Message from the Head of School

In assembly last week we spoke to all students about our principle of “no limits”. We believe in our students. We believe that, with high expectations, our students can all push on to great things. We talked about no limits in our academic progress. We also talked about no limits in the high expectations we set ourselves for attitudes and aspirations. We were delighted to be joined by Kevin Mincher with his message of the unstoppable teen. His message of no limits will support our students throughout the year.

Next week we launch our enrichment and intervention programme. This will help our year 11 reach their goals and provide fantastic opportunities for all of our students.

 Mr Ravenscroft

General Academy News

This week for the academy has been eventful with lots of different sporting events taking place and the opening of the applications for House Captain, Year Leaders and the student EAL team.

Curriculum Area students of the week:


Aleks Ludowicz- Outstanding Year 10 performance, playing for the Yr 11 rugby team. (Man of the Match and try scorer)

Chloe Smith- Outstanding effort in BTEC Sport and attending revision sessions on a Wednesday night. 


Dance  - Melissa Jones again for a great start to Year 11, being fully engaged in every session and producing great work

Music - Bailey Cooke in Year 7 for his enthusiasm and fantastic effort in his music lesson and for wanting to learn more pieces on the keyboard in his own time.  

Drama - Livan Khoshnaw - Year 8, superb start to the academic year and always supporting others in lesson. 

Art - James Crittenden. Amazing start to year.

Photography - Declan Mower. Excellent work produced to a very high standard. 



Kieran Jackson - For recording insightful inferences about the characters he is reading about in his English Language lessons.


Engineering- Nojus Bytautas for detailed work with mechanisms in lessons this week.

Construction - Tommy Uscroft for his application of the H&S rules in the workshop.

Elliot O'Connor 
Ellie Fields       
Both for outstanding work and dedication during the lessons this week


Amber Reed
Sandra Krosman Both for great effort and achievement during the lessons this week.

Textiles - Lauren Sawdon for positive attitude and great work on her portfolio.


Mason Spenceley - superb work produced and helping others in the class whilst completing his own high quality work. Well done Mason


Innocent Okojie - excellent start to the year in history, some fantastic work produced. Brilliant attitude.


Ebony Whur, fantastic mature start to Y11

Noticeable Achievements:

This week Sam Anthony has won the Hull daily Mail heart, inspiring youngster award. He has also been asked to be an ambassador for a charity. It is a pleasure to have him at the academy! He is an inspiration to all youngsters! His best quote of the week: “guess what sir, Tommy Coyle asked if he could follow me on Instagram”.

Respect Awards:
The following students were recognised this week for their conduct around the Academy. They all have received a certificate and a reward for their achievements:

Brandon Collins - Helping a year 7
Carla Marson - Helping staff
Kieran Spiers - Helping staff
Ameilia Draper - Being Helpful
Spencer Smith - Being Helpful
Denika Ward - Being Polite 


Hegarty Maths homework club will start next week for students who can't access the internet at home. It is located in 0N1 on Monday morning from 8am.
Thursday after school we launched a successful Dance club exploring hits from Musicals, such as Cabaret. Feel free to come along straight after school if you would like to join. 

Year 11 have Art have launched Art intervention sessions in a morning, these are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The quality of work the pupils are producing in these sessions is amazing. All year 11 Art pupils welcome. 

The Drama department have been working hard with the cast of Beauty and the Beast in preparation for their performance at Night of a Thousand Stars. 

In Art the quality of the work of year 9 pupils work been produced has been exceptional and they have approached all lessons with a positive attitude to learning. Well done year 9, keep up the good work. 

English - Autumn term KS3 topics:

Year 7 - Power and Conflict
Year 7s will study this theme through a war novel and related texts. Alongside the novel, students will study war poetry, war propaganda and create their own narrative and persuasive texts.

Year 8 - 19th Century Novel - Charles Dickens’ Oliver
Year 8s will study the life of children in the Victorian era, making links with social issues of the modern day. They will also analyse and compare a range of political poetry.

Year 9 – Dystopian Fiction
Studying either Animal Farm or Daz 4 Zoe, students will conduct an in depth study of the novel and the political issues which inspired the authors. They will produce creative texts using dystopian fiction.

Year 10 – GCSE Language and Literature Course
Our Year 10s begin their preparation for the GCSE English Language Paper 1 by exploring and analysing an unseen text, and developing a range of creative writing strategies. In GCSE English Literature, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is being explored and analysed.

Year 11 – GCSE Language Course
Our Year 11s begin their final year with preparation for the GCSE English Language Paper 1 by exploring and analysing an unseen text, and developing a range of creative writing strategies.

Year 11 English Language Intervention every Monday – see your new timetable
First Story – an opportunity to ‘change lives through writing’ – this a chance to increase your writing skills, confidence and creativity. Work with our writer-in-residence, Russ Litten. Contribute your work to an anthology and become a published writer. Our first session will be on Tuesday 5 November. Sign up with Mrs Mills in 1N11 if you want to join the group.
Reading Plus – improve your reading age level and comprehension skills without opening a book – see the English department ‘What’s On’ board for more details

Upcoming events / activities

Monday 23 September 2019

Enrichment clubs begin
House captains and tutor reps will be selected

Tuesday 24 September 2019



Wednesday 25 September 2019

Netherlands parent information meeting

Thursday 26 September 2019

Night of a thousand stars

The House Cup table

Final thought

Once you choose hope, anything is possible

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 27th September 2019; enjoy the week.

Mr G Bilton (Assistant Vice Principal, Student Experience)




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