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Posted on: 14 July 2020

James signs for Blackpool

The Academy is delighted to receive the news that James Harrison, one of our Year 11 students, has signed a contract with Blackpool FC! James had been in talks to sign over Christmas and February Half Term. Things were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, the club asked him to sign over Zoom. James has been described by staff as a "powerhouse" and "one to watch" in the future. We offer our sincerest congratulations to James and wish him all the best in his career.


SETA Apprenticeships

Posted on: 14 July 2020

SETA Apprenticeships

Are you interested in applying for an Apprenticeship with Seta, but unsure about how best to do a CV? Are you nervous about interviews and would you like some top tips about how to deal with them? This online course is designed to support young people produce the best CV possible and give them support through the interview process (See more).




Posted on: 10 July 2020

Virtual Open Events

Online virtual open events where students can speak to curriculum and support staff to get their questions answered and to get assistance with applying are available at the following times: Thursday 16th July 2020 2pm -6pm Thursday 23rd July 2020 2pm – 6pm Thursday 30th July 2020 2pm – 6pm Thursday 6th July 2020 2pm – 6pm See more for more information.


Growing Healthy Sunderland

Posted on: 06 July 2020

Growing Healthy Sunderland

Your sexual Health Matters - Video for information. for more information please visit: https://www.hdft.nhs.uk/services/childrens-services/growing-healthy-sunderland/


Year 10 Future Week

Posted on: 03 July 2020

Year 10 Future Week

Mrs McDermott has sent a letter out with regards to a range of activities which form our Futures Week programme for our current Year 10 students. Please see more to access this letter.



National Schools Breakfast Programme

Posted on: 01 July 2020

National Schools Breakfast Programme

A letter has been sent out to parents from Mr Tumelty regarding the National Schools Breakfast Programme. The Academy has been invited to enter a bid to access this, which, if successful, would provide free Breakfast Packs to students on two allocated days during the summer holidays. A survey has been sent out via email to gauge the level of interest from families of our students. Please see more to access the letter sent out to parents.





Youth Lockdown Survey

Posted on: 18 June 2020

Youth Lockdown Survey

Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness to help support young people of our area. For more information, and to access the survey, please see more.


Cookery Competition Results (18th June 2020)

Posted on: 18 June 2020

Cookery Competition Results (18th June 2020)

For the last 2 weeks, students were set a new Cookery Challenge. The recipe for the last 2 weeks was "Brownies". Students have been sending their entries in and Miss Massey has announced the staff and student winners. Please see more for the list of winners.



GB Future Stars (Wednesday 17th June)

Posted on: 15 June 2020

GB Future Stars (Wednesday 17th June)

The GB Future Stars event takes place this Wednesday 17th June. The event will include sessions with many organisation's including - UCL, GSK, University of Southampton, Engie, NBS, Generation Medics, Tech Nation, National Careers Week and more. Guest speakers - Stacey Copeland - Commonwealth Boxing Champion, Oliver Yonchev, MD Social Chain + Dr Radha and Kamal Ellis-Hyman (See more).