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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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Using the disabled bays in our car park

There are 3 disabled parking bays adjacent to the drop off zone and then a further 5 bays next to these. These spaces (including any available disabled bays**) can be used by both taxis and parents for dropping pupils off between 8.30 and 9am, and then for pick-up between 3.20 and 3.45. (**disabled parking reserved […]

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Steve Johnson – Summer Message

Over the summer break, we have been able to make some changes to the car park layout and create some more spaces.  This gives us the opportunity to also look at how pupils come into school and leave at the end of the day. There is now a dedicated “drop off” zone at the front of […]

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New telephone number

As of 10th August 2018, our new telephone number will be 03339991453 Thanks

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World Book Day

Friday 9th March 2018 Both staff and students loved dressing up as their favourite characters from literature. Students also enjoyed a Jackanory in forest school in the round house, decorating classroom doors to look like book covers, as well as a ‘Where’s Wally’ trail around the academy. All students were also given a World Book Day […]

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Citizens Advice Sunderland

There are changes being made to the benefits system, and Sunderland Citizens Advice is here to help. Children under the age of 16 who are currently in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will have their DLA stopped once they turn 16, and will instead be invited to apply for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). The […]

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Sainsbury’s

On Friday 1st December, some of our fabulous sixth form Students visited Sainsbury’s where they helped shoppers pack their bags. This was to raise money for Grace House and we are proud to announce that altogether £206.05 was raised! Well done! For more information, search www.gracehouse.co.uk.

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Thinking Schools Conference

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!

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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Exam Results 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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