Message from the Head of School:

Another exciting week at the Academy with plenty of successes to celebrate. On the sporting pitches, we saw more girls Rugby success as well as boys Cricket success, again showing that we continue to lead the way in sporting competitions across the region.

We also celebrated four conditional offers for students in our College@Sirius to Oxbridge universities. This demonstrates the high expectations and aspirations that our students hold and as staff, we take great pride in supporting all of our students in reaching their potential and succeeding in their aspirations. 

As always thank you for your support.

General Academy news

 Y11 Mock Results and Progress Evening - Thursday 23rd January

Year 11 looked to the future in assembly this morning, contemplating the idea that 2/3 of the jobs on offer in later life do not currently exist. The world is changing at a phenomenal rate and we need to ensure that our students have the best start in adult life by achieving the best results. With this in mind, we are looking forward to seeing Y11 students with parents / carers on Thursday. Students will receive their mock examination results and speak to their subject teachers to look at the best ways to maximise progress in the remaining weeks at school. There will also be information available surrounding the College@Sirius and revision / independent-working skills. Please encourage your child to make appointments with all teachers prior to Thursday.

Precautionary Information:

We have been informed of an increase in cases of head lice among children in the area.

As a precaution, parents/carers may wish to check their child's hair for signs of eggs or lice.

Should you find signs of head lice they can be easily treated with over the counter shampoos and lotions.

Our Year 8 Rugby Girls qualified for the Yorkshire Cup stages with a win over Archbishop Sentamu.

Squad: Ruby Ellis, Ruby Bennett, Bronwyn Leake, Sienna Longley, Honey Williams, Emily Last, Keisha Alett, Brooke Williamson and Melody Teal.

Our KS3 Boys Cricket team won the Hull Schools Indoor Championships this week with three wins and a Final victory over Malet Lambert.

#SAW lesson highlight:

Year 7 students proudly displaying their completed pledges from their Personal Development Pathway.

Curriculum Area students of the week:


Mihaela Constantin- For struggling with English and yet never giving up and producing the best piece of creative writing and the best assessment score in the class. Superb use of the senses.


Tilly Webster- For a positive learning attitude all year and outstanding effort on her homework.


Aalyiah Whittle- Started 2020 with a very hard working attitude, this clearly shows in the work that Aaliyah is producing. 


Ruby Offen- For using a range of higher opinions and connectives in her German writing assessment.


Emily Last, Melody Teal, Brooke Williamson and Keisha Allett- Outstanding attitude to representing the Academy in different events.

Health and Social Care

Jessica Toner- For her work to catch up with her coursework and get the second unit completed.


Darcie-Mae Pallister- Always works independently and is helpful towards other students. 

Active Learners:

The following students were the top students in their House for earning Active Learner rewards this week. They will receive a free breakfast voucher next week.

Challenger- Kiera Chamberlain

Discovery- Chevaun Rowlands-Parker

Enterprise- Amber Clark

Pioneer- Rhys Laughley

Voyager- Lauren Culliney

Year 11- Rebecca Stabler

Year group spellings for the upcoming week:

The spelling of the words below will be tested in all year group English lessons this coming week. Please ensure that your child has spent time practicing these words as part of their English homework.

  1. Diary
  2. Fiend
  3. Recite
  4. Cynical
  5. Cemetery
  6. Skeleton
  7. Medicine
  8. Occupation
  9. Eccentric
  10. Privileged

Sporting events:

Monday 20 January 2020

Year 9 Girls Rugby training after school

Year 7 and 8 Boys Rugby training with Hull FC after-school

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Year 9 Girls Hull Schools Rugby championships at St Marys- 4-6pm

Year 7 Boys Football National Cup 6th Round v Minsthorpe (Wakefield)- (A)

Wednesday 22 January 2020

Year 7 Boys Rugby Yorkshire Cup Semi-Final v Archbishop Sentamu (A)- 2pm KO

Thursday 23 January 2020

Friday 24 January 2020

Support classes

All Year 11 support classes can now be found on the main page of the app in the Year 11 Intervention timetable tile.

Key dates

The ‘key dates’ tile on the main app contains all Parents Evening dates for the entire year as well as other notable events.

Our Year 11 Parents Evening is Thursday 23 January 2020. All Year 11 parents/carers have received a letter on their MyEd forms section and students will receive time sheets in tutor on Monday to begin completing.

Final thought

“Don’t regret the chances that you never took”

The next parental bulletin will go live on Friday 24 January 2020; enjoy the week.

Mr A Kay (Assistant Vice Principal for Pastoral and Attitudes to Learning)

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