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!

  • U14s Badminton Kirklees Finals

    26th January 2017 - Manor Croft Academy

    Thursday 26th January saw the finals of the Kirklees Schools Badminton Championships held at Huddersfield Leisure Centre.  The Under 14 boys’ team had qualified in first place after the regional event the month before; and now they were up against the top teams in Kirklees.  Joe, Ben, Liam and Muhammad played in singles and doubles competitions against Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount and North Huddersfield College.  After 3 close matches the team finished in third place and were presented with bronze meda

  • Parking at Don Valley Academy

    25th January 2017 - Don Valley Academy

    Parking is available at the front of the Academy in the Jossey Lane carpark, this is however limited. Visitors and parents are reminded that there is additional parking available at the rear of the Academy via the Stonehill Rise entrance, this will be particularly useful at large events such as Parents Evenings, Productions etc.

    Disabled parking bays are available for designated users only.

    Parents are also asked to park responsibly on Jossey Lane.

    Thank you

  • Storytelling Laurate, Taffy Thomas!

    25th January 2017 - Weelsby Academy

    Year 3 and Year 4 have been working on writing stories based on ‘The Clever Wish’ by storytelling Laurate, Taffy Thomas.

    Excitingly, the teachers asked the story teller to come into school and share some more of his exciting stories.  Taffy lives in the Lake District but was happy to make the long journey when he heard about how much the children loved ‘The Clever Wish’.

    The children were amazed by his story telling coat which had been designed by an artist and took two years to make. The story telling coat

  • KS3 Trampolining Champions

    24th January 2017 - Rossington All Saints Academy

    Congratulations to Olivia Cope, Katherine Grice and Dannika Horn who competed in the Doncaster U14's trampolining competition last night.  They all performed superb routines with Dannika achieving the highest score in the competition after a flawless routine that finished with a somersault that was faultless.

    They are now through to the South Yorkshire Finals for their age group!

    Good luck in the finals!!  

  • Hoverboards

    24th January 2017 - Simpsons Lane Academy

    Please note the use of 'hoverboards' is not permitted on site as under Section 72 of the Highway Act 1835 it is an offence to wilfully ride on the footway.

    The health and safety of children, parents and visitors is paramount therefore we ask that all 'hoverboards' are left at home. If they are seen in use on the site, you will be asked to refrain from using it.

    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

  • Improving Academy out of special measures

    23rd January 2017 - Melior Community Academy

    Melior Community Academy was last inspected by Ofsted on the 13th and 14th December 2016. Melior Community academy is no longer in special measures.

    Ofsted inspectors delivered their verdict on Melior Community Academy in a report published today (Monday, 23rd January).

    Strong leadership has transformed a Scunthorpe academy and taken it out of special measures for the first time in almost five years.

    Principal Zoe Bidmead and Chief Executive Officer of its sponsor Delta Academies Trust Paul Tarn welcomed the o

  • Thought for the Week...

    23rd January 2017 - Park View Primary Academy

    Did you know that Beeston Library is open every day? Visiting your local library with your child is a wonderful thing to do!

  • DfE Performance Tables

    23rd January 2017 - Rossington All Saints Academy

    The DfE performance tables have been published and we're proud to announce that the academy has been confirmed as being the top performing school in Doncaster for the new Progress 8 measure.


    The score of 0.4 for Progress 8 places the academy in the top 25% of schools nationally.

    We're delighted that the hard work of both students and staff has been recognised.      


  • Year 1

    23rd January 2017 - Weelsby Academy

    Look at our fabulous year 1 pupils who visited the Superhero Academy!

  • Y5 making hixotropic substances!

    23rd January 2017 - Weelsby Academy

    Y5 children made their own “cornflour slime” (Thixotropic substance to give it its correct scientific term) from cornflour and water.  It formed a crumbly solid at first, but when they added more drops of water and applied some pressure, it “magically” turned into liquid!

  • This Week's Newsletter

    20th January 2017 - Simpsons Lane Academy

    Please find this week's newsletter

  • The Vale's top performance

    20th January 2017 - The Vale Academy

    New-style performance league tables put The Vale Academy in the country’s top 25% of state-funded school.

    The Department for Education says the academy is one of the highest performing in North Lincolnshire, with a Progress 8 figure of 0.25. The average score across the country was -0.03.

    The tables, released on Thursday, also confirm The Vale had a record 72% of its Year 11 students achieve Grade C or above in English and maths last summer.

    When compared to 55 other secondaries with a similar intake, The Vale


    20th January 2017 - Craven Primary Academy

    The training day scheduled to take place on Friday 17th February has now been postponed.

    Friday 17th February will now be a normal school day, please ensure that your child attends on this day.

    The training day will now take place at the later date of Friday 26th May 2017.

  • News Letter - Spring 1 - Week 3

    20th January 2017 - Knottingley St. Botolph's

    Please find below news letter for Spring 1 week 3

  • Year 2 Topic Trip of the Local Area

    20th January 2017 - Weelsby Academy

    Pupils enjoyed a very informative coach tour of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and surrounding areas.  They visited the Grimsby Docks and the Dock Tower, Blundell Park Football Stadium, Cleethorpes Dscovery Centre and Waltham Windmill with it's mini railway!

  • Latest News

    19th January 2017 - Simpsons Lane Academy

    For all the latest news and to see what it happening in our school, have a look at our school and class Twitter accounts. A Twitter feed can also be found at the bottom of each page on our website.





  • Orchard Academy Transition Sessions

    19th January 2017 - Manor Croft Academy

    Over the last few months Year 6 pupils from The Orchard Academy have been attending Manor Croft Academy on Wednesday's to improve their ability and success in Maths and English.  This is part of Manor Croft's relentless drive to improve standards in the core areas, whilst also enabling students from one of our main feeder schools to experience life at high school, thus helping with their transition into Key Stage 3 later this year.


    18th January 2017 - Ash Hill Academy

    The KS4 Mock Exam series will begin week commencing Monday 23rd January. Students will meet at 8.25 (morning exams) or 12.30 (afternoon exam) in the Auditorium. Any student arriving late to an exam, must wait at student reception to be escorted into the exam room by either Mrs Welch or Mrs Bromilow.


    For the summary timetable of mock exams, please follow this link: http://www.ashhillacademy.org.uk/Exams_Info_2017