News Archive


Spring Concert 2013

On Tuesday 23rd April on a bright spring evening the dining hall was turned into a concert venue. Over a hundred sudents from mixed year groups entertained a large audience in the spring concert.
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Year 11 Leavers' Ball 2013

Friday 10th May saw the annual Year 11 Leavers' Ball take place at the Academy for the Class of 2013. Click to read a report and see some highlights from the night.
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Student Librarian Awards

Recently nine students completed the standard level of the Student Librarian Award Scheme and five students completed the advanced level. These students attended an Awards Ceremony at Yarm School.
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BTEC Dance Showcase

On the 7th May, the second Dance Showcase was held in the Greenham theatre. Students from the BTEC dance courses in years 10 and 11 joined the enrichment group for one fantastic evening of dance.
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Year 9 PSHE Workshop

On Thursday April 18 our Year 9 cohort took part in a drama workshop by the 'An Invisible Man' organisation. Central to the performance was the idea of risk and the risks both of a positive and negative nature.
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Students to become expert guides at mima

A new cutting-edge initiative began on Thursday afternoon at mima involving our Year 9 and 10 students in which they are being trained as gallery guides.
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Race for Life

On Friday 19th April all Year 7 students participated in a Cancer Research UK charity event called 'Race at Your Place'. The event was organised by the Year 11 BTEC sport students.
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Malham Tarn Biology Visit

Our Post 16 Biology students will be visiting the Malham Tarn Field Centre for a two day residential course studying ecological concepts. Click here to find out more and watch out for video blog updates.
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Love Where You Live

Thursday 21st March was a very proud time for Macmillan Academy, when Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art held its prize-giving after the "Love Where You Live" event had been judged.
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The Grammar Show

On Tuesday 19th March Year 7 students had the opportunity to improve their writing skills by experiencing 'The Grammar Show', a musical performance by Barrie McDermid.
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Geography Fieldwork Experience

On Tuesday 19th March, Year 12 Geography students undertook a fieldwork experience looking at the £75 million regeneration of the coastal sea defences at Redcar.
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Festival of International Culture

A group of Year 8 students attended another very successful Festival of International Culture on Monday at the University of Teesside this month, read how they got on...
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Red Nose Day

On Friday 15th, Macmillan students and staff paid a pound to come to school in 'non uniform'. Many wore comic relief t-shirts or red to match their red noses, whilst others went for wackier options
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Fashion Show 2013

Thursday 7th March 2013 saw the Annual Year 11 Fashion Show take place, a showcase of fashion and entertainment from the year group to raise funds for the upcoming Leavers' Ball.
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Macmillan Academy Promote No Smoking Day

No Smoking Day is on Wednesday the 13th of March. Year 12 Health and Social Care students are supporting and raising awareness for no smoking day.
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Richard McCann Presentation

Author of 'Just a Boy', Richard McCann visited the Academy recently to share some inspirational words with our Year 11 students.
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Obesity Report Launch

Macmillan Academy was invited to the launch of the Obesity Report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in acknowledgement of our work in putting recommendations for change forward.
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Lindisfarne Video Project

The 2012 Lindisfarne CaVE was an opportunity for our Year 9's to make a series of short 'living history' films for public exhibition in the Lindisfarne Visitor Centre. Click to watch the videos and read about how they were made.
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Take Me Out Charity Fundraiser

Read a report on how the Academy's Ellie Dalton pulled off another successful fundraiser for the Neonatal Unit at James Cook Hospital with a 'take me out' style auction.
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Paris Trip Photo Blog

During the Half-term break, around 80 students and staff from the Academy will travel to Paris for an exciting 5 day cultural visit. Visit our picture blog here to see live updates.
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ICT Media Trip to London

Year 10 students studying ICT and A Level Media students in Year 12 travelled to London for two days to see how ICT and Media are used in several exhibits around the city.
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Year 7 5-a-side Football News

Macmillan Academy suffered the heartache of missing out on the national 5-a-side finals when they finished runners up in the North East Regional finals in North Shields.
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Liz Million Workshop

On Friday February 8th Macmillan students in both Year 7 and 9 engaged in a workshop with children's author and illustrator, Liz Million, inspiring them to create their own characters and story plot.
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Catering students visit Rockliffe Hall

