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[09/04/2021] Facemask Update

Published April 2021 Download

I hope you have had a restful two weeks and are looking forward to our return on Monday 12th April. This communication is to clarify the expectation for all students and staff to continue to wear face masks in lessons and all communal spaces as we were at the academy prior to the Easter break.

[26/03/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published March 2021

Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you, to you all, for your support over the challenging past few months. Parents, carers and students alike have all adapted and taken on board the changes that we have had to make and supported the academy so much during an incredibly tough time.

Year 7 CAT4 Tests

Published March 2021 Download

This is just a short letter to inform you that all Year 7 students will be completing the CAT4 Tests during lesson time on Wednesday 24 March 2021. CAT 4 is commonly used test to identify students understanding.

[19/03/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published March 2021 Download

Another wonderful week of having students back in the academy and learning in a calm and positive environment with minimum fuss about the increased Covid requirements and expectations. This week all students have received a virtual welcome back assembly from me and thanked for their positive return.

Red Nose Day – March 2021

Published March 2021

On Friday 19th March 2021, Nunthorpe Academy will be taking part in Comic Relief's Red Nose Day. We’re asking families to donate £1 or however much they can give, to help change lives in the UK and across the world. Comic Relief supports: improving mental health; a safe place for everyone; a world where children survive and thrive; and freedom from fear, violence and discrimination.

[15/03/2021] Lateral Flow Home testing kits

Published March 2021

As promised, today’s communication is in relation to the delivery, distribution and completion of lateral flow home testing. Students will receive their third supervised test this week and therefore the distribution of home testing kits will begin to be rolled out for each year group as tested. Please can I advise that all students bring a bag to the academy this week, if they do not already, as advised, to be able to transport their test kits and guidance home safely without it falling out of blazer or coat pocket.

[12/03/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published March 2021

Thank you for supporting us in such a smooth transition back to the academy over the last week. Students have arrived ready for study and completed lateral flow testing calmly and efficiently by carefully following instructions and listening to staff.

[08/03/2021] Advice to All Parents – Single Student Positive Case Year 9 Identified by Lateral Flow Test

Published March 2021 Download

We have a confirmed positive COVID-19 case in the academy this morning identified through a Lateral Flow Test. We have followed PHE and DfE National Guidance, which we must adhere to and is in line with the Academy Risk Assessment to identify a small number of students who have been in close contact with the confirmed case. These students will need to stay at home to self-isolate for 10 days until Thursday 18 March 2021 inclusive and return to the academy on Friday 19 March 2021.

[05/03/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published March 2021 Download

I hope you are all well and your children are as excited about returning to the academy as we are to have them back. I am very much looking forward to us re-establishing our academy relationships and community and moving forward.

[25/02/2021] An open letter from Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to parents, carers and guardians

Published February 2021 Download

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to parents, carers and guardians following the news that all primary schools, secondary secondary schools, special and alternative provision schools, colleges and further education settings will be opening to all pupils from 8 March as part of the Government's plans to lift the restrictions imposed on society due to COVID-19.

[23/02/2021] School Reopening Update

Published February 2021 Download

I hope you are well and pleased to hear Boris Johnson’s announcement last night that all students will be returning to school from Monday 8 March. To enable us to plan for the safe return of students and to complete the testing processes necessary, we require your consent if you are prepared for your child(ren) to be tested.

[12/02/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published February 2021

I would like to say a big thank you to all of our students for their hard work and resilience with on-line learning over the last 6 weeks. The students attending the academy have remained positive, polite and engaged even during a very cold and snowy week when I’m sure they would have preferred to have been at home with ‘snow days’.

[05/02/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published February 2021 Download

I hope you are all well, safe and that home learning continues to thrive. I thought I would start by sharing a positive and thank your child for their commitment to the work they are completing both remotely and in responding to challenges set. Thank you also for supporting both them and us to do the best that we can.

[29/01/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published January 2021

I hope you are all well and safe and that home learning continues to thrive. I thought I would start by sharing a positive and thank your child for their commitment to the work they are completing both remotely and in responding to challenges set.

[18/01/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published January 2021

I hope you are all safe and well and are able to access our remote offer with success. The attendance and engagement from students continues to be strong and where issues have arisen are being addressed quickly by individual teachers, tutors, pastoral staff and the ICT team.

[11/01/2021] Lateral Flow Testing Consent

Published January 2021

As I am sure you are aware, the DfE have tasked secondary schools with completing mass testing for asymptomatic cases of Covid-19 for all staff and students within the academy. For the vast majority of students, this will be when they return following lockdown and we will update you as to when we have further information on this return.

