Awards and Accolades
Gold RE Quality Mark
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the highest accolade from the Religious Education Council of England and Wales: the Gold RE Quality Mark. The REQM recognises high quality RE, providing learners with authentic experiences and contributing to whole school outcomes.
In June, we welcomed Mr Robert Boulter, RE Quality Mark Assessor, to the Academy to meet with pupils and to discuss the fantastic learning taking place in RE. In his report, he said, "Pupils articulate knowledge and understanding of themes within RE beyond their age. It is more A level than middle school. It is phenomenal to witness. Huge independence of thought, critical thinking skills expressed. Exemplary leadership, within the school and with outside groups, role modelling the delivery of RE of the highest calibre. Written and verbal evidence, coupled with sheer enthusiasm, demonstrates the central importance of RE within the school as a key driver of excellence in achievement, behaviour and ethos. It is a credit to the school. It was a privilege to witness such a vibrant department. I was enriched."
We look forward to continuing to strive for excellence, knowing that 'all things are possible through Him' (Philippians 4:13).
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Music Mark Membership
School Games Gold Award
Young Carers in Schools Bronze Award
Congratulations to all those involved, as our school has been proudly awarded the Bronze Young Carers in Schools Award. Thank you to Mrs Farnell for securing the accreditation for our school.
Mr J. on Radio 1
This week Mr J. will be representing the school live on Radio 1. He is doing the Sport Relief challenge for the Greg James breakfast show. To read the full story visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/MW6lwT6TTqMCMmHzxdGQN0/here-s-why-one-man-from-staffordshire-is-climbing-52-047-steps-...
SATs Evening English Presentation and Reading Domains handout
Many thanks to all the Year 6 parents who joined us for the SATs evening last night. Please find the English presentation powerpoint here for your reference. Thanks Mrs Brough and the English team. Click here for the Powerpoint presentation. Click here for the PDF version. Here is the 'Read...
First Robotics Team are going to London
Robotics Club are going to London!!!!! For the last four months a groups of our year 8 pupils have been building a very special robot. On Tuesday 4th February the CCA Robotics team ‘Hephaestus’ took part in their first regional competition at RAF Cosford. Out of 21 teams only 8 made it throug...
Y7 Girls County Futsal Champions
The Year 7 girls’ futsal team put on an impressive display to win the county title on Tuesday 28th January 2020. They won all of their group games to progress to the final. The final was a hard fought battle between us and The Kings School. It ended in a 1-1 draw which meant it went to penalties. ...
First Lego League 2020 Tournament
First Lego League 2020 Tournament This week pupils from Year 7 and 8 visited Newcastle-under-Lyme College to compete in the regionals of the First Lego league. This was the culmination of 6 months hard work during break time and after schools. Pupils had to create and program Lego robots to solve...
We are delighted to share the outcome of our recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools). Following its inspection on 16th and 17th January 2020, the Academy has received the highest grading of 'Excellent' and the two additional judgements, the effectiveness of RE and colle...
Gold RE Quality Mark Award
We are very pleased to announce that we have been awarded the highest accolade from the Religious Education Council of England and Wales: the Gold RE Quality Mark. The REQM recognises high quality RE, providing learners with authentic experiences and contributing to whole school outcomes. In...
ASKIP Warning for Parents
Please can all parents be aware of a new messaging app that is currently popular. This app allows users to send and receive anonymous messages. This is leading to extreme abuse in some circumstances. Please be vigilant and explain to children that nothing good can come from anonymous messaging. ...
Parents Guide to Roblox
Many of our pupils use the app Roblox. This is a game with a chat element which may have hidden dangers. ...