News Archive


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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Thanks from Zoe's Place

Well done to Year 10 Health and Social Care students, who have raised £225 for the Middlesbrough based children's hospice, Zoe's Place, by selling 'Zoe's Bear' badges.
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'Bag2School'

On Tuesday 5th February, Year 7 students handed over the many bags of clothing collected for the recycling event which was a key part the recent 'Sustainability Day'.
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Energy and Environment Fair 2008

Three Macmillan Eco-Council representatives were fortunate to attend the 'Renew Tees Valley Energy and Environment Fair', which took place on the 31st January and 1st February.
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Celebrating Success!

To celebrate and reward success at Key Stage 3, the Academy has recently launched a new Merit Initiative. The idea for revamping the existing merit system evolved following discussions with Student Council members and Heads of Year.
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Year 7 Sustainability Day

On Monday 28th January, Year 7 students took part in a 'Sustainability Day', organised by Dr Wake. The aim of the day was to raise awareness of sustainability issues in a fun and exciting way.
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