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  • November Sports Results

    1st December 2015

    Under 16 Netball Team
    U16 Netball team represented North Lincolnshire in the Lincolnshire County Netball Finals.

    Year 8 Hockey Team A

    Runners Up in the U13 Scunthorpe and District mini-hockey tournament. Next stop Hymers!

    Results: Beat Vale B 1-0, Beat Axholme Academy 4-0, Beat SJN 1-0, Drew with St Bedes 0-0 and lost to Winterton 3-0. 


    Year 8 Hockey Team B

    Drew 1-1 with SJN, Lost 1-0 to Vale A, Lost 4-0 to Winterton, Drew 0-0 with St Bedes, Drew 1-1 with Axholme Academy.


    Year 10 Football Team

    Year 10 Football

  • Hockey highlights

    20th November 2015

    Have we some hockey stars of the future in our midst at The Vale?

    Such is the level of interest in the sport this year, two teams represented the academy in the Under 13 Mini-hockey for boys North Lincolnshire round at the Winterton Community Academy.

    The A team finished runners up so will go on to the next round of the National In2 Hockey competition in January at Hymers College in Hull.

     They beat Axholme Academy 4-0, Sir John Nelthorpe 1-0 and Vale B team 1-0, drew with St Bedes and lost to Winterton.

    The B

  • Netball stars

    20th November 2015

    Congratulations to the Year 11 netball team who represented North Lincolnshire in the Lincolnshire County Netball Finals.

    The girls played five matches against other Lincolnshire schools and were competitive throughout, despite the constant rain, cold and wind.

    They earned the right to represent the borough in the tournament, held at The Priory Witham Academy, Lincoln, after not losing a game in the under 16s North Lincolnshire competition in Scunthorpe.

    Captain Macey Day (15) said: “I really enjoyed playing a

  • 2015 Remembrance Day - Brigg

    8th November 2015

    The Student Leadership Team represented The Vale Academy at the Brigg 2015 Remembrance Sunday schools event, with one of our students reading Flanders Fields by John McCrae.

  • October 2015 Sports Results

    4th November 2015

    Year 7 Football Team
    Beat Baysgarth 1-0 and Huntcliff 6-1 but narrowly lost to South Axholme 4-3.

    Year 8 Football Team

    Beat South Axholme 5-1 and Huntcliff 12-1 and drew with Baysgarth 5-5.


    Year 9 Football Team

    Beat South Axholme 5-1 and lost to Baysgarth 6-3.


    Year 10 Football Team

    Beat Baysgarth 3-1, drew with Huntlciff 3-3 and lost to South Axholme 4-3


    Year 11 Football Team

    Beat Melior 4-0 and St Bedes 5-0


    Year 9A Netball & Year 9B Netball Teams

    Team A finished third overall and the B team finished third in the

  • September 2015 Sports Results

    13th October 2015

    Sixth Form Football Team
    Lost 1-0 to Wolfreton School in the last five minutes of the English Schools’ Cup 1st round.






    Year 11 Football Team
    Lost 3-0 to Beverley Grammar in the 1st round of the English Schools’ Cup.

    Won 3-1 against Baysgarth School in the 1st round of the Scunthorpe Schools’ Cup.






    Year 9 Football Team
    Lost on penalties 7-5 to Kelvin Hall School in the 1st round of the U14s English Schools Cup.







    Year 8 Football Team
    Lost 1-0 to Beverly Grammar in the 1st round of the English Schools’

  • Year 9 & Year 10 Assessment Evening

    13th October 2015

    The presentation from the year 9 & year 10 assessment evening is available to download here.

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning: 25 September 2015

    25th September 2015

    Our Student Leadership Team hosted a coffee morning to support Macmillan Cancer Care which raised £314. A huge thank you to all students, staff and parents who generously baked and donated cakes. Thank you to parents, carers and friends of The Vale for supporting the event; lots of cake was eaten but all for an excellent cause. Well done to all who were involved.

  • New Build Takes Shape!

    11th September 2015

    A steel signing ceremony marked the next phase of a Brigg academy’s rebuild.

    The Vale Academy hosted the event on its playing field where its new building is starting to take shape.

    The groundworks have been completed by contractors Galliford Try and the steel that will form the frame of the new school is being slotted together like a giant Meccano set.

    Twelve representatives, including students and guests, signed one of the huge girders that will form part of the new sports hall roof, with the signatures visi

  • Vale’s exam success 2015

    20th August 2015

    Delighted Principal at The Vale Academy in Brigg, Nicola Williams, said students’ GCSE results were either above or in line with expectations.

    A total of 62% gained five A* to C, including maths and English.

