Academy News

Design a Bag for Life for Dewlay

Dewlay Competition

Dewlay Cheesemakers have launched a competition for a local child to design a ‘Bag for Life’. Our Year 7 students will be invited to enter this competition but it is open to all children from 12 months to 16 years. Please click on the poster for further information.

National Storytelling Week

Storytelling 2016 5

From the 1st to the 5th February 2016, we celebrated National Storytelling Week in the Study Centre. Every lunch time, teachers entertained our students with stories covering different genres for all age groups. Mr Birch began by reading a chapter from ‘Cosmic‘ by Frank Cottrell Boyce, followed by Mr Cummings reading ‘Lamb to the Slaughter‘…

Jasmine’s Gold Medal Success

NORTHERN INDOORS 60m hurdles champion 2016 Jasmine Jolly

60m Hurdles Gold Medal Success On Sunday 7th February, Year 9 student, Jasmine Jolly competed in the Northern U13/U15 Girls Indoor Championships 2016. The competition was held in Sheffield at the English Institute of Sport. Jasmine ran and won the 2 first heats with new PBs  –  9.21 sec in the 1st heat and  9.18sec…

Young Writers Competition: Successful Students!


Before Christmas, some students from Year 7 and Year 9, had the opportunity to produce a short story during their English lessons with Miss Hall and enter a competition to win prizes and publication of their work.  However, this wasn’t just any old story – they had to tell a complete story in only 100 words,…

Book of the Week 8 February 2016


It was such a wonderful feeling, soaring and swinging, free as a bird. Katy has five younger brothers and sisters. She is brilliant at playing imaginary games with them but she’s also a daredevil. Katy is a fan of skateboarding, tree-climbing and adventures in a secret garden. She loves the feeling of soaring skywards and…