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School Closure Notice – Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Due to circumstances outside of our control our drainage system within the main building has had a serious failure this afternoon and needs to be fixed and made safe. Therefore it is with regret that we will not be open tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd January, for students in the main building. The academy will be open […]

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Sunderland City Provider Network “Str8 Up” event

Sunderland City Provider Network is holding the annual Str8 Up event at the Riverview Brasserie, The Stadium of Light, this Saturday 18th January between 10.30 and 2.30 for all year 11 pupils in the City and their parents and carers. Parents/carers can come along with their children to find out more about the opportunities available […]

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Flu Vaccinations

Hi, please see message below from the Public Health Lead at Sunderland City Council: The School Based Immunisation Team for Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland have arranged community clinics in January 2020 for children who have not yet received their flu immunisation (nasal spray).  Please note: The service will be closed from Friday 20th December at 17:00 […]

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Book Fair

Our annual Scholastic book fair arrives on Monday 2nd December and is with us until Friday 6th December. As usual all students will be given the opportunity to look at the books and take home their wish lists in the hope that they may be able to buy something. If we can sell £300 worth […]

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After School Clubs

There are no after school clubs on this week (Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September). A letter will be sent out to parents and carers about the Autumn term clubs soon.

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Empire Performance 16th July 2019

On 16th July, the 6th Form band Brittanic went to perform at Sunderland Empire, at the final of Sunderland Music Hub’s songwriting competition. The song ‘In My Head’ that was shortlisted to be performed, was written as part of the songwriting project with Sunderland Music Hub and Sage Gateshead. The boys opened the show and […]

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Sage Performance 5th July 2019

On Friday 5th July 2019, our KS4 band ‘The Wanderers’, performed in hall 2 at Sage Gateshead as part of the annual ‘Music Spark Show’ concert. ‘Music Spark Show’ is an exciting showcase event planned and hosted by the Music Spark Team based at Sage Gateshead, a group of young aspiring community musicians with additional […]

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Songwriting Competition

Please see below the flyer for the final of Sunderland Music Hub’s songwriting competition, held at the Sunderland Empire, featuring our 6th Form band Brittanic!    

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Term Time Dates Consultation

Please see the link below to download the consultation letter regarding proposed changes to our term time dates. Trust Term Time Dates Consultation Letter 2019“ Any responses must be submitted by returning the response slip to the Academy office by Friday 28th June.   Thank you for your support.

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Consultation on Planned Pupil Place Numbers

29th April 2019 Dear Parents/Carers, We are consulting with you on the proposal to increase the number of planned pupil places at Barbara Priestman Academy from 140 places to 162 planned places from September 2019. Sunderland Local Authority are requesting our support in order to meet the growing need for ASC places within the local […]

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