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  • Things that go bump in the academy!

    7th November 2017

    Ghostly goings-on spooked visitors to The Vale’s new building in a student-inspired Halloween special.

    Storytellers, played by sixth form drama students each with a ghostly link to the academy, led the audience around the school.There was a 19th century asylum in the drama studio, a whodunit murder mystery in the gym, a Victorian school and a gory, blood spilling, accident-prone scene.Spooky Tales was a promenade performance set across nine settings, with the audience moving from one to another.

    There was an

  • Train to Teach with Teaching School Alliance

    30th October 2017

    Considering becoming a teacher?  Delta is delighted to offer School Direct Teacher Training with our outstanding Teaching School Alliances.

    School Direct is a national teacher training initiative which offers an exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners.  Delta TSA is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer School Direct places for 2018/19.  As part of the training programme you can gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher St

  • Group Photographs

    11th October 2017

    Tempest group photographs 1 are available to view online.

    www.tempest-groups.co.uk

     

    These group photographs are available to purchase within the photography pack you have received.

  • Our Italian Job!

    4th October 2017

    Fantastic memories were forged when geography students from The Vale visited Italy.

    The packed four-day agenda to the Bay of Naples included trips to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, volcano Mount Vesuvius, picturesque Sorrento, Roman remains at Herculaneum, and a tour of the volcanic Phlegraean fields area.

    Visit leader Richard Hughes said it was a memorable few days.

     “The students were amazing and a credit to their parents and academy,” he said.

     “They did a lot of walking but saw some amazing sights from

  • Year 6 Open Evening

    12th September 2017

    Time remains for Year 6 pupils to choose The Vale Academy as their secondary school next year.

    While an Open Evening and Open Mornings have taken place, anybody yet to make up their mind can give us a call and meet with a senior member of our team. 

    With excellent GCSE results, a new building and dedicated staff, there has never been a better time to attend The Vale.

    Ofsted rates The Vale ‘good with outstanding features’ and it came second in the Scunthorpe Telegraph’s performance tables for the whole of North

  • Congratulations!

    24th August 2017

    Delighted staff and students celebrated another impressive set of GCSE results at The Vale Academy.

    Principal Nicola Williams said results in English were particularly ‘outstanding' with 86% of students achieving a grade 4+ and 63% grade 5+.

    A total of 67% of students achieved a ‘standard’ 4+ pass - the equivalent of the old grade C - in English and Maths.  46% achieved a ‘strong’ 5+ pass in the two subjects combined.

     “I am absolutely delighted with our results overall, in particular with the way students hav

  • Record A-level results

    17th August 2017

    Students and staff have celebrated The Vale Academy’s best ever A-level results.

    They recorded a pass rate of 99% across academic and vocational courses with 37% of grades either A or A*.

    All who applied gained entry into their first choice university.

    There was an overall average progress of +0.22 for academic and +0.90 for vocational subjects.

    The Vale Academy’s Principal Nicola Williams was “delighted”.  “This is an excellent set of results for our students who are in Brigg Sixth Form,” she said. “I am delig

  • Girls tee up golf triumph

    20th July 2017

    A drive to engage more girls in golf benefited students from The Vale Academy.

    More than 250 attended an initial taster day organised by Stacey Mitchell, the Regional Development Officer at The Golf Foundation.

    Thirty girls then attended a six week course at Elsham Golf Club, led by Dane Duffin, its assistant professional.

    Mr Richard Hughes a Physical Education teacher, who took the party each week, said it included fun activities and teaching to give the girls the basics to begin playing the game.

    “Some sessio

  • Snapchat!

    7th July 2017

    Last week Snapchat introduced a new feature, the ‘Snap Map’. 

    This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as seeing location based photos and videos. The Snap Map shows a user’s Bitmoji, their cartoon avatar within Snapchat, pinpointed on a world map. Users can then zoom into the map to see the exact location of their friends. 

    How to access Snap Maps

    To access the Snap Map in the latest update of the Snapchat app, users need to go to their camera scre

  • Right course mapped out

    20th June 2017

    Navigation skills were put to the test as students took part in a district orienteering competition.

    Fourteen from The Vale Academy group qualified at the Brumby Hall, Scunthorpe, event, to represent North Lincolnshire in a Humber-wide competition.

    Matthew Neal, assistant curriculum leader PE, said 65 students across years 7, 8 and 9 represented the Vale Academy.

    “It presents an opportunity to develop map reading skills in a competitive environment as well as a focus on teamwork, leadership and fitness,” he sa

  • The Voice comes to academy

    26th May 2017

    Has The Vale got The Voice?

