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  • National Schools Badminton

    25th March 2013

    Congratulations to The Vale Academy KS4 boys badminton team who have reached the Center Parcs National Finals. They will be representing Yorkshire! It takes place on 21st and 22nd April at Sherwood Forest.

    Sarah Milne will be at the Finals as the young Team England star, Sarah has been in to The Vale Academy recently running some Badminton Workshops with our students.

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    Ofsted Inspection, March 2013

    21st March 2013

    The Vale Academy Ofsted Inspection, March 2013

    Achievement and Teaching : Good with Outstanding features
    Behaviour and Safety : Outstanding
    Leadership and Management : Outstanding

    Staff, governors and Sir Paul Edwards (CEO : School Partnership Trust Academies), were absolutely delighted with the recent judgements awarded in the March Ofsted inspection. Mrs Young, the governors and her staff wish to thank all parents for their on-going support. We are exceptionally proud of our students and their achievements. W

  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    15th March 2013

    Throughout the spring term, students from The Vale Academy have been working with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The workshops lasted for a total of 6 days, culminating in 2 performances at the Baths Hall given to a full house of pupils on both occasions. Activities included composing a piece of music which was performed by students and the RPO, learning about event management, repertoire and presenting large scale concerts.

    Robbie Hall was lucky enough to conduct the orchestra with Oliver Char

  • Bird in your Ear

    13th March 2013

    The Vale Academy pupils were treated to a 2 hour workshop given by the flap your feathers theatre company. Based on developing literacy and story telling skills, the session was welcomed  with real excitement by the pupils who composed their own stories based on objects that were given to them.

    The theatre company then presented "Bird in your Ear" during an evening performance which delighted the audience both young and old.

    It was a pure 90 mins of professionalism by the actors and Westmoor Hall was complete

  • Brass Master Class

    13th March 2013

    We were honoured to host a brass masterclass given by Christopher Deacon. Chris is principal trumpet for the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. He has provided the trumpet playing for many films including Harry Potter, Disney and Warner Bros. He was the trumpet soloist at the Royal wedding as well as the London 2012 Olympic Games. He has made solo appearances in Europe and the Far East and has taught for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

    Many brass students from our own academy and around the area were trea

  • Jobs & Enterprise Fair

    8th March 2013

    The Vale Academy are proud to be hosting the Brigg Jobs & Enterprise Fair

    An ideal chance to meet local employers, speak to careers & CV advisors and discover the help available for your new or small business!

    Friday 15 March 9.30am - 1.00pm

    The event will be hosted in The Sports Hall here at The Vale Academy!

  • Ofsted Inspection

    5th March 2013

    We should like to inform parents that The Vale Academy will be inspected by Ofsted on Wednesday 6th March and Thursday 7th March. Please see attached a letter from Ofsted & also a leaflet.

  • Production leaves audience wanting MORE!

    11th February 2013

    The opening night of Oliver this evening left the auidience wanting MORE!

    Fantastic musicians, actors and actresses performed live from Westmoor Hall at The Vale Academy.

    Tickets are still available for future nights (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday). We would love you to come along and enjoy the show with us.

    Tickets are also available on the door.

     

  • The Vale Academy Friends' Association

    3rd February 2013
    The Vale Academy Friends' Association has very kindly donated £1000 to be spent on library books for students. The Chair of the Friends' Association, Alison Baugh, is pictured presenting Gail Young with the cheque. Mrs Young commended the 'Friends' for their huge efforts in support of the academy.
     
    She stated that we are desperately in need of new members, that the committee members are incredibly friendly and would be delighted to welcome new parents to the next meeting on April 22nd at 6-30 p.m.
  • Stargazing Live

    9th January 2013

    The Vale Academy was invited to provide a series of activities for the Stargazing Live Event which took place on January 8th 2013 at Waters’ Edge, Barton upon Humber. The event was superbly well attended and our students were delighted to be able to support it.

    Year 9 and Year 10 students were involved : Emily, Jordan, Hannah, Emily, Bram, Oliver, Cameron, Gabriella and Jade. They were supported by two 6th Form Physics students, Elliot and Ben.

    Ben actually received a personal letter from Professor Brian Cox

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    Vale Views Christmas 2012 magazine

    14th December 2012

    Our latest issue of Vale Views is now available to download.  It is packed with news of event, sporting successes and oodles of images.  You can find this and past issues in 'downloads' in the 'About us' tab or by clicking here

  • Doddle

    7th December 2012
    Drama, English, Geography, History, ICT, Music and RS all now have purchased the fantastic interactive lesson and homework resources from Doddle.  Students are being given their user accounts during lessons.  Why not log on and take a look at:
     
     
    Any queries then contact your subject teacher.
  • Parents Recommend The Vale Academy

    5th November 2012

    Following a questionnaire conducted at Year 7 settling-in evening, 100% of parents would recommend the academy to prospective parents.  Of the 737 questions asked, there were only 7 responses that cited disagreement with academy policy - less than 1%.

    Analysis of the Year 8 questionnaires showed that 100% of responses received suggested that the academy would be recommended to prospective parents.  Of the 770 questions, there were 10 responses which disagreed with policy.  Again, this is less than 1%.

  • GCSE Results 2012

    23rd August 2012
    Congratulations to our record breaking class of 2012
     
    70% 5+ A*-C grades including English & Maths
    94% 5+ A*-C grades
    77% A*-C grades in English
    77% A*-C grades in Maths
     
    Record numbers of A*/A grades at 32%
  • Parent Pay

    6th July 2012

    All parents should have now received a letter containing details of how to use ParentPay the secure online system for paying for trips, uniform, music tuition and other services*. If you have mislaid the letter with your log-on details which connects you to your child's account, please contact us and a copy will be sent out. If you require guidance on using ParentPay you can view our help page.

    If you would still like to use cash then you will need to use PayPoint, this service is available from many local r

  • Annie Lush Visit

    15th June 2012

    Annie Lush (World Champion Sailor 2010 and Olympic Gold hopeful 2012)

    The Vale Academy was privileged and honoured to be able to host a visit by Annie Lush, World Champion Sailor 2010 and Olympic hopeful 2012. Annie came to The Vale Academy on Friday June 15th to present awards to the most successful students in either Music or Sport or, in some cases, both. Annie brought DVDs of her in action on the high seas and spoke to the students about the importance of training to success at such a high level. Her com

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    Our Own Wonder of the Universe

    25th May 2012

    One of our students was extremely pleased upon opening a letter informing him he had the potential to "bring much knowledge to the world of Science". Professor Brian Cox wrote to Ben (pictured) to advise him of his results from the "Wonder of the Universe" paper he sat recently. Professor Cox writes

    "you have an extremely rare talent being that you can see physics for what it is... You have shown an advanced level of understanding in Astro, Nuclear and Particle Physics. Because of your advanced knowledge in
  • Students Have An ACE Day!

    14th May 2012

    A total of 75 of our year 9 students destined for the English Baccalaureate pathway visited Hull University for their ACE (Aiming for College Education) Day. The event which the university runs annually was a great success and gave our students the insight to life as an undergraduate.

    The visit gave students an opportunity to realise their potential and the encouragement that university is an achievable goal. A guided tour allowed our students to see the resources and facilities available at Hull, with inter