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  • 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.


  • Challenge adds up to success

    25th January 2016

    Dividing lines were drawn but nothing could take away from a highly successful maths challenge between teams from eight primary schools.

    Parents and grandparents added to a supportive atmosphere as 32 pupils from Years 3 and 4 and the same number from Years 5 and 6 took part in the now annual event at The Vale Academy in Brigg.

    Organiser Jayne Keeler said the aim was to provide a mathematical challenge for the local primary schools.

    “We want to show them from an early age that maths can be fun and interesting,

  • Andrew Percy MP visit

    22nd January 2016

    Andrew Percy MP visited Year 10 to talk about Parliament, being an MP, Government and Politics and had a lively debate with students.

  • December Sports Results

    31st December 2015

    December Sports Results were as follows:

    • U12 Football Team Lost in the quarter final 1-0 to Frederick Gough School in the Scunthorpe and District 5 aside tournament at St Lawrence Academy
    • Both KS3 badminton A and B teams are through to the finals night after finishing joint first!
    • KS3 Boys badminton C team finished 6th place overall!
    • Two teams competed in the U12 5-a-side football competition with the A team finishing runners up to Frederick Gough.
    • The U13 mini-hockey team won the District Mini-Hockey Competitio
  • Your Autumn Term Magazine

    19th December 2015

    Bursting with events and pictures, why now download a copy for yourself?

  • Non-uniform Day

    16th December 2015

    The Vale Academy held a non-uniform day to help raise money for a new wheelchair year 9 student, Tarran.  The wheelchair is a Lifestand LS3 which will vastly improve Taran’s independence and allow him to better socialise with his peers.  It will also assist in his therapeutic support by helping with his muscle strength and tone.  The students of the academy contributed £330 towards this very good cause, the last payment so hopefully, when he feels confident, we will see Tarran in his new chair.  Thank you f