[08/01/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published January 2021 Download

I hope you are well and that the interesting and variable start to education this term is not causing too many frustrations. We have found students to be engaged, keen, ready and excited about learning both virtually and in the building. Can I apologise to those who were effected on Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning for the lack of connectivity and therefore hindrance of some ‘face to face’ teaching, however all lessons resources are now in Class Charts for you to access. Hopefully the server issues we had are now rectified.

[05/01/2021] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published January 2021 Download

Following the further government update announced by the Prime Minister last night, the following are the amended arrangements as of Wednesday 6th January until 12th February (half term). Please note that this information is subject to change in line with government guidance and any updates will be communicated via the website as usual. I will endeavour to post a weekly update via the academy website as I have been doing since the first lockdown in March.

End of Term Update – December 2020

Published December 2020 Download

As the first term of this academic year comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our stakeholders for their dedication and resilience in the face of the significant challenges we have faced over the past 15 weeks.

Academy Closure – Friday 18 December 2020

Published December 2020 Download

You may have seen the recent announcements from Nick Gibb the Schools Standards Minister on Wednesday 8 December relating to the last day of term and schools ongoing responsibility for monitoring and reporting positive cases of Covid-19. Mr Brown and I have made the decision to close the academy on Friday 18 December 2020 to all staff and students. This will now make Thursday 17 December 2020 the last day of term.

Ofsted Parent View Survey

Published December 2020 Download

At Nunthorpe Academy, we are constantly striving to make improvements to improve the overall school experience for every one of our students. As parents and carers, we value and welcome your views, suggestions and input to support our future planning and development.

Engaged Minutes and Reading

Published December 2020 Download

As you will be aware, strong reading skills are crucial to success in all subjects. In Key Stage 3 English, we incorporate into the curriculum a one hour per week Literacy lesson that focuses on key vocabulary skills and reading. Within this, we operate a system called Accelerated Reader where we can track the average amount of engaged minutes per day that a student has accrued.

Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 11 December 2020

Published November 2020 Download

On Friday 11 December 2020, Nunthorpe Academy will be taking part in Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day. We're asking families to donate £1 or however much they can give, to help transform the futures of children in the UK and around the world. Save the Children make sure children are kept safe, healthy and learning, and change the future for good.

[23/11/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published November 2020 Download

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the academy who is not currently self- isolating. The last couple of weeks have been challenging for all but the feedback from zoom lessons has been positively received and allows us to improve our practice as we move forward.

[08/11/2020] Partial Academy Closure from Monday 9 November 2020

Published November 2020

After discussions with Lee Brown, Executive Principal and Allan Mansfield, Chair of Trustees this morning, highlighting the lack of staff being available to attend Nunthorpe Academy tomorrow, we have had to make the decision to partly close the Academy to Year 7, 8 and 9 from Monday 9.11.20.

[02/11/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published November 2020 Download

Welcome back to Autumn 2. I trust many of you have been able to enjoy your half term together although things may not have been the usual half term experience and many of us were unable to have the breaks we had previously planned.

[22/10/2020] Advice to All Parents – Potential Single case Year 8 identified

Published October 2020 Download

We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the academy in Year 10 and potential for a positive Covid of their sibling in Year 8, therefore we are making the decision to ask this class to self-isolate whilst awaiting for the test result for this child. If this test is negative we will contact you at the first opportunity to invite your child back into the academy.

[19/10/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published October 2020

I hope you all continue to be well and are encouraging your child to follow any additional lockdown rules applied to your particular postcode at the current time.

KS3 Art Kit

Published October 2020 Download

It gave me great pleasure to welcome your child to the KS3 Art & Design course in September. I fully intend to make this year as enjoyable as possible during these uncertain times.

Silent Reading Information for Parents

Published October 2020 Download

Many of you have been asking how best to support your child's reading at school. Students have the opportunity to enjoy reading for 30 minutes during every school day. If this time is spent wisely, it will have a dramatic effect on their reading ability, which in turn will have a dramatic effect on their ability to learn, progress and succeed in all subjects.

[12/10/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published October 2020

I hope you all continue to be well and are encouraging your child to follow any additional lockdown rules applied to your particular postcode at the current time.

Flu Vaccine Information for Year 7 Parents

Published October 2020 Download

From Public Health England: This year it is very important to us that we vaccinate as many of the eligible population as possible in order to protect communities from a flu outbreak during the COVID pandemic. Please find attached a letter regarding some myths surrounding the flu vaccine.

[05/10/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published October 2020

I hope you all continue to be well and are encouraging your child to follow any additional lockdown rules applied to your particular postcode at the current time. I appreciate that localised lockdowns may be causing additional stresses but it is essential that we all comply and follow guidance to be able to return to some normality in the future.

