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Options Online site opens for Year 8 students and families

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Families of students in Year 8 now have access to our Options Online website - click here.  On Tuesday 7 February, an event at the academy will enable students to find out from teachers and students what each subject option is like, and they will submit their choices. In the…

Listen to the first broadcast from our Student Radio Club

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Students from Key Stage 3 showcase their oracy skills in this first student radio broadcast.  Radio Club would like to thank Herbie Bryan, who runs a business from The Hive, for his assistance in putting the broadcast together. 

Year 8 students teach French to primary children

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A group of Year 8 Lead Learners have been impressing staff and pupils at Moston Lane Primary School, by teaching French to the children there. They’ve done so well that they’ve been invited back for another lesson! Ms Roberts

Academy Life - spring 2016 magazine out now

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Click here to read our latest newsletter in a web viewer. In this edition: Photos from our fantastic academy production of Hairspray Gold! Our careers education recognised with a gold award. We celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and more Alternatively find a downloadable version on our website here.

Independent Learning Tasks now online for February - April

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Independent Learning Tasks are now online for half term 4 (22 February - 1 April). Parents and carers can support their child’s learning by accessing downloadable copies of their child’s planner. The planner contains the Independent Learning Tasks that students must complete out of lesson times. Click here for the new…

FREE fun activities for 6-14 year olds during half term

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We have an exciting range of free activities for 6-9 and 10-14 year olds taking place every day during half term. There is also an option to have a healthy lunch for £1. See full details on our half term page. 

Options Online - website now open for Year 8

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Year 8 students and their parents/carers will be asked to choose their options on 2 February 2016. These are the subjects that students will start in Year 9 and continue to Year 11. We have created a special Options Online website to make it easy for students and their families to…

European Day of Languages

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Selected Year 8 Lead Learners went to Crosslee Primary School to teach Year 6 pupils there languages (French or Spanish). They taught the Year 6 and did a fun quiz with then that was set up by Ms Roberts. This was to celebrate European Day of Languages. All in all the…

Ms McClean’s Blog, June 2015

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It has been a very successful academic year. I have been proud to lead Year 8 through this last academic year. It has been rewarding in so many ways, both personally and professionally. I hope to see you all on Thursday 2 July when Year 8 Parents Evening will be taking…

Welcome back - new planners and Independent Learning grids

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Welcome back to all students after the half term break, and well done to those students who came in during the holidays for extra exam revision. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be receiving their new planners as the new half term starts. These planners contain printed versions of…

End of term letter from the Principal

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Academy Principal Mr Brice has written and end of term letter to parents and carers, and this is available below.

Flexible Learning Morning round-up

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In the last week of each half term, we take a break from our normal schedule for a ‘Flexible Learning Morning’. These mornings give our students opportunities to look at topics related to Citizenship and Personal, Social & Health Education which might not fit into their usual subjects. These topics also…

Year 8 Options online website opens

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In September, our current Year 8 students will be starting some of their GCSE courses. This period of a student’s school life is called Key Stage 4. Students at the academy follow the National Curriculum and, as they move into Year 9, have some choice in the subjects that they would…

Ms McClean's Blog January 2015

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It has been a very successful start to the new year for our Year 8 students. It makes me very proud when I visit lessons to see excellent teaching and learning taking place and Year 8 students so engaged with their learning. It is assessment week for year 8 students from…

Ms McClean’s blog, October 2014

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It has been a very successful start to the new academic year for our Year 8 students. It makes me very proud when I visit lessons to see excellent teaching and learning taking place and Year 8 students so engaged with their learning.   Year 8 Students have behaved well and…

Mrs McClean will continue to work with the same year group from September 2014 as they move into Year 8.

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I would like to take this opportunity to let all parents/carers know that I will be moving up with the current Year 7 into Year 8, remaining as their Learning and Pastoral Support Officer.  It is with great professional pride that I will be doing this, after building such positive relationships…