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!

  • 4D - Forest School

    17th March 2014 - Simpsons Lane Academy

    4D are now back in full-swing with the Forest School sessions now follwing the miserable, winter weather!

    The children are really enjoying the sessions and working extremely hard. Last week we measured perimeter in the woodland using only natural resources (which was easy for the children). They worked in groups to create 2D shapes from sticks or twigs then measured them using a tape measure.

    We also told some stories based on clay figures we made, which were brilliant. All of the kids used their imagination

  • Football Match

    14th March 2014 - Wainwright Primary Academy

    We organised a football match for the children that particpate in our weekly After School Football Club. The children played against Kingsway Primary School on Thursday 13th March 2014 & won 3-1! We are very proud, the children did a great job!

  • Twycross Zoo

    13th March 2014 - Wainwright Primary Academy

    Year 4 had an amazing opportunity to visit Twycross Zoo as part of our Amazon Rainforest Topic on Tuesday 11th March 2014.


    They will be took part in various investigational activities around the zoo including a Rainforest explorer & adaptation & habitat sessions with the zoo keepers. They had the opportunity to take part in supervised access to & handling of smaller rainforest creatures.


    Here are some photographs they took, they had a great day!




  • Aladdin

    12th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    Aladdin is getting RAVE reviews! Make sure you get your ticket to avoid disappointment! There are some left for Wednesday 12th March and only a few for Thursday 13th. Our Dame and Evil Abanazar seem to be enjoying the experience! 

    Please note our box office will close at 4pm today.



  • Prom

    12th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    Year 11 Prom will be taking place on 4th July 2014. Please see video by clicking on the document below.

  • 3C Forest School

    12th March 2014 - Simpsons Lane Academy

    3C started their Forest School sessions last week and have had the added benefit of sunshine for both sessions. They have melted marshmallows on the campfire, started using hand tools to whittle wood, built shelters and climbed trees.

    Today the children worked in pairs and small groups to complete the Woodland Trust's Diamond Challenge. This involved using viewfinders and taking photographs from different viewpoints, such as the viewpoint of a bird or insect. This challenge will help us to earn more points s

  • Jared Beasley's Personal Achievement

    11th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    Jared a Year 7 student at Melior Community Academy participated in the British Judo Championships at Sheffield on Saturday 8th March 2014. There was a total of 525 competitors competing in various categories. Jared was entered into the Year 6 and Year 7 under 27kg Category and won a Bronze medal.

    We would like to congratulate Jared on this achievement and wish him the best of luck with his Judo for the future.


  • Big Sing

    11th March 2014 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    A “Big Sing Event” was held on Tuesday 11th March, students from across the whole of Nottinghamshire were invited to take part in this event. This was organised by Nottinghamshire County Council's Music Hub.  Mark De Lisser from ACM Gospel Choir led the workshop. In previous years, Mark De Lisser coached on the TV programme “The Voice”.

    QEA Voices from the Academy were joined on the day by students in Year 5 and 6 from Crescent and Farmilo Primary Schools. Over 500 young people in total sang at the event, fr

  • Brass Master Class 2014

    10th March 2014 - The Vale Academy
    We were honoured to hold a master class given by Christopher Deacon at The Vale Academy. Christopher is at present, principal trumpet with the Royal Ballet Sinfonia but also works with some of the finest orchestras of Great Britain, including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  

    He has played the trumpet on the soundtrack of many films including Harry Potter and is the soloist for the Coronation Street theme tune. Students from other secondary and primary schools were treated

  • Notice to students performing in 'Aladdin'

    10th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    Can all cast come to the stage at the beginning of period 1 today. We will be rehearsing all day. DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN CLOTHES. YOU MUST REMAIN IN UNIFORM UNLESS WE ARE DOING A DRESS RUN.

    Many Thanks

    Mr Lancaster

  • World Book Day

    7th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    6th March was World Book Day. It was AMAZING for staff to share their personal love of reading with all our learners. The day was fun and memorable. Staff dressed up as book characters and the Inclusion Team were awarded for the best dressed Department.


  • World Book Day Photographs

    7th March 2014 - Wainwright Primary Academy

    Here are some photographs from our World Book Day that took place on Thursday 6th March. Both pupils & staff dressed up & pupils took part in various activities throughout the day. We all had so much fun!

  • Parents Newsletter - March

    6th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    The latest Parents Newsletter has been added to 'Letters home to parents' in the Downloads section. These Newsletters are being posted home to all parent/guardians on Friday 7th March.

  • Year 11 Revision Guide

    6th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    Please find below the 2014 Year 11 Revision Guide which Year 11 students will be provided with on Friday 7th March during registration.

  • Youth Music Festival

    6th March 2014 - De Warenne Academy

    In March the De Warenne samba group and choir took part in the regional 'Youth Music' Festival in Garforth. The ensembles had been working incredibly hard in preparation for this event under the guidance of their ex pert music directors and the students loved every minute of the day. The styles and musical skills of the competitors were incredibly diverse ranging from jazz and rock to more traditional folk-style. Our students relished the opportunity to broaden their awareness and understanding of such a ra

  • World Book Day

    6th March 2014 - Rowena Academy

    The whole Academy came dressed as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day.

  • Scunthorpe Musical Festival

    5th March 2014 - Melior Community Academy

    We would like to congratulate and say well done to the following students Millie Hart, Ellie Dickinson, Kurtis Johnson, Scott Dixon, Emily Barker, Elly Mills and Nathan LeQuelenec. Last night, for the first time, Melior students competed in the Scunthorpe Musical Festival. They were entered into the Musical Theatre Group category and WON IT with their live version of 'Avenue Q' musical.

  • QEA Visit to Nottingham Trent University

    5th March 2014 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Wednesday 5th March a group of Year 7 and Year 8 students had the opportunity to visit Nottingham Trent University City Campus.  The purpose of the visit was to take part in and experience the Diversity of the University in their celebration of Global Week.

    Students were welcomed at the impressive reception by Nayala Rehmat, Partnership Manager for Nottingham Business School.  Students were invited to have their lunch whilst they were entertained by “Belly Dancing and Taekwondo”. The students show casing

  • Jumping for Joy!

    5th March 2014 - De Warenne Academy

    Following their success in the Doncaster Schools’ Trampolining Competition where they qualified for the South Yorkshire Finals the De Warenne trampolining teams committed themselves to intensive training and preparation.

    In January they went to Sheffield to compete in the finals and, with Balby Carr School, were the Doncaster representatives.TV fame accompanied the team as the event was covered by BBC Look North. They also appeared in the Sheffield Star newspaper.

    In addition to the competition element there

  • Young Enterprise

    2nd March 2014 - The Vale Academy

    Another successful day for The Young Enterprise team.... they didn't sell out this time but they did win an award for the best product. There was a lot of competition with about 20 other teams attending the trade fair so the team did really well to win this award.