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Statement from Trent Academies Group Board

We are sorry to have to inform you that Mr Crompton has decided that he wishes to retire from his position as CEO of Trent Academies Group at the end of August 2018. The Board respects Mr Crompton’s decision & has reluctantly accepted his resignation.

We are very grateful to Mr Crompton for all he has done for Rushcliffe , Farnborough and Arnold Hill. Under his stewardship Mr Crompton will leave each academy in a stronger position than when he first became involved.

Mr Crompton’s career as a Head Teacher has brought real positive change to many students and the schools and the academies he has led. He became a Head teacher in 2000 and since then has led one school from the point of closure to Ofsted ‘good’, has taken over a school that was in ‘special measures’ and left when it was ‘good with outstanding features’ prior to leading Rushcliffe to ‘outstanding’ in 2014.

Mr Crompton’s planned departure will have no impact on the work of the Trust  or our academies and he will remain engaged in his work as CEO over the coming months. The Board will be taking time to plan the right succession for Mr Crompton in conjunction with our ongoing work to look at the right options to secure further improvement for our schools in 2018 and beyond.

Thank you for your support.

Andrew Pickin (Chair of Trent Academies Group)


10th January 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

As you are aware Arnold Hill Academy is part of the Trent Academies Group. I was originally the Head Teacher at Rushcliffe School and became the CEO of the Trent Academies Group when Rushcliffe started to work closely with Farnborough in 2014. It was then joined by Arnold Hill in 2015.  I have very much enjoyed overseeing the work of the three academies and believe each has improved significantly over the last three years. I have, however, decided that it is time to retire from the CEO role.  I became a Head Teacher in 2000 and have enjoyed the experience enormously.  I hope I have made a difference. There are, however, other things that I would like to do and I will retire from school leadership at the end of the academic year.

I know each academy is well led by capable Head Teachers. The Board, which oversees the Trust, is informed and committed. The three academies are well positioned to provide an excellent service in the coming years and I will, of course, work closely with the Board to ensure the succession is managed in the interests of the young people in our communities.

Best wishes

P.T. Crompton


Dear Parent/Carer,

We are very grateful to Mr Crompton for all his help in driving improvement at Arnold Hill in recent years and wish him all the best for the future.

Mr Crompton supported us through a period of significant change and improvement at Arnold Hill and we very much look forward to continuing with these improvements both this year and further into the future.

Matt Robertson

Head Teacher

'Christmas with Aliens' presented by Ernehale Infants

Ernehale Infants Hey Ewe

Arnold Hill has recently had the pleasure of hosting the annual Ernehale Infants' Christmas production. The pupils performed their Christmas Show ‘Hey Ewe’ in front of pupils and parents over three days. The event was a huge success and the performance showcased the hard work of all of the pupils and teachers involved. The pupils were amazing and performed superbly, and they were very proud of their efforts. Both the pupils and staff rehearsed incredibly hard to ensure a smooth performance, it was well organised and the costumes were fantastic!
The Academy now looks forward to hosting Ernehale Juniors with their annual production week commencing 18th December.
Tara Box
Transition manager

BTEC Parent Meeting - Presentation available

Our BTEC meeting for parents took place on Monday 18th December 2017.
Anyone who missed the event can view the presentation below.

Another victory for Harvey


Congratulations to young boxer Harvey Sturton on a tough away win in Skellow last week. Harvey fought the Yorkshire champion in probably one of his hardest fights to date.

Harvey demonstrated some excellent boxing and kept his confidence well in front of a very difficult crowd.


Remembrance Workshop at Mapperley Plains

On Friday 10th November, we visited Mapperley Plains Primary school where we delivered a Remembrance workshop. The pupils were invited to create a postcard of Remembrance and what fantastic artwork and messages they produced to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Congratulations to Ayla who won a £10 book voucher for producing the overall winning postcard. Well done also to the following winners; Alesha, Madison, Lola, Jacob, Cauba, Molly, Jayden, Poppy, Emily and Liya.

During the workshop the pupils told us what Remembrance Day meant to them.
“The poppy is a symbol of hope and love” Alesha
“We remember because there were people in the war that risked their life for us to have peace, love, freedom and happiness”
“We remember because people gave their lives to us.”
“We remember for the people that died in the wars” Jacob
“We remember all those people that gave up their future so we can live in peace and happiness.” Jayden
“We remember because people risked their life for us and we need to be thankful” Poppy
“We wear poppies because we want to remember people who died in the war. We also wear them because the poppies grew when the war was happening.” Liya

Inclusion faculty visit to London


On 1st December a group of students in years 9, 10 and 11 visited the Houses of Parliament. After a guided tour of the Parliament, which included seeing inside the House of Lords and sitting in on a live debate in the House of Commons, they met with Gedling MP Vernon Coaker for a question and answer session. The group then went on to visit many of London’s famous landmarks, finishing the visit with a tour on the London Eye at sunset.