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!

  • Felt Workshops at Fountains Abbey

    8th March 2015 - The Grove Academy

    Three very successful Mosaic Workshops were enjoyed in January and February by the Art GCSE groups and KS3/4 students.  They were run by Emma Manners at Fountains Abbey, who was delightful and very interesting.   The exam students took some excellent, artistic photos, sketched and then made beautiful felts from their research and ideas.  All this work will be submitted as part of their GCSE Art exam.  The KS3/4 group created tropical fish felts which were very good and colourful.

    Everyone found the experienc

  • Chinese New Year 2015 - The Year of the Ram

    8th March 2015 - The Grove Academy

    As part of their multi-cultural education studies, KS3 students celebrated Chinese New Year on 25.02.15.  All the students had a taster of three different activities.  They studied thought provoking Chinese Maths led by Mr Webster.  All the students created a surface using willow and tissue paper and then learnt how to write their horoscope in Chinese.  Mrs Wright and Mrs Hamilton taught the students how to make Chinese dishes.

    At the end of our day everyone at The Grove Academy was invited to taste the Chin

  • Monitoring Visit

    6th March 2015 - Melior Community Academy

    On 12th February 2015 we received a Monitoring Visit in accordance with Oftsed regulations.  Please find below a report of the HMI's findings.

  • Y8 Belt Up and Luvu2

    6th March 2015 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    Over this half term Year 8 have been very lucky to recieve two performances to support their social developments; On Friday 6 March "Perormance in Education Tour" visited the Academy and presented a workshop focusing on road and passenger safety. The performance called "belt up" was a great success and thank you to the Year 8 students who volunteered to get involved with the workshop. Well done Year 8!

    On Monday 16 March Year 8 students had a further performance delivered by "Pintsize theatre" this was calle


    5th March 2015 - Simpsons Lane Academy

    The red noses have arrived and are available to purchase in school for £1.

    There are nine different designs, each come in a secret bag and if you find a golden nose you can win a prize!!



  • Book Day

    5th March 2015 - Park View Primary Academy

    Today, the staff and children have come dressed as their favourite Fairy Tale character! Find out more in our latest blog post.  

  • World Book Day

    5th March 2015 - Grange Lane Infant Academy

    Wow some fabulous characters came into our Academy today from Comics, Fairy Tales, Traditional Stories and Fables. All to celebrate the joy books can bring for World Book Day!

    Everyone enjoyed, sharing, showing and reading their favourite stories. One class had split into groups to act out their favourite story for their class mates to guess what it was! We also had the World Book Day Whole School Dance Workshop where children learned a routine to a well known story. It's been fabulous fun and it was an amaz

  • Thank you Re-Read!

    5th March 2015 - Grange Lane Infant Academy

    Re-Read a great organisation that re-cycles, re-uses and re-distributes good quality books came into our Academy to end World Book Day with FREE BOOKS!

    Every pupil was able to choose 2 books to take home and enjoy.

  • Penguin's Stay & Make

    5th March 2015 - Grange Lane Infant Academy

    Thank you everyone who came to the stay and make of Mr Jones' Penguin class. In preparation for science week, Year 1 and Year 2 children were given the task, with help from parents and carers, to make a vehicle from a pop bottle and with the added aim of making it travel!

    As it was World Book day too and all the children were dressed as exciting book characters - I think this helped towards the very imaginative and superhero looking designs! Take a look!

  • World Book Day

    5th March 2015 - Estcourt Primary Academy

    We had a fantastic Word Book Day. Check out our gallery


  • Mill Base Fun!

    5th March 2015 - Wainwright Primary Academy

    Here are some recent photographs taken at The Mill Base Adventure Group, Kings Mill Resevoir.

  • Service above Self Awards

    5th March 2015 - The South Leeds Academy

    The South Leeds Academy is proud to announce that two of our students Khaleeqa Bostan  (Year 10) and Chloe Whittaker (Year 10) have both received the prestigious Service Above Self Award from the Rotary Club of Leeds.

    Khaleeqa and Chloe were nominated for all the hard work and dedication they have put into raising funds for various charities whilst being members of the Academy’s Interact Club. The candidates nominated for the award were students who have shown outstanding conduct in service to others as the

  • Coding Competition Winners

    4th March 2015 - The Vale Academy

    Eric France (Rotary) presented Callum & Emily with certificates after winning The Scunthorpe Technology Challenge Coding Competition (pictured with Mr Burrin who ran the competition within the academy).


  • Bugsy Malone

    4th March 2015 - Don Valley Academy

    Our production of Bugsy Malone will take place on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th March.

    7pm in the Lower Hall.

    Tickets are now on sale - available to purchase on Parent Pay or from Student Reception.

    £3.50 for Adults and £2 for Concessions.

  • Dodgeball Success

    4th March 2015 - The Vale Academy

    KS3 and KS4 Boys dodgeball teams both competed in the North Lincolnshire schools competition and both teams won their age group competition. They will now go on to represent North Lincolnshire in the Humber School Games and compete against schools from Hull, North East Lincolnshire and East Riding.

  • Making a difference in the community!

    4th March 2015 - The Elland Academy

    Alice brings to the Elland Academy 20 years’ experience in Education having served in different capacities and in different countries. She possesses a deep understanding of different cultures and is an advocate of social and  cultural integration in schools and society to forge better relationships.

    Alice has served as a teacher of English, middle leader and senior leader prior to her appointment as head of The Elland academy.

    She brings to the academy extensive experience in Special Educational needs and per

  • Manor Croft Academy Student News Team Report

    4th March 2015 - Manor Croft Academy

    Here at Manor Croft Academy we have recently established a News Team, made up of Year 7 and 8 students. Our aim is to participate in the BBC Schools New Report this year on Thursday 19th March.

    Our club runs every Tuesday during lunchtime in the library. At the present time we are developing are skills in preparation, learning how to select newsworthy items, conduct interviews as well as editing and publish news reports.

    A recent broadcast entitled ‘RAP with Grant’ which gave students at our Academy an overv

  • World Book Day!

    4th March 2015 - Wainwright Primary Academy

    Here are some photographs of the children taking part in World Book Day.

  • Joint Leadership Day

    4th March 2015 - The South Leeds Academy

    The day began with a presentation from John Sullivan – an ex-army militant who geared the students up ready to work as a team in the outside problem solving tasks.

    Transfer 3 tennis balls from 1 side to the next without touching them. The teams had to build a free standing structure using only bamboo sticks, pipes  and elastic bands.


    Claire Young – apprentice finalist, lead the next part of the day where the students were in mixed teams of 8 and were given a topic to devise a presentation for.

    The teams prese

  • Rotary Club 24th Child of Courage Award

    3rd March 2015 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Tuesday 3 March 2015 Jean - Luc Evans, a Year 11 student was nominated for Mansfield's Rotary Club's 24th Child of Courage Award.

    Jean-Luc has a positive and creative personality, who doesn’t let his condition of cerebral palsy hold him back from making the most out of Academy life.  Jean-Luc has always shown courage to get on with his learning at the Academy, no matter how he might be feeling.  His subject strengths are in French, Science and English, and his teachers state that he is a keen student and