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Black Diamonds are champions of lunchtime football league finals

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This term Mr Blair and Mr Gregor have been running a football tournament at lunchtime. Students have competed in short 7-a-side games, with teams have battlling it out over the last couple of weeks. But today was the decider.... with Black Diamonds beating No Name FC 1-0 to be crowned champions. …

Year 11 tolerance workshop with The Sophie Lancaster Foundation

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The family of Sophie Lancaster set up the Sophie Lancaster Foundation after she was brutally murdered just for being different. Her family wanted to ensure a lasting legacy, and to help make sure that this tragedy would never happen again.  The Foundation works with young people to deliver educational workshops that…

Senior boys football team warm up for the season

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Our Year 10 and 11 boys football team have been warming up ready for the season ahead.  With matches planned against other local schools in the coming weeks, the boys have been coming to football practice every week to prepare themselves.  Under the new coaching leadership of Ms Driscoll, Mr Blair…

Year 11 careers event with Ahead Partnership

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Working with the Ahead Partnership, we held a careers event in the main hall for our Year 11 students.  Students got the chance to speak to representatives from a variety of fields, from professionals and employers to educators.  It was a great chance for our Year 11s to explore their post-16…

Staff fund raise with 'Sleeping with Simon'

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  The Stephen Lawrence committee want to say a big thank you to everyone who joined in with sleeping with Simon, and donated money to their cause.   We understand that it must have been a difficult morning after for all the members of staff who still had to come into…

A Midsummer Night's Dream rehearsal

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Miss Beanland has been working with some budding thespians to rehearse Shakespeares 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.  The group has been rehearsing for a few weeks now and have got to grips with their lines. This week they focused on making sure their expressions were at least an 8 out of 10! …

Year 11 information evening

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We are running an information evening for the Year 11s on Thursday 5th October. There will be a short presentation in the library, and in the main hall all subjects will have a stall. Subjects will be able to give information about their own subjects and changes to their GCSEs. It's…

Chocolates and Praise Slips

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Mr Buckley has been giving out chocolates to students for their great behaviour and attitudes around the Academy.  Staff have been busy filling in praise slips for students they feel have gone the extra mile with their behaviour, attitude and commitment to learning.  Mr Buckley and his team will be giving…

Attendance rewards trip to Flamingo Land

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Last week some of our top stamp earners and students with 100% attendance spent the day at Flamingo land!  Students who came to school every day last year amd earnt their stamps, got to have a day full of rollercoasters, fun and excitement as a well done for their hard work. …

Year 8 get a visit from Gemma the Giraffe

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Our Year 8's have decided to support St Gemma's Hospice again, as their charity of choice for the Archbishop of York Youth Trust Award.  So as a thank you, Gemma the Giraffe came in to the Academy to meet them! Gemma and Faye talked to the students about why their fundraising…

All aboard the Betty Bus!

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Betty Bus is an interactive and immersive session designed to help girls to explore how periods can affect their emotions and what they can do to combat them. The aim is to show girls and boys that periods are a completely natural and normal thing, encouraging open and honest conversation about the…

Mrs Shaw's Year 9 perform Emile Sande

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Mrs Shaw's Year 9 option group have been working together on a cover of Emile Sande's Next to Me.  Today they performed it together, taking it in turns to play each instrument and sing.  Some of the students had never played the instruments before this year, so it was great to…

Check out our new banners!

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You may have noticed some new banners around the Academy! The banners are part of our #AttendanceMatters initiative, reminding us all that being coming to school every day is so important.  Mrs Foster also had some special 'Being Co-op' ones made, showing the ways that we can make sure our Co-op…

Sixth Form go to Herd Farm

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This week Sixth Form students attended a day in the countryside at Herd Farm to kick start the new school year. It was an excellent opportunity for new and returning students to meet one another and work as a team on various activities, including rock climbing, mountain boarding, zip wire and…

Mr Mitchell meets Home Secretary, Amber Rudd

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During the summer holidays Mr Mitchell met with Jasvinder Sanghera CBE and Home Secretary Amber Rudd to discuss the important work that Karma Nirvana do to support victims of forced marriage and honour based abuse.  Mr Mitchell has been a great support for our work in the Academy with Karma Nirvana,…

Open Events 2017

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It's that time of year when Year 6s start thinking about where to go to secondary school. It can be a daunting idea, but we want to make it as easy as possible. We would like to invite you into our Academy to look around, ask questions and discover why we…

Ni Hao! Year 7s are learning Mandarin

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This year our Year 7s are learning something a little bit different...Mandarin!  Today was their first lesson, where they started to learn about the 2,000 characters that make up the Chinese language.  Over the term they will learn how the characters are formed, how to pronounce them and even how to…

Come and join the Harehills 5-a-side football tournament

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Working with CATCH and Leeds City Council we will be hosting weeky five-a-side football tournaments. Every Thursday during term time there will be junior and senior sessions, open to all young people in the east Leeds area.  Junior tournament- 6pm to 7:15pm, open to boys and girls between ages 8-13. Senior…

Year 10 trip to York

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Last term Miss Vince took her Year 10 EL2 class to York for a day of learning and sightseeing.  The students got the train from Leeds station and travelled to York, where they walked along the city wall whilst enjoying a lovely view of the city.  The first stop on the…

GCSE Results Day

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Here are some smiling faces from our GCSE students who collected their results last Thursday.