Stories

The latest news from our academy

Academy
Filter by
Stories

Parent Forum – listening to the perspective of parents and carers

Please find minutes from the Parent/Carer Forum as a downloadable PDF below.   On Thursday 13 December 2018, Principal Mr Brice welcomed a group of parents and carers to listen to…

Parent Forum – listening to the perspective of parents and carers

Annabel meets the Lord Mayor

Helping our students appreciate the joys of reading and writing is a priority for the academy, and so staff were thrilled to learn that Annabel in Year 8 had entered…

English
Annabel meets the Lord Mayor

Unveiling Islam – guest speaker joins our GCSE RE lesson

In December we welcomed Mr Naseem from the Myriad Foundation to run a workshop called ‘Islamophobia and Misconceptions in Islam’. The workshop was delivered to GCSE students studying Ethics and…

Humanities (History/Geography & RE)
Unveiling Islam – guest speaker joins our GCSE RE lesson

Our students stage a dramatic production to commemorate Armistice Day

On Monday 12 November, students from all Year Groups staged a powerful performance to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music), Humanities (History/Geography & RE)
Our students stage a dramatic production to commemorate Armistice Day

Empowering girls to choose tech careers

Our academy is working with a national organisation to inspire girls to think about careers in the tech industry, which has been male-dominated for too long.  InnovateHer is an 8…

ICT/Computer Science/Business Studies, Science
Empowering girls to choose tech careers

French Cinema Club – supporting our young linguists

Our MFL department are helping students to boost their knowledge of French with an exciting French Cinema Club. Meeting after school each week, students have the chance to watch a…

MFL (French/Spanish)
French Cinema Club – supporting our young linguists

Co-op Design Academy – creating the shopping experience of the future

In October our Year 8 Design Team pitched their final business ideas in a Dragon’s Den. Their mission – given to them in March – was to create the shopping experience of…

Technology
Co-op Design Academy – creating the shopping experience of the future

Sports news round-up

The first half term of the 2018-19 academic year was a particularly exciting times for our sports teams:

PE
Sports news round-up

Record turnout for our first Parent/Carer Forum of the year

Please find minutes from the Parent/Carer Forum as a downloadable PDF

Record turnout for our first Parent/Carer Forum of the year

Film screening and lecture – students invited to think about how well Hollywood celebrates diversity

Dr Wilson ran a fascinating lecture on Wednesday 17 October on the film Black Panther. Popcorn was provided along with a lecture on this question: Hollywood has been praised for…

English
Film screening and lecture – students invited to think about how well Hollywood celebrates diversity