    Two talented students have won through to the regional audition stages of the popular television show.

    Heather Peers (pictured) and Beth Gibson (below) impressed two producers from the ITV show when they turned up at the academy to film hopefuls.

    Both know there is a long way to go before a chance of appearing on the small screen but were delighted to have made it through to the next stage, said curriculum leader for music Jayne Keeler.

    She said: “The evening was a huge success and s

  • Rugby girls win praise

    26th May 2017

    Committed students took part in an Under 13 and Under 15 Lincolnshire County Girls’ Rugby Competition in Nettleham – and earned praise from a top rugby union official.

     It follows the success of girls’ rugby coaching at The Vale for Years 8 to 10 during their PE lessons.

    Many have also been taking part in the after school club run by Mrs Taylor.

     She said: “The Vale has taken part in all of the North Lincolnshire competitions and remain unbeaten.

     “This Lincolnshire competition was a big step up but, after a da

  • Year 7 boys triumphant

    26th May 2017

    Year Seven boys’ football team returned to The Vale with a cup after beating Sir John Nelthorpe 4-1 in a North Lincolnshire final.

     Undefeated in group games, played since September, they qualified for the competition’s final stages.

     The boys beat Scunthorpe’s Melior Community Academy in a close fought semi-final.

     They had several players, including their captain, ruled out by injury beforehand but were triumphant regardless.

     The first half of the final against Sir John Nelthorpe was very closely contested a

  • Trust champions

    9th March 2017

    Top-performing athletes returned to The Vale as champions after winning its sponsor’s prestigious indoor tournament at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

    They won the under 13 and under 15 Delta Academies Trust's competition after both girls’ teams came top in their age categories and the boys finished third in both.

    PE teacher Nicola Hewitt, who took the 21-strong team to south Yorkshire, said the competition was ‘fantastic’ from start to end.

    “The students were consistent across the track and field

  • Top careers' awards

    14th February 2017

    High standards in careers provision at The Vale Academy have been recognised with a prestigious award.

    The Quality Award in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) accredits good practice and encourages development in academies and schools.

    Principal Nicola Williams said The Vale placed a great deal of emphasis on students’ futures.

    “I’m really pleased with the award because it confirms the quality of our work in this really important area,” said Mrs Williams.

    “Parents can be reassured that

  • Teams' memorable day in Derby

    10th February 2017

    Top-performing five-a-side football teams from The Vale Academy represented North Lincolnshire and took on schools from across the East Midlands in regional finals in Derby.

     The boys’ and girls’ teams travelled to the Soccer Dome at Pride Park, home to Championship Derby County, in the English Schools’ Football Association competition after being crowned district champions.

     They competed against schools from Nottingham, Hull, Lincoln and Derby.

     Teacher Richard Hughes said: “The students had done exceptional

  • The Vale's top performance

    20th January 2017

    New-style performance league tables put The Vale Academy in the country’s top 25% of state-funded school.

    The Department for Education says the academy is one of the highest performing in North Lincolnshire, with a Progress 8 figure of 0.25. The average score across the country was -0.03.

    The tables, released on Thursday, also confirm The Vale had a record 72% of its Year 11 students achieve Grade C or above in English and maths last summer.

    When compared to 55 other secondaries with a similar intake, The Vale

  • Welcome to new era

    5th January 2017

    Welcome to a new year and new era at The Vale Academy.

    We have moved into our fabulous £13.9-million new building, accessed via our new entrance off Atherton Way.

    It gives students and teachers the state-of-the-art facilities they deserve, said Principal Nicola Williams.

    “We’re delighted to welcome our students and staff to our new building. I’d like to thank the team who have worked tirelessly throughout the Christmas holidays, packing and unpacking, to ensure the move is as smooth as possible,” she said.

    “The

  • Vale Views Extended Autumn magazine.

    15th December 2016

    Your termly issue of our events and news magazine is now available complete with a look back at the old school and new build. Why not download your copy now?

  • Hour of the Code

    13th December 2016

    Y8 took part in the 2016 UK Hour of Code on Monday 12/12/16.   

    Students and parents of Y8 used their crafting and coding skills to design and make a programmable Christmas Card in an hour.   

     The Christmas card contained a simple electronic circuit that was controlled via students’ BBC Micro:bit and then programmed using Python or PXT Block Editor. 

     It was a highly successful hour; thank you to Mr Burrin, Mr Kerr and sixth form Computer Science students who organised and supported the event.