News Archive


Marvellous Mardale!

Four adventurous members of staff set out to conquer a small corner of the Lake District on Saturday morning as part of a series of staff climbing days.
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iPads enhancing reading in Year 10

The academy's new ipads are proving to be winners with Year 10 English students in the Library recently. Click to read a report...
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Holland Mixed Sports Tour 2012

Over the Easter break, staff and fifty students from the academy went on an exciting sports tour to play football and hockey in Holland.
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NPower BIG Dribble

On Tuesday 17th April, twenty-six hockey enthusiasts from our Academy attended the NPower BIG Dribble Hockey Roadshow in Middlesbrough.
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Cultural Visit to Florence & Venice

Over the Easter break, students and staff from the Academy enjoyed an educational tour of Italian cities in an exciting week-long cultural visit.
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Tree Planting at Gillet Wood

The Eco Council recently visited Gillet Wood in County Durham in order to learn about 'Tree Miles' and plant new trees. Click for images and video.
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Year 8 Baccalaureate Challenge

Over the last few terms, Year 8 students have been working in their tutor groups on their 'My Academy' challenge.
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What happens to waste?

Our students visited the local council's bin depot on 26th March to see what really happens to our waste once we put it out on the pavement.
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BBC School Report

This year's BBC School report sees a dedicated team of students from both Macmillan Academy and Oakfields Community College produce a range of news stories.
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Students Celebrate North-East in Book Launch

Macmillan Academy students have contributed to a new book which was launched this month which celebrates life along the North East Coastline.
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Fashion Show

Thursday 23th February was the night of the much anticipated annual Fashion Show, a key event for Year 11 students which helps raise funds for the Leavers' Ball in May.
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ICT London Experience

Year 10 students studying ICT travelled to London for a two day visit to see how ICT is used in several exhibits around the city. Click to read a report about the trip...
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Displays for Learning

New and exciting displays have been unveiled in the Science Building, transforming corridors into stimulating learning zones for students.
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Charity Auction Update

We are delighted to report that the charity auction night organised by a very special Year 11 student was a huge success and money raised exceeded all expectations.
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Eco-Council Update

The Academy's Eco-Council has recently undertaken a survey into the number of students who cycle to school and has been busy planting bulbs at Stewart's Park.
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Charity Auction Night in Memory of Brooke Ingles

Ellie Dalton, a Year 11 student, has gone to great lengths to organise an auction of celebrity merchandise to raise funds for local neonatal units.
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Richard McCann Presentation

Author of 'Just a Boy', Richard McCann visited the Academy recently to share some inspirational words with Year 11 students.
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Academy Christmas Concert

The annual Academy Christmas concert took place on December 15th with staff and members of the public enjoying a variety of musical performances from our students.
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Annual Awards Evening 2011

Our annual Awards Evening was held on Tuesday 6th December 2011 in Middlesbrough Town Hall. Click to see images from the night.
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