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The unique SRPA Family Learning Programme is a huge success once again

THANK YOU! Our thanks go to all parents of students in Year 10 and 11 who attended and engaged in the Family Learning sessions recently held at the Academy. They were invited along to gain an insight into the courses that students are studying. As well as sharing crucial information about the content of the courses, parents were invited to take part in learning activities that would be typically undertaken…

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Y9 Options Programme Released

Options Week starts on 22nd January. It is the time to make important decisions on which subjects students take. Monday 22 January 2018 sees the start of options week for our Year 9 students; the beginning of the options process whereby our pupils and their parents choose the subjects they will take into Years 10 and 11. Available for download are: our options booklets; our options letter; The Deadline for…

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Year 7 Snack Bar Idol Final

As part of  their ASPIRE programme Year 7 were given an enterprising  challenge of putting together a business pitch to run a mobile catering unit on a busy industrial estate and present it to a panel of local employers. Organised into small teams the Year 7 put their business pitches together and then presented to their form members. Each form then chose the best presentation that would represent their form…

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Excelling at CEG

The academy has been recognised by Careers England for a number of years now as a leading example of how schools and local businesses can work together to provide students with valuable skills and experiences Described as a school with “excellent CEIAG provision” Mr Ward Assistant Head Teacher and Mrs Todd Careers and Employability Coordinator were  invited  down to London to speak at a conference hosted by  Paul Chubb MBE, …

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World Challenge Fundraising Efforts

World Challenge fundraising challenges come in all shapes and sizes, so when Emily Fenn in Year 10 decided to have her extremely long hair cut, she thought she would see how many people would sponsor her, particularly as she was very fond of it. So after raising £180 she took the plunge and had a whole 13 inches of hair cut off! After all those years growing her hair it…

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Year 9 Parents’ Evening

Our Year 9 Parents’ Evening will take place on Thursday 7th December 2017. The evening will begin at 4pm and finish at 7pm. Please ask your son/daughter to make appointments with the teachers you wish to see.

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An evening of storytelling from Doug Scott

Those of us inspired by the wild places, and mountains in particular, get our fix from the mountains in the UK and of course they should not be sniffed at. However, those of you who are familiar with our World Challenge expeditions will already be aware there are a number of our students who challenge themselves to take on larger mountains, often in far flung destinations. Some are inspired by…

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‘You don’t take a photo, you make it’ – Ansel Adams

Making photos is easier said than done and for our sixth form photography students, this is just one of the many skills they are consciously working on, alongside developing an understanding of how others tell stories through their photographs. We call it ‘reading images’ and it is actually quite a challenge if you’re not sure what to look for. To aid this, we spent a day in Nottingham at the…

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Long Service Awards for DofE staff presented at St James Palace.

For many of our students over the past 40+ years who have gone above and beyond to complete all five sections of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award a visit to the palace to receive their award is the pinnacle of their achievements. However without the countless hours our volunteers dedicate to organising, coordinating and facilitating the award these students would not have the opportunity in the first place. Over…

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