News Archive


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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