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Christmas Jumper Day 2017

The Arnold Hill Academy Student Council has asked students and staff to take part in ‘Christmas Jumper Day 2017’ in support of the charity Save the Children.

We will be supporting the charity on the last day of term, Friday 22th December. The day will run as a non uniform day and students are encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper, something red or a Santa hat.

Of course, joining in is optional for both students and staff. Similarly, a donation of £2 to the charity is welcome, but not required, although we would like to collect a substantial amount to support this good cause.

Donations will be collected by tutors during guidance from Monday 18th to Wednesday 20th December. Details of the charity can be found at www.christmasjumperday.org

Miss L Nichols
Assistant Head Teacher

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

Book Signing Bonanza!


On Friday 1st December, 14 students accompanied Mrs Corton and Mr Smith to Mansfield Library for a morning of book signings and inspiring speeches from local authors. The trip, organised to coincide with the Brilliant Book Award, saw a specially selected group of Arnold Hill Year 7 students receive glowing remarks from authors about their enthusiasm with reading and they were suitably rewarded with the signatures of authors such as Kim Slater and Paula Rawsthorne to name but a few! The students had a fantastic time and were a credit to the Academy.


Basketball team progress to County finals

u16 basketball dec 17

The U16 basketball team compromising of mainly year 9 and 10 students finished top of the Nottingham North section of the County Competition. They now progress to the Nottinghamshire Final Fours competition where they have a chance of becoming the best team in the Nottinghamshire County. In a competition represented by 16 year olds, our year 9 and 10s weren't afraid of the challenge and produced some inspiring performances including winning 51-21 against Nottingham Academy, 30-20 against Christ the King and beating Ashfield 43-27. Winning 6 out of 8 games is a great achievement for the boys and we wish them the best of luck for the County Finals.

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.



Exam Certificates

We are pleased to inform you that your child’s exam certificates are ready for collection from the Academy in A Block reception. During term time the reception is open from 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am – 3.30pm on Friday. We require your child to collect their certificate(s) in person because these are legal documents. Alternatively, the person who is collecting them on their behalf must produce permission in writing from them in order for us to release the certificates.

During school holidays the reception will be accessible between the hours of 8.00am and 3.00pm, not including bank holidays or the Christmas week.

Current year 12 students who attend our Sixth Form will be able to collect their certificates from the Sixth Form Pastoral Office during school time.

Thank you.

Janet Davison
Examinations Officer