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!

  • Thackray Museum Trip

    1st May 2013 - The South Leeds Academy

    A group of  thirteen Year 12  Health & Social Care students visited the Thackray Medical Museum as part of their social development and to gain an insight into the progress of the National Health Service and the improvements they have made since the 19th Century.

  • Peace Jam 2013

    29th April 2013 - The South Leeds Academy

    A group of students attended the yearly Peace Jam event at Graham College in Scarborough. They took part in lots of activities to explore the importance of peace and learnt how they can make a difference in their local community and at school by promoting peace. The students’ behaviour was outstanding and a great time was had by all.

  • De Warenne Bids Students 'Bon Voyage!'

    26th April 2013 - De Warenne Academy

    This Easter 36 students set off to Paris. Highlights from the week included venturing deep into the city's underground catacombs to see the final resting place of over 6 million Parisians and taking in the many splendid sights of Paris with a river cruise along the Seine. Most of the group were then courageous enough to go right to the top of the Eiffel Tower, once the tallest building in the world.

    Students were also able to show off their French language skills in a team challenge at Brie market. Equipped

  • Austria Ski Tour 2013

    24th April 2013 - De Warenne Academy

    This Easter saw the third visit to the Austrian slopes for our students. On the first morning the group woke up to a glorious downfall of snow which set the day up perfectly for the experienced skiers and those new to the sport.

    After a few stumbles on day one all new skiers had made excellent progress and headed on the ski lifts up the mountain. By the end of that day they had grown in confidence and were thoroughly enjoying themselves. The advanced group were tackling lots of different slopes and often cam

  • Year 2 'Tropical Butterfly House Trip'

    20th April 2013 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Dear Parents,

    Over the next term Year 2 will be learning about ‘Mini-beasts’ as part of our new curriculum. We have organised a trip to ‘Butterfly House’ at Sheffield. The trip will take place on Friday 26th April 2013. The total cost for this trip - £12.00 per child.

    Please make sure that your child brings his/her own packed lunch for the trip.

    PLEASE NOTE: For those children who receive a Free School Meal if you wish your child to be provided with a packed lunch from school for that day please notify the of

  • Y11 Interventions

    18th April 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    A huge thank you to all the parents/carers who attended the Y11 Interventions evening on Thursday 18th April from 5pm onwards. Congratulations to Mrs Dogan, Jessuca's mum, who won the raffle for the £100 Four Seasons Gift Voucher. A good evening was had by all, especially the meal! If you have any further questions or require support for helpiing your child through exams in the next few months, please contact the Academy for help.

    Mike Smith, Principal

  • Crucial Crew - Year 6

    15th April 2013 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    On Tuesday 16th April, Year 6 travelled to Rotherham, to take part in 'Crucial Crew' training.

    Crucial Crew is a regional activity offered to all schools (Year 6) in South Yorkshire. The day event involves the emergency services (Police, Fire Service, and Red Cross). The aim is to make the children aware, and also prepared for, different events that take part in everyday life.

    The Lifewise Centre has been designed to look like a real town, with shops, a park, a crossing and much more.

    The trainers show the chi

  • Easter egg competition

    28th March 2013 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Today we held the annual Easter egg design competition.

    The winners were:

    Nusery - Sophie Wilson 

    FS2 - Nancy Wilson

    Y1 - Frankie Mason

    Y2 - Ella Ryan

    Y3 - Mason Clark

    Y4 - Dayna Birkinshaw

    Y5 - Cole Bramley

    Y6 - Stephanie Parkinson

    Congratulations to everyone who took part!

  • Easter bonnet competition

    28th March 2013 - Rowena Academy

    Congratulations to the winners of our Easter Bonnet competition. Well done to everyone who took part.

  • Y11 Interventions Evening

    27th March 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    Dear Parent/Carer

    You will be aware that your child took GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics examinations at the start of January 2013. It has been identified through detailed analysis that a group of students have not reached their expected progress grades at present in English and/or Mathematics and therefore if your child falls into this group they require further intervention prior to the exams in the summer.

    There are to be Easter Revision Sessions held over the holidays for English and Mathemati

  • Music from Around the World!

    27th March 2013 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Today, as part of their 'What a Wonderful World' topic, Year 6 were visited by local musician, Janet Wood. 

