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  • 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

  • Football Champions !

    30th April 2015

    Year 7 Football

    The Vale Academy year 7 Football team are North Lincolnshire schools champions.

    The Vale Academy played Winterton in an incredibly entertaining final.  After some early pressure from the Vale Academy team resulting in the the Winterton Goalkeeper pulling off some excellent saves from Liam Jordan and Greg Watson the Winterton team broke and took the lead.

    Winterton quickly went 2 nil up with a well worked goal that the Vale goalkeeper Bailey Clark could do little to prevent.  In going behind by

  • Football Cup Final 2015

    20th April 2015

    Two fantastic finals this weekend for Y10 and Y8 boys. The games were hosted by local football team Brigg Town Football Club.


    The results were as follows:

    Y8 lost their game 2-3 a last minute header was conceeded.

    Y10 won their game 3-0 & were crowned champions.


    Both teams gave excellent performances. Well done!

  • Sports Hall Athletics Results 2015

    16th April 2015

    The Vale Academy's Sportshall Athletics team had some fantastic results at The Humber Games Finals on Thursday 16 April 2015.


    Year 7 boys finished in 4th place.

    Year 7 girls finished in 2nd place.

    Year 8 boys finished in 1st place.

    Year 8 boys team are now Country Champions!

  • Our spring Vale Views magazine

    27th March 2015

    A full colour, 18 page special issue reporting on some of the many events to have taken place this term.  Download to read now.

  • Coding Competition Winners

    4th March 2015

    Eric France (Rotary) presented Callum & Emily with certificates after winning The Scunthorpe Technology Challenge Coding Competition (pictured with Mr Burrin who ran the competition within the academy).


  • Dodgeball Success

    4th March 2015

    KS3 and KS4 Boys dodgeball teams both competed in the North Lincolnshire schools competition and both teams won their age group competition. They will now go on to represent North Lincolnshire in the Humber School Games and compete against schools from Hull, North East Lincolnshire and East Riding.

  • KS3 Girls Basketball

    4th February 2015

    The KS3 girls backetball team won the Humber Schools Games competition and are now the champions of Humberside. The competition consisted of teams from Hull, East Riding, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.

  • Footpath Closure

    30th January 2015

    Please be aware that the footpath between The Vale Academy and St Mary's will be closed for 6 weeks from Monday 9 February, due to work on the entrance for the new academy building. Sorry for any inconvenience caused, If you would like any further information please contact Mr G West at the academy.

  • Those Were the Days

    22nd January 2015

    Tickets are now on sale for the academy's production 'Those Were the Days.' Students have been working hard since October to create a journey through British history in the 20th Century for the audience. The production takes a selection of important markers in British history, including the sinking of the Titanic, WW1, the creation of the NHS system, the 1980's Miners strikes, up until 2000, with a Millennium Party scene and a look at the impact of modern technologies. The production also  includes a range

  • Emily McGregory

    Year 7 Model Cells

    16th January 2015

    Miss Coulthwaite’s 7set1 created model cells for their Quality Mark assignment, the work produced was outstanding!

    A special well done to Megan Davies and Isobel Morely who weren't in school on the day we presented the projects but still managed to send their work in!


    Here are some of the best…