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Sportshall Athletics at Arnold Hill

On Tuesday 7th February, Arnold Hill Academy welcomed children from eight local primary schools as we hosted the Y3/4 Sportshall Athletics, Heat 3. Pupils from All Hallows, Arnold View, Arno Vale, Killisick, Parkdale, Lowdham, Stanhope and Westdale Juniors came along to the event in our new sports hall, and competed in a variety of throwing, jumping and running relay events.

The atmosphere throughout the afternoon was absolutely fantastic, and reached fever pitch during the relay races with every athlete showing great enthusiasm during their events.

Congratulations to Arno Vale who won the heat and now progress to the finals. Well done to all of the schools for the hard work they put in on the day, and the preparation that had obviously gone in prior to the event.

SEND Local Offer

Nottinghamshire’s Local Offer: Supporting families with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0 - 25

If you’ve ever struggled to find the right information or service for a child or young person with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), then check out the SEND Local Offer website. The Local Offer brings together information across education, health, social care and the voluntary and independent sectors and is designed specifically for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their families. 

Use the Local Offer for ideas for things to do; details of nurseries, schools and colleges; help with getting around; advice and access to health and social care; employment and training; advice on Independent Living, and more. It’s free and impartial and will help you find information about what services are available, or signpost you to somebody who can provide you with the information you need, through one easily searchable web site. Visit www.nottinghamshire.sendlocaloffer.org.uk, accessible through a PC, tablet or smartphone.

A copy of their January newsletter is available to download below

Aspiration Day at University of Cambridge

On the 27th January I was fortunate to accompany 11 of Year 10’s brightest shining students at an ‘Aspiration Day’ at Peterhouse College, Cambridge.  The day was focused on developing students’ understanding of what university life entailed, and more specifically the types of opportunities on offer as a student at the University of Cambridge.

During the day students took part in a range of workshops to develop their understanding of career pathways and subject choices up to degree level, and gained a crucial understanding of how to develop their own career goals, aspirations and outcomes.

Students also had a fantastic opportunity to hear either Laura Hardwick speak on the role of Frog research in the treatment of degenerative diseases, or a fascinating talk by Master of Peterhouse, Bridget Kendall on the role of Modern Foreign Languages and the career opportunities that they can create.

All involved found the day hugely inspirational and it has really raised the bar in their aspirations for their futures.

Gemma Myles

Head of Year 10

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Year 7 World Book Day 1st March 2017

On the Bright Day on 1 March, Year 7 students will be celebrating World Book Day, taking part in activities throughout the day to help promote and foster a love for reading.  To encourage students to talk about their favourite books we are inviting Y7 students to dress as a recognisable literary character for the day. This is entirely optional, and if students do not want to dress up then they will be expected to come into school wearing their normal uniform.  There will be a prize of a £30 Waterstones voucher for the best costume and other vouchers available for 2nd and 3rd. Further information about the day can be found in this letter to parents.

Sixth Form Admissions - September 2017

Interviews for admission to our Sixth Form in September 2017 will take place after February half term. We will be contacting students with their appointment times during w/c 6th February.

Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers 2017

Sainsbury’s Active Kids is back for 2017 and we are collecting once again. Any vouchers we receive by 30th June can be exchanged for a variety of sports and cooking equipment which all of our pupils, in all year groups, will benefit from.
The vouchers can be collected until 2nd May at all Sainsbury’s stores, petrol stations and when ordering groceries online.
Students can drop the vouchers off at the collection box situated at the Pupil Support Unit in B Block.
Thank you for your continued support.