    Janet works with DART (Doncaster Community Arts), as a resident artist.  She has travelled all over the world and was able to share her knowledge and experiences of music and culture with the children.

    As part of the event, the children learnt how to say 'Hello' is several languages!  They also learnt traditional songs, had a chance to role play (with costumes!) and hear stories from around the world. 

  • Snow and Bad Weather Policy

    26th March 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    In the event of bad weather it is always the academy's priority to remain open and as such the site team will work to ensure that the site is both accessible and safe.

    There are however instances where the academy might not be able to open as normal as a result of severe weather. In such instances any changes to the usual opening arrangements will be communicated on the academy website and via our local radio station Mansfield 103FM and Capital FM. A text system is also in place to let parents know is the ac

  • Family of Schools Easter Service

    26th March 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Monday 25th March over 80 students from across Queen Elizabeth’s Family of Schools took part in the Easter Service at St Mark’s Church.

    Queen Elizabeth’s Jackson James, Shannon Glaves and Kayla Lyons performed a short sketch about Jesus washing his disciple’s feet. The students researched and reflected on this sketch and even helped to make their own costumes for the service. Mr Smith (Principal) re-enacted the washing of the disciples' feet by washing the feet of some of the members of the congregation.


  • Visit from the Civic Mayor

    26th March 2013 - Rowena Academy

    The Civic Mayor visited the Academy for an Assembly to thank the children for their fundraising efforts for the Charities of the Civic Mayor.

  • National Schools Badminton

    25th March 2013 - The Vale Academy

    Congratulations to The Vale Academy KS4 boys badminton team who have reached the Center Parcs National Finals. They will be representing Yorkshire! It takes place on 21st and 22nd April at Sherwood Forest.

    Sarah Milne will be at the Finals as the young Team England star, Sarah has been in to The Vale Academy recently running some Badminton Workshops with our students.

  • Youth Conversation Event

    22nd March 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Thursday 21st March Queen Elizabeth’s Academy students were invited by Mansfield District Council to take part in the Youth Conversation Event which was held at Mansfield Library.

    The aim of the day was for young people to be informed by service providers of what they do within the district of Mansfield.  Some of the service providers that were in attendance and that consulted with our students were the Police, Services from Mansfield District Council Teams - Housing, Town Centre Developments and Mansfiel

  • Ofsted Inspection, March 2013

    21st March 2013 - The Vale Academy

    The Vale Academy Ofsted Inspection, March 2013

    Achievement and Teaching : Good with Outstanding features
    Behaviour and Safety : Outstanding
    Leadership and Management : Outstanding

    Staff, governors and Sir Paul Edwards (CEO : School Partnership Trust Academies), were absolutely delighted with the recent judgements awarded in the March Ofsted inspection. Mrs Young, the governors and her staff wish to thank all parents for their on-going support. We are exceptionally proud of our students and their achievements. W

  • Ash Hill Dance Festival

    21st March 2013 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    We are all very proud of our Year 6 students, who took part in the Ash Hill Academy dance festival on Thursday 21st March.

    Amelia, Ash, Elli, Ellie, Georgia, Jessica, Mitch, Rosie and Thea worked really hard with Mrs Gray and Donna, to produce a great street-dance inspired routine.

    We can't wait for the next event in June, where we plan to enter groups from different year groups.

    Well done again to the pupils for representing our school in the community!

  • Mansfield Bus Station Opening

    20th March 2013 - Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    On Monday 18th March a selection Y7 students visited the new Mansfield Bus Station. Students received a personnel tour by the Project Manager who gave the students facts and figures about the design and build of the Bus Station.

    Students were informed that the grounds the Bus Station had been developed on were sacred grounds; the original Quaker burial site had created implications during the building process, as bones had been found on the site.  Students were surprised by this information and asked “What h

  • Year 6 Sculpture visit

    19th March 2013 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Year 6 recently travelled into Doncaster to take part in a workshop offered by Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

    The ‘hands on’ workshop allowed the children to develop their understanding of shape, form, texture and the sensory quality of materials.  They were also able to make their own three-dimensional sculpture in the form of a clay maquette [small scale model].  The visit also included a tour of the centre, as well as an opportunity to see the current Paola McClure exhibition “Sparkle and Spin”.  

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