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!

  • Year 8 Prevent / Extremism Workshops

    10th February 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    On Wednesday 10th February the Kirklees Prevent Team were in school to deliver a series of workshops specifically designed to address the issues of extremism and radicalisation in society.  Year 8 students were immersed in lively debates surrounding these issues and their awareness of such an important topic was raised considerably.

  • Training day Friday 12th February

    9th February 2016 - Craven Primary Academy

    We would like to remind all parents/carers that the academy is not open on Friday 12th February to pupils due to a staff training day.


    We will see you all back on Monday 22nd February after the half term break

  • Train to Teach

    9th February 2016 - Delta Recruitment

    On behalf of NCTL, SPTA Teaching School Alliance is delighted to host the Doncaster region Train to Teach roadshow event at Rossington All Saints Academy.  Train to Teach - Doncaster will be an opportunity to meet organisations that deliver teacher training in the Doncaster area.  A range of providers will be at the event to advise on different teacher training options, courses and entry requirements, how to apply and prepare for interview.

    Rossington All Saints Academy, 20th February 2016, 10:00am to 1:00pm

  • 3W Solving Money Problems!

    9th February 2016 - Wybers Wood Academy

    Pupils played dominos to practise their number bonds.

  • Kirklees Youth Summit

    9th February 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    On Tuesday 9th February the Kirklees Youth Summit was held at Manor Croft in the main hall from 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm.  Young people from five high schools in Dewsbury and Mirfield attended the summit which was led by Kirklees Council.  Local councillors, youth workers, teachers and young people were actively engaged in debating the important issues affecting young people in the local area and the awareness of local issues was raised significantly.  Michelle Ross, organiser, said "It was a fantastic evening

  • Phonics Workshop for Parents

    9th February 2016 - Estcourt Primary Academy

    On Tuesday 9th February, we held a phonics workshop for parents, friends and families. It was great to hear how  beneficial those who came found it. They said that they loved the resources we gave out to help their children with phonics at home, and had much more undertstanding of how we taught phonics in the academy!

    At you request, we will be running more workshops. Keep checking the newsletter and Twitter pages to find out more!

  • 9A Enterprise

    8th February 2016 - The Elland Academy

    Year 9 have been learning about the process of making and selling a product. Students have researched the valentines card market, worked as part of a production team, created a selection of valentines cards for sale and are selling them to academy staff and students this week. The students have shown some excellent enterprise skills and we are sure Lewis has a future in project management! Well done Year 9.

  • Academy Closure - 8th February 2016

    8th February 2016 - Melior Community Academy

    Due to unforseen circumstances, resulting in a loss of electricity and heating, the Academy is closed for today (8th February 2016)

    The Academy will reopen tomorrow as usual.

  • De Lacy Ranked In Top 3!

    8th February 2016 - De Lacy Academy

    The Department for Education have released their league tables following the 2015 results. We're delighted to be ranked in the TOP 3 of 'similar schools' across the whole of England.

    To see the full league table, please click on the following link:



  • 3W

    8th February 2016 - Wybers Wood Academy

    Having fun painting their bronze age beaker pots.

  • Visit to Huddersfield Giants

    8th February 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    On Monday 8th February the Year 8 rugby team were invited to the training facilities of the Huddersfield Giants.  The students had a tour of the facilities by the scholarship coaches and two bespoke training sessions; one on strength and conditioning and the other session was a ball work exercise.  The students were also given a presentation on the nutrition required for a professional rugby player delivered by Steve Hardisty who is the Huddersfield Giants Player Performance Manager.

    The students had a great


    5th February 2016 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    INSET day (Academy closed to students) Friday 12 February 2016.

  • Visual Arts Project

    5th February 2016 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    A group of five Year 9 students  were selected to represent the Academy on Friday 5February for a School Partnership Trust Event called ‘Journeys’ this Visual Art Project took place at DARTs in Doncaster. 

    On the day, two visual artists were commissioned to work with the young people to help them develop their ideas around the theme of 'Journeys' this was delivered through different types of Art, from drawings to 3D objects. 

    The students all enjoyed the opportunity to have some hands on practice to create

  • Spelling Bee Winners

    5th February 2016 - Craven Primary Academy

    Congratulations to our winners of this terms Spelling Bee, competition was fierce and our winners worked very hard to take their titles.

    Year 1's winner -  Sameer Sethi

    Year 2's winner -  Leila-Mae Farmer

    Year 3's winner - Bradley Swift

    Year 4's winner - Lennon McMillan

    Year 5's winner - Lauren Tunley

    Year 6's winner - Alex Smith


    We had a draw for our staff round with Mr Rhodes and Mrs Norton.


    Well done to everyone who took part.


  • Harry Potter Book Night

    5th February 2016 - Wybers Wood Academy

    Y4 pupils had an exciting sleepover in KS2 Hall as part of their Harry Potter Book project. They enjoyed hot chocolate, snacks, activities, watching Harry Potter and eventually sleeping!  Breakfast was served in the morning and ready for another day at school.  Well done everyone for making the night such a super success.  

  • Arts at Cast

    5th February 2016 - The Vale Academy

    The Arts festival, over three days, saw the conference of head teachers opening with the Vale taiko drummers.  The following day saw many of our talented musicians taking part in workshops that spent that one day creating a new piece of dance music which would then be used on the last day by dance students to also create a new piece.  Students from Y7 to Y13 took part in the workshops and evening performance and we have to say how proud we were of them, holding their own on stage against some adult bands.

  • February Half Term

    5th February 2016 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Please note school closes for half term at 3.30pm on Friday 5th February and reopens at 8.45 on Tuesday 16th February. School is closed to pupils on Monday 15th February due to staff training day.

  • QEA Voices

    4th February 2016 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    QEA Voices practices will commence from Monday 8 February at 2:50pm until 3:30pm. New members welcome, for anymore information please contact Mrs Riley on 01623 623559 or RileyJ4@QEAcademy.org.uk

  • Year 6 Parent SATS Meeting

    4th February 2016 - Knottingley St. Botolph's

    53% of our year 6 families came into our parents SATS meeting.  A huge thankyou to everyone that came, this is the first step in helping us make your childs future a success.

    Any parents who were not able to attend have been sent the relevant information home with their child

    Year 6 After School Club will begin on Tuesday 16th February, please feel free to join your child to learn some new maths.

    We have a homework club should you require childcare for your siblings.

    Any questions please see Miss Muirhead who i

  • Y7 Ambitions Programme

    3rd February 2016 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    A group of Year 7 students that were identified as benefiting from additional support to help them focus on their ambitions took part in a one hour workshop with staff from the University of Nottingham.

    This session allowed the students time to think about themselves and their goals for the future, they talked about what they are good at and what they need to work on more to improve on in their future learning.  They learned about university life and the skills they will develop at university such as indepen