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  • 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

  • Fantastic fundraisers

    19th April 2016

    Thanks to parents, students and staff who contributed to make our Year 7 Sport Relief mile a tremendous success.

    An amazing £574.60 was raised by the year group, which completed the event on the academy’s field during their PE lessons.

    Students had an assembly beforehand showing them how Sport Relief money helps children in the United Kingdom and around the world. 

    Abigale Latta  said she had managed to raise £40 for the mile.

    “I really enjoyed doing it for a worthy cause,” she said.

    Joe Evans said: “After list

  • Cup winners - again!

    19th April 2016

    Talented footballers ended another successful season by retaining a district trophy for the final time.

    The Vale Academy’s Year 11 side lifted the Scunthorpe and District Schools Football Cup, beating Frederick Gough in the final held at nearby Brigg Town Football Club.

    They had beaten Huntcliff Comprehensive, Melior Community Academy and St Bede’s Academy in previous rounds. 

    PE teacher Matthew Neal said, after an entertaining first half, The Vale led at the interval thanks to a Charlie Dolling solo effort. 

  • Vale View spring 2016

    25th March 2016

    This issue of the Vale Views is packed with events, sports, report of our stage play, Scrooge, and much more.

  • Rugby proves big hit

    24th March 2016

    Enthusiastic girls took part in their first rugby tournament since the sport was introduced to the PE curriculum.

    Mrs Taylor took 14 Year 8 students to Lincolnshire Rugby Club in Nettleham  where they played nine, seven-a-side games against other county schools.

    Mrs Taylor said the matches, with tackling and uncontested scrums, had given the girls an excellent first experience of competitive rugby.

    “The girls were all amazing, getting involved fully with all of the tackles and not shying away from anyone,” she

  • Our new academy opening

    11th March 2016

    Doors will be opened at our rebuilt £13.9-million academy next January, it has been confirmed.

    The new building is really starting to take shape on our existing field and will be ready on schedule.

    Principal Nicola Williams said: “We’re delighted to be able to formally announce when we will move into our new building.

    “Projects of this size and scale can be difficult to manage and I’d like to thank everybody involved for keeping to the original schedule, particularly the contractors Galliford Try.

    “It will be o

  • Brand new designs

    11th March 2016

    Imaginative ideas were produced when industry experts came into The Vale Academy and encouraged students to design a product.

    Four designers from Reckitt Benckiser Healthcare Ltd worked with 142 students to develop a new brand based upon their existing ones of Veet, Neurofen, Airwick air freshener and Scholl insoles.

     Louise Mead, Science teacher, said: “Students applied science, technology, engineering and mathematical skills (STEM) to develop a new product.

     “It gave them a chance to work with people from in

  • Sporting Success, February 2016

    11th March 2016

    January Sports Results were as follows:

    • KS4 Boys Badminton were runners up in the Humber School Games KS4 Boys Badminton Finals at Ennerdale Leisure Centre in Hull.

    • KS3 Girls Basketball were runners up in the Humber School Games KS3 Girls Basketball Finals at the Grimsby Institute.

    • KS3 Boys Basketball were runners up in the Humber School Games KS3 Boys Basketball final at The Grimsby Institute.

    • Year 11 Boys Football team won 6-5 on penalties against Huntcliff School in the quarter final of the Scunthorpe and Di

  • Rocking all over the Vale!

    25th February 2016

    Status Quo’s former drummer beat his way to The Vale Academy and told students to do ‘whatever you want’ musically.

    Jeff Rich, a member of the iconic band for 16 years from 1985, spent a day at the academy.

    He left Status Quo in 2001 to spend more time with his family and, subsequently, has spent a lot of time in schools.

    He provided a morning workshop for Year 9 and 10 GCSE and sixth form music students in Westmoor Hall and spent the afternoon with Year 7.

    Jeff told students about this time in Quo and they wat

  • Sporting Success, January 2016

    22nd February 2016

    January Sports Results were as follows:

    • The KS3 Girls’ Basketball team were North Lincolnshire Champions winning overall at St Bede’s Catholic School in Scunthorpe. They will now go on to represent North Lincolnshire at the Humber School Games Finals at Grimsby Institute on the 10th February.

    • The KS4 Boys finished runners up in the North Lincolnshire finals at St Bedes Catholic School in Scunthorpe.

    • The KS3 Boys Basketball team were North Lincolnshire Champions winning overall at St Bede’s Catholic School in S

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    Arts at Cast

    5th February 2016

    The Arts festival, over three days, saw the conference of head teachers opening with the Vale taiko drummers.  The following day saw many of our talented musicians taking part in workshops that spent that one day creating a new piece of dance music which would then be used on the last day by dance students to also create a new piece.  Students from Y7 to Y13 took part in the workshops and evening performance and we have to say how proud we were of them, holding their own on stage against some adult bands.

  • North Lincolnshire champions

    2nd February 2016

    A triumphant team from Year 9 won a basketball tournament and will represent North Lincolnshire in a regional final.

    The five students - Nikita Donskoy, Charlotte Cawkwell, Sian Burrows, Sophie Bullass

    and Emily Hewis – travelled to St Bede’s Catholic School with Miss Hewitt.

    She said the girls managed a remarkable record, beating the hosts, North Axholme Academy, and St Lawrence Academy in a round robin competition.

     The team will now go on to represent North Lincolnshire in the Humber School Games at the Grim

  • Boys get into hockey

    2nd February 2016

    Ten boys from The Vale represented North Lincolnshire in a national hockey competition.

    They travelled to Hymers College in Hull to play on a plastic pitch and beat Longcroft School and Kelvin Hall School in their group games.

     They lost narrowly to Driffield School in the semi finals but went on to finish third overall in the Under 13 Boys National In2 Hockey competition, beating Longcroft in a play-off.

     Miss Haughey, who took the party, said: “The boys’ effort and determination was outstanding throughout t

  • Bah Humbug? Not here!

    25th January 2016

    Congratulations to students and staff involved in the wonderful production of Scrooge.

    The Drama Department students started rehearsals in October and worked hard, sometimes four nights a week, to bring this classic tale to life.

    More than 100 students were involved in the production, ranging from actors to dancers, from musicians to backstage and technical crew.

    Principal Nicola Williams said: “I’d like to say huge congratulations to the Drama Department, students and their families for their support.