News Archive


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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