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!


    20th July 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    From 1:30pm on Thursday 20th July 2017, Ash Hill Academy will be closed to students for the Summer Holidays. We wish all of our wonderful students, staff, and their families a restful and enjoyable summer break, and we look forward to seeing them return in September for the next academic year.

  • Mr Cooper

    19th July 2017 - Crookesbroom Primary Academy

    Everyone at Crookesbroom wishes Mr Cooper all the best for his new venture. All members of the Crookesbroom family will miss you! Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Leavers' Assembly

    19th July 2017 - Crookesbroom Primary Academy

    An extremely touching Y6 leavers' assembly. We would like to wish our Year 6 Class all the success for the future, you will all be missed! A massive thank you to Vishal's mum for making a delicious leavers' cake.


    19th July 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    After what seemed a very mixed day weather-wise, the results for the Ash Hill Academy Sports Day 2017 are finally in!

    So, without further ado…

    Overall College Competition Winners

    1st Place -  Porter college with 335 points


    2nd Anderson college with 316 points

    3rd Harper college with 287 points

    4th Forster college with 190 points


    Year 7: Porter [97] Harper [86] Anderson [69] Forster [50]

    Year 8: Anderson [81] Forster [74] Porter [63] Harper [60]

    Year 9: Porter [115] Harper [80] Anderson [66] Forste


    19th July 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    Following recent news about poisonous Giant Hogweed, please find below some important information about this dangerous plant, along with its associated health and safety risks:

    • Giant hogweed is widespread in lowland Britain, and is invasive by lowland rivers and on waste land.
    • It is especially abundant by lowland streams and rivers, but also occurs widely on waste ground and in rough pastures.
    • It grows on moist fertile soils, achieving its greatest stature in partial shade. In more open grassland, flowering ma
  • Y6's British Values visit to London July 17

    19th July 2017 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School pupils were the latest Don Valley visitors to the oldestHat_Woodhouse_Primary050717.JPG parliament in the world,

    when twenty year six pupils joined the “Story of Parliament” tour this week.


    Said Lesley Bailey, Chair of Governors: “This was my sixth trip with the school to Parliament and the Education Service was even better than the last visit.  The video and talk were well tailored to the age of our children and kept their interest.


    “The tour was brilliant and it was great to meet Caroline Flint once aga

  • Reading Challenge Gold Award Ceremony

    19th July 2017 - Serlby Park Academy

    This morning ninety-seven of our primary pupils received their much awaited Gold Award during a special assembly to celebrate the importance of reading.

    These hard working pupils have all read at least eighteen books from the Serlby Park Reading Challenge and we are very proud of their achievements.

    This has been the most successful year yet for our Reading Challenge and we are looking forward to the launch of our brand new reading challenge in the Autumn Term.

    The new books will be available in our own librar

  • Year 6 Uniform Collection

    19th July 2017 - Melior Community Academy

    Delivery has now been taken of our Year 6 uniform packs and can be collected from tomorrow, Thursday 20th July 9am until 1pm. Please note that these packs DO NOT CONTAIN TIES due to delayed deliveries at SPT uniforms.

    Ties will be distributed on the first day of term (Wednesday, 6th September) to students when they arrive.

    For any parent unable to collect their packs tomorrow, collections can be made on the following dates/times:

    Thursday, 27th July: 10am - 1pm

    Friday, 28th July: 10am - 1pm

    Tuesday, 8th August:


    18th July 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    URGENT UPDATE - Please see the letter HERE detailing issues with the new Year 7 uniform packs from SPT Uniforms.


    18th July 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    Today, students across all year groups took part in assemblies featuring guest speakers from the British Transport Police - PCSO Gary Poulson & SPC Jake Everitt, organised by Mr Reynolds.

