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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

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

Place available on trip to FC Porto April 2018

We have one place available on our trip to FC Porto in April 2018. Further information can be found in this letter
If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity please contact Mr Newson on 0115 9554804 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sixth form visit to Tudor Conference

As part of their learning in A Level History, a group of our year 12 students travelled to London last week to join the Tudor Conference at Camden Centre. The conference was a wondeful opportunity for our students to hear famous historians John Guy, John Morrill and David Starkey deliver engaging lectures on Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I.

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Inspired by pupils at Ernehale Juniors

On Wednesday 8th November Mrs Corton and I had the absolute privilege of being invited to the Ernehale Juniors singing assembly. The reason for our visit was to present a number of prizes to the year 6 pupils who entered the ‘Book Blurb’ competition during the Year 6 Open Evening in early October. All pupils who visited during the Open Evening were invited to enter the competition when they visited the library. Mrs Corton then had the pleasure of reading the entries and deciding on an overall winner and the runners up. There were a number of runners up from a variety of local schools including Arno Vale, Arnold View, Coppice and Ernehale, the overall winner was Annabelle from Ernehale. Annabelle won a range of goodies including a book, a pencil, bookmark, chocolate and a £5 gift voucher.

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We were both made to feel very welcome by all of the pupils from year 3 to year 6 as they sang us two songs by the Beatles ‘With a Little Help from my Friends’ and ‘Penny Lane.

Well done to all of the runners up and the winner of the competition and a huge thank you to all of the students for welcoming Mrs Corton and I to Ernehale Juniors.

Tara Box
Transition Manager

Braking Point for Sixth Form

As part of our commitment to give a broad student sixth form experience, we have assemblies given by outside charities and agencies. On Wednesday 1 st November 2017, we were delighted to invite all Year 12 and 13 students to a performance on Young Driver and Passenger Safety - "Braking Point”. The event dramatised the dangers of drink-driving, passenger awareness and responsibilities. Students were encouraged to think about this from several perspectives and were asked to reflect and contribute on how these issues affect them directly.

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