Student life at the academy

This section is here to help you find out what student life at the academy is like.

Independent Learning Tasks and planners

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Students are set independent learning tasks for each subject, which they can complete at home or in the library and ICT suites. The tasks are set out in Independent Learning Grids and printed in the student planners for Years 7, 8 and 9 and 10 and are available online - click here.

Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) & Google Classroom

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Our VLE is a website especially for students. Students can log in at using their regular academy username and password for:

  • News for students and competitions
  • A wealth of information on the Library and Careers Zone page

We also use Google Classroom at to engage students in 21st Century Learning. 

Vivo rewards

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Vivo is our rewards system. Excellent pieces of work, exemplary attitudes and consistent effort in the academy are rewarded with Vivo points, which can be spent in the online Vivo shop at