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  • AMAZING APRIL COMPETITION

    3rd April 2017

    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.

  • EASTER BUN SALE

    3rd April 2017

    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

  • JOIN THE POLICE CADETS

    31st March 2017

    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

  • EASTER RAFFLE - 1ST PRIZE ANNOUNCED

    31st March 2017

    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

  • ROYAL NAVY ACTIVITY DAY

    30th March 2017

    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

  • PARENTS' EVENING

    30th March 2017

    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.

     

  • CLOCKS GO FORWARD

    24th March 2017

    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

  • CRAFT CLUB EASTER BUNNIES

    24th March 2017

    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.

  • Y8 ARMY CADETS ASSEMBLY

    23rd March 2017

    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

  • SUMMER 2017 EXAMS

    22nd March 2017

    The timetable for the Summer 2017 Exams Series is now available on our Exams Information page – HERE

    KS4 students please check this information for your examination schedule.

  • JOIN THE ARMY CADETS

    22nd March 2017

    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

  • Y10 UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLY

    21st March 2017

    The Year 10 Assembly on Tuesday 21st March 2017 hosted guest speakers from Cambridge University. Three current Cambridge students came in to speak with Year 10 students about university life in general, as well as the specifics of studying at one of the UK’s top universities.

    The three students came from a variety of backgrounds, areas of the country, and study areas, allowing Ash Hill students a fantastic opportunity to discover about the different opportunities on offer in Higher Education. One thing that

  • SEEKING FORMER STUDENTS

    15th March 2017

    Are you a former student of Ash Hill Academy, Hatfield Visual Arts College or Hatfield High School or know someone that is? If so we would love to hear from you! On Wednesday 5th April we have a planned event for our Year 10 students, and are seeking former students who would like to get involved.

    Our growing alumni network are helping to create a more diverse and vibrant community around the academy, and are providing more interesting ways to benefit our current students.

    If you or someone that you know are

  • MARVELLOUS MARCH COMPETITION

    8th March 2017

    During Marvellous March students can win prizes for good attendance, with lots of chances to win. Each week in March there will be a prize draw, for each Year Group in an “Open the Box” 100% attendance draw. Every week, six students will be drawn for the chance to pick a key, which in turn will be used to…Open the Box!

    If the box fails to open after all six attempts, the prize will rollover to the following week, doubling the reward.

    There will also be a prize for the Top Form with Highest Attendance – a brea

  • DELTA ACADEMIES GAMES 2017

    7th March 2017

    Following the very successful Delta Academies Trust Games on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at the EIS Sheffield, Miss Allott reports:

    “The students had a great time and competed with excellent team spirit throughout the day.

    Some notable performances were:

    - Chelsea Bisby Yr 8 - 1st in 200m and 3rd in the triple jump

    - Ender Elik Yr7 - 1st in the speed bounce

    - Zayne Fraser Yr 10 - 2nd in the shot putt

    - Jake Bellwood Yr 10 - 1st in 200m

    - Under 15 Boys 4 x 200m relay team (Jake B, Keith Hinds, Zayne Fraser and Tyler Wh

  • DONCASTER APPRENTICESHIP FAIR 2017

    6th March 2017

    All are welcome at the *FREE* Doncaster Apprenticeship Fair at Cast Theatre, Waterdale, between 2pm and 6pm on Wednesday 8th March 2017. There will be a range of providers and businesses available to talk to about job hunting, apprenticeships and work-based learning.

    There is no need to book, just pop along, or for more information call: 01302 735 555

  • Y11 'AN INSPECTOR CALLS'

    2nd March 2017

    This morning our Year 11 students were treated to the return of theatre troupe ManACTCo, who performed their rendition of J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls". This was as part of our drive to help students better understand some of the harder aspects of the English Literature syllabus.

    ManACTCo had previously performed to Year 11 students in October, with three Shakespeare plays in an hour, as well as in November performing the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol".

  • POST 16 OPEN EVENING

    24th February 2017

    On Tuesday 28th February the academy will be hosting a Post 16 Open Evening, to allow students and their families to gain information about Further Education courses, including those on offer by C6 Collegiate Sixth Form. The event will begin at 5.30pm and close at 7.30pm.

    In attendance will also be representatives from Leeds Beckett University, to provide information, advice and guidance regarding Higher Education courses. We look forward to seeing you there.

  • HALF TERM Y11 INTERVENTION

    17th February 2017

    During the February half term break there are a series of Intervention Sessions for Year 11 students. These sessions are designed to maximise the opportunities for exam success, so are crucial for students who may need that little extra support to achieve their target grades.

    PLEASE NOTE – All students must sign in at Student Reception on arrival and sign out when they leave.

    Intervention sessions will be as follows:

    MON 20th – 9 am to 3 pm

    Design Technology – AL3 and AL4 – Mr Ramage and Mr Blackett

     

    TUE 21st

  • ASH HILL ALUMNUS BOXING

    17th February 2017

    An Ash Hill Academy alumnus has recently achieved boxing success whilst studying at Leeds Beckett University. Former Ash Hill student Jake Goodwin, as part of the Leeds Beckett University boxing team, took a gold in the 69-75kg open class category in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Boxing rankings.

    Jake’s success helped the team to reach first place in the BUCS competition, showing that sporting prowess can be achieved alongside academic study. We wish Jake and his fellow team members well