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  • Helicopter - police attending community incident

    Published 20/03/19

    Nottingham Academy would like to reassurance parents/carers that the helicopter over the Greenwood Road site is not school-related.

    We understand the police are attending an incident in the community.

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  • Cooking Club Comic Relief

    Published 18/03/19

    Year 7 and 8 pupils who attend after school cooking club worked unbelievably hard to create lots of treats to sell to pupils and staff to raise money for Comic Relief.

    They baked cookies, rocky road and cakes in the morning and then pizza, chips and garlic bread at lunch time.

    They raised a whopping £90.50!

    Learning mentor Ms Atkinson, who holds the club, said: "Reegan also helped out by coming up with the idea of delivering drinks and biscuits to staff members, which proved to be quite a hit.

    "He also made a very good security guard at lunch, reminding everyone that if they didn't queue in a straight line they wouldn't get served.

    "Courtney also made some lovely pineapple pizza."

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  • Sixth form students visit former MP

    Published 15/03/19

    A group of sixth form students visited The University of Nottingham where they met former MP Neil Carmichael.

    Mr Carmichael gave the students a tour of the library, the department of politics and the student union.

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  • Road Traffic Collision Awareness Day

    Published 12/03/19

    Sixth Form students took part in a Road Traffic Collision Awareness Day hosted by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and Nottinghamshire Police.

    Throughout the day there were workshops and activities to focus on the implications of distraction, alcohol and drugs whilst driving.

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  • Pupil chosen as Young City of Literature Ambassador

    Published 11/03/19

    Congratulations to Nottingham Academy's year 11 pupil Emma Sporton who has been chosen as UNESCO Young City of Literature Ambassador.

    Emma, who is very excited, has recently had her induction.

    She said it was a “dream” and is looking forward to the opportunities this would bring to her.

    Read Emma's full interview here.

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  • Cooking Club

    Published 08/03/19

    Pupils in Year 7 and 8 have been showing off their culinary skills at the new after school cooking club.

    The club is held by learning mentor Ms Atkinson on Thursday afternoons.

    Last week they made pancakes and some of them even represented a book character to celebrate World Book Day.

    Ms Atkinson said: "All of them did really well, a few were nervous about flipping them but every single one of them managed to do it, and to say they had never made pancakes before they all did a brilliant job.

    "We had a few different types of pancakes including red velvet made my Latisha, fresh strawberries mixed into the batter made my Holly and chocolate made by Katelyn.

    "The girls also got to show off their creative side when it came to decorating. Sarah made a pink bears face and Catherine also made a bear with strawberries and whipped cream, although I had to be quick getting photos as they couldn't wait to eat them.

    "Courtney even managed to create a bear in her pan, which resembled Winnie the Pooh, for World Book Day.

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  • Careers Fair 2019

    Published 05/03/19

    Nottingham Academy is hosting a careers day to give pupils an insight into potential career choices.

    The aim is to provide pupils with meaningful experiences that will enhance their college and career readiness by providing them with the tools and pathways for their future. 

    The careers fair will offer pupils an opportunity to learn more about higher education and careers they might be interested in. 

    We will expect pupils to be asking questions about potential pathways and to be seeking advice on required training and networking for their potential career choices.

    Pupils from year 8 through to sixth form will attend the careers fairs at different times throughout the day.

    Year 8 pupils will be in the process of choosing their Key Stage 4 option choices (GCSE’s and Technical qualifications) and will be encouraged to think about potential future careers and education pathways whereas Year 11 and sixth form pupils will be making their final decisions on post 16 and post 18 destinations.

    Aims of the Careers Fair

    • Raise aspirations and broaden horizons
    • Help children make links between the subjects they are studying and their futures and in doing so motivate them to work harder and improve their educational attainment.
    • Increase student’s awareness to the availability of opportunities in their local area.
    • Raise awareness of education, vocational and alternative pathways
    • Support year 11 and 6th form students with decisions on their destination choices and application.

    Greenwood Road Secondary Campus – Wednesday 3rd April

    Ransom Road Campus – Thursday 4th April

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  • World Book Day 2019

    Published 01/03/19

    To celebrate World Book Day on 7th March, pupils at our SB campus will take part in a programme of exciting activities.

