News Archive


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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