Macmillan Academy's GCSE Catering Students enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea experience at Rockliffe Hall, the North of England's only 5-star luxury golf and spa resort.
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Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly

Dr David Lawson, author of Escape Story: How a Young Girl Survived the Holocaust recently visited the Academy to present a special assembly.
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Healthy Lifestyle Workshops

On Friday 18th January, Real Food Works came into the Academy to deliver healthy lifestyle workshops. Their aim is to educate and reinforce the link between food and our health.
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Post 16 Taster Evening

Don't worry about what to do after Year 11! Wherever you're from in Teesside, get all the answers you need at our taster evening on Wednesday 6th February from 4.30-8.00.
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A Celebration Christmas Broadcast

Traditionally at this time of year it is good to look back and remember what has gone whilst also celebrating success; Sit back and enjoy some of the highlights from December 2012.
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Post 16 Christmas Quiz

Post 16 students and members of staff battled it out in the annual Big Post 16 Christmas Quiz. The whole event was organised by the senior student team, led by Head Girl Jessica Temple.
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Ullswater Week 3 Photos

See how the third and last group of our Year 7 students got on taking part in their Adventure and Challenge personal development programme, spending a week at the Outward Bound Centre in Howtown.
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Christmas Concert 2012

On Thursday 13th December students from the Music Dance and Drama Enrichments performed to a sell-out audience for the 2012 Christmas Concert. Click to read a report and see images from the night...
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Lifetime Achievement Award

Macmillan Academy has won a special Lifetime Achievement award for its many years of working alongside Middlesbrough's environmental teams to support the sustainability agenda and work on environmental issues.
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Awards evening 2012

Our annual Awards Evening was held on 11th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall. It was a very special occasion in which we celebrated our students' many successes over the past academic year.
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A Night at the Musicals

On Tuesday 4th December students from the Dance and Drama Enrichments worked hard to put together some great performances for 'A Night at the Musicals.'
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Sky Sports Living for Sport Project

On Monday 12th November, Amanda Coulson, a Sky Sports Living for Sport Mentor and former GB Boxer visited the Academy to work with students who have been chosen for the project.
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Ellie Dalton Wins Star Fundraising Award

Ellie Dalton, now in Year 12, spent a huge amount of her time in Year 11 not only studying for her GCSEs but also raising an amazing amount of money for the Neonatal Unit at James Cook Hospital.
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Outward Bound Week 2

Outward Bound Howtown on Lake Ullswater the second group of our Year 7 Q band students have been taking part in their Adventure and Challenge personal development programme, spending a week at the Outward Bound Centre in Howtown.
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Autumnal Challenge

Year 9 students were set a challenge to create a representation of autumn. Students were given very few restrictions or guidelines other than it should represent how they as a tutor group see autumn.
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Children in Need 2012

A very well deserved thank you and well done to the staff and students at the Academy. Together, we managed to raise over £2,300 for Children in Need.


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Murder at the Academy!

On Thursday 8th November the PTA hosted a highly successful Murder Mystery Evening in the theatre which was attended by students, staff and family members.
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Year 7 Ullswater Week 1

Our Year 7 students recently travelled to Howtown, Ullswater to the Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District for a residential adventure, click to see how they got on!
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Remembrance Day 2012

At 11.00 o'clock on Friday the 9th November, the Academy observed a one minute silence to mark Remembrance Day. Activities across the campus stopped as students and staff watched a televised broadcast.
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WEEE Recycling Competition

Students and staff across the Academy have been collecting waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE). Students that brought in items were entered into a Middlesbrough wide schools competition.
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Sports Awards 2012

The 2012 Sports Presentation Awards was a huge success with over 250 students in attendance. The aim of the evening was to celebrate the students' commitment, hardwork and dedication towards PE and School Sport.
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Year 10 BTEC Visit Roots Farm Shop

Read how our Year 10 BTEC Business students got on when they spent an afternoon at Roots Farm Shop at East Rounton, near Northallerton in North Yorkshire.
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Smoothies Raising Funds for Neonatal Unit

Year 11 Futures students have worked very hard to create another charity campaign to raise funds for the Neonatal Unit at James Cook University Hospital.
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Year 8 National Cup: Macmillan defeats Trinity 7-4!

