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New Special Free School – Consultation

September 22, 2017

If you would like to download, print a copy of the above letter, please click the button below. Special Free School opportunity docx Paper copies are also available upon request from the school office.

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Monday 25th September

September 21, 2017

This Monday 25th September we will be having a coffee afternoon from 1:30 – 3pm. The more the merrier, we would love for you to join us for some special treats which our students have organised.   

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Exam Results 2017

September 20, 2017

We would like to wish our Year11 leavers and students in the sixth form many congratulations on their recent exam results. An absolutely fantastic range of results across the spectrum of qualifications. Well done!   Please click below to see our Exam results Results 2017

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Important Dates

July 21, 2017

Monday 4th September 17 Inset Day (students not in school) Tuesday 5th Septmeber 17 Students return to school Friday 13th October 17 Inset Day (students not in school) Friday 20th October 17 Last day of term (students break up for half term) Monday 30th October 17 Students return to school Friday 22nd December 17 Last […]

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Search for a Special Star Final 2017

July 13, 2017

  On 11th July David, Dominic and Lennon represented our academy as part of the Search for a Special Star Final that took place at Columbia Grange School. David and Dominic performed ‘Enter Sandman’ by Metallica and blew the audience away with their musicianship, audience participation techniques, as well as their stage presence and musical […]

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Question of the Week

June 7, 2017

Every week in school our students answer and discuss our thought provoking questions.  We also have the questions on display in our reception area, and would love for parents/carers and visitors to contribute their thoughts.   What is loyalty? ‘A bond with someone.’ ‘Means something very confusing and difficult.’ ‘I am loyal to my Mum […]

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SEND Radar

May 15, 2017

We have recently had an article published within SEND Radar. Please see below. Barbara Priestman Academy

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Courmayeur, Italy 18th March – 26th March 2017

March 10, 2017

Fourteen 6th form students and staff from Barbara Priestman Academy and HopeWood Academy are going to Courmayeur, Italy 18th March – 26th March 2017 for our annual Ski trip. Whilst away, we will be positing photo updates to the website, so be sure to check back here!

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Operation Encompass

March 8, 2017

We are now an Operation Encompass Academy. Please click below to find out more important information. Operation Encompass

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Derwent Hill 2017

February 9, 2017

Our Derwent Hill residential will take place between Monday 13th February until Friday 17th February 2017. Activities to look forward to include canoeing, gorge walking, hiking, low ropes, a camp fire, tree swings, and many more.     We hope all staff and students have a fantastic time, check back here for photos!

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