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!

  • Remembrance

    11th November 2016 - The Parks Academy

    The Academy stood still at 11am to reflect and remember. F1 created their own poppies this week too.


    11th November 2016 - Ash Hill Academy

    This morning our Year 11 students were treated to the return of theatre troupe ManACTCo, who performed their rendition of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. This was as part of our drive to help students better understand some of the harder aspects of the English Literature syllabus.

    ManACTCo had previously performed to Year 11 students in October, with three Shakespeare plays in an hour! They will be returning again in March 2017 to perform ‘An Inspector Calls’, with spaces FREE for parents/carers to at

  • Remembrance Day

    11th November 2016 - Crookesbroom Primary Academy

    Thanks to your generosity we raised £529 for the Royal British Legion.  


    11th November 2016 - Ash Hill Academy

    We are very proud to announce that a student of Ash Hill Academy, Kaleigh Mason, took part in this year’s Trafalgar Day Parade in London. Miss Mason, a member of the Sea Cadet Corps, paraded as part of the greater host of Forces personnel who commemorated the Battle of Trafalgar (21st October 1805) – a turning point in British history.

    Under Admiral Lord Nelson’s command, the Royal Navy engaged Napoleon Bonaparte’s French fleet, stopping their advance across Europe and cementing Britain’s command over the h


    11th November 2016 - Ash Hill Academy

    As a mark of respect, the Academy will be observing a one minute silence today. This will be signalled by the session bell sounding at 11:05, followed by a double-ring at 11:06. All members of staff, students, and visitors are asked to please observe this silence as a mark of respect on Armistice Day.

  • Remembrance Day 2016

    11th November 2016 - Rowena Academy

    The children sold poppies and new poppy related items (wristbands, bracelets etc) in school all week to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Can we say a Big Thank You to everyone who supported this worthwhile cause. We raised an impressive £240.91.

  • Kirklees Youth Council Meeting

    11th November 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    Our Student Leaders who are also representatives on the Kirklees Youth Council joined students from Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount School and All Saints Catholic College at Huddersfield Town Hall for a day organised by Michelle Ross from Kirklees Youth Services.  The focus was Democracy; which was an interesting topic given it was Armistice Day and the same week as the American Presidential elections – some interesting and very mature discussions ensued on the outcome of this! 

    During the morning there wa

  • RSPCA visits

    11th November 2016 - The Parks Academy

    Over the last week KS1 have had a fantastic time visiting the RSPCA.

  • Swap Shop News

    11th November 2016 - The Parks Academy

    As ever the Swap Shop has been a massive success. We have appointed some new staff to serve the customers.

  • Fond farewell

    11th November 2016 - The Vale Academy

    Special events have been organised to say a fond farewell to our existing buildings.

    We will move to our new £13.9-million home in January, with a school occupying our current site on Grammar School Road for 60 years.

    To mark the closure of the existing buildings, farewell concerts will take place on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, 16th and 17th November.

    Principal Nicola Williams also announced an evening for former students to look around and reminisce on Friday, 25th November.

    “We didn’t want to just

  • Remembrance Assembly

    11th November 2016 - Wybers Wood Academy

    The whole school attended a remembrance assembly today and we held a minutes silence at 11am for all the brave people who have died in wars.

  • News Letter - Autumn 2 - Week 2

    11th November 2016 - Knottingley St. Botolph's

    Please find below news letter for Autumn 2 week 2

  • Students Remember

    11th November 2016 - Rossington All Saints Academy

    Today our students visited St Michael's Church to lay a wreath, remember and pay tribute to those who've fallen for our country.

  • Trip to Remembrance Service

    11th November 2016 - Serlby Park Academy

    Students, including myself, represented the Academy at the Remembrance Day memorial.  All of us benefited from the experience because we observed the official service and felt involved whilst laying the wreath and singing hymns in unison.

    Leanne Wright, Year 11

    As well, we were able to visit the Church Hall after the service amongst other schools and other members of the public for tea and biscuits.  It was moving to see veterans at the memorial in tribute to their old friends and it was wonderful to see the

  • Year 10 at CATCH

    10th November 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    Year 10 students recently visited the CATCH training facility at Immingham as part of their Engineering pathway. The visit entailed hands on experience of a engineering workshop and a introduction to plant process operations.

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  • Battlefield Tour

    10th November 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    Two students took a once in a lifetime trip to Belgium and France.

    Alex Lowe and Victoria Swinburn went to Europe to visit WW1 battlefields and cemeteries as part of a trip to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

    The Year 10 students were chosen to go on the trip after writing an explanation of why they should go on the experience.

    From November the 4th to November the 7th the two students and one teacher went via the Eurotunnel to learn all about WW1.

    They first went to Ashford where they had to resea

  • CEIAG at Forest Pines

    10th November 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    The journey to Higher Education

    Students from all over the region discovered what options are available after finishing school at a conference called FORCE.

    FORCE, sponsored by the University of Hull, stands for the Federation of Regional Colleges for Engagement.

    The scheme supports colleges and universities to get students thinking about what they want to do in the future, including advice on following the correct career path for them.

    The educational trip to Forest Pines Hotel, Scunthorpe, included a confe