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!

  • Remembrance Day 2016

    11th November 2016 - Rowena Academy

    The children sold poppies and new poppy related items (wristbands, bracelets etc) in school all week to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Can we say a Big Thank You to everyone who supported this worthwhile cause. We raised an impressive £240.91.

  • Kirklees Youth Council Meeting

    11th November 2016 - Manor Croft Academy

    Our Student Leaders who are also representatives on the Kirklees Youth Council joined students from Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount School and All Saints Catholic College at Huddersfield Town Hall for a day organised by Michelle Ross from Kirklees Youth Services.  The focus was Democracy; which was an interesting topic given it was Armistice Day and the same week as the American Presidential elections – some interesting and very mature discussions ensued on the outcome of this! 

    During the morning there wa

  • RSPCA visits

    11th November 2016 - The Parks Academy

    Over the last week KS1 have had a fantastic time visiting the RSPCA.

  • Swap Shop News

    11th November 2016 - The Parks Academy

    As ever the Swap Shop has been a massive success. We have appointed some new staff to serve the customers.

  • Fond farewell

    11th November 2016 - The Vale Academy

    Special events have been organised to say a fond farewell to our existing buildings.

    We will move to our new £13.9-million home in January, with a school occupying our current site on Grammar School Road for 60 years.

    To mark the closure of the existing buildings, farewell concerts will take place on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, 16th and 17th November.

    Principal Nicola Williams also announced an evening for former students to look around and reminisce on Friday, 25th November.

    “We didn’t want to just

  • Remembrance Assembly

    11th November 2016 - Wybers Wood Academy

    The whole school attended a remembrance assembly today and we held a minutes silence at 11am for all the brave people who have died in wars.

  • News Letter - Autumn 2 - Week 2

    11th November 2016 - Knottingley St. Botolph's

    Please find below news letter for Autumn 2 week 2

  • Students Remember

    11th November 2016 - Rossington All Saints Academy

    Today our students visited St Michael's Church to lay a wreath, remember and pay tribute to those who've fallen for our country.

  • Grange Lane Infant Academy Remember

    11th November 2016 - Grange Lane Infant Academy

    Children in year 2 learned about life in the trenches in WWI and discussed what it would be like to be there. They then represented the images in groups and we brought some of the characters to life. It was possibly the most powerful session I have ever been part of and cried twice. The children worked with such maturity and understanding of such a challenging topic. Amazing.

    We then came together as a whole school to lay our self made poppies in our special remembrance assembly which was also very moving an

  • Trip to Remembrance Service

    11th November 2016 - Serlby Park Academy

    Students, including myself, represented the Academy at the Remembrance Day memorial.  All of us benefited from the experience because we observed the official service and felt involved whilst laying the wreath and singing hymns in unison.

    Leanne Wright, Year 11

    As well, we were able to visit the Church Hall after the service amongst other schools and other members of the public for tea and biscuits.  It was moving to see veterans at the memorial in tribute to their old friends and it was wonderful to see the

  • Year 10 at CATCH

    10th November 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    Year 10 students recently visited the CATCH training facility at Immingham as part of their Engineering pathway. The visit entailed hands on experience of a engineering workshop and a introduction to plant process operations.

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  • Battlefield Tour

    10th November 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    Two students took a once in a lifetime trip to Belgium and France.

    Alex Lowe and Victoria Swinburn went to Europe to visit WW1 battlefields and cemeteries as part of a trip to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

    The Year 10 students were chosen to go on the trip after writing an explanation of why they should go on the experience.

    From November the 4th to November the 7th the two students and one teacher went via the Eurotunnel to learn all about WW1.

    They first went to Ashford where they had to resea

  • CEIAG at Forest Pines

    10th November 2016 - John Whitgift Academy

    The journey to Higher Education

    Students from all over the region discovered what options are available after finishing school at a conference called FORCE.

    FORCE, sponsored by the University of Hull, stands for the Federation of Regional Colleges for Engagement.

    The scheme supports colleges and universities to get students thinking about what they want to do in the future, including advice on following the correct career path for them.

    The educational trip to Forest Pines Hotel, Scunthorpe, included a confe

  • Governors' Tea Party

    10th November 2016 - John Whitgift Academy
    Students, parents and staff enjoyed the first Governors' Tea Party. Those students who were invited had achieved outstanding attendance and reports; achieving an A1 from each of their teachers, showing that they are 'model' students who are keen to learn and always strive for excellence in their work with a positive and proactive attitude.
    A Governors' Tea Party will be held at the beginning of every half term to celebrate and reward our outstanding students.

    9th November 2016 - Ash Hill Academy

    Assemblies were given to Years 7, 8, and 9 this morning about Autism Awareness from the specialist ASD Teacher Ms Robson from DMBC. After a brief video presentation explaining ‘Top Tips for Coping with ASD’ and ‘Key Aspects of ASD’, Ms Robson then explained what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, and how students might come across those affected by it.

    Video presentation: https://youtu.be/x5m5vqrFZpc

    Students were also informed that support is available from the SEND Team through Mrs Ryan, and that Peer Informatio

  • Football 8/11/16

    9th November 2016 - The Elland Academy
    It really does prove how hardy Elland students are, the temperature was hovering above freezing when the two teams took to the pitch. The numbers have certainly grown since our last match report and it was great to see two new admissions joining in the game this week.
    The teams and captains were quickly chosen, the ball was in play and within minutes Kayven had scored-a real power shot that took the goalie by surprise.

    The play started off slow but soon the players were ready and passing the ball down the pit
  • The Elland Academy spirit

    9th November 2016 - The Elland Academy
    It was with a heavy heart that our students joined together on 4th November. Many of our students had been touched by the tragic passing of an ex student and a Year 11 student stepped forward and requested that the Elland team join together to raise funds to be donated towards the funeral costs for Sophie.

    It was touching to see so many of our staff and students support the bake sale and cake auction. It was a true testament to The Elland Academy spirit that students who did not know Sophie spent time bakin