Read a match report as the Year 8 boys football team from Macmillan lined up against Trinity Catholic College in the first round of The National Cup.
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Post 16 Open evening

On Wednesday 10 October Macmillan Academy hosted their Post 16 Open Evening, we were delighted to welcome 147 students from other schools across the Tees Valley
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Year 11 Visit Malham

Year 11 spent a day in Malham in the Yorkshire Dales investigating whether there is any evidence of footpath erosion along a short stretch of the Pennine Way, as part of their Geography GCSE course.
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ICT BIMA Digital Day 2012

On Wednesday 10 October, ICT and Media Studies students from Key stage 4 and 5 had the opportunity to work together and compete in a national competition entitled D-Day - Digital Day.
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HRH the Duke of Kent visits the Academy

Last week saw the first Royal Visit in Macmillan's history, the Academy was delighted to welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, to view Outdoor Learning, Sport and Art.
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Hockey Players Meet Olympic Bronze Medalists

Last Saturday morning, ten hockey players from Macmillan had the chance to meet Great Britain hockey players Alex Danson and Beth Storry.


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Sophia Khan Wins Passport Pride Award

Sophia Khan, a Year 13 student, has won one of Teesside University's Passport Pride awards. Sophie said she is 'over the moon' to have scooped this award.
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Year 8 Visit Robin Hoods Bay

This month students from Year 8 have been on an exciting field trip to Robin Hoods Bay in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park as part of their Geography lessons this term.
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Baccalaureate Gold Celebration

Twenty-three students experienced an afternoon of tea and cakes to celebrate their achievement of earning the Gold Baccalaureate Award.
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GCSE Results 2012

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating GCSE success, with 94% of students achieved 5A* - C passes in all subjects. Click to read more and see images from the day...
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Post 16 Exam Success!

The Academy is celebrating an excellent set of Post 16 results. The average points score per student was 328 with an A Level pass rate of 98.%. Click to read a report on the day...
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

On the 17-19th July, Macmillan Academy students performed the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
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BTEC Dance Show

On the 21st June 2012 the very first BTEC Dance showcase took place in the academy theatre. Click to read a report and see images from the performances.
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Jeff Rich Drum Masterclass

Students from Macmillan Academy, Oakfields Community College and Archibald Primary welcomed former Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich to the Academy for a Drum Masterclass.
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Health Day 2012

Year 10 students enjoyed a day-long 'Health Day' on Tuesday 19th June, which promoted healthier lifestyles and taught students about health and physical well-being.
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Year 6 Induction 2012

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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Sports Day 2012

The Annual Academy Sports Day took place on 19th June at Clairville Stadium and was yet again a great success. Click to see images from the day, the winners and the full scoring tables!
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Post 16 Ethical Issues Day

Year 12 students were involved in 'Ethical Issues day on 13th June, in which they were given the opportunity to investigate and debate complex subjects.
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Rugby Stars

Two Year 11 students have gained contracts at Leeds Carnegie Rugby Club, scholarships for a Grammar School in Leeds as well as being chosen for the England U16 Team.
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Macmillan's Own Masterchefs

Year 10 catering students recently experienced what life is like in a real kitchen as they worked alongside the Academy's catering team to prepare lunch for the students and staff.
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Coast to Coast

Post 16 students at Macmillan Academy in Middlesbrough have recently completed the Academy's tenth annual Coast to Coast cycle ride from Workington to Sunderland.
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French Students Visit Macmillan!

On Thursday 10 May French students from a school in Rambouillet, spent the day with us to discover more about life in an English school.
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Year 11 Leavers' Ball 2012

Friday 11th May saw the annual Year 11 Leavers' Ball take place at the Academy for the Class of 2012. Click to read a report and to see photographs from the event...
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Post 16 Five-a-Side Competition

Sixty post 16 students took part in a very successful five-a-side competition at Goals on Wednesday 9th May. Click to see how they got on.
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Student Librarian Awards

On the evening of Thursday 26th April students from Macmillan Academy attended a Student Librarian Awards Ceremony held at The King's Academy.
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Marvellous Mardale!

