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!

  • Hospitality at Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    12th December 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Thursday 12th December, Sixth Form students took part in their Hospitality and Catering Controlled Assessment Event.  This event took place at the Academy in the Main Hall.  The sound of Christmas Carols welcomed parents, post 16 students and staff, where the tables were carefully decorated with a Christmas theme.

    Students then invited our visitors to taste their fantastic food and drink.  Large selections of buffet styled foods were on offer, which were all presented with amazing thought and efforts.  Th

  • G&T Students Advance to Nationals

    11th December 2013 - Melior Community Academy

    Would just like to say well done to the G&T KS3 students who took part in the Geography Association Worldwise Quiz on 9th December 2013 at Frederick Gough School. They finished 1st in the competition and will now go through to Nationals. Congratulations.

  • Christmas Concert 2013

    11th December 2013 - The Vale Academy

    Once again the Christmas concert was a huge success.  The talent of our students really shone through making it a wonderful evening.  See the curriculum tab - music for a full report and picture gallery.  Please allow a short time for the 45 images to load.  Merry Christmas.

  • Kingswood Trip

    11th December 2013 - De Warenne Academy

    In November, 21 Year 7 students set off to the Kingswood Outdoor Activity Centre in Denaby Main. For some this was their first night away from home and so they were both excited and nervous. The first activity was bushcraft where students learnt how to make fire with a flint and stone. This was followed by the 'night line' where everyone was blindfolded and put in teams before completing a very muddy and tricky obstacle course in the pitch black. The students worked effectively as a team and communicated we

  • On a Festive Note

    10th December 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Tuesday 10th December the Academy’s choir, QEA Voices, took part in the annual Christmas Concert funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, “On a Festive Note”, at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. The students had a full packed day with pre-rehearsals on the afternoon. Students took the day in their stride and were a credit to themselves and the Academy. It was a lively and fun-packed evening of Festive Music and Carols, along with an array of colourful Christmas Characters.  The Academy’s Deputy Head

  • Thought for the week

    9th December 2013 - Park View Primary Academy

    We are  thinking about the importance of Nelson Mandela's life.

  • Blackpool Hair Festival

    5th December 2013 - Melior Community Academy

    The Hairdressing Department will be running a trip for Year 9, 10 & 11 Hair & Beauty students to the Blackpool Hair Festival on Monday 17th March 2014.  Students will travel by coach and will leave school at approximately 8am and return at approximately 7pm.

    The students will have the opportunity to watch Hair Competitions, Visit Trades Fares and Catwalk Shows.

    The cost of the trip will be £35 and a £5 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a place. 

    Letters are being distributed to students this week.


  • Videos of Performances by 'Melior Students'

    5th December 2013 - Melior Community Academy

    Take a look at the videos of Melior Students over the past 3 years at various performances, events, trips.

    Simply click on the tab 'Melior Tube' and you will be taken directly to the videos whereby you can choose which to view by selecting from the playlist (top left corner).

    Videos included are the recent Year 12 Presentation Evening (21st November 2013) and the Encore Weekend Visit (8th-9th November 2013).

  • Transition Thursday gets underway...!

    5th December 2013 - Manor Croft Academy

    Tonight was the first night for Transition Thursday's. The Maths department has started the ball rolling with a 3 week murder mystery investigation. Pupils from Chickenley, Eastborough and Bywell Junior Schools have been working in teams to try and identify the murderous potential of an array of suspects.

    The three week project will build students investigative skills through code breaking, team work and means of deduction. 

    Transition Thursday's are organised by Miss Bigland, Manor Croft Academy's Transition

  • Senior Citizens Christmas Party

    5th December 2013 - Manor Croft Academy

    As Christmas is approaching, Manor Croft Academy would like to hold a Senior Citizens community event.

    We appreciate the endless work that grandparents do in order to help students through their education. The guidance, knowledge and support you pass onto our students is priceless, and we hope this party is a small gesture to show our thanks.

    The event is open to any Senior Citizen who has a relative that attends Manor Croft Academy.

    The party will be held in the school main hall and a free buffet will be l

  • Social Networking

    5th December 2013 - Melior Community Academy

    Don't forget to join us on our Social Networking Pages!




