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!

  • News Letter - Autumn 2 - week 4

    25th November 2016 - Knottingley St. Botolph's

    Please find below news letter for Autumn 2 week 4

  • Anti Bullying Week

    25th November 2016 - Knottingley St. Botolph's

    Buddy Panda (from The Education Network in Leeds) came to visit us on Friday 25th November to hand out certificates to children in each class who came up with the best pieces of work all linked to Anti-bullying week. During Anti-bullying week (14th-18th November) children discussed the different types of bullying, how to identify it and what to do if they feel they may be bullied. FS and Yr1 children worked with their friends to make friendship chains. Yr 2-yr6 wrote an email or text to their friends and le

  • Fitting farewell

    25th November 2016 - The Vale Academy

    Talented students paid a fond farewell to familiar surroundings in two special concerts at The Vale Academy.

    The concerts, organised by three Year 13 students as part of their Level 3 BTec course, took place in Westmoor Hall.

    Almost 60 years old, it will be demolished with the rest of the existing school in the New Year after the move to its new building after Christmas.

    The Farewell Concerts took place over two nights and featured the academy’s many musicians.

    Principal Nicola Williams said it was a fitting fa

  • Projection Event

    25th November 2016 - Rossington All Saints Academy

    Last night saw a fantastic evening of celebration for students who have been working on the Positive Activities programme with staff from the Base, St Ledger Homes and Stronger Families.

    During the programme the students self made and directed a film which was then projected on to the wall of the academy showcasing their work and achievements. 


  • Children In Need Update

    25th November 2016 - Willoughby Road Primary Academy

    A total of £284.90 was raised for Children In Need last week. This was from non-uniform day and the FLOWR coffee morning.  Thank You to all those who contributed. 

  • Post 16 Day

    24th November 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    This annual and extremely popular event was organised for all Y10 and Y11 students.  At Manor Croft Academy we are committed to providing an effective careers education programme to enable our students to make the best well informed choices about their future education and career paths.  We aim to offer students the opportunity to meet with a wide and varied range of providers and explore a wide range of information regarding courses and career paths which interest them.  This along with the individual advi

  • Archbishop of York Young Leaders Project

    24th November 2016 - Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School

    Well done to Obie who sent out his own letter to parents asking for advent calender donations. He wanted to make sure children who normally don't get anything for Christmas got a least one gift this year. We are pleased to report that parental support for this project was overwhelming with 70 calenders being donated. Thank you all once again for your continued support.

  • Virgin East Coast Trains Partnership

    24th November 2016 - The South Leeds Academy

    Our Partnership with Virgin East Coast Trains through Business in the Community has been going from strength to strength since the start of the academic year with various activities taking place, and being planned for the coming year. A particular highlight was Virgin mentors coming into the academy to interview students that had applied to be on our Student Leadership Team. The students were grilled by a panel of five, and having the Virgin mentors present made the experience like a real life interview an

  • Robinwood write up now online!

    23rd November 2016 - The Parks Academy

    Have a look on the Robinwood page to discover the skills the children developed whilst away at the weekend! Look under 'Curriculum', then 'extra curricular visits and visitors' then look down the left for 'Robinwood 2016'.

  • Children in Need

    23rd November 2016 - Willow Green Academy

    On Friday 18th November, the children and staff at Willow Green Academy made a big effort to raise funds for Children in Need. Thank you to all the parents, pupils and staff members who donated buns and biscuits. Also, a big thank you to everyone who donated money for the non-uniform day and bought buns. We raised a magnificent £345.90. Well done everyone! 


    23rd November 2016 - Ash Hill Academy

    Record Breaking Attendance to Maths enrichment.

    I would just like to send out a massive CONGATULATIONS to all the Year 11 students that attended the enrichment session on Monday night.

    A staggering 92% of the year group attended, they were engaged and worked on vital topics in readiness for their mock exams.

    Domino’s pizza was enjoyed by all and they managed to demolish 25 large pizzas in minutes.

    Don't forget to keep attending the regular enrichments, there will be some Christmas surprises over the next few we

  • Year 9 Rugby League at Huddersfield Giants

    23rd November 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    The Year 9 rugby team took part in a rugby league session with the Huddersfield Giants.

    Steve Hardisty who is the Huddersfield Giants Education Manager took our students on a session opposite the scholarship students.  The students worked through a number of skills based drills.  Steve went on to say to Mr Audsley that 'You have a very talented and respectful group of young men', and he has invited the students down for another session.

    The students also had the Huddersfield Giants Head First Team Coach, Ric

  • Weelsby Woods Adventure

    22nd November 2016 - Willows Academy

    On Tuesday 22nd November, the whole of Willows Academy adventured to Weelsby Woods. With crisp, sunny weather and the ground covered in leaves, it was a beautiful afternoon for all. All classes separated to complete different woodland related tasks, from leaf collection and den building, to the measurement of trees. The shared experience was enjoyed by every member of the school.

  • It's raining it's pouring ...

    22nd November 2016 - Grange Lane Infant Academy

    Nothing stops the children at our school from having fun learning outside.  The nursery children had a great time singing nursery rhymes, going on a bear hunt through thick oozy mud and seeing their reflection in the puddles.

  • Santa visits Craven!

    22nd November 2016 - Craven Primary Academy

    Santa took time out of his incredibly busy schedule to pay a visit to the children in Foundation Stage and KS1. Children have been asked to write Santa a letter, which is to be returned to school, and one lucky child will win a luxury item from their Christmas List!

  • KS3 Night in the Woods

    22nd November 2016 - The Grove Academy

    As the first  challenge in The Grove Academy’s new Personal Development Programme, the KS3 students were challenged to spend a night in the woods, sleeping in self–built shelters.

    Designed to improve the students’ personal resilience and self-confidence, the challenge involved:  route planning; use of public transport; map reading;  teamwork; leadership; shelter building and campfire cooking. As much as possible, the  students were given control and independence with the activities and the decision making.


  • Change in leadership at TSLA

    22nd November 2016 - The South Leeds Academy

    Please see the letter below which explains the change in leadership at the Academy.

  • Classroom In The Woods

    21st November 2016 - Willows Academy

    As part of our topic on Invaders, KS2 went to the Classroom in the Woods. Miss Green’s and Miss Davenport’s class’ focus was Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We participated in a variety of activities including:

    • Building boats from wood and string, which we floated down the river.
    • Foraged for our own food-finding sloes, blackberries and raspberries.
    • Building shelters from logs and branches we found in the forest
    • Plucked, cooked and ate pigeon that had been shot earlier in the day.

    Mr Wooliss’ class participated in a va

  • Road Safety

    21st November 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    Mr Audsley, Assistant Principal has been delivering assemblies to all year groups on road safety.  A large number of students in our Academy walk or cycle to school so it is extremely important that students know how to keep themselves safe on and around our roads.