News Archive


Photography Challenge

Here are the winners of this year's 'Learn to Learn' Photography Challenge. Students took photographs of areas which they thought showed success.
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British Biology Olympiad

Six of our Post-16 Biologists achieved recognition in The British Biology Olympiad, an annual competition to challenge and stimulate gifted students.
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English Plus...

The English department is again providing Year 11 students with a fantastic opportunity to boost their chances of success in achieving C grade or higher in English.
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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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BBC School Report Day

On Thursday 11th March Year 9 students worked together to produce TV, web, radio and print articles as part of the BBC Schools Report Day.
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The Macmillan Academy Baccalaureate Service Programme

Over one hundred Year 8 students have volunteered to take part in a two day outdoor learning course.
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Where can science take me?

Did you wonder what a 25 ft rocket was doing outside the dining room? Students in Middlesbrough have been working together looking at careers in Science.
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Year 12 Work Experience in Lille

Four of our Year 12 students went to Lille in France during February half-term for a week's work experience with companies based in the city.
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Skiers Prepare to Hit the Austrian Slopes

With only twenty-four days to go until their ski trip to Austria, students have been hitting the dry ski slope in Sunderland in preparation.
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Fashion Show

On Thursday 4th of March the Academy held its annual Year 11 Fashion Show, click for a report and pictures from the night.
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Table Tennis Champions!

Students have tasted success in the English Schools Table Tennis Association Butterfly National Team Championships, click to read how they got on.
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Staff Art Exhibition

The Art and Design department are currently hosting an exhibition of paintings, photographs and other artworks by staff at the Academy.
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Who is Jesus?

In February Year 7 students experienced a performance about the story of Jesus by the Lacey Theatre Company for their Relgious Studies course this term.
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Fairtrade Fortnight

Last week was the start of Fair Trade Fortnight and the Eco-council has been working hard to ensure that it is a high profile event within the Academy.
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Engineering Diploma Students Visit Wilton

On Tuesday 9th February a group of Engineering Diploma students were invited to look around the new Yara Project at Wilton near Redcar.
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Murder Mystery Evening

On Thursday Feb 4 the PTA hosted a highly successful Murder Mystery in the theatre which was well attended by students, staff and family members.
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Climate Cops Update

The excitement is building for the students taking part in the national Npower Climate Cops competition, as the date of the grand final approaches...
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Premier Reads!

Year 8 students are working with the Academy Library to generate enthusiasm for reading with the new Premier Reads scheme.
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E-Safety Week

Macmillan Academy is supporting the Europe-wide 'Safer Internet Week' initiative from Monday 8th - Friday 12th February.
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Year 7 Ullswater Visit 2010

Students from Year 7 made their visit to Ullswater for a week of outdoor activities. Click for images from the trip.
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Girls & Gadgets Conference

Year 9 students attended a conference at Teesside University designed to help them understand both the creative and technical skills involved in computing.
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Salvation Army Appeal

In December the Year 13 BTEC Business Group successfully undertook the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal, on behalf of the Academy.
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Christmas Disco 2009

On Thursday 17th December the Academy held a Christmas disco for all year groups. Click to see photos from the event.
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Macmillan Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

Our school celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, click to watch a video interview of staff who have worked at Macmillan since 1989.
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nPower Climate Cops

Follow the progress of our Year 8 students as they work towards winning the npower Climate Cops SOS challenge and travel to London to raise enviromental issues.
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Year 10s March On!

Macmillan reached the last 32 of the national cup with a hard-fought victory over Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School from Halifax.
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Academy Awards Evening 2009

The Academy awards evening, celebrating the achievements of our students, took place on the 8th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall.
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Year 8 Newspaper Challenge

Year 8 students have been working together to create a newspaper as part of their Learn 2 Learn lessons, the results are in! Click to see the winning newspapers...
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Rugby Tour Fundraiser

The Year 8 rugby team are getting into the Christmas spirit on Thursday 11th December with a sponsored fancy dress fun run to raise money for a future Rugby Tour.
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Meadow Planting

Working alongside a team from the Cleveland Wildlife Trust, several students helped with the activity of clearing a patch of weed covered land in the Outdoor Classroom.
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Year 13 Teesmouth Visit

Year 13 Applied Science students visited Teesmouth Field Centre in October to learn more about sand dune ecosystems.
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Performance Poet visits Academy

Students were inspired to start reading and writing poetry on 17th November, when performance poet, Paul Cookson, visited the Academy.
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Year 7 Ullswater

On Monday 9th of November the first group of year 7 students visited Ullswater Outward Bound at Howtown. Click for a picture gallery from that week.
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Year 12 Ullswater Trip

On Monday 2 November, 38 Year 12 students travelled to Howtown, the Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District for a week's residential.
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Olympic Stadium Project

On Monday 2nd November Year 8 students participated in a Design Technology day to help launch the new Key Stage 3 Baccalaureate programme.
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Remembrance Broadcast 2009

At 11.00 o'clock on Wednesday 11th November, the Academy observed a one minute silence to mark the Remembrance Day for 2009.
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Tickled Pink!

Year 13 Health and Social Care students organised a fundraising event for the 2009 Breast Cancer Appeal, which including a wide range of activities across the Academy.
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Applied Learning Day

Timetables were suspended for Year 12 on Wednesday for students to take part in 'Applied Learning Day', which involved a series of vocational learning opportunities.
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