Catering Update & Changes to Lunch Schedule
May 18, 2017
Students should return home today with a letter explaining changes to Lunchtime Schedule, alongside an update on our overhaul of our Catering areas.
PDF version of the letter: Catering Update / Lunchtime Restructure
Year 6 Transition Information Evenings
May 8, 2017
Are you a parent of Year 6 pupil attending the Academy from September…? If so we’ve got a Parental Information Meeting coming up here at the academy on Monday 15th May just for you!
Parents of students currently attending Southdale, South Parade and Holy Trinity should arrive for 6pm.
All parents of students from other primary schools should arrive for 7pm.
Our transition days are currently scheduled for Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2017.
We’ll be posting more information on all events closer to the time, or you can contact the Academy for further information.
Parent Forum Meeting Monday 22 May
Parent Trip Meeting for Battlefields Friday 5 June
Y11 Easter School
March 30, 2017
Personalised invites for selected students to the Easter School programme have been sent out. We hope students are able to make the bespoke sessions in the final run up to the exams.
Music Showcase – 6th April
March 29, 2017
Our annual Music Showcase takes place on Thursday 6th April – tickets are available from the Finance Office.
Rotary Club Technology Tournament
March 10, 2017
March 7th saw the annual Rotary Club Technology Tournament taking place.
Students were set a challenge as they arrived in the morning to produce a ‘Space Capsule launcher’ which had to travel 3 metres into the air having passed through a 300mm hoop one metre from the ground. The capsule then had to land back as close as possible to the launch pad. Two Y9 groups did this challenge using only the materials provided having produced a detailed Design Portfolio. The Y9 students worked really conscientiously and effectively as a team to come up with a design that functioned well. Their effort and application was brilliant! Unfortunately they were unable to come in the top 3 of 17 teams.
Y10 teams had an extra dimension to the task – for the capsule to deploy a parachute as it returned to its launch site. Their design portfolio was excellent and probably the best by far, however their practical outcome encountered some teething problems which probably made the difference causing them to come second overall.
All eleven students were fantastic and a great credit to the Academy. Very proud of all of them!
Ossett student & teacher win National Creative Writing awards!
We’re delighted to present the news that Madeline Flaherty has been named the winner of the KS3 category in the First Story National Creative Writing Competition for her wonderful piece I Don’t Know. This is a hugely significant achievement for Madeline, as entries this year were extremely competitive with more than 3,000 pieces entered.
Lyndsey Chand, Teacher of English has been named the winner of the teachers’ category! A huge congratulations for her evocative piece Footprints.
Both win a place on the Arvon creative writing residential course in Lumb Bank, West Yorkshire between the 13th – 18th of March 2017 alongside four other students from our school. This is an incredible opportunity for them to hone their writing skills in a course led by two acclaimed writers, taking part in tutorials and groups workshops with their peers.
Both pieces of work can be read online via the First Story Competition LongList.
Yr10 Maths Feast Challenge
March 3, 2017
Congratulations to our winning team of Amy, Ellie, Robert, & Erin (Team B) and George, Patrick, Charlotte, & Ellie (Team A) who were the winners of the recent FMSP (Further Maths Support Programme) Year 10 Team Maths Feast at Horbury Academy.
FMSP Maths Feast is a national team challenge testing mathematical, team-working and communication skills. This year, two teams of four students took part in this high intensity maths competition.
Both teams put in a very impressive performance against some strong opponents, bested Ilkley Grammar (the runner up), winning three out of five possible rounds of the competition and emerging as overall victors!
Team B were winners of the problem solving round, relay round and overall champion! Team A won the comprehension round and took overall third place.
We very much enjoyed this afternoon, and all credit goes to our students!
PPE Mock Exams – Yr10 & 11
Next week (Monday 6 March – Friday 10 March), Years 10 & 11 will be sitting Maths & English mock exams. Please encourage your child to revise over the weekend!
A copy of the week’s timetable can be found here.