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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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‘The Tempest’ performance at Northern Stage Tuesday 6th November

On Tuesday 6th November as part of the Schools Shakespeare Festival, a group of our students will be performing ‘The Tempest’ at Northern Stage in Newcastle, commencing at 7pm. Tickets will be pre-ordered and made available from our academy, at a cost of £7.50 per ticket. If  you would like to purchase tickets, please contact […]

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Image of the week

One way we teach students to become better thinkers through dialogue is through our Image of the Week sessions. Each week, students are shown an image and asked to discuss what it makes them think, how it makes them feel,what it makes them wonder etc. The essence of sessions are captured by staff and students write […]

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Cafe Ascent is now open!

I’m delighted to inform you that our new Café is now open! Cafe Ascent Menu Café Ascent aims to provide students with hands on experience in catering and hospitality in a supported environment. This exciting new project forms part of the 16-19 study programme offered in each of the Sixth Forms across the Trust designed […]

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