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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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‘Flesh’ by Rob Drummond

On 27th and 28th March 2019 the 6th Form theatre employability group performed ‘Flesh,’ a play by Rob Drummond, as part of National Theatre Connections. The play focuses on a group of teenagers who wake up in a forest with no clue how they got there. They find themselves separated into two teams, red and […]

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Thinking Matters Twitter

We now have a Twitter page where you can receive updates on Thinking Matters! You can follow us here: Get that thinking feeling@BarbaraPriestman Academy

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Sunderland Minster

On Monday 17th December 2018 some of our students participated in the annual Sunderland Special Schools’ evening of Christmas music, which took place at Sunderland Minster. Students of all ages and special educational needs performed some much-loved Christmas songs and Carols to a packed out hall consisting of staff, parents/carers and members of the public. […]

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Mobile Phones

As we approach the end of the first term of the year, the staff team have spent a great deal of time discussing the impact of the use of mobile phones and electronic devices both in school and whilst on school led activities outside of school. We are constantly weighing up the obvious benefits to […]

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