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!

  • Y9 Ambitions Event University of Nottingham

    26th November 2014 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Wednesday 26th November, a group of identified Y9 more able students took part in their first visit to the University of Nottingham. The Ambitions Programme is regarding supporting students through their exam preparation and helping to raise their ambitions by looking at universities as a route to their further education. Our Y10 cohort will be taking part in their 3rd visit on Monday 15 December 2014.

  • Oral Health Promotion

    26th November 2014 - Simpsons Lane Academy

    Nursery parents should have received a letter from Nursery with regards to your child having flouride applied to their teeth.

    Can we just ask that all slips are returned to school by Friday 12th December as the application is taking place on Monday 15th December.


  • First Half Term Rewards

    26th November 2014 - Don Valley Academy

    Over the first half term we had a huge amount of students benefiting from the Don Valley learner points and these were rewarded in various ways. Text messages, postcards, phone calls were made on a regular basis but we also awarded the following certificates:

    • Bronze certificate for 50 DV learner points = 657 students
    • Silver certificate for 75 DV learner points = 574 students
    • Gold certificate for 100 DV learner points = 438 students
    • Platinum certificate for 150 DV learner points = 82 students
    • Principal’s certific
  • Junior School Indoor Athletics Competition

    26th November 2014 - Manor Croft Academy

    Well done to all those students who participated in the Junior School Indoor Athletic competition this afternoon. Bywell, Chickenley and Hanging Heaton were fighting it out to see which school would represent the North of Kirklees later on in the academic year. Whichever school turns out to be the winner, Manor Croft Academy wishes them luck in representing our North Kirklees area in the final.    

  • Doncaster Book Award Launch

    25th November 2014 - Don Valley Academy

    The wild and windy weather outside the theatre had no chance of dampening spirits of the Don Valley Pageturners as the 11th Doncaster Book Award got underway this October.  As last year, the CAST theatre was full to the brim with over 500 excited children and guests, all eagerly anticipating the treats in store.  They were not disappointed! 

    First on stage after was the inimitable James Worthington from Talegate Theatre, who will be organising our ‘Panto in a Day’ this December and also running a series of t

  • Changes to MetroCard

    25th November 2014 - The South Leeds Academy

    Important Information for Parents/Carers

    From December 2014, Post Offices will no longer sell MetroCard products. Pupils who currently buy weekly or monthly School Plus or 16-25 tickets can now buy them at over 700 Payzone outlets. Open around 90 hours every week, Payzone shops are the place to add SchoolPlus weekly and monthly as well as discounted 16-25 weekly, monthly and term-time travel products to Young Person’s PhotoCards, Scholar’s PhotoCards and 16-25 PhotoCards. Find your local Payzone outlet by vi

  • Talented mathematicians rise to the challenge

    25th November 2014 - Don Valley Academy

    Our A-Level pupils recently competed in the UK Maths Challenge.

    The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.

    Four of our Year 12 students were successful in achieving a certificate. One student won best in school and achieved a silver award and three were awarded with bronze awards.


  • Year 9 Immunisations

    25th November 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    Please can parents of students in Year 9 ensure that you return your permission forms to enable your child to receive their DTP and Immunisations at the Academy.

  • Students help ex-forces education charity

    25th November 2014 - The Elland Academy

    Twenty-five students from the newly formed Elland Academy have learnt about the importance of remembrance this week, thanks to SkillForce -  an education charity that draws on the values of ex-Forces personnel.

    Here is the link to read the full article published in South Leeds Life-


  • Candlelight Concert

    24th November 2014 - Hanson School

    We are once again looking forward to our yearly Christmas Candlelight Concert to be held on Thursday 11th December, 6.30 pm. at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Idle. The evening will be rounded off with mulled wine and mince pies for everyone.  Tickets are available from Student Reception £3.00 / £2.00 concessions.

  • Thought for the week ...

    24th November 2014 - Park View Primary Academy

    We now have our brand new school council in place so this week, we are thinking about our school rules and how we can make our school a better place.

    Congratulations to our new school councillors and we look forward to hearing their ideas!

  • KS1 visit to the panto!

    24th November 2014 - Craven Primary Academy

    On Thursday the 27th November all pupils in KS1 will be visiting the panto!

  • Festival of Carols

    24th November 2014 - Craven Primary Academy

    On Monday 1st December some of our KS2 pupils will be taking part in the festival of Carols at Hull City Hall.

  • Healthier Packed Lunches

    21st November 2014 - Simpsons Lane Academy


    Jane has been back in school today and met with our School Council. They discussed the different foods that we might have in our packed lunches and tried to find some healthy alternatives. Our councillors had some great ideas about how they would like to improve our lunchtimes.


    In the New Year Jane will be holding a session for parent's and will be working with all pupils in school. More information to follow.



    Jane Marriott from the NHS came to meet us to discuss the work she will doing in school wi

  • GCSE Certificates

    21st November 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    For those ex-students who did not attend Year 12 Presentation Evening last night your GCSE Certificates can be collected from Student Services. Please note the certificates have to be signed for.   If you are unable to collect your certificates in person then you must send in written confirmation for someone else to collect them on your behalf.

  • 3rd Place in U15 Netball Finals

    21st November 2014 - Hanson School

    Congratulations to our U15 netball team. They came 3rd in the Emerging League Finals playing some fantastic games. Well Done!

  • Non-uniform day Friday 21st November

    21st November 2014 - Manor Croft Academy

    MCA are holding a non-uniform day on Fri 21st Nov for Anti Bullying week. Students pay £1 towards the school Anti Bullying fund and wear something BLUE. No fancy dress please, only clothes suitable and appropriate for school.

    Thank you for your support. H Clacy

  • Week 11

    21st November 2014 - Estcourt Primary Academy

    Week 11

  • Children in Need

    21st November 2014 - Craven Primary Academy

    Thank you to eveyone who took part in our non uniform day, your generous donations along with the bun sale raised a whopping £174.37p for Children in Need.

    A special thanks to our wonderful kitchen staff who baked and donated most the biscuits.

  • Enterprise Day

    20th November 2014 - Estcourt Primary Academy

    9 children accompanied by Mrs Leslie went to the Global Enterprise Day at The Guildhall. Their challenge was to create an App linked to City of Culture 2017. The children worked extremely hard and put their Big 13 skills to good use. It was a fantastic day.