[28/09/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published September 2020

Thank you for your ongoing support as we enter the second half of this half term. The students have settled in well to their studies and are appreciating the routine and structure that returning to education has provided.

[21/09/2020] Weekly Update from the Academy

Published September 2020 Download

Thank you for your continued support. Students are becoming increasingly independent in monitoring their own transfer windows and complying by washing hands and using hand sanitiser, wearing masks and respecting distance where required.

Year 7 Information from the Academy Nurse

Published September 2020 Download

Moving from Primary to Secondary school is a key transition point for your child and we would like to take this opportunity to remind you about the School Nursing Team and the help and support we can provide.

[14/09/2020] Weekly Update to Parents and Carers

Published September 2020

Thank you for your continued support in getting all pupils back into school safely over the past fortnight. All of us are committed to providing the best education possible for your child, while securing the health and safety of our whole school community.

[07/09/2020] Parental Update

Published September 2020 Download

We have had a thoroughly successful return to the academy this week with 97.6% attendance, which just demonstrates how eager students and their families were for them to return to education this week.

[Updated: 27/08/2020] Parental Information Update for September 2020 Return

Published August 2020

I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer and that your children are looking forward to returning to the academy next week. I thought it would be useful to re-share much of the information shared on 17th July to ensure everyone was aware of the phased return dates for each year group and expectations.

Physical Education COVID-19 Update

Published August 2020 Download

Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to welcome your son/daughter back into the Academy following what has been a very strange time; I hope they are well and eager to start the new academic year, following the summer break.

School Presentation Folder

Published July 2020 Download

I am pleased to confirm that Nunthorpe Academy has contracted FSE to develop and design a school presentation folder.

Nunthorpe Academy Healthcare Plans

Published July 2020

As you know for our students with medical/health care needs we ask every year for an updated Health Care Plan, or if a student has developed a new condition, that you complete a plan for us at the Academy.

#SofaToSuccess – whole academy PE challenge

Published March 2020

In light of the current circumstances that we find ourselves in, we wanted to write a brief letter to you all to bring home the importance of physical activity, exercise and mental health awareness during our time of school closures and social distancing.

HPV Vaccination

Published March 2020 Download

Your child is being offered the Human Papillomavirus vaccination in school. This offers protection against HPV infection to help reduce the risk of cancer. The vaccine is now offered to both boys and girls. It is a 2 dose vaccine, given in the autumn and summer term of 2020/2021 (when your child will be in Year 8).

End of Term Update – December 2019

Published December 2019 Download

I would firstly like to take the opportunity to express thanks for the hard work and effort that has been demonstrated by students and the support of parents over this term and ask that this focus on high standards and positive learning is demonstrated until the end of term.

Introduction of Acting Head of School

Published November 2019 Download

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you formally as the Acting Head of School and share with you some changes that have been introduced recently in relation to the Academy’s Behaviour Policy to ensure that all students get the ‘best deal’ out of their learning at Nunthorpe Academy.

HPV Vaccinations Information + Electronic Consent

Published June 2019 Download

Please visit the link in the letter below to consent for your child to receive their HPV vaccine. This consent must be completed by 19th July 2019 to ensure we can vaccinate your child in the autumn term.

New Procedures during Examination Season

Published March 2019 Download

After the academy's review of the 2018 Examinations and discussions with outside agencies (Ofqal, JCQ etc.), we have added the following to our examination procedures.

Measles, Chicken Pox and Shingles

Published January 2019 Download

We would like to ask for your co-operation with a very important matter within our academy. We have a couple of students who are receiving medical treatment for cancer, which puts them at extreme risk if they are exposed to measles, chicken pox or shingles.

New Academic Year Pastoral Changes

Published July 2018 Download

As part of our system changes which coincide with the start of the new academic year, I feel it is important to inform you of the pastoral re-structure we have implemented.

Changes to lunch time arrangements

Published June 2018 Download

As many of you are aware, due to the nature of our academy building, one of our greatest daily challenges is to ensure all of our children enjoy a satisfactory lunch time experience. As the number of students on our roll has grown over time, lunch times have become increasingly problematic.

Free School Meals – do you qualify?

Published April 2017

We know that there are lots of things for your family to consider when the academy week begins; but have you and your child decided what they will be having for lunch every day?

Accelerated Reader Parents’ Guide

Published May 2016 Download

Your child will be participating in the Accelerated Reader™ (AR™) program. This guide is designed to answer your questions about AR. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Wilkinson (Librarian).