News Archive


Outward Bound Adventure

At Outward Bound Howtown on Lake Ullswater our Year 7 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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Tees Valley Handball Champions

Mr Atkinson's Year 8 boys came up trumps as his team became Tees Valley handball champions. Going into the unknown proved a strong motivator for the boys, who put in an impressive performance.
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'Hour of Code' initiative

Students at Macmillan have recently been given the opportunity to take part in the ‘hour of code’ initiative. The initiative aims to put all students on the journey to learning how to become a computer programmer.
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Archbishop of York Visit

We were honoured to receive a recent visit to the academy from the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu. He visited the academy on Friday 18th December as part of his Pilgrimage of Prayer.
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Salvation Army Appeal

For many years now, the Year 13 Business students, along with their teacher Mrs Maddison, have organized the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal on behalf of the academy.
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Christmas Concert

On Tuesday 15th December students from the music department enrichment groups performed to a sell-out audience for the 2015 Christmas concert raising funds for the academy charity COCO.
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Awards Evening 2015

Our annual Awards Evening was held on Tuesday 8th December in Middlesbrough Town Hall. The evening was a celebration of our students' efforts and accomplishments throughout the past year.
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Visiting Authors

The academy was delighted to welcome two successful authors in November. Stephen Kelmen and Tommy Donbavand helped inspire our students with their own reading and writing.
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Year 7 Triumphant at Acklam

Year 7 footballers set the bar high in their first taste of competitive 5-a-side football. Mr Richardson was left ecstatic after an evening of great achievement with his team remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament.
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Christmas Advent Trains

Every year students get the opportunity to make an advent train in the design technology enrichment. This year was as popular as ever, with 28 students involved in this fun and memorable project.
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National Cup Dream Crashes Down to Earth

The Year 10 boys football team have exited the National Cup. An unfortunate combination of a missed penalty and an own goal set the tone for a disappointing game against a strong Trinity side.
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The Scholastic Book Fair

The Year 12 Enterprise group are helping the library to promote and sell books in their Scholastic Book Fair. This will be open to all year groups during the week beginning 7th-11th December.
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BTEC Dance Workshops

Students from BTEC dance classes in years 10 and 11 have taken part in workshops with second year degree course students from the Teesside University dance degree course.
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Sports Presentation Awards 2015

The annual Sports Presentation Awards evening was once again a huge success. It was a pleasure to celebrate all of our students' achievements over the past academic year.
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Salvation Army Appeal Update

Year 13 business students organise and run the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal on behalf of the academy. The Salvation Army help the needy throughout the year but especially at Christmas.
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Boccia Young Leaders

Y11 Boccia Young Leaders students recently officiated at a disability sports event all at Billingham Marsh House. 125 young competitors from across the whole of the Tees Valley attended the event.
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Enterprising Students Support Children in Africa

Our Year 10 Enterprise group wrote a proposal for an entrepreneurial initiative to UK Steel. The Challenge was offering funding for young people who could come up with business ideas that would truly benefit young people.
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Outward Bound Ogwen Cottage

Students from three year groups journeyed to North Wales, Snowdonia National Park, to take part in one of the first Outward Bound programmes to be run at Ogwen Cottage, now owned by the National Trust.
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Remembrance at Macmillan Academy

Each year staff and students at Macmillan join with others across the nation in taking time to reflect and mark the act of remembrance with a special internally televised broadcast.
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