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Career Fair Invite

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Come and join your child(ren) at our annual Career Fair on 20th April, 2.45pm in The Co-operative Academy of Leeds main hall. All parents and carers are encouraged to attend. This could be to support your child(ren) in getting education, training and career advise or to get information for yourself. There…

NCS - Year 11

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National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students in Y11 and Y12 that builds skills and confidence whilst helping them get ahead in work and life. It’s a fun, productive and inexpensive way to spend part of their summer holiday. NCS is recognised by UCAS and the experience is…

Business Mentoring Session 2

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On Wednesday 9th December the business mentoring students took part in their second session hosted in Arup’s offices in Rose Wharf. The session started with an ice breaker challenge with mentors and mentees working together to win the balloon relay challenge. Students and their mentees then worked in teams to create…

Children in need

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On Friday 13th November, staff and students from the academy came together and raised money for BBC Children in Need.  Our aim was to raise as much money as possible so the whole Academy took part in the fundraising event. BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Thanks…

Keepmoat Visit

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On Friday 20th November, a representative from Keepmoat Ltd (a community regeneration and housebuilding company) came into the academy to speak to year 9 science students about sustainable building and Keepmoat’s current project renovation going on in Leeds. The students learned about techniques for sustainable buildings such as installing shallower…

Meet the Coaches

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The Meet the Coach afternoon has been rescheduled for Monday 11th February 2013. Appointment time(s) are the same as for the postponed event. If you require any further information or are unable to attend please contact your child(ren)’s guild office on the number below. Da Vinci 0113 336 8328 Luther King…

Careers Day

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On Wednesday 24th October The Co-operative Academy of Leeds hosted its first Careers day of the year. The day was for students in years 8 and 11 and is an integral part of the Enterprise Specialism and our commitment to provide all our pupils with high quality careers advice and to…

Consultation on new admissions policy

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The governing body of The Co-operative Academy of Leeds is proposing to implement a new admissions policy with effect from September 2014. Click here to view a copy of the new proposed new policy.   Any comments on the proposed policy should be returned to Mrs E McCarthy (principal) at the…

Willow Young Carers

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The Academy recently presented a cheque for £621.35 to Shirley Shatwell from Willow Young Carers. The money was raised from a charity wrestling event staged in June at the Academy. Shirley told us at the presentation that the money will be spent on giving child carers a short break for 3…

Charity Wrestling Event

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In partnership with UK Wrestling (UKW) and Monty’s School of Kickboxing (MSK) The Co-operative Academy of Leeds is pleased to be hosting a charity wrestling event to raise money for the East African Mission Orphanage (EAMO) in Kenya. The event will take place on Friday 14th December 2012, 6pm to 9pm…

The Co-operative Film Festival

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Year 9 and 10 students from Miss Helliwell’s/Mr West’s Performing Arts group and Miss Stockwell’s/Miss Jussab’s ICT group went on a visit to the Co-operative Film Festival at the National Media Museum in Bradford. When the students arrived they got the chance to meet and get autographs from James and Oliver…

Visit from Kenyan Tea Farmer

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On Monday 5th March 2012, Joseph Cheruiyot from the FinTea Growers Co-operative Union came to speak to Mr Ward’s year 11 Geography class. Background of FinTea FinTea is a ground-breaking Fairtrade project to support 11,000 Kenyan farmers, which has almost reached its completion. It is one of the biggest Fairtrade projects…

New Website

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New website:  just one step in our ambition to provide excellent communication and support for parents! Welcome to our new website! Please bear with us as the website is still under construction and not everything will be up and running from Day 1. The website marks another stage in our development…

Adult Classes

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Improve your basic literacy….wanting to find a job…. or wanting to improve your spoken English? We now have both ESOL and Adult Literacy classes up and running for parents, so if you are wanting to improve your spoken English or brush up on your reading and writing skills do look on…