Race for life

Well done to all of the children, staff and parents for supporting us with the race for life.  We have raised a fantastic amount of money, the grand total to date is £1067.50!!

Thank you!

  • Drama Morning

    22nd July 2016 - The Parks Academy

    On Thursday Y3 had a drama morning with Northern Lights Drama. They had a great time exploring shape, movement, feeling and atmosphere.

  • Summer term arrangements

    22nd July 2016 - The Elland Academy

    The summer is finally here and I am sure you and your children are looking forward to a well-earned rest over the summer holidays. We have had some wonderful experiences and are grateful to you all for the support you continuously give to the academy. 

    Start of summer term arrangements

    The school is closed for the summer holidays from Friday the 22nd of July to Monday the 5th of September 2016 inclusive and for staff training on Monday 5th September 2016. Students will return to school for normal lessons on

  • F1 Graduation

    22nd July 2016 - The Parks Academy

    After the success of Y6 graduation last week, it was the turn of F1 graduation this week. Our youngest collected a certificate and photo to commemorate the occasion. It was a lovely assembly and as ever, it was very well attended by our super parents.

  • Our latest award!

    22nd July 2016 - Craven Primary Academy

    We are now supporters of the incredible cause, Breathe for Cameron!

  • Uniform Information

    21st July 2016 - The Vale Academy

     Students need to ensure they wear the correct trouser or skirt in line with our uniform policy.  Jeans, chinos, leggings, ‘jegging’ style trousers and tube skirts are not permitted and we recommend parents visit the official stockist (uniform-direct.com) or contact the academy before purchasing garments elsewhere.


    Acceptable shoes for boys


    Acceptable shoes for girls


    Unacceptable shoes

  • End of year special assemblies

    21st July 2016 - The Parks Academy

    Last Friday the academy held its inaugural awards assembly. We've been planning to do this in our second year of regeneration and, with the support and advice from our very strong Parent Voice, it was a fabulous event.

    We recognise the help of our leading pupils;
    Heads and Deputies
    Academy Council
    Lunchtime Monitors
    Play Leaders

    Our awards were
    Shining Star F1
    Shining Star F2
    Evergreen Pupil Y1-6
    Achievement Award Y1-6

    We are proud of our academy and we are proud of our pupils.

  • RYA Day Skipper Theory Course in September

    21st July 2016 - Hull Trinity House Academy

    This course will run on Wednesday evenings 17.30–20.00, from 21 st September 2016 until end of February 2017.  

    Please find below the course content, cost and how to book your place:

  • Summer Holidays

    21st July 2016 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    The Academy will be closed to students from Thursday 21st July 2016 until Tuesday 6th September 2016.

    • New Term: Tuesday 6 September – Year 7 start at 8:30am and meet in the Main Hall. Years 8 to 11 need to be at the Academy for 10:30am and will be directed to Tutor Groups for new timetables and information.

  • Sports Awards

    20th July 2016 - The Parks Academy

    On Friday The Parks attended the end of year sports awards, hosted by our coaches. This year The Parks have undertaken more sport than ever. We have enrolled on more sporting competitions than ever, including many where pupils have not experienced it before. (eg cross country running)

  • Parents Morning

    20th July 2016 - Craven Primary Academy

    A huge thank you to all of you who attended our Parents' morning on Wendesday 20th July.

    Over 60 parents came to meet the childrens' new teachers and see their work from the past year.

    A great morning was had by all!

    Here's what some of the parents had to say about it...

    "Good." "Excellent." "Enjoyable." "Fun." "Marvellous." "Lovely." "Interesting." "Informative." "Pride." "Different." "Suprising." "Fantastic." "Really good!" "Organised." "Impressed." "Entertaining." "WOW!" "Brilliant." "Heart warming." "Emoti

  • Health and well-being sessions in August

    20th July 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    Our School Nurse will be doing a drop-in at Queensway Children's Centre every Wednesday 09:30 - 11:30 during the summer holidays. Visits can be for absolutely anything and the aim of the drop-in is to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all our students at school during the holidays.

  • End of Year Celebrations

    20th July 2016 - Wybers Wood Academy

    We would like to thank our pupils at Wybers Wood for being so fabulous and making our school such an amazing place to be.  Have a wonderful summer break.  Goodbye to our year 6's.  We will miss you and wish you all the best in your new secondary schools.

  • Latest Vale Views magazine

    20th July 2016 - The Vale Academy

    Once again we have had to extend our printed edition to adequately cover all the events that have taken place from Easter to July 2016.  You can find the Summer 2016 edition under Downloads on the About tab.

  • Non-Uniform Day

    19th July 2016 - Melior Community Academy

    As a result of the students ongoing ‘ relentless hard work and positive attitude to learning’ there will be a free (no charge) non-uniform day on Thursday.

    The academy will close on Thursday 21st July at 3PM for the summer break.

    There will be skeleton staff in the academy over the summer break to answer any urgent queries, any more formal queries will be responded to in September.

    Students will return to the academy at 8.20AM on Monday 5th September

    May we take this opportunity to wish you a restful summer br

  • Franklin College taster days

    19th July 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    On the 11th and 12 of July John Whitgift students participated in a series of taster sessions at Franklin College centered around around Maths, English, History, Law, Physics and Bio-Chemistry. In the Maths and Physics sessions students looked at the big bang theory, English focused on developing creative writing skills, History & Law looked at the Jack the Ripper case and Bio-Chemistry saw students solving a real CSI case of murder!

    Martin Priestley, Head of Biology and Chemisty was highly complimentary ab

  • Fitting finale

    19th July 2016 - The Vale Academy

    A varied programme of music showcased The Vale Academy's wide range of talent in the end of term concert staged in a packed Westmoor Hall.

    It also meant Year 12 students had the chance to organise an event as part of their national diploma in music and gave an opportunity to practise before the music department’s concert at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, London.

    Curriculum leader for music Jayne Keeler praised every student who participated.

    “They all performed to such a high ability,” she said. “The varie

  • Exam Results

    18th July 2016 - The Elland Academy

    Thursday 25th August 2016 - Results will be made available to staff and pupils. Pupils can collect results from TEA between 10:00-12:30, after this time results will be posted.

  • Summer Blazer rules

    18th July 2016 - Melior Community Academy

    Due to the warm temperatures forecast this week, we will be operating under summer blazer rules until the end of term. Details will be provided to students via the student bulletin

  • Rock Challegne Northern Finals

    18th July 2016 - Craven Primary Academy

    What a year it has been for our Craven Rock Challenge team, ending with a  fantastic final performance in the Northern J-Rock finals at Grimsby last night. It was a long exhausting day but what an experience to have in only our second year of competing. The children were amazing both on stage but also during the day and are a credit to the Academy. We are so proud of their commitment and enthusiasm throughout the year, they are all stars in our eyes. Thank you to all the families and staff who have supporte

  • 2016 Award Ceremony

    18th July 2016 - Craven Primary Academy

    Friday 15th July saw Craven's final Award Ceremony for this academic year!

    Children were given Certificates/Prizes for many of their acheivements over this year, including:

    • Regular Readers
    • Leading Learners
    • 100% Attendance (Summer Term)
    • 100% Attendance (Whole year)


    Our Achievement awards this term went to the following children:


    Kindness - Trystan Webb

    Endeavour - Chelsea Palmer

    Presentation - Alyssa Covell

    Achievement - Dawid Harasim


    Congratulations to all the children.

    It has been an incredible year!