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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…

STEM Awareness Day

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A key finding from data collected by government says that, “A well-qualified STEM workforce is crucial to business and industry in the UK”. There is a predicted growth in demand for jobs in the UK and specifically in Leeds using STEM knowledge and skills. STEM subjects are under a national focus…

2030 Engineering for Girls Competition

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Two students from the academy: Esther Nansubuga and Aiman Zaidi entered the Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls. They designed a website about overpopulation and focused on the problems that are posed by it. They came up with several solutions that can be implemented in the future. Successfully, they were…

Railway Engineering Day

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As a part of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) awareness week the ‘Smallpeice Trust’ visited the Academy to promote the different careers that are predicted to be available for our students once they leave education. The trust brought with them a colleague from HS2 - the company responsible for developing…

‘Bones, Breaks and Bodies’

On Friday 27th March, 14 year 7 science students visited the Festival of Science at Leeds University. The students had the opportunity to attend a session called ‘Bones, Breaks, and Bodies’ run by Forensic Radiographer Nick Crohn. During the session the students learnt about the structure and properties of bones. The…

Into University - Healthcare Holiday programme

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During the February half term break, eight students from the academy attended the ‘Into University’ holiday programme concerning careers in Medicine and Healthcare. Saniha Faiz, Shiela Akrasi, Aliyyah Kauser, Alisha Sadiq, Bethany Taylor, Hazera Haque, Esther Nansuga and Aiman Zaidi attended the programme and were said to be a ‘credit to…

Maths Challenge

On Wednesday 11th March 2014 Ibtehaj Khalid, Julia Szydlowska, Tise Olayinka and Arjun Renapurker competed as a team in the UK Maths Challenge at Lawnswood School. Throughout the day they had to complete four rounds of challenges against 26 other teams from around Leeds. They performed excellently and were fantastic representatives…

GCSE Orienteering

Year 10 GCSE PE students at the academy have experienced orienteering for the first time at Roundhay Park. Orienteering is part of their GCSE practical grade which will be assessed later in the year. Miss Gilpin kindly set out the course over the weekend and provided maps for the students to…