  • Fundraising

    4th December 2013 - Melior Community Academy

    During the year the pupils, parents and staff at Melior have together raised almost £3.5K for charity with funds still to be collected for ‘Movember’ and ‘Non-Uniform’ on last day of term. This has been done by Non Uniform days, cake sales, donations in lieu of Christmas cards and most generously donations of students’ Vivo reward points. Together this has allowed us to make donations as follows:

    Comic Relief £860.12

    Children in Need £678.02

    Help for Heroes £271.36

    Teenage Cancer Trust £1358.20

    Lindsey Lodge £32

  • PTA Meeting 5th December Cancelled

    4th December 2013 - Manor Croft Academy

    The PTA meeting scheduled for Thursday 5 December has been cancelled.

    The next meeting is on Thursday 9 January

  • Summer 2013 Leavers Presentation Evening

    3rd December 2013 - Manor Croft Academy
    On Thursday 28th November, Manor Croft Academy was graced with a Rugby League legend, Danny Brough.
    The previous night, Danny was receiving the award for ‘International Stand Off' for 2013 while also being on a short list of three, for the ‘International Player’ of the year which eventually went to New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams.
    With such a busy schedule for the 2013 Man of Steel, we were delighted that Danny had the time to support our 2013 leavers and congratulate them on the highest grades obtaine
  • Baths Hall 2013

    2nd December 2013 - The Vale Academy
    The Vale Academy brass ensemble performed to a packed audience at the Baths Hall for the local authority community champions awards evening. The group thoroughly enjoyed being on the main stage and gave a superb performance. For more pictures see  the gallery on our curriculum music page.
  • Volcano competition heats up

    2nd December 2013 - De Warenne Academy

    Mr Pughsley and Mrs Sneddon have been inundated by entries for the Year 8 volcano competition. Students have been studying the topic of tectonics in geography lessons and have produced some amazing volcano projects. Many students have also worked closely with Mrs Sneddon the school librarian and this has undoubtedly had a huge impact on the quality of the entries this year. Competition has been fierce and the entries have far surpassed those in previous years. The competition culminated in a mass eruption o

  • Transition Ambassador Training

    2nd December 2013 - Manor Croft Academy

    Twenty five of our Year 8 students participated in a two day training course that was devised to develop their leadership skills. The rigorous course was facilitated by an external provider specialising in training young people to be confident Student Ambassadors.

    Manor Croft Academy is building strong links with Primary Feeder Schools and these student Ambassadors provide a vital link to ensure that Year 6 students arrive at Manor Croft Academy fully prepared for Secondary School.

    The students were put throu

  • School Leadership Interviews

    2nd December 2013 - Manor Croft Academy

    On Friday over 80 students stayed behind after school for the Student Leader interviews. This was the second phase of the selection process that has seen over 110 entries.

    Year 11 students have been writing application forms for the Prefect roles within school. The staff see these students as vital role models for the rest of the Academy. To justify this level of responsibility a two phased application process was devised to ensure they were put through a rigorous selection process.

    A similar recruitment driv

  • Sports Leaders to Meet Sky Sports Athlete

    29th November 2013 - Melior Community Academy

    The scheme is part of Sky Sports for living projects. Its aim is to encourage competition and exercise in Secondary Schools.  20 students were selected to complete a competition and register online.  The project has been agreed and Melior's 20 students have been assigned an athlete mentor who can be anyone of 50 named on the website!

    The project this year is to work with the Nurture Groups on team work and leadership skills. It will involve a version of the Cube which is a tv programme whereby the students h

  • MP Visited Melior

    29th November 2013 - Melior Community Academy
    'Nik Dakin MP visited Melior Community Academy's School Council on Friday 15th November.  Here are some of the quotes from the students:
    "I didn't realise how difficult a job he has" Yasmine Smith
    "I was surprised by the lenghty hours he works and how often he has to stay in London" Alifie Wattam
    "It was good to know he has similar views and concerns as us" Caragh McElhinney
    "I was impressed by the number of important meetings he has with people such as David Cameron" Matthew Falshaw'