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.
Speak Up Space Mental Support Instant Messaging System
Speak Up Space is a point of contact for young people's mental health and wellbeing support over the summer break. It is running everyday at the following times : Sunday (8pm-11pm), Monday (5pm-8pm), Tuesday (8pm-11pm), Wednesday (5pm-8pm) Thursday (4pm-9pm) Friday (8pm-11pm) S...
Pupils Sewing NHS Scrubs
Key worker children that have had to continue attending school during the crisis have this week been making scrubs and washbags for NHS staff. Here are some photo's of the pupils hard at work on this tremendous project. Well done everyone. ...
Mr J's Radio 1 Week in full
Here is all the clips from Mr J's amazing Sport Relief fund raising week on Radio 1. ...
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-...
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...