    There will be a Big Bonanza Quiz, a Genre Hunt, an Author & Illustrator Master Classes & competitions.

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  • De-merger – Update following consultation

    Published 25/02/19

    Formal consultation on the proposal to split the Nottingham Academy into 2 separate academies ran for 6 weeks between 9 November and the 21 December 2018.

    The extent of community and parental response to the consultation was relatively modest in number.  However, there was strong overall support for the proposal to split the Nottingham Academy and establish 2 separate academies. There were 2 significant issues that were consistently raised during the consultation:

    1. a lack of support for the proposed name at both academies
    2. concern about the costs of rebranding, particularly the cost of a new uniform

    The consultation indicated a significant majority who were in favour of keeping the Nottingham Academy name for Greenwood Campus and a significant majority who were in favour of a completely new name for the new academy at Ransom Road.  However, there was not support for the proposed name; the Mapperley Park Academy.   

    Based on the feedback received from consultation, on 25 January Greenwood Academies Trust’s Board agreed to submit an amended proposal to the Regional Schools Commissioner to split the Nottingham Academy into 2 separate academies where: 

    1. Greenwood Campus - Greenwood Road and Sneinton Boulevard site would continue to be called the Nottingham Academy,
    2. further consultation with the community would be carried out about the name of the Ransom Road Campus. 
    3. the cost of any replacement uniform at the Ransom Road site academy would be funded by the academy.
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  • Sixth Form university trips

    Published 12/02/19

    It has been a busy few weeks for our sixth form students at Nottingham Academy.

    A group of 32 students visited the University of Nottingham to experience a day in the life of a university student on Friday 8th February, 2019.

    They took part in a variety of activities and they were given a tour of the jubilee campus including the famous spiral library.


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  • Sixth Form Young Professionals Day

    Published 05/02/19

    A programme of inspiring talks by global companies was held for Sixth Form students to prepare them for the world of work and further education.

    The day was hosted by Young Professionals, a company which aims to bridge the gap between young people and potential employers, as well as educate students about apprenticeships.

    Young Professionals was set up by Dan Miller, when he was just 17-years-old.

    Dan, who is from Derby, said: “I went straight into the world of business instead of going to university.

    “I approached Rolls Royce and explained to them that I wanted to help young people get into work.

    “A week later, their HR department contacted me and they offered £4,500 towards my business.”

    Almost four years later the company has gone from strength to strength and is now worth £1.2million, with offices in Nottingham and London.

    Young Professionals works with 40 global brands including Boots, Starbucks, Nestle, Barclays, Lloyds and Ernst Young.

    The company has created an app which allows young people, who are looking for work experience, apprenticeships or graduate jobs, to connect with companies.

    Throughout the day, Sixth Form students listened to talks from Dan Miller who showed students how to use the platform.

    There were also talks from other companies including Ernst Young, Browne Jacobson, Geason, Experian, Roythornes Solicitors and BDO.

    Students learned about interview and CV techniques and routes into graduate schemes and apprenticeships.

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  • New members selected for Pupil Parliament​​​​​​​

    Published 01/02/19

    A group of pupils have been selected as the new Year 9 members for Pupil Parliament.

    The year group was asked to submit letters of application outlining their reasons for wanting to be on the Pupil Parliament.

    The current Year 11 Pupil Parliament shortlisted the candidates and interviewed them.

    Lead Principal Mr Rae met with the new members and presented a tie to them.

    Mr Rae and the new members then discussed what priorities they felt the Pupil Parliament should be focusing on.

    Suggestions included:

    • Continuing the work to reduce knife crime in the local community
    • Enhancing the Nottingham Academy rewards scheme to further ensure pupils who are consistently performing well are rewarded
    • Recycling
    • Pupil Assessments
    • Celebrating Nottingham Academy's diverse cohort
    • Developing teacher feedback
    • A covered Bike Shelter as many pupils now have electric bikes / scooter

    The new members will now shadow Year 11 Pupil Parliament members for the rest of term.

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