After a truly Marvellous March for attendance, it has now come the time to announce the competition winner!
A massively well-deserved congratulations and well done to –
We would also like to congratulate the 366 students who managed to earn themselves an Easter egg on the last day of term, for 100% attendance!
For you to be in with a chance of winning the next attendance competition, make sure that you are attending school as much as possible. Keep your eyes on our website and Twitter - @
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Delta Teaching School Alliance is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer School Direct places for 2017/18. As part of the training you can gain a Post Graduate Certificate i
Students from Year 10 were treated to an action-pack and informative morning courtesy of the Royal Navy Youth Engagement Team before lunch on Friday 7th April 2017.
Having being split up into two working groups, the students took turns in the following sessions:
- Catering aboard – delivered by a qualified Royal Navy Chef, students saw how sailors are kept fit and healthy through the food they are served. A delicious chicken curry was prepared and offered for tasting, whilst students had the opportunity to qu
(Year 11 – unless otherwise stated)
Monday 10th April
Graphics, RM and Food Tech: 9:00-2:30 (AL3)
Art: 8:25 – 2:30 Mrs Whitter (DV11)
Maths (Higher): (PM) Mr Wilkinson (DV3)
Science: 9:30-12:30 Mr Henderson (D3)
Performing Arts (Year 10): 8:30-2:00 (W rooms)
Tuesday 11th April
ICT: 10:00-2:00 Mr Reynolds (EG4)
Art: 8:25 – 2:30 Mrs Whitter (DV11)
Performing Arts: 8:30-2:00 (W rooms)
Wednesday 12th April
ICT: 10:00-2:00 Mr Reynolds (EG4)
History: 9:00-2:00 Mrs Wright (H12)
Thursday 13th April
The academy will close for the Easter holidays at 3.30pm on Friday 7th April 2017, and reopen at 8.00am on Monday 24th April 2017. We wish our students and their families a restful break, and look forward to their return for the start of the summer term.
We would like to thank everyone that took part in the Easter Raffle this month – students and staff alike. It has now come time to announce the winners, so please find attached a list in ticket-number order.
We are making students and their families aware that the Enrichment Bus service will be finishing on Thursday 6th April 2017, and will resume on Monday 25th April 2017. As such any students that are intending to stay for Enrichment sessions on Friday 7th April 2017 will need to make alternative arrangements for their journeys home.
Mrs McNulty would like to make students aware that the Keyboard Club enrichment sessions have now come to an end, and from Monday 5th June 2017 will be replaced with Samba Band sessions. Any students wishing to take part in the Samba Band can turn up to Performing Arts on Mondays from 5th June 2017 at 2.30pm for some musical magic.
As of Thursday 6th April 2017, the Girls Football enrichment sessions will be changing to Girls Rounders. Miss Sims requests that any girls from across all year groups that are interested please either attend the first session, on Thursday 6th April, or otherwise get a message to her expressing their interest in joining their year team. This is so that Miss Sims can know the exact numbers of teams to enter for competitions
Following the success of the ‘Marvellous March’ attendance competition, we will be hosting ‘Amazing April’ all this month. During Amazing April students can earn a prize for good attendance! For attending 100% between 3rd and 28th April 2017, pupils will be able to earn a seat at…MOVIE NIGHT! Good luck to all our students.
On Thursday 6th April there will be an Easter Bun Sale at Break and Lunchtime outside of the Year 11 office. A delicious selection of baked buns will be available, all for just 50p each!
*PLEASE NOTE: Buns may contain nuts
Are you interested in a career with the Police? Always wondered how to become an investigator? Want to know what it is really like to work on the frontline of British law enforcement?
If you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of those questions, you might be interested in joining the South Yorkshire Police Cadets. Recruitment for the 2017 intake of volunteer cadets begins 1st April 2017. To find out more, take a look at the following page: South Yorkshire Police Cadets
UPDATE: The *new* 1st Prize for the Easter Raffle is... a £30 Domino's Pizza Voucher!!
Year 11 students will be offering raffle tickets for sale during break and lunchtime, for the Easter Raffle Draw! Tickets are priced at 20p each or £1 for a strip, with a selection of fantastic prizes on offer, including a 7” Digital photo frame and a variety of Easter eggs for runners up. For anyone that might miss the students selling tickets, you can make your way to DV13 (the PLC), where Mrs Swainston will be happy to
If you are in Years 10, 12 or 13 and interested in a career with The Royal Navy, you are in luck! On Friday 7th April 2017 the Royal Navy are coming to Ash Hill for an action-packed Activity Day.
Sessions will include:
- PT (Physical Training) > you will be pushed to your peak physical fitness levels, to see if you could achieve the necessary standard for service
- Field Catering > a demonstration of how the Royal Navy keeps its sailors in fighting-fit condition, even at the dinner table
- Careers Presentation
The academy will be holding an All Years Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 4th April 2017, starting at 3.00pm. This will offer both students and their families a chance to check on progress made so far this term, as well as discuss next steps for the coming term. Year 11 students in particular will benefit from attending this evening, as they can discuss revision strategies and exam practice with their subject teachers.
We look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour this Saturday night, as British Summer Time (BST) officially begins at 1.00am Sunday 26th March 2017. For further information about clock changes, please see the government website: https://www.gov.uk/when-do-the-clocks-change
The Arts & Craft Club have been busy with their spring creativity this week, as they have been making Easter bunnies. Following step-by-step instructions, they used small cloths, googly-eyes, pre-made faces and Cadbury’s Crème Eggs to produce the unique little Easter keepsakes.
The Year 8 Assembly on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 hosted guest speakers from the Army Cadet Force. Sergeant Proud came in to speak with Year 8 students about the Army Cadets in general, the opportunities available, as well as the specifics of joining the local detachment at Thorne.
As a uniformed youth organisation, the ACF offers young people aged 12 (in Year 8) and 18 a wide variety of adventurous, exciting, and challenging opportunities to improve themselves. From mountain biking and sports competitions, t
Do you want to challenge yourself, gain new skills, and meet other young people from across the country?
Could you see yourself getting muddy, learning how to hide in the woods, and gaining nationally recognised qualifications at the same time?
If your answer to either of those questions was ‘Yes’, then you might want to join the Army Cadet Force. Charlie Company of the Humberside & South Yorkshire ACF covers the whole of the Don and Dearne valleys, and are looking for young people to join as new cadets. With