News Archive


Y12 Biology: Aids Awareness

On Thursday 3rd April, a guest speaker from Teesside Positive Action will be coming to the Academy to talk to all Y12 Biology students about AIDS and its transmission, as part of their ‘Health and Disease’ module.
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Year 12 Ullswater Trip

On Monday 24th March 38 Year 12 students travelled to the new Outward Bound Centre in Howtown in the Lake District for a week long residential.
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Health and Social Care Challenge

On Friday 7th March, 12 Year 10 Health and Social Care students, accompanied by Mrs. Tickner, attended a 'Challenge Day' at James Cook University Hospital.
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Year 7 World Vision Sponsorship

Following a Year 7 assembly to raise awareness about poverty in the developing world, with the support of Mrs. Barrett and tutors, Year 7 students have raised money to sponsor an Ethiopian child.
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Routes into Languages - International Festival of Culture

On Saturday 8th March, sixteen students from Years 8 and 9 enjoyed spending a day at Newcastle University dedicated to learning different languages and getting an insight into diverse cultural activities.
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Fashion Show

Year 11 students could be seen strutting their stuff on the catwalk on Thursday 6th March for the annual Fashion Show organised to raise funds for the Leavers' Ball this summer.
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Art Trip to Amsterdam

On 17th- 20th February, 28 students flew to Amsterdam with the Art department. On arrival in the city, students went on a canal cruise of the city to help them to work out their bearings and see the sights.
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University Challenge

The Year 12 University Challenge team competed in the school heats of the competition run by Durham University at the Stockton campus last night.
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Réalitiés Françaises – AS French day

On 26th February, 8 Year 12 students attended an all day revision session in Newcastle in order to expand their knowledge of French culture and prepare them for their rapidly approaching AS examinations.
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Latest Sports Results

Click to see how our girls and boys football and Hockey teams have been getting on this week and check out next weeks fixtures.
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Macmillan Academy Scuba Club (MASC)

This summer, MASC will take its first cohort of students to Malta to learn to scuba dive. Twenty-six students and two members of staff will take their PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Open Water Course.
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Durham Stars

Year 10 attended the third session of the Durham University STARs programme on 28th February. The programme, consisting of five sessions run over three years, is designed for gifted and talented students in Years 9, 10 and 11.
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Critical Thinking Conference

To support students with the AS Level Critical Thinking exam, 3 members of the Year 12 AS Level class and 9 students from Year 10 went to a national conference in Manchester on 26th February, run by two of the leading experts on the subject.
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Fairtrade Fortnight

The Academy is proud to support 'Fairtrade Fortnight' and you will currently find a variety of goodies available to purchase at break-times in the dining hall.
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Behind Bars Conference

Year 13 Law and Sociology students attended a conference about life 'Behind Bars' on 11th February. The event, supported by Aimhigher, provided students with the opportunity to speak to released prisoners, a Prison Officer and a Forensic Psychologist.
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QCA Young People's Panel for Science

Macmillan students were invited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to give their views on the current Science specifications and whether they are actually relevant to today's young people.
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Year 9 Focus on Higher Education

On Monday 4th February, students in Year 9 attended a presentation to promote Higher Education both at post-16 and at University (HE4all).
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Year 8 Football Victory!

The Year 8 football team had to show determination to overcome the Cumbria champions in the first round of the Minute Maid National Cup on 6th February.
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Under-16s Hockey Win

The under-16 girls' hockey team had a great win yesterday afternoon when they played Queen Katherine's School, Cumbria.
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