Message from the Head of School:

GCSE and A-level examinations have now commenced. Students have responded well to the intervention sessions that are in place. I have been exceptionally impressed at how they have conducted themselves in the first of these examinations.

As we approach the half term, I would encourage all of our Year 11 and Year 13 students to take up all the opportunities of intervention available. It is pleasing to see all the names of students who have made the most progress from the last assessment cycle.

As the weather is getting better, we are organising more activities at lunchtime for students to ensure that they are occupied. We have a vast array of clubs on offer for students to attend and staffed sporting activities are now taking place. Please encourage students to attend these activities.

As I have stated in previous newsletters, I would welcome parents to attend our parental forum. The next one is due to take place on Thursday 13 June 2019. Should you wish to attend, please contact Diane Dale, my PA.

(Mr E Vickerman- Head of School)

General news

The students below have been identified as making the most progress within their lessons from the recent analysis of Progress Cycle data. More information will be sent home via the post to inform of all students progress.

Name Year Tutor
Mulgeci, Leona 7 P07-LSt
Davis, Giacomo 7 E04-LSi
Maloney, Erin 7 D07-TGi
Syed, Abdullah 7 C08-CLz
Gray, Louie 7 C05-JBo
Proctor, Evie 7 V07-RHy
Wilson, Jack 7 E09-DGa
Hatch, Matthew 7 P03-SMa
Cass, Blue 7 E02-CLi
Hassan, Abdiaziz 7 D05-HLa
Name Year Tutor
Oracz, Wiktoria 8 P09-EMe
Clayton, Ellis 8 C08-CLz
Shepherd, Andrina 8 V01-ALy
Litwinska, Kinga 8 D10-AHn
Mishchenko, Sophia 8 C02-AFa
Margerison, Jamie 8 P08-AOl
Lawford, Izzy 8 C10-SRi
Garner, Lewis 8 V01-ALy
Close, Ben 8 C01-KMi
Asquith, Joshua 8 D09-AWn
Name Year Tutor
Parker, Lucy 9 D09-AWn
Simpson, Lucy 9 C06-JFw
Gallagher, Daisy 9 V04-SLe
Perryman, Phoebe 9 V06-CMi
Maloney, Cameron 9 D10-AHn
Moverley, Rochelle 9 P01-SJC
Stewart, Lucy 9 V03-HSt
Stead, Kai 9 V09-ANc
Blazkova, Valerie 9 E06-BWa
Escalante, Issamela 9 V07-RHy

All Year 10 students will be completing a spoken language assessment during the next few weeks. This involves delivering a presentation in front of the class. If this is causing undue stress and anxiety please encourage your child to speak to their English teacher in advance.

An exciting opportunity is available for Year 10 students to apply for the Hull University Summer School. This opportunity will see students access the University to sample life as a student and open up the possibility of attending University in later life. The website link below is to the application form and further details:

Curriculum Area student of the week:

Health & Social Care

Ellie Thomlinson - Excellent homework, effort and contributions to class discussions.


Natalia Kochalska - Producing excellent work in geography and showing great resilience towards her work.


Alisha Wilson-Bean and Milan Dalee - Fabulously hard working students with excellent attitudes who always attend intervention sessions. Their work is distinction level. Jack Gray - Always focused and on task, displays excellent leadership qualities with an excellent attitude.


Lilly Hodgson - She has been attending every intervention session she possibly can; she is really challenging herself and making a great effort in all lessons.


Lyndon Miller and Taylor Hutchinson - Much improved attitude in lesson and getting fantastic results from this.


Daisy Gallagher - Fantastic and consistent high standard of work.


Lucy Simpson - Always works well and is very tenacious in lessons, never giving up no matter how difficult it may be.


Harlie Taylor - Outstanding performance in Rounders, showing a real improvement in skill level.

Active Learners:

The following students were the top students in their House for earning Active Learner rewards this week. They will receive a “Breakfast with a Leader” on Monday morning.

Challenger - Sebastian Gminski
Discovery - Caitlin Hourigan-Dishart
Enterprise - Amy Mayfield-Bennett
Pioneer - Delta Rollinson
Voyager - Alexa Kirk

 Up-coming information for next week:

Monday 20 May 2019

Year 8 Girls after school training (light session)

Hull School Games Orienteering Championships at Costello (after school)

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Year 8 Girls National Semi Final at Warrington (students leaving the Academy at 10:45am, absent P3 - P6)

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Boys Hull Schools East v West (Year 9) - Boys representing West are Lennie Ellis, Sam Hassard and Macauley Medlam - KCOM Craven Park 6pm KO

Year 7, 8 and 9 Sport Scholarship students out for Golf Leadership

Thursday 23 May 2019

Year 7 and 8 Boys Rugby Training after school with Hull FC

Friday 24 May 2019

Break off for half term and return Monday 3 June 2019

Please see the Year 11 exam timetable on the main app area to see all exams next week.

Support classes

On the mornings of the GCSE English exams (23 May, 4 June and 7 June) Year 11 students are invited to 'Period 0' from 7:30am until tutor begins at 8:30am, staff will be available in normal English rooms for last minute revision, questions and support. Fruit and juice will be provided.

Please see the Year 11 intervention timetable on the main app area to see all classes available.

Key dates

New Year 7 intake Welcome Evening - Thursday 23 May 2019, 4:30pm – 7:00pm. Current students may be involved in delivering activities within Curriculum Areas (letters will be issued by different areas for requested students).

Year 7 Parents Evening is on Thursday 20 June 2019 from 4:30-7:00pm. More information will follow.

Final thought

"Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops, neither should your dreams." (Dwayne Johnson).

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 24 May 2019;

Enjoy the week.

Mr A Kay (Associate Assistant Vice Principal for Behaviour and Safety)


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