The Brilliant Club

webWe are delighted to announce that 16 of our students attended their very own graduation ceremony at Durham University on Wednesday 17th September as part of The Brilliant Club.

The Brilliant Club is a charity whose mission is to widen access to highly selective universities for outstanding pupils from non-selective state schools. The project we were involved with formed part of their Scholars Programme.

These students represent the first cohort in school who have worked with The Brilliant Club and two PhD students from Durham and Newcastle Universities. The events have included two trips to Durham University to learn about study skills and life at University and several tutorials held within The Academy with their PhD tutors.

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Year 12 Parents Information Evening

IMG_9393Can we thank all the parent, carers and students for attending the Year 12 Information Evening on Wednesday 10th September.  It was lovely to meet everyone and have the opportunity to go through lots of important information with you.  If you were unable to attend please click HERE  to view presentation information and a letter with key details.  If you need to speak to us about any aspect of the Sixth Form, please don’t hesitate to get in touch”

Miss Nellist / Mrs Jordan


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Ryan Spencer Chronicle Champion award

RyanRyan Spencer has fought back against all the odds to become a karate champion despite suffering a rare medical condition.

The teenager is one of only a few hundred people in the country who has been diagnosed with Hereditary Multiple Exostoses, a painful bone condition.

Yet, despite living with HME for more than nine years, Ryan has gone on to become one of the country’s most promising young karate stars, picking up World and European titles along the way.

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