social event in the Academy year and a very special celebration.
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Coast to Coast 2010

Over the May bank holiday seventeen students and staff completed what is now the annual coast to coast cycle ride.
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Academy Election 2010

The Academy has been holding an election campaign for our students to mirror the General Election campaign around the country, click to read the results....
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DCSF Sustainable School Award

Macmillan Academy has been confirmed as a finalist for the Teaching Awards 2010 in the DCFS Sustainable Schools category.
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Spring Library Events

Macmillan Academy are hosting the Student Librarian Training Scheme Award Ceremony at 7pm on the 28th April.
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