    “I’m delighted for the students who have worked really, really hard this year to record some excellent results,” Mrs Williams said.

    “I’m also pleased for our staff. They pulled out all the stops to help and support our students and their considerable efforts have been rewarded.

    “We have scored particularly

  • Vale View Summer 2015 Extra

    20th July 2015

    A winning edition with our phenomenal sports results. Available to download now.

  • We are the champions

    20th July 2015

    Excellent individual performances and a first class team spirit saw The Vale Academy in Brigg crowned Scunthorpe and District Athletics Champions.

    The 49 students showed determination throughout the event, held at the Costello Stadium in Hull.

     Emma Taylor, PE Curriculum Leader, said: “The competition was fantastic from start to end.

     “The students were consistent across the track and field events, and performed particularly well in the relays that were worth double points.

     “We had some excellent team and indi

  • Quad Kids - Humberside Champions 2015

    10th July 2015

    The Vale Academy built on their previous success and were confident going in to the Humber School Games Finals. All students performed extremely well, with countless personal bests throughout the day. The Vale Academy were crowned Humberside champions with a point score that totally eclipsed their closest rivals.

    The quadkids team is made up of four boys and four girls. Each competitor has to complete a 100m sprint, long jump, vortex throw and an 800m. Students score points depending how quick/far they run,

  • Victorious Elgar

    3rd July 2015

    Team Elgar emerged triumphant after a competitive double sports day.


    In a close fought event, they emerged victors over Shakespeare by 952 points to 871.


    Pankhurst (676) were third and Brunel (644) fourth.


    After the first day of field events, Elgar enjoyed a narrow lead over Shakespeare.


    The year group competitions were even closer, and all was to play for on the second day.


    There was an excellent turnout for the 1500m on Thursday morning, which kept the competition close. This was followed by the 400m and

  • Event with a bang

    2nd July 2015

    Science and engineering were brought to life for 136 students at a huge fair.


    Year 8 travelled to Doncaster racecourse to attend the Big Bang Science Fair for the Yorkshire and Humber Region.


    Run by EngineeringUK, Big Bang is designed to encourage more young people to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).


    More than 2,000 students participated in interactive activities including rocket building / launching, animal handling, Jaguar F1 racing, archaeology, wind turbine construc

  • Jazz Band Boost

    18th June 2015

    Students are blowing their own trumpet after winning a major award.

    The Vale Academy in Brigg has formed its own jazz band after being handed the £5,000 grant.

    New amplifiers and a jazz drum kit have been purchased and the money will also provide expert tuition over the next year from a specialist at North Lincs Music Support Service, said curriculum leader for music Jayne Keeler.

    “It’s a pleasure to see students develop their musical skills in a different way and to see their engagement in the project,” said

  • Firestar Launch

    17th June 2015

    Firestar,the fifth MARSBalloon mission will launch into the stratosphere at noon Wednesday the 17th June 2015. On board are 80 Mars science experiments from 42 primary and secondary schools from around the UK. The balloon is expected to reach 30km altitude over a two hour flight where the experiments will be exposed to temperatures as low as -50°C, pressures 1/100th that of sea level and increased levels of radiation all of which are very similar to the surface of Mars. During the flight the experiments wil

  • Quad Kids Competition Winners 2015

    9th June 2015

    The Vale Academy's Year 7 & 8 combined team won the entire competition by over 250 points and will now go on to represent North Lincolnshire in the Humber School Games finals on Friday 3rd July at Costello Stadium in Hull.

    The team was made up of eight students (four boys & four girls), each student is required to complete a 100m, 800m Long Jump and vortex howler throw and two boys and two girls complete a team relay.


  • Fantastic Festival

    5th June 2015

    Congratulations to the 51 students who took part in the  Scunthorpe Music Festival at St Lawrence Church and Frodingham Parish Hall and returned with many trophies.

    Curriculum leader for music Jayne Keeler described it as “an amazing week”.

    “The highlight was the comments given by Marilynne Davies, the adjudicator who said it was rare to see such quality from such a wide variety of ensembles and soloists from one academy,” she said.

    “Students work incredibly hard throughout the year to obtain such results and

  • Musicians

    Let's Play the Music

    22nd May 2015

    Musical talent came to the fore when Brigg students took important examinations.

    The Vale Academy’s Principal Nicola Williams said students received a “fantastic” set of results in the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music exams, which the school hosts.

    Jayne Keeler, Curriculum Leader for Music, said: “Students of woodwind, brass and piano worked incredibly hard to gain distinctions, with marks of more than 130.

    “We’re proud of them all but particularly so of Year 7 cornet player Sid Brown who gained