    After introductions to students, PCSO Gary Poulson asked if students had heard of the British Transport Police, or the London Bridge Train Station, to which only one or two replied positively. He then went on to explain the purpose of the BTP, and introduced the fact that all railways in the UK are PRIVATE PROPERTY. He then

  • SPORTS DAY 2017

    18th July 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    This year our Sports Day will be held on Wednesday 19th July 2017. All students are required to attend in full PE Kit (not normal uniform), with the order of the day being:

    08:20am - 08:25am Arrive at the academy and directed to first session

    08:30am - 09:20am Session 1 - Carousel activities (students compete in Colleges and by Year group)

    09:20am - 10:05am Session 2 - Carousel activities

    10:05am - 10:15am Y7/8 Break and Y9/10 Form

    10:15am - 10:25am Y9/10 Break and Y7/8 Form

    10:25am - 11:10am Session 3 - Carousel

  • The Big Toddle

    18th July 2017 - Grange Lane Infant Academy

    A massive well done to all our Nursery Children and Little Grangers who recently managed to walk half a mile to raise money for the Barnardo's charity.


  • Careers Day

    18th July 2017 - Manor Croft Academy

    On Tuesday 18th July, Year 10 students worked with National and International businesses to prepare for the competitive world of work.  They completed a rigourous assessment centre before being put through a competancy based interview, detailed feedback was given.  The day ended with students presenting to 'Dragons' and being grilled over their business ideas.  All the organisations involved will be back next year to complete a follow up programme with the students involved.  

  • Sports Day 2017

    18th July 2017 - Manor Croft Academy

    The sun was shining on another successful Manor Croft Academy Sports Day.  Forms in Years 7, 8 and 9 competed in Football, Netball, Benchball, Badminton and Rounders in the morning and athletic events and a tug of war in the afternoon.  The theme this year was countries and the staff and students did not disappoint!  The winners on the day were… 7MHA, 8TRE and 9JYO.  Congratulations to everyone who took part in a fantastic day!

  • Events diary

    18th July 2017 - Highfields Primary Academy



    Parents Evening

    May  2

    KS2 SATs Week

    May  8

    KS1 SATs

    May 15

    Yr6 Parents Evening

    May 18

    Samba Concert YR3/4  YR5/6 Parents Welcome

    May 23

    School Fair  3 pm - 5 pm

    May 24

    Yr1 Phonics Test Week

    June 12

    Yr6 Transition Day - Outwood Academy

    June 29

    Sports Day

     July  3

    Yr6 Transition Day - Don Valley

     July  4

    Yr6 Transition Day - Don Valley + Outwood

     July  5

    Reserve Sports Day

     July  6

    Reports Home

     July  7

    Whole School Visit to Canon Hall Farm

    July 11

    KS2 Show to Parents

    July 13

    Reserve Sports Day

    July 14

    Leavers Assemb

  • West Yorkshire Fire Service - Road Safety

    17th July 2017 - The Elland Academy

    Last week we were visited by West Yorkshire fire service who spoke and in some cases shocked our students in regards to consequences relating to car safety.

    The facts about seatbelts

    • In a crash you're twice as likely to die if you don't wear a seatbelt.
    • Drivers and passengers aged 17-34 have the lowest seatbelt-wearing rates combined with the highest accident rate.
    • There is evidence that people are less likely to use seatbelts on short or familiar journeys - this puts them at serious risk of injury in a crash.


  • Jungle Book

    17th July 2017 - Crookesbroom Primary Academy

    Key Stage 2 have enjoyed taking part in the production of The Jungle Book. We are extremely proud of the singers and actors. Well Done!


    17th July 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    On Wednesday 19th July 2017, our current after school Enrichment Programme will close. We would like to thank all students and staff who have made this year's programme a success, and look forward to launching our new Enrichment Programme in the next academic year (2017-2018) which will be announced on this News feed and our Twitter feed.

  • London Trip Emergency Contact Details

    17th July 2017 - Melior Community Academy

    32 Year 8 pupils will be visiting London on 18th July as part of a reward trip for their success at a recent Maths competition.

    The emergency mobile number for this trip is: 07340 681067

  • Last day of Term arrangements

    17th July 2017 - Melior Community Academy

    The summer term concludes on Thursday 20th July at 1PM.

    Students will have lunch and some time with their tutor, before being allowed to leave for the Summer holidays at 1PM.

    If there are any students who need to remain in school until 2.30PM, arrangements can be made. Please contact the academy to arrange this.

    01724 868666