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  • Exam Results

    18th July 2016

    Thursday 25th August 2016 - Results will be made available to staff and pupils. Pupils can collect results from TEA between 10:00-12:30, after this time results will be posted.

  • Feedback from a volunteer

    8th July 2016

    This week we have received a lovely letter from a volunteer who is now embarking on her teaching career.

    "I had a wonderful time volunteering at the Elland Academy"

    "The staff were welcoming and helpful"

    "My time at Elland has made me realise how much I want to help children in the future"

    "The work that I have witnessed at the Elland Academy is outstanding, the approach that is taken with the children is amazing, and I honestly believe that every school should manage behaviour in that way"


  • The Summer Holidays

    8th July 2016

    Life at The Elland Academy does not stop because its the Summer holidays. PC Hides has activities planned for students such as a sports camp and horse riding followed by a healthy lunch. Miss Procter will also be attending the events.

    Continued engagement through out the holidays by PC Hides helps to reduce anti-social behaviour in and around the local community.
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    Seasonal Work in English

    8th July 2016

    In Autumn, students focused on learning about personification, creating figures from autumn leaves and writing about them.

    In Winter, we created a puppet theatre version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

    Now in Summer, we are creating a garden – based around an imagined and magical world. In this world students are exploring myths and heroic legends, through characters they have created.


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    Postcards of Hope

    5th July 2016

    Last Thursday, July 31st, the ‘Postcards of Hope Project’ came to its natural conclusion and all students involved gathered together to celebrate their collective achievement. Over 35 postcards were decorated and handed in, with a variety of wonderful and compassionate messages that honoured the set task.

    All the postcards were lain out for everyone to examine, while they ate their reward of the customary bacon butty.

    Mr Hudson said a few words to congratulate the students on their efforts and asked that the

  • Academy is Open on Tuesday 5th July

    5th July 2016

    Despite some teaching unions taking strike action on Tuesday 5th July 2016, The Elland Academy will remain open to all students who normally attend on this day. If you have any questions about this please contact your PLA or school reception. 

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    Engaging in Politics

    24th June 2016

    This morning staff and students watched the news in silence as the UK voted to leave the EU. David Cameron spoke about the results and his resignation of Prime Minister. Whatever your decision, this is essential to everyone’s lives In the UK. It was great to see all of our students engaging in these important decisions. #Leave #Remain


    21st June 2016

    Great news - All students have exceeded targets in ICT. 100% of students are leaving with 2 or more ICT qualifications! 89% of entered students achieved the Level 2 Certificate in IT Application Skills (ECDL) grades Distinction*, Distinction & Merit. 87% of students left with the Level 1 Award in E-Safety, 87% of all students left with the Functional Skills Entry 3 ICT qualification. 100% of all entered students left with the Functional Skills Level 1.

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    Racial Justice

    20th June 2016

    Students in ICT and English have been exploring what Racial Justice means to them. Today Matthew has taken a photo to show what it means to him. "Racial justice is a proactive reinforcement of policies, attitudes and actions that produce equal access, opportunities, treatment, impacts and outcomes for all."


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    Imagination Gaming

    8th June 2016

    Thank you to those staff members who helped out in Maths on Monday 23th May 2016 and others that really engaged in being challenged and beaten by the student’s high skills and ability.

    The students were awesome and brilliant all day, fully focused and determined to succeed.

    Every student and staff that entered the room left with a proud smile across their face and asked please sir can we stay for longer, others stayed during their break to try and accomplish their goals.

    We have some really high flyers in our

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    26th May 2016

    Today, years 10, 9 and 8 were invited to a workshop that launched the Art Homework Project.

    Mr Hudson would like to thank both the students and staff for making the workshop a success.

    The Workshop was entitled, ‘Postcards of Hope’ and with an introduction by Mr Hudson, everyone began eagerly designing their own postcards of hope.  The aim of the project is to design postcards that send messages of hope out to all those in the world close and far who need remembering. Throughout the year, assemblies here at t

  • Staff Training at The Skills Centre

    24th May 2016

    As part of staff continued professional development at The Elland Academy the vocational faculty teaching staff experienced what it would be like to be a construction student, with no previous experience staff were cutting, shaping and soldering pieces of copper.

  • Battle of the Greats!

    19th May 2016

    Battle of the Greats!

    On the Friday afternoon of the 13th of May 16, the year 11s had challenged the staff for a football match. There had been talk of who the better players were and after school, all roads led to the Middleton Sports Centre grounds.

    Mr McLeod was Captain for the staff our very own Morgan Bell was Captain for the students. The Kick off began with 5 aside which soon built up to seven.

    It was an exciting time with our Site Supervisor Walter Easton in goal. Student’s team were the first to score


    19th May 2016


    Friday the 13th of May was an emotional day at the Academy.  The Exam season was here and with it arrived a high level of anxiety of our students.  Staff went out to ensure students were well prepared and calm to deal with the task ahead.  But today was different.  Ms Ngondi the Head of Academy had called for a special Year 11 assembly to officially usher in the personalised revision timetable and the onset of exams.  It was an emotional moment.


  • Launch of School Council

    7th May 2016

    The School Council meets regularly and discuss’ a range of possible and practical improvements for the class, the buildings and the Academy in general. Issues and concerns raised by pupils go through their Year Representatives (who have been duly elected), by putting the issue in writing and posting it into the letter box in the canteen or via their Personal Learning Advocate.

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    Sport Relief

    22nd April 2016

    For sport relief students raised money by running around the playground. Students ran around 10 times which is more than 1km! Well done to everyone involved, your efforts helped to raise over £93!

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    4th April 2016

    On the last day of term students played the role of Crime Scene Investigators. Students took part in activities to identify the possible suspects, this included: impact testing, suspect interrogation, Luminol tests for blood, CCTV, DNA testing and fingerprint analysis.   

    A huge thanks goes to the amazing people who went out of their way to help with the resources and activities!

    The votes were counted and the majority of students analysed the evidence correctly which lead to the arrest of our very own Assist

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    Easter Cake Sale

    30th March 2016

    During enterprise sessions students organised a bake sale to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Students created posters and baked all the cakes which were sold during break and lunch time. Lots of staff members and students bought cakes helping our students to raise £41 on the day.

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    World Book Day 2016

    3rd March 2016

    At The Elland Academy today you may be suprised to hear that some famous book characters are paying our students a visit. Today's activities include: Guess the character and Guess the book. Can you guess some of these characters our staff are dressed up as today?

    Staff at The Elland Academy have shown their team spirit with nearly all our staff dressed up as a character from a book. Students have loved asking staff about their favourite books and why they are dressed as characters from different books. The a

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    Launch of Enrichment

    28th February 2016

    The Elland Academy has successfully launched its Enrichment Activity programme after school. Students have participated in Table Tennis, Darts, Board Games, Photography and Radio Elland clubs during the launch.

    Students have worked cooperatively and independently in the clubs displaying positive attitudes and enjoyed the chance to be responsible for their own curriculum.

    For more information visit our Enrichment Page.