Four adventurous members of staff set out to conquer a small corner of the Lake District on Saturday morning as part of a series of staff climbing days.
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iPads enhancing reading in Year 10

The academy's new ipads are proving to be winners with Year 10 English students in the Library recently. Click to read a report...
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Holland Mixed Sports Tour 2012

Over the Easter break, staff and fifty students from the academy went on an exciting sports tour to play football and hockey in Holland.
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NPower BIG Dribble

On Tuesday 17th April, twenty-six hockey enthusiasts from our Academy attended the NPower BIG Dribble Hockey Roadshow in Middlesbrough.
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Cultural Visit to Florence & Venice

Over the Easter break, students and staff from the Academy enjoyed an educational tour of Italian cities in an exciting week-long cultural visit.
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Tree Planting at Gillet Wood

The Eco Council recently visited Gillet Wood in County Durham in order to learn about 'Tree Miles' and plant new trees. Click for images and video.
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Year 8 Baccalaureate Challenge

Over the last few terms, Year 8 students have been working in their tutor groups on their 'My Academy' challenge.
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What happens to waste?

Our students visited the local council's bin depot on 26th March to see what really happens to our waste once we put it out on the pavement.
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BBC School Report

This year's BBC School report sees a dedicated team of students from both Macmillan Academy and Oakfields Community College produce a range of news stories.
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Students Celebrate North-East in Book Launch

Macmillan Academy students have contributed to a new book which was launched this month which celebrates life along the North East Coastline.
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Fashion Show

Thursday 23th February was the night of the much anticipated annual Fashion Show, a key event for Year 11 students which helps raise funds for the Leavers' Ball in May.
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ICT London Experience

Year 10 students studying ICT travelled to London for a two day visit to see how ICT is used in several exhibits around the city. Click to read a report about the trip...
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Displays for Learning

New and exciting displays have been unveiled in the Science Building, transforming corridors into stimulating learning zones for students.
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Charity Auction Update

We are delighted to report that the charity auction night organised by a very special Year 11 student was a huge success and money raised exceeded all expectations.
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Eco-Council Update

The Academy's Eco-Council has recently undertaken a survey into the number of students who cycle to school and has been busy planting bulbs at Stewart's Park.
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Charity Auction Night in Memory of Brooke Ingles

Ellie Dalton, a Year 11 student, has gone to great lengths to organise an auction of celebrity merchandise to raise funds for local neonatal units.
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Richard McCann Presentation

Author of 'Just a Boy', Richard McCann visited the Academy recently to share some inspirational words with Year 11 students.
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Academy Christmas Concert

The annual Academy Christmas concert took place on December 15th with staff and members of the public enjoying a variety of musical performances from our students.
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Annual Awards Evening 2011

Our annual Awards Evening was held on Tuesday 6th December 2011 in Middlesbrough Town Hall. Click to see images from the night.
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Post 16 Quiz

Over 100 students and staff took part in the Post 16 Christmas Quiz. Click below to see some images from the event.
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Christmas Hockey Tournament

Around fifty Macmillan Academy hockey players took part in a sponsored 'Christmas fancy dress' hockey tournament on Monday 12th December at Goals.
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Year 7 Ullswater Adventure

Our Year 7 students recently travelled to Howtown, Ullswater to the Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District for a residential adventure over a three week period.
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Post 16 Ullswater Adventure

Year 12 students who went on a week-long Outward Bound experience this month had some amazing experiences and encountered lots of challenges.
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Children in Need 2011

Staff and students at the Academy have managed to raise a grand total of £2,430 for Children in Need, after a day of fundraising on Friday 18 November.
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Salvation Army Appeal 2011

Each year, Year 13 students undertake a special appeal to raise money and collect donations for the Salvation Army. Read on to find out more...
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Academy Sports Awards

On Thursday 3rd November, the annual Sports Awards Presentation Evening took place at the Academy. Click to read a report and see the winners...
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The Passport Pride Awards 2011

On 21 September, the Post 16 team alongside Robert Ellis and his parents attended a Passport Pride ceremony at the University of Teesside.
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Students support cancer charity

Year 13 Health and Social Care students organised a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer support.
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