This past Tuesday we had a fantastic visit from award winning author Andy Mulligan. He began the morning with an inspiring talk, captivating students with fascinating stories and offering great insight into the life of a published author.
Only two schools turned up to the Year 8 Girls tournament, so it ended up in a 40 minute game between Archbishop Sentamu and Sirius Academy West to see who would go through to the Yorkshire Finals in March as the top seed.
Previous Yorkshire Science & Technology Challenge Day winners, Amelia Ehlert and Jake Wallace, travelled to Sheffield on Wednesday 8th January 2020 to represent the region in the North and North East STEM Challenge Final at University of Sheffield.
Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.
Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.
The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5.
The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!
For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.