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Research Fun Factory at the Thackray Museum

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Research Fun Factory – family fun in the summer holidays Fancy an interesting morning during the first week of the school summer holidays? Join us at the ‘Research Fun Factory’ at the Thackray Medical Museum on Thursday 23rd July and get hands-on with lots of fun games and activities –find out…

May revision timetable

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Summer Fair 2015

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Come and join us at our Community summer fair on Saturday 11th July 11am - 2pm

Echo Boy

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I’ve recently finished reading one of the most amazing dystopian books ever written. It’s called Echo Boy. Honestly, when I first glimpsed at the book, I found it quite displeasing and somehow cliché. The cover of the book showed a human face, which I later discovered was a significant character in…

English blog: Hogwarts

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Once you start reading you'll wish you were in Hogwarts, the teachers who are secretly against you, students who want your guts for garters. Wait. Sounds like school in general. But in all,  Hogwarts is a magical place. The level of description the author puts down makes it hard NOT to…

English blog:Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

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As the first book in the Harry Potter series I would say this would have been my favourite out of them all. To start off, the storyline never bored me nor was it at a slow pace but had a flow that kept me reading and going. Did it live up…

English blog: Thirteen - Tom Hoyle

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Thirteen was very suspenseful and a thrilling book. It had all the right ingredients to have you sitting at the edge of your seat, apprehensive to find out more. The plot was unusual and the book was well written. The protagonist, Adam, was very normal, for lack of a better word,…

Join our Career Fair

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All parents and carers are welcome to join their children at our Career Fair on 23rd April. Join us in the Main Hall from 2.45pm - 4pm for career, education and world of work advice and information

Parent Governor

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We currently have a vacancy on our board of governors for a Parent Governor.  •           Would you like to help decide on priorities for improving the Academy? •           Are you able to listen to others’ opinions and take account of them when making decisions? •           Would you like to work together…

Principal's message

Our spring term seems to have flown by with barely a day going by when we haven’t had some event or visit taking place. It is with mixed feelings that we say goodbye to Mr Browning, our Vice Principal. On the one hand I am delighted for Mr Browning that he…

Year 11 Theatre Trip

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On Wednesday 1st April, year 11 students went to Bradford Alhambra Theatre to see ‘A View From the Bridge’ which they are studying as part of their literature GCSE. The play is set in New York circa 1950 and is based around a small Italian American family who invite their Italian…

Sports News

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On Monday 30th March, our year 8 football team played Roundhay High School in the quarter finals after coming 1st in the league. The team got yet another victory by winning 7 – 1. Well done!

‘Le Chalet’

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In order to celebrate the progress Mrs Jamen’s GCSE French class is making so far this year and to sample a bit of real French culture, students went to Le Chalet for the afternoon of Thursday 26th March, and tasted some delicious French cuisine. The restaurant staff were from various French-speaking…

World book day

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World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books, and reading and is also marked in over 100 countries across the world. This is the 18th year there has been a World Book Day. The main aim of the day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to…

Prince's Trust Trip

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Every year The Prince’s Trust holds a celebration day for all the xl clubs (The Prince’s Trust xl clubs is a personal development programme for young people aged 13-19 to support them to develop the skills and confidence needed to progress into a positive future). Our year 11 Prince’s Trust students…

Attendance and Punctuality

It is extremely important that students attend the Academy daily and that they arrive ready for lessons at the beginning of the day (no later than 8:25am). They should be fully equipped and on time. Please remember attendance and punctuality is important to ensure students make the most of their education…

Macmillan Enterprise Fair

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A group of students in the Academy are registered ambassadors for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity. The ambassadors joined their guilds during an assembly to talk about the positive work that Macmillan does to support people and their family and friends who are affected by cancer. The Academy ambassadors were joined…

LEAP Presentation

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The Academy has been working with LEAP Enterprise, which is a registered charity that enables students to set up their own companies for a school year, learning business skills, teamwork and problem solving, and gaining confidence and ‘employability’ skills. A group of year 9 students who formed a company called ‘Faceit…

Apprenticeship Awareness Day

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On Friday 13th March during National Apprenticeship week all year 10 students were visited in class by an apprentice to learn about the opportunities available to them after their GCSEs. A variety of market sectors ranging from the performing arts industry with an apprentice from Leeds Grand Theatre to the apprenticeships…

STEM for Girls

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A selection of our year 8 girls took part in a STEM awareness event run through our Ahead partnership. The students took part in various activities throughout the day which were facilitated by local businesses. The day started with a question and answer session for students to understand the importance of…