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Christmas Fair

November 10, 2017

Our Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 9th December at 11am! At our summer fair we managed to raise over £2000 with the kind support of our parents/carers, staff, students and local community. We would greatly appreciate any donations for our tombola/raffle. On the day there will be a variety of treats including cakes, […]

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Thinking Schools Conference

October 17, 2017

Friday 13th October 2017 saw the first regional Thinking Skills Conference hosted jointly by Barbara Priestman Academy and Thinking Schools International (TSI). It was a thought provoking day, where the focus was on cognitive education and different thinking processes/ strategies that could be used in the classroom. Gordon Poad was our first keynote speaker. He […]

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Macmillan Fundraising!

September 28, 2017

On Monday 25th September, we held a coffee afternoon which was hosted by students in sixth form, who are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards. We were astonished at the excellent turn out, it was lovely to see old and new faces joining us for an afternoon of delicious treats, games and a sponsored […]

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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. Consultation letter to parents and carers  Copies are also available upon request from the school office.

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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. To contribute your answers, please click here. We also have the questions on display in our reception area, and would love for parents/carers and visitors to contribute their thoughts. What makes you smile? ‘Playing with my pets, family or on xbox.’ ‘If […]

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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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