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    10th February 2017

    The academy will be holding an All Years Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 14th February 2017, starting at 3.00pm. This will offer both students and their families a chance to check on progress made so far this term, as well as discuss next steps for the coming term. Year 11 students in particular will benefit from attending this evening, as they can discuss revision strategies and exam practice with their subject teachers.

    We look forward to seeing you on the evening.


    6th February 2017

    This week’s assemblies are all focusing on the topic of E-Safety, delivered by the academy’s E-Safety Lead Mr. Reynolds (KS3/4). Mr Blackett will lead for KS5. All KS3 ICT lessons will discuss and expand on the topic, outlining how images posted to the internet and social media could be used against you.

    All of the assemblies will link to Safer Internet Day, which is on Tuesday 7th February.


    18th January 2017

    The KS4 Mock Exam series will begin week commencing Monday 23rd January. Students will meet at 8.25 (morning exams) or 12.30 (afternoon exam) in the Auditorium. Any student arriving late to an exam, must wait at student reception to be escorted into the exam room by either Mrs Welch or Mrs Bromilow.


    For the summary timetable of mock exams, please follow this link:


    4th January 2017

    The academy will be holding a Year 8 Options Evening at 6pm on Tuesday 10th January. All parents and carers of Year 8 students are encouraged to attend, along with Year 8 students, to gain a better insight into the Options process. There be plenty of opportunity to speak with subject teachers about each course on offer next academic year, as well as chances to speak with careers advisors, and representatives from Leeds University about future career options.

    This event will be the start of the Year 8 Options


    3rd January 2017

    The following is a message of thanks from Mrs Swainston regarding the Christmas Raffle:

    “I would like to thank people for their support and donations for the Christmas raffle last year, we raised an amazing £179 which will be going towards Year 11 Prom this year. First prize went to Mrs. Williams and Bryce Thornton in Year 11 won the mince pie and coffee for 2 at Coffee at Number 4. I would especially like to thank local companies such as Spartans gym, Richard Laws, Co-operative, C&N news, The Tuck Shop and


    16th December 2016

    BrightBus Service – January 2017

    BrightBus, the company that operates the school service that our students access, have informed us that as from January 2017 their services are being renumbered. The morning service has been renumbered to 555 for Ash Hill students. The afternoon services, 556 and 555 will be combined, and also renumbered to 555 for Ash Hill students.

    Below are the timings for the services – PLEASE NOTE the bus will stop at all stops along the route, if required.

    555 – Morning Service

    Thorne, Ki


    16th December 2016

    Please see the information attached which explains the latest student report. Please click on the Reporting to Parents Information link above.


    14th December 2016

    After a successful Autumn/Winter program of activities for the daily Enrichment sessions, we would like to thank both students and staff for their involvement. This program of activities will close on Thursday 15th December at 3.30pm, with the new Spring 17 Program to be announced shortly.


    13th December 2016

    After a recent visit to Sheffield Hallam University, we were very happy to receive a message of thanks from their Pre 16 Engagement Coordinator, Mr J Wilmshurst.

    Mr Wilmshurst sent thanks to both the students and staff via Mrs Welch, for being such wonderful guests of Sheffield Hallam University – “Thank you for visiting us last week, we really enjoyed hosting you and you were a great bunch of pupils, parents and teachers to work with…I hope you enjoyed the visit as much as we did.”

    The visit was organised by


    12th December 2016

    The Student and Academy Leadership Teams have agreed that it is important to support our community, especially at this festive time of year, and have chosen to show that support by fundraising for Save the Children with a Christmas Jumper Day.

    On Friday 16th December for the last day of term, students (and staff) at Ash Hill Academy may wear a Christmas Jumper with their uniforms, instead of the normal shirt and tie beneath their blazers – for a £1 donation to charity.

    The Christmas Jumper Day donations will


    7th December 2016

    Mrs Whitter would like to thank the Year 11 Art & Design and Photography students, for attending a studio support session to work on final major outcomes, for their course work portfolios. An amazing up take for the evening resulted in 38 students attending until 6.30pm! She would also like to thank the Art and Photography staff, for supporting with this very successful evening of achievement.

    Pictured are some of the pieces produced by the attendees.

