News Archive


Student council to adopt three charities

The academy's student council have decided to select three charities to be the main beneficiaries of staff and student fund-raising activities.
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Year 7 Shoe Sculptures

Year 7 students are currently exhibiting the shoe sculptures they created over the summer. Below is a selection of some of their remarkable creations.
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Year 9 Reward Trips

Year 9 students visisted High Force waterfall, Raby Castle, Fountains Abbey, Beamish and Harewood House at the end of the summer term.
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GCSE Results 2011

Staff and students are celebrating GCSE success, with 90% of students achieved 5A* - C passes in all subjects, and 66% achieving 5A* - C passes including English and Maths.
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Post 16 Success!

The Academy is celebrating an excellent set of Post 16 results. The average points score per student was 310 with an A Level pass rate of 98.7%.
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Year 9 Adventure CaVE

Year Nine students who chose the Adventure CaVE experienced a particularly exciting and action packed week, read on for a full report.
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Year 7 and 8 bookend

Recently our year 7 and 8 students took part in two weeks of bookend events. One week of Sustainability and one week of Challenge activities.
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Year 9 Bookend

Over two weeks starting 4 th July year 9 students took part in the 'bookend' fortnight. These are week long activities designed to extend the curriculum in novel ways.
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PE Students meet Tony Blair

Year 10 students met former Prime Minister Tony Blair at his Sports Foundation's campaign to open up grassroots sports to thousands across the region.
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First World War Battlefields Visit

Year 10 students spent a fascinating and emotional four days visiting the battlefields and memorials of the First World War in Belgium and France.
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Year 12 French Work Experience

Year 12 French students undertook a valuable week long work placement with companies based in the French city of Nancy.
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Primary Languages Day

Year 11 and Post 16 students at the Academy hosted a successful 'Primary Language Day' for local primary school children as part of their 'MFL Leader Award'.
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Year 6 Induction 2011

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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Year 13 Leavers' Party 2011

Year 13 could finally let their hair down at The Sporting Lodge which was the venue for their Leavers’ Party on Monday 27 June.
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Year 12 Experience Day

Year 12 students took part in a range of applied learning experiences on Wednesday 15th June. The courses were designed to give an insight into different career pathways.
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Tale of des Fees

The French Drama enrichment students gave an entertaining performance of The Tale of des Fees on 23rd June with all proceeds going to Zoe's Place.
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Year 10 Health Day

Year 10 students enjoyed a day-long 'Health Day' on Thursday 16th June, which promoted healthier lifestyles and taught students about health and physical well-being.
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Sports Day 2011

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on 16th June and was yet again a great success, click to see photos from the day and the winners!
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MSA Go Motorsport at Macmillan

Thanks to MSA Go Motorsport, Macmillan D&T students enjoyed finding out about careers in the motorsport industry.
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