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  • 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

  • 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