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    Published 08/06/18

    We are holding our Open Evening on Wednesday 11 July 2018 between 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm.

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    Published 27/04/18

    Following the success of our inaugural lunch, the academy would like to invite parents and the local community to a Community Lunch on Friday 18 May 2018.

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  • From Rio to Tokyo with Sam Ruddock

    Published 27/04/18


    Paralympic track and field athlete Sam Ruddock visited the West Grantham Academy St Hugh's on Thursday 27 April, delivering an inspirational assembly about his journey to the Paralympics in Rio and the forthcoming games in Tokyo.


    Sam represented Great Britain in the F35 classifiaction for athletes with cerebral palsy of the lower limbs and visited St Hugh's as part of the ongoing Inspire+ initiative to drive sporting participation within the academy.  Sam, who is the current British record holder for shot put in his classification, encouraged all students to ask for help where required and work hard to reach their goals at school and beyond.


    We would all like to wish Sam well in Tokyo and look forward to welcoming him again in the future.  

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  • Frazer's Cadet League Success

    Published 26/04/18

    Our rising table tennis star Frazer (Y10) has been playing in the National Cadet League in recent months.  Frazer’s team were placed in Division 2, where they played against five teams each weekend. 

    On Sunday 22 April, the final day of competition, the hopes of the team earning a medal were still promising, but it meant they would have to survive the day without suffering defeat.  Brilliantly, they managed to secure four wins and a draw to top the division!

    Frazer alone managed to win eight out of his ten games, which is an outstanding achievement – well done, Frazer, we’re very proud of you.

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  • Revision Weekend at PGL

    Published 24/04/18

    On 29 March, 36 students and 6 members of staff braved the wind, rain and mud for two nights at PGL in Caythorpe for our annual revision weekend.  Over three days students split their time between classroom-based revision and physical activities. 

    This year students were able to test their nerves on the high ropes and giant swing, as well as competing to gain the fastest time on an extremely muddy obstacle course before "earning" their cutlery at the archery range. 

    The excitement didn’t stop there; Miss McLellan and Miss Taylor encouraged the students to embrace their creative side in their maths class where they studied ratio and used this skill to make a cheesecake. Over in the English classroom a very focussed group of students worked with Mrs Hesketh and Mrs Dench on writing techniques to help with their exams.

    It was a fast-paced three days that were thoroughly enjoyed by staff and students alike.  Hopefully the students found it useful in preparation for their upcoming exams.

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    Published 13/03/18

    The academy has a very busy week this week celebrating British Science Week.

    The science team started the week off with a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park with a group of year 10 students.

    On Monday, primary pupils from St John's and Sir Isaac Newton Primary came to the academy to take part in activities with sphero, catapults and took part in engineering challenges.  

    We are also very lucky to have Dr Jane Evans, a professor at Nottingham Trent University involved in the discovery, excavation and scientific analysis of King Richard III.  Dr Evans delivered a talk to the students on this subject.

    On Wednesday, Dr Suzanne Imber, a professor of Astrophysics at Leicester University will be visiting the academy to deliver talks and workshops to year 5 and 6 from St John's and years 7 to 10.

    Year 9 students will end the week with a trip to the Science Museum in London.

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  • World Book Day 2018

    Published 12/03/18

    World Book Day took place on Thursday 1 March 2018.  To help students with their reading journey, they received a £1 World Book Day Book Token. 

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    Published 08/03/18

    Year 4 children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves at today’s World Book Day celebrated in over 100 countries across the world. The children have dressed up in a fantastic range of their favourite characters straight from the very books they love to read! 

    This year we themed our world book day around revolting rhymes and have enjoyed taking part in a revolting tea party