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  • Former students' Open Evening

    17th November 2016

    Don’t forget – former students can say a fond farewell to the existing buildings on Friday, 25th November.

    All are welcome between 6pm and 8pm.

    There will be a display of memorabilia and photographs from the past plus a chance to sample old-style, school dinner puddings as well as tour the buildings which will close for good on Tuesday 13th December.

    The Vale Academy will move to its new £13.9-million building in January.

    Principal Nicola Williams said: “We didn’t want to just shut these buildings without peopl

  • Anti-Bullying Week

    14th November 2016

    It is Anti-Bullying Week nationally and a programme of events at The Vale Academy will reinforce our strong stance against the issue.

    Vertical house tutor sessions and a special assembly aim to give our students more confidence to help tackle any issue swiftly and effectively.

    Vice Principal Andy Collins said nationally-recognised resources from the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation and the Power for Good website, set up by the Anti-Bullying Alliance, would be utilised.

    “Fortunately, incidents of bullying at the a

  • Fond farewell

    11th November 2016

    Special events have been organised to say a fond farewell to our existing buildings.

    We will move to our new £13.9-million home in January, with a school occupying our current site on Grammar School Road for 60 years.

    To mark the closure of the existing buildings, farewell concerts will take place on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, 16th and 17th November.

    Principal Nicola Williams also announced an evening for former students to look around and reminisce on Friday, 25th November.

    “We didn’t want to just

  • Year 7 & 11 Group Photograph 2016/17

    19th October 2016

    Year group photographs are now available to buy from Tempest Photography. You’re able to preview the photograph on their web site, available here.

  • District champions

    6th October 2016

    Excellent performances saw The Vale Academy’s under 16s’ netball team become district champions.

     The nine students travelled with Miss Nicola Hewitt, PE teacher, to St Bede’s School in Scunthorpe to the North Lincolnshire Schools’ under 16 netball tournament.

     Miss Hewitt said: “The team put in several excellent performances in difficult and windy conditions.

    “After finishing top of our league we beat St Bede’s 14-1 in the semi-finals. The highlight of the tournament was beating Frederick Gough School 13-4 in

  • Attempted Accosting - Ashby High Street

    27th September 2016

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  • Year 11 Mock Exams

    27th September 2016

    Please be aware that all Y11 students will be sitting a mock exam in English, Maths and Science next week (starting 03 October 2016) and should be revising in preparation for these exams.

    Students who do not have a calculator for their Maths exams will be issued a detention.  Calculators are available on ParentPay. Please contact the academy if there are any problems.

    The mock exam timetable is available to download below.

  • Outstanding GCSE Results

    25th August 2016

    Students and staff celebrated The Vale Academy’s best ever GCSE results today (Thursday).

    Principal of the Brigg school Nicola Williams said 72% achieved five A* to Cs, including maths and English, up 9% on last year’s “excellent” results.

    She said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year’s GCSE results which are our best ever.

    “83% of students achieved a grade C or above in English and 77% of students likewise in maths.

    “There are many excellent individual performances. Many students achieved top A or A*

  • Uniform Information

    21st July 2016

     

    There have been some minor changes to our uniform policy. The amended policy states only polishable black shoes are permitted from September.

    Students need to ensure they wear the correct trouser or skirt in line with our uniform policy.  Jeans, chinos, leggings, ‘jegging’ style trousers and tube skirts are not permitted and we recommend parents visit the official stockist (Shah’s) or contact the academy before purchasing garments elsewhere.

     

    Acceptable shoes for boys

     

    Acceptable shoes for girls

     

    Unacceptable

  • Latest Vale Views magazine

    20th July 2016

    Once again we have had to extend our printed edition to adequately cover all the events that have taken place from Easter to July 2016.  You can find the Summer 2016 edition under Downloads on the About tab.

  • Fitting finale

    19th July 2016

    A varied programme of music showcased The Vale Academy's wide range of talent in the end of term concert staged in a packed Westmoor Hall.

    It also meant Year 12 students had the chance to organise an event as part of their national diploma in music and gave an opportunity to practise before the music department’s concert at St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, London.

    Curriculum leader for music Jayne Keeler praised every student who participated.

    “They all performed to such a high ability,” she said. “The varie

  • Tuesday 5th July 2016

    1st July 2016

    Parent / Carers are advised that the academy will be open as normal on Tuesday 5th July 2016.  Our Year 6 induction day and evening will also go ahead as planned.

  • Battle of the Somme Commemoration

    8th June 2016

    The Vale Academy honours those who fell at the Somme.  To mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, The Vale Academy is inviting students, parents and governors to take part in its commemoration event at the academy on Friday, 1st July 2016 at 7.15am.  The event is at this time to conicide with the time 100 years ago when the soldiers went 'over the top'.

  • Handball hits new high

    7th June 2016

    Students from The Vale Academy put North Lincolnshire on the handball map.

     

    The Olympic sport sees two teams of seven players - six outfield and a goalkeeper - pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team.

    It was introduced in the PE curriculum last year and is popular, with a lunchtime club also well attended throughout the year.

     The under 13 and under 15 boys and girls’ teams represented North Lincolnshire in the East Midlands Schools’ Handball Tournament at Nott

  • Cup triumph

    6th June 2016

    The Vale Academy’s under 14 footballers came from a goal behind to beat Baysgarth School in the final of the Scunthorpe and District Cup.

    The Brigg side had beaten South Axholme Academy, Outwood Foxhills Academy and Frederick Gough School on their way to the final, played at Baysgarth in Barton.

    The final proved a close fought game against a very good Baysgarth team, said house leader Richard Hughes.

     They went one down but came back after goals from Tom Collins and Zachariah Summerton.  Vale’s man-of-the-mat

  • Netball aces

    13th May 2016

    A fantastic year for netball was crowned by three teams representing North Lincolnshire in the Humber Schools’ Games finals.

    The teams from Year 7, 8 and 10 travelled to St Mary’s College in Hull to take on the region’s best after winning their district competitions, held at St Bede’s in Scunthorpe.

    Miss Haughey said: “It was a fantastic achievement for all three teams to qualify for the event and was a fabulous experience for the girls as they had the opportunity to play against schools we wouldn’t normally

  • Exam Time Table

    10th May 2016

    The Summer 2016 exam time tables are available to view here.

  • 2016-17 Term Dates

    9th May 2016

    The term dates for 2016-17 for The Vale Academy are now available here.

  • We are the Champions!

    5th May 2016

    Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill was on hand when The Vale Academy was crowned Under 13 and 15 champions at the School Partnership Trust Academies games.

    The two boys’ and girls’ teams represented the school at our sponsor’s annual event held at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, Ennis-Hill’s base.

    The gold medallist from London 2012 is preparing for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and the event coincided with her training schedule.

    The Under 13 boys and girls and under 15 girls were overall winne

  • Class acts

    21st April 2016

    Students hope to go top of the class and win a local talent competition.

    Keaton Fussey and Heather Peers (both 15) will take part in the semi-finals of the Scunthorpe Telegraph’s annual young talent search Class Act.

    The top five from each semi, taking place on May 4 and May 18, will go through to the grand final in June.

    Keaton will perform Jeff Buckley’s song Hallelujah.

     He said: “I am looking forward to being given the Class Act opportunity.

    “Music has always been my passion and I value every chance to perfo