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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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Year 11 Revision Sessions - posted 31st Jan

Year 11 students have been given a letter about GCSE revision sessions on Saturday mornings.  To help students achieve their MEG within the forthcoming GCSE examinations we will be holding Saturday revision sessions, these will commence after the February half term break. To help the school to ensure that the correct number of teachers are available for each date it is vital that you fill out the form (Letter can be downloaded HERE) to indicate your attendance at each session. Please remember that running a Saturday session involves a cost to the school and relies on your teachers giving up their free time, therefore please only indicate your attendance if you fully intend to turn up on the day.

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Just Brilliant! - posted 26th Jan

Twelve Year 10 students recently took part in the Brilliant Club which involved the students going to Lancaster University for a launch trip before taking part in six tutorials in school whilst completing their own research on a STEM topic involving cyber security. The students then had to write a 2000 word assignment which was marked at University level.

All of the students submitted excellent, well researched assignments and passed with flying colours. Six of our students received a first class grade which is the highest possible grade, These were Kate Wheatley, Megan Doughty, Matthew Jennings, Reece Brown, Karlie-Anne Bisset and Amy Tennant.

The students will attend a graduation ceremony at Liverpool University in the coming weeks to receive their certificates and celebrate this fantastic achievement. As the students did so well, they have been asked to read parts of their assignment in a presentation during the graduation.

Miss Kenyon said 'I and all the maths staff are so proud of the 12 students who completed their assignment. They all did fantastically well and received the grades they worked hard for. We are also incredibly proud that they have been chosen to read extracts from their assignments at their graduation.'

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