News Archive


ELearning: Teaching tomorrow's skills today

Year 10 students and parents attended an information evening which detailed new GCSE and BTEC courses and launched the new academy's eLearning scheme.
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Remarkable Exit for Year 7 Boys in National Cup

Macmillan's Year 7s shed blood, sweat and tears as they showed their heart and soul in one of the most intense and entertaining football matches that will ever be played by a Macmillan team.
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Healthy Eating Traffic Lights

The academy works hard to meet the nutrition standards set within the UK national school food plan. We have introduced a traffic light system to enable our students to make informed healthy choices.
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'Living History' Lindisfarne Project

Young film-makers from the academy are delighted to have seen their work installed as a permanent exhibit at Lindisfarne’s Visitor Heritage Centre.
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A-Level Biology Students Visit Malham Tarn

A-Level Biology students visited Malham Tarn Field Centre for a two day residential course. They had the opportunity to work in a variety of habitats and field sites nationally recognized for their ecological importance.
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Accelerated Reader Re-launch

Mr Reed re-launched Accelerated Reader for the new academic year by proving how reading for 30 minutes every day can have a dramatic impact on improving students' academic performance.
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3 Peaks Challenge

Over the weekend of 26/27th September, a group of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team took on the national 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for Cancer Research. Read the full report by Mr Bede to find out how they got on.
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Eco- council Update

Macmillan Academy has been registered as an eco- school for almost ten years. This means that we are committed to sustainability and can demonstrate reductions in carbon, waste and water.
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Yves St Laurent: Style is Eternal

Post 16 textiles students recently visited the exclusive Yves Saint Laurent: Style is Eternal exhibition at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle and took part in some innovative skills building workshops.
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GCSE Catering students visit Jamie Oliver restaurant

The Year 11 GCSE catering group had the opportunity to visit Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in York. It was a research trip to form part of the students’ research for their controlled assessment.
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Baccalaureate Gold Award Celebration Event

A group of Year 9 students experienced an afternoon of tea, sandwiches and cakes to celebrate their fantastic achievement of earning the Gold Macmillan Academy Baccalaureate.
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Redcar Geography Trip

Year 11 geography students had a field work day on the Redcar coast in glorious sunshine. The aim of the day was to see how the coast is being managed and to gather evidence for their Controlled Assessment.
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Inspiring Sculpture Park Visit

Art and design students recently visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park to inspire their studies at GCSE and A-Level. This was the perfect place to experience some of the world’s most influential sculptors.
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Year 6 Open Evening 2015

Staff and students were delighted to welcome visitors to our annual open evening on Thursday 10th September. Families were given the opportunity to take a look around our facilities, speak to staff and participate in activities.
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Middlesbrough Becks Flood Project

Students have recently collaborated with OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Educational Specialists) and the Environment Agency to raise awareness of the risk of flooding in Middlesbrough.
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GCSE Results 2015

Students have performed very well in their GCSE examinations and equivalent qualifications this year and we warmly congratulate them on their achievements. Click to see the photo gallery and read more...
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Post 16 Exam Success!

Staff and students at the Academy are celebrating another strong set of Post 16 results. These results are a reflection of the hard work of students and the dedication of Post 16 teaching and support staff at the Academy. Click to see more...
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Bugsy Malone Production

Once again students showcased their talents in the annual Macmillan Academy production. This year the show performed was 'Bugsy Malone', click to see how it went...
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Bookend 2015

During the first week of July, our Key Stage 3 students experienced a week of suspended timetable activities for our Bookend Curriculum. Every year the students get to take part in exciting and different challenges during the week.
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