News Archive


Barcelona Trip

At the end of September, the MFL department took 34 Key Stage 4 students on a cultural visit to Barcelona.
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

At this time of year students in Year 9 - 13 have lots of important decisions to make.
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Under 18 Girls Football - Through After Extra Time

On a warm, sunny day the 15 strong squad of players from years 11, 12 and 13 travelled over an hour for their first match of the season.
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Y9 Footballers Retain 'Festival Crown'

Macmillan footballers were delighted to retain the honours in the annual 11-a-side football tournament on Thursday 2nd September held this year at Kings Manor School.
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Middlesbrough Community Awards - 1st for Fairtade

Staff and students at the Academy were delighted to be awarded 1st place in their group at the Middlesbrough Community Awards held at the Chinese Community Centre on 25th September.
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'GetGreenGo' Award Winners

On 22nd September, Dr Wake took 9 students (one from each tutor group in year 8) to Manchester United football ground to attend an Awards Ceremony for the 2008 British Standards Institution 'GetGreenGo' Challenge.
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Macmillan student amongst top ten in country!

One of our Year 11 students was amongst the top ten students in the country for exam performance in Spanish, according to Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding body.
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King's College, Cambridge representative gives talk to Oxbridge Applicants

We were delighted to welcome Catherine Dougherty, the schools liaison officer from King's College, Cambridge to the Academy on 17th September.
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BTEC Life Skills Update

On Tuesday 9th September, the Year 10 BTEC Life Skills students had a visit from a local community police officer.
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Save time and money with our new reading lists service

With so many parents now having internet access, we've decided to make our school reading lists available online.
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Gifted and Talented at Ullswater

9 Year 10 students took on the challenge of returning to Ullswater to complete an Outward Bound course designed to inspire and raise motivation ready for the start of their GCSE courses.
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Gifted and Talented Summer School

This year Macmillan Academy ran its first ever Gifted and Talented Summer School for Year 10 students.
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The New Library Is Open!

The new-look Academy Library is now open and with lots of new stock and some exciting events planned, you should get yourselves along for a browse amongst the gleaming new shelves.
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GCSE Results 2008

Macmillan Academy has continued the recent trend of 5 A* - C GCSE's by matching last year's total of 92%.
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Post 16 Results 2008

Macmillan Academy are pleased to report another successful year for Post 16 students. Jordan Harker leads the achievement with 4 A grades and 1 B grade and goes to Durham to read History.
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Sports Day 2008

Sports Day took place on 14th July and was yet again a great success. Each tutor group worked extremely hard and tried to cover every event.
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CaVEs (Cultural and Vocational Education)

This year's CaVEs which took place on the penultimate week of the summer term, offered Year 9 students a fantastic opportunity to develop an area of interest within an intensive week long programme.
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Sustainability and Challenge Week

For a number of years now, the Academy has been highly committed to sustainability and our Eco-Council has implemented many changes and new initiatives. Challenge week was another curriculum innovation which ran in conjunction with the Sustainability week.
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Biology Field Trip

On Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th June the Biology department took its Y12 AS students to Teesmouth field centre for a practical investigation.
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Surf's Up!

Macmillan's very first surfing trip was held only a few weeks ago and was well attended by students from all Years.
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Enterprise Week

In the week beginning 30th June, all Year 9 students took part in Enterprise week. The aim of the Enterprise week was to develop the critical skills; collaboration, problem solving, decision making, communication, creativity, risk taking and innovation.
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Year 6 Induction 2008

The Year 6 Macmillan Academy Experience took place on 25, 26 and 27 June 2008.
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Y13 Leavers' Party

The Y13 Leavers' party took place on Thursday 26th June at Judges Hotel. Over 90 students attended and had a great night despite the weather forcing the planned barbeque inside.
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Rugby Academy Dinner

The Rugby Academy Dinner was held on Friday 13th June here at the Academy. There were about 30 staff, students and ex-students celebrating the successes of the year.
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'Lifecycle' sculpture

If you like things that are a bit different and want to find out more about energy generation or are interested in modern sculpture, go along to Engineering 2 to see the 'Lifecycle', our fabulous new resource which arrived on Friday 13th June.
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Fun at Flamingo Land

The majority of Y9 enjoyed a great day at Flamingo Land on Friday 20th June.
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Summer Concert 2008

The annual 'Summer Concert' took place on 10th June and provided a great evening of entertainment, showcasing the musical talents of a large number of Macmillan students.
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Year 8 Outward Bound Trip

The weekend of 6th- 8th June was billed as the adventure of a lifetime and although proving tough at times, it lived up to expectations for many of the 72 students from Year 8 who took part.
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Exploring our Industrial Heritage

A group of Year 9 Citizenship students enjoyed a visit to Beamish open-air museum on Tuesday 10th June. The aim of the visit was to explore the concept of 'Northernness' by celebrating our industrial past.
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A Wheelie Big Problem Solved!

Y12 engineering students have been working on an exciting six month project which has given them insight into the world of science, engineering and technology.
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Winners of WebComp08

A team of innovative and creative students from the Academy have won Teesside University's 'WebComp08'.
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Prize Winning Design

Many congratulations to Laura Crosby who is the winner of the British Society for the History of Science's, 'Designing Darwin' competition.
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Families supporting literacy development

A series of sessions aimed at parents/guardians of Year 7 and 8 students are being held at the Academy on 2nd, 9th and 16th July to provide information and advice about how best to support their child's literacy development.
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Developing Reading

The Academy has been using a new reading programme with Year 8 students, known as 'Rainbow Readers'.
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Blue-tits' nest on Macmillan webcam!

A camera has been installed in the Eco-garden bird box to provide a live resource for students at the Academy to get a chance to see nature close-up.
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Macmillan Solar PV System - The future is bright!

When staff and students returned after the half-term break, there were some noticeable additions to two of the Academy's roof areas.
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Environmental Engineering Visit

Selected Year 7 students had the opportunity to learn about renewable energy generation during a visit organised by Engineering teacher, Mr Mogie on Wednesday 14th May.
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Year 11 Leavers' Prom

Friday 9th May was the night for the Academy's social event of the year: the much anticipated Y11 Leavers' Prom!
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Coast to Coast Cycle Expedition 2008

On Friday 2nd May, 8 Year 12 students and 8 members of staff embarked upon the annual Coast to Coast cycle challenge in aid of Asthma UK.
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