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Megan's Garden - posted 4th Jul

On Saturday June 30th we were honoured to welcome Jo, Mike and Bradley Hurley to officially open Megan's Garden.  They were joined by comedian, John Bishop, who has got to know them in recent months.  Megan Hurley lost her life at the Manchester Arena on May 22nd 2017.  A few weeks later Megan's friends came up with the idea of creating a memorial garden in an outdoor area near to their homebase on the second floor.  Since then students and staff have worked hard, in liaison with Megan's family, designing and setting up the garden.  It is now a beautiful place for students and staff to sit and chat, reflect, study or socialise.  Mr Evans, Principal, said, “I am so proud of what the students and staff have achieved.  Our aim is to keep Megan’s memory alive for students today and in the future.  Future students will continue to look after and respect the garden which represents Megan and the memories we all have of her.”  The opening was attended by many invited guests from Megan’s family, her friends, staff and many people who helped to raise money for the garden.  We would like to thank everybody for their support. 

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Double Award Winners - posted 27th Jun

Halewood Academy staff and students celebrated winning two awards at the inaugural Knowsley Education Awards ceremony at Liverpool University.  The input of school Governors into the improvements at Halewood was recognised as they won the Governing Body of the Year award.  The final award of the evening also went to Halewood Academy - the Most Inspiring Secondary School of the Year award.  Mr Evans asked all of the 25 staff present, along with newly appointed Head Boy, Elliot France, and Head Girl, Katy Allen, to join him on stage to receive the award.  He praised the teamwork that was evident across the academy and the work of all the staff before dedicating the award to the memory of Megan Hurley.   Halewood Academy had a further 5 nominations but with strong competition in all categories it was special to take away 2 awards.


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Year 8 Scholars - posted 20th Jun

This week, our Year 8 Brilliant Club students received their Scholars Programme results and attended their graduation ceremony at the University of Liverpool. The students have been working with a PhD tutor over the last term researching the topic 'Would a star float in the bath?' This has involved weekly tutorials with their tutor and writing a 1500 word assignment on the topic which was marked at University level.

Seven of our students received the highest possible grade, a first, and a further three students received a 2.1. The students celebrated this success at the University of Liverpool on Wednesday 20th June. The day involved a study skills session, a sample lecture and a tour of the University before they had a graduation ceremony and received their certificates.  

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One Year On - posted 20th May

On Tuesday afternoon staff and students will be leading a service of remembrance for Megan Hurley who lost her life in the Manchester Arena bombing. The service will take place at St Nicholas' Church in Halewood at 4pm.  We are grateful for the support and assistance of Rector Martyn Woodsford from St Nicholas' who will lead the service along with Mr Evans and Mrs Thomas.  Students are welcome to contribute to the service with their memories of Megan.  All are welcome to attend.  At this extremely difficult time, staff and students at Halewood Academy want to send their very best wishes and thoughts to Jo, Mike and Bradley and the rest of Megan's family.  The Halewood family is with you all.  x

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MP praises Halewood pupils - posted 11th May

Local MP Maria Eagle visited Year 8 and 10 pupils at Halewood Academy this week to hear about their progress as part of The Scholars Programme – a prestigious national scheme which gives school pupils an opportunity to experience university-style learning.

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Farewell Mrs Brett! - posted 28th Mar

At the end of the Spring Term on Thursday 29th March, Halewood Academy will say a sad farewell to Head of PE, Mrs Brett, who will begin her retirement.  Sue has worked at the school for 33 years and has helped to make the PE department a highly successful team.  Sue has made a massive difference to the lives of hundreds of students, past and present, and is a central figure in the 'Halewood family'.  On the school's Facebook page former students have been sharing their memories of Sue. Here are a few of our favourites!

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Strictly Halewood - posted 28th Feb

On Tuesday 6th March the dance and drama showcase will take place at Halewood Academy from 6.30pm. The first half will be dedicated to students to showcase their hard work and talents in dance and drama. The second half of the evening will be a Strictly Come Dancing themed event where a number of Halewood staff will perform with their partners - an individual Ballroom or Latin dance piece. Staff at Halewood Academy have dedicated their own time to learn and worked alongside dance teachers to create their dances. All the staff have fully engaged with the creative and performance process and really want to make it entertaining and most importantly a real success! The money raised will go to the charities Claire House Children’s Hospice and Sense. Tickets are £2 and are available in school or on the door.

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World Book Day - posted 26th Feb

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 1st March 2018, and we would like to invite you to join us in making the most of this special occasion!  World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading. A positive relationship with reading breeds success, and here at Halewood Academy, we believe that reading provides opportunities to: learn, enjoy and imagine. These key areas enhance a child’s ability to be successful. To mark this special day, all staff and pupils are invited to dress up as a character from a book!  You can read the letter to parents & carers HERE

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BBC Breakfast News - posted 2nd Feb

On Thursday the improvements in standards and outcomes at Halewood Academy were the focus of an interview on national television on BBC Breakfast.  Mr Evans, Principal, and Year 11 student, Stephanie Day, were invited to discuss the changes at Halewood which resulted in our most recent Ofsted report which judged the school to be Good.  Feedback from parents, students and the local community has been extremely positive.  Well done to Stephanie for being brave enough to appear on the show - on the morning of one of her important GCSE Mock Exams!  You can watch the interview by clicking on the link below.

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