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.
Year 8 art students visit Bestwood colliery
On Wednesday 22nd November, fifteeen of our talented year 8 art students visited Bestwood Colliery where they had the opportunity to work with artists to create work inspired by the local mining industry. Some fantastic artwork was produced and the students really enjoyed hearing the miners' stories.
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.
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.
Year 7 meet author Gwyneth Rees
Year 7 were lucky enough to meet the author Gwyneth Rees in the library last week. Her novel The Mum Hunt won the Red House Children’s Book Award and she has also been nominated for the Carnegie Medal with her novel My Mum’s From Planet Pluto.
Gwyneth discussed her two latest novels, Libby In The Middle and Earth To Daniel in an interactive session with our students. The students then had the opportunity to buy signed copies of the books & meet the author.