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    Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    18th June 2018

    Year 10 students visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster on Wednesday 13th June 2018.

    Yorkshire Wildlife Park creates a dynamic, interactive experience and centre of excellence for the conservation and welfare of animals and promotes a wider understanding of the natural world and inspires generations to support and protect the world around them. The park has over 400 animals and 70 different species.

    The purpose of the visit was to engage students in Science and their current area of study, which is Ecol

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    Year 11 Art Submissions

    4th May 2018

    As we are preparing for the Art GCSE starting in May (4th - 14th), the work produced by the students has been exciting, experimental and of a high standard!


    Work has included portraiture, sculpture, abstract painting and some very inspirational research.


    We are confident of strong results and who Knows? Maybe the next Damien Hirst?


    Watch this space!

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    Vicky Trusch Art Auction

    30th April 2018

    A huge Thank You to all the staff who supported and purchased artwork in the charity auction. We were always confident of raising over £100 but we raised a fantastic total of £276! The art auction was a total success for a very worthwhile cause!

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    Easter Holidays

    29th March 2018

    Have a brilliant Easter and see you all on Monday 16th April 2018.

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    Mock Results

    29th March 2018

    All year 11 students recently completed mock examinations in their English , Maths and Science. To celebrate their performance students were treated to a mock results day experience. We hope that this experience has prepared students for their exams which begin after the school break.

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    Year 10 Art Students

    14th March 2018

    Year 10 Art students have recently finished an exciting new project in their GCSE coursework. The topic was inspired by Jackson Pollock and his abstract expressionistic art. The students have also been learning about complimentary and contrasting colours and how to use these colours to give the most impact in their own work.

    The results have been very impressive and demonstrate, not only, research of a major influence in the art world, but great experimentation.

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    Lent and Pancake Assembly

    9th March 2018

    The world record for the most pancake flips in 2 minutes is 349. Miss Scott managed 130 in 2 minutes with Mr Buccelli reaching 99. What’s your favourite topping? The Elland Academy favourite seems to be Golden Syrup.

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    Snow Closures - Update

    1st March 2018

    The Academy will remain closed on Friday 2nd March 2018. We will be opening as normal on Monday 5th March 2018. Please keep an eye on the website and radio Aire for any further changes or updates.

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    Snow Closure

    1st March 2018

    The Academy will be closed today, Thursday 1st March 2018 for staff and students. Please keep an eye on the website and radio Aire for any further updates.

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    Year 11 Production - The Calling

    23rd January 2018

    This week Year 11 I-Media and Hair & Beauty students have been creating a horror movie trailer for their coursework. Features included a scary clown, zombie army boy and a very scared school girl. Next time you find a phone in a creepy basement, think twice about picking it up, especially if the doors open on their own!

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    Bus Fares in West Yorkshire - Updates

    17th January 2018

    Currently all young people in West Yorkshire have to show an Under 16 or 16-18 Photocard to the bus driver to qualify for half-fare travel. One of the changes young people have told Bus18 in feedback is that they wanted to see was automatic half-fare travel when they were in school uniform. They said the fact they are in uniform makes it clear they qualify for the concession. This will now happen from the start of 2018.

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    West Yorkshire Playhouse Visit

    12th January 2018

    This week we visited the West Yorkshire Playhouse Costume Department with year 11 Hair & Beauty and Media students. Students gained an insight into what it would be like working for the Theatre and were able to try on costumes to become dapper 20’s Gatsby gents, nurses, doctors and various animals… Including a very large panda! In a few weeks’ time some of these costumes will be used for students whom are acting in our very own horror movie trailer.

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    Leeds Help The Homeless

    5th January 2018

    A big thank you goes out to all the staff and students involved in making the 'Help The Homeless' event a success, particularly Miss Aspin and Miss Kidd who lead this school community event.

    For many weeks students and staff donated belongings such as clothes, toilteries and pet food. Students remained in school until late at night to cook a range of food to donate. Later that night staff and students handed out these gifts to the homeless as part of the Leeds City Council event held every month. The remain

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    Media City - BBC Trip

    23rd November 2017

    It's been a long day but what am amazing trip with the year 11's. Today has been so much more than a media trip to the BBC!
    Lessons taught today cover the whole curriculum but more importantly it allowed students to experience what it is like outside the Academy, life skills. I could write a novel about the day and how valuable it was but instead I am sure the kids will do that, they were buzzing!
    Unfortunately we did not see Jeremy Kyle, he was filming though! Instead students created radio and experienced
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    Film Festival

    13th November 2017

    This week students are taking part in the Into-Film Festival. Years 11's had the whole cinema to themselves to watch Their Finest. Year 10  students will be watching the classic film Close Encounters of The Third Kind.  

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    Top Ofsted rating for Leeds School

    3rd November 2017

    Finishing for the weekend by sharing this news article thanks to The Yorkshire Evening Post.

    A three-year-old academy in Leeds has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted with ‘outstanding features’, with inspectors praising staff for creating a school which makes” a life-changing difference to many of its pupils”.

    Read more here


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    We are a Thrive Centre!

    1st November 2017

    We are delighted to announce that The Elland Academy is shortly becoming a Thrive setting with practitioners working alongside members of staff to re-engage our children back to healthy, happy and confident children who are open to learning.

    Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.

    The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal s

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    History - New feather to TEA bow

    1st November 2017

    History - New feather to TEA bow

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    Trip to Bradford Media Museum - Science

    30th October 2017
    Before the holidays the Year 10 students were able to think like a scientist, feed their curiosity and have a go. They enjoyed theoir time spent in the Bradford Media Museum's Wonderlab where they were able to touch, try and photograph their experience as they navigated their way through more than 20 mind-bending exhibits!
    A highlight was seeing the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, the historic spacecraft that brought Major Tim Peake back to Earth after his mission to the International Space Station. 
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    Big Coffee Morning

    29th September 2017

    Friday 29th September 2017

    The Elland Academy took part in the Big Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan cancer support. Staff and students enjoyed spending time together whilst raising money for the work of this charity. It also gave our students an opportunity to share stories of loved ones who had battled cancer, it gave them a chance to reflect on what a charity does. We all enjoyed eating the cakes and buns and raised over £50 for the charity. Supporting charities that are close to staff and students h