Academy News 18th June 2018

Dear All, The weather has been extremely kind to us this week and allowed all manner of activities to take place. The Academy, rather than slowing down towards the end of the year, seems to be ever increasing the number of activities, trips, sporting events and visiting speakers. During the week, I have been lucky enough to lead 100 pupils […]

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Academy News 11th June 2018

Dear All, Half term already seems a long time ago and the first week of the final half term has passed in the blink of an eye. This week, Year 7 have had the opportunity to take part in their Geography Field Trip to Ashbourne and Dovedale. I have been lucky enough to lead groups on two of these days. […]

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Academy News 14th May 2018

Dear All, The obvious topic of conversation for Head Teachers across the country is the Year 6 pupils and their SATs examinations. We are so very proud of all of you and your teachers’ hard work and commitment to this goal. In the words of a famous trainer brand, now is the time to ‘Just do it!’ Looking to the […]

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Academy News 30th April 2018

Dear All, This week has seen our Academy’s sports team in full action: the improving weather has allowed fixtures to take place. Both individuals and teams have demonstrated their sporting excellence, shaking off the blanket of this very cold and long winter. I will now include two reports from Mr Salmon: On Thursday (26/4/18) 11 pupils from Year 6 travelled […]

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Academy News 23rd April 2018

Dear All, The Easter holidays already seem a long way away and the stocks of chocolate eggs are now severely depleted in everyone’s cupboards. However, we are still celebrating Easter as a Church, a community and a school. The true gift provided for us at this time is that of eternal life and is the focus of our collective worship […]

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Academy News 19th March 2018

Dear All, This week has seen the loss of one of the greatest minds the modern world has ever seen and a person who also demonstrated how anyone can achieve with a positive outlook. Stephen Hawking not only opened the minds of many people to the possibilities of parallel universes, but also highlighted the fact that physical disabilities (in his […]

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Academy News 26th March 2018

Dear All, We are rapidly approaching Easter and have provided all the pupils with a palm cross this week to represent the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Our reflection on the true meaning of Easter will culminate with a visit to St Edward’s Church prior to the start of the Easter break that begins with Good Friday and the […]

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Academy News 12th March 2018

Dear All, Many thanks to the parents/carers who attended the meetings regarding our recent Ofsted report and the level of support that was offered as we continue to improve the Academy’s provision for your children. This week all the pupils have received assemblies from Reverend Irons explaining what Holy Communion is, what it means to be confirmed and why it […]

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Academy News 5th March 2018

Dear All, What a week it has been with the arrival of the ‘Beast from the East’ and ‘Storm Emma’. To ensure the safety of staff and pupils alike we had to take the difficult decision to close the Academy. I have already written to you regarding our recent OFSTED inspection and the report is now present on the Academy […]

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Academy News 26th February 2018

Dear All, I hope that you have had a restful and refreshing break, and are ready for the challenges of this new half term. As you are aware, an Ofsted inspection of the Academy was conducted last half term. Once the report has been officially released, I will write to you regarding the outcome of the inspection itself and the […]

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