    Year 11 students should keep an eye out in the New Year,


    6th December 2016

    In order to raise funds for the Year 11 End of year Ball, there will be a Christmas Raffle held in the Learner Achievement Centre (LAC) on Wednesday 14th December. Tickets are available now from Year 11 students at Break and Lunch times or from the Personal Learning Centre (DV13), priced at just 20p per ticket, or £1 for a strip of tickets.

    The prizes have been donated from a variety of sources within our very supportive community, including:

    - Staff, students and their families

    - C&N Newsagents

    - Coffee at Nu


    2nd December 2016

    In order to raise funds for their end of year ball, our Year 11 students and their supporting staff have been seeking donations for raffle prizes. Mrs Swainston has asked that a special message of thanks be sent out to all the wonderful people – students, their families, and even local businesses – who have kindly donated items for prizes already. Ash Hill Academy continues to be fortunate in having such a caring and supportive local community, and we are very grateful to all individuals and groups for this


    29th November 2016

    On Monday afternoon as part of our Enrichment program, Mrs Doyle and Mrs Wakeham took some of our female students across to Coppice School, to engage their female students in a range of fun activities. Having been invited by Coppice Deputy Head Mrs Willis to form the collaborative “Coppice Girls” support group, girls from all years at Ash Hill were willing and eager to help.

    Mrs Doyle has already received feedback from some students, who have said they thoroughly enjoyed their time over at Coppice, in partic


    28th November 2016

    As part of the Christmas competitions, students were asked to design and make a tree topper for the Academy Christmas Tree in main reception. The winning entry was judged by Mr Higgins on Friday, and placed on the Academy Christmas Tree by Year 7 students with the Christmas Bauble competition entries.

    The winner of the Tree Topper competition was:

    Ruta Zvingultye

    The prize for the winning entry is:

    £15 Love to Shop voucher

    Congratulations and thanks to the students who entered the competition, and well done to t


    25th November 2016

    Our Year 8 students have been involved in a design competition, as part of their Art work, to design the official Ash Hill Academy 2016 Christmas card. The entries were very difficult for Mr Higgins to judge, as the quality of design was so high, and it was clear that a lot of thought was put into them by Year 8.

    However, we can now announce the winners of the Christmas Card competition:

    1st Place – Kacper Rypinski

    2nd Place – Wiktoria Smykala

    3rd Place – Jessica Sutherland

    The prizes that the winners will recei


    25th November 2016

    This morning a group of our Year 7 students decorated the academy Christmas tree in main reception. The decorations that they applied, which were all designed and made by our Year 7 students in Art, are part of a competition judged by Mr Higgins.

    The winning decorations were designed and made by:

    Evenlina - (1st Place)

    Philip Head - (2nd Place)

    Lillie Robinson - (3rd Place)

    The prizes for winning the competition are:

    £15 Love to Shop voucher for 1st Prize

    £10 Love to Shop voucher for 2nd Prize

    £5 Love to Shop vouc


    23rd November 2016

    Record Breaking Attendance to Maths enrichment.

    I would just like to send out a massive CONGATULATIONS to all the Year 11 students that attended the enrichment session on Monday night.

    A staggering 92% of the year group attended, they were engaged and worked on vital topics in readiness for their mock exams.

    Domino’s pizza was enjoyed by all and they managed to demolish 25 large pizzas in minutes.

    Don't forget to keep attending the regular enrichments, there will be some Christmas surprises over the next few we


    17th November 2016

    We are incredibly proud to announce that three of our very talented Year 7 students have been successful in having their artwork included on a charity calendar for 2017.

    During their final year at Primary School, the students (Kayleigh Hatton, Freyya-Lillie Haver, and Aisha Magee) entered the 22nd Walker Morris Charity Calendar competition. This was for young artists to contribute in raising funds for the Martin House Hospice, which provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting co


    11th November 2016

    This morning our Year 11 students were treated to the return of theatre troupe ManACTCo, who performed their rendition of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’. This was as part of our drive to help students better understand some of the harder aspects of the English Literature syllabus.

    ManACTCo had previously performed to Year 11 students in October, with three Shakespeare plays in an hour! They will be returning again in March 2017 to perform ‘An Inspector Calls’, with spaces FREE for parents/carers to at