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2013_14 Enterprise Partnerships

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Click on the attachment to read our Partnership Booklet for 2013-14. This booklet summarises the businesses and organisations the Academy has worked with throughout the last year to help provide our students with career, enterprise and employability information and guidance. If you are a business, organisation or an individual professional wanting…

ARUP Summer Engineering Week

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Two of our former year 11 students took part in ARUP's Engineering week this summer taking part in a week-long live brief. Arup, a major international engineering and architecture consulting company, delivered the varied programme giving an insight into the different roles and responsibilities in engineering. During the week the students were split…

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Parent ESOL classes

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Parent/carer and Communicty ESOL classes are due to start on Tuesday 9th September. Classes will then take place every Tuesday from 1pm -2.40pm See our community learning page (found on the Parent page) for more information

Year 11 Leavers Prom

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Our year 11 leavers prom took place at The Met Hotel in Leeds, where the students celebrated finishing their GCSE exams. The venue was beautifully decorated and all the students dressed to impress. Congratulations to Starr Squires  and Marcel Chigumira who were crowned Prom Queen and King. Thank you to all…

St Gemmas Fund Raising

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During Easter this year, Nadia Mahmood and Anisa Akhtar asked staff if they could organise an event to raise money for St Gemma's Hospice. Coaching groups were invited to take on a £10 Enterprise challenge to raise money for this local charity. Students used the £10 to create a mini-business that…

Sports Day

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Once again the sun came out to welcome young athletes to the John Charles Stadium for the Academy's annual sports day. Field events took place in the morning with fantastic performances from all year groups. Amy-Leigh King broke Academy sports day records for the girls year 9 triple Jump and Long jump. Tayyab…

Women in Engineering

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On 23rd June, three of our year 10 students visited Arup's head office to take part in a 'Women in Engineering' working lunch. During the session students heard from numerous Arup employers about the different roles in engineering and architecture. This was a fantastic opportunity for thee students, who had expressed…


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Students and their families are invited to the Co-operative Academy of Leeds performace of Cats. Tickets to be purchased at the Academy The Stanley and Audrey Burton Theatre Phoenix Dance Theatre Friday 18th June 2014 Doors Open: 6.00pm Start Time: 6.30pm

Media Cover Grand Depart

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The whole of Year 10 was given the chance to take part in journalism work expereince. In order to be successfully chosen to visit the Tour De France Media office, students had to submit an a 500 word news article answering the question 'What does the Tour De France mean to Leeds?', which…

Summer Fair

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Summer Fair - Saturday 12th July - The Co-operative Academy of Leeds - 11am-2pm

Athletic Sucess

On 1st July our year 9 & 10 boys athletics team competed in the Leeds Schools Final. Up against the best competition that Leeds has to offer our boys finished in a fantastic 3rd place! Considering that this is their first year competing at such a large event and that we…

Year 7 Career Workshop

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On 2nd July the whole of year 7 took part in career vocabulary busting sessions. The students met with business professionals from The Army, Inspired Marketing, Eversheds Lawyers, the Co-operative headquarters and Co-operative Funeral Care. Each student visited four business professionals in order to complete their career dictionary. The business professionals…

Awards Evening 2014

Monday 30th June was our Annual Awards Evening. Each year, we spend an evening to acknowledge the achievements of our wonderful students in years 7 to 10.  This year was no exception with over 100 students receiving awards for categories such as: 100% Attendance with No Late Marks Overall Effort &…

Persoanl Statment Writing

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During this term's Enterprise week, the English department supported year 10 students in a personal statement workshop. The session was supported by four of the recruitment agencies we use, who were able to give us professional business advice. The session was a starter session, encouraging students to identify their key strengths,…

Accelerated Reading Update

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Students in years 7, 8 and 9 are competing against each other to see who will be the winner of the 100% competition. Each time a pupil does a quiz and achieves 100% they write their names on a star and place it on the ‘wall of fame’ in the library.…

Primary Mini World Cup challenge

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Croatia win the world cup! On Wednesday 25th June, 100 year 4 and 5 students from Ebor Gardens and Shakespeare Primary Schools took part in a mini world cup competition. Not only were the visiting students competing for the world cup trophy, they had to work in teams with students from…

The Real Boy

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Leeds Theatre in Education joined year 8 students to perform 'The Real Boy'. The performance looked at difficult issues such as emotional wellbeing, violence, challenging behaviour, relationships with adults and other social issues connecting to student development. The performance was well received and the theatre company complimented our students on their…

Careers in Finance

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During Enterprise week, CISI - The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment visited the Academy to talk to students about careers in finance, accounting and investments. CISI is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the finance and accounting industry, so this was a fantastic…

Mock Interview Day

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On Thursday 19th June all of our year 10 students took part in a mock interview session through our Leeds Ahead Partnership. Each student was given an interview time and independently found their way to the Shine Business Centre to be interviewed by a business volunteer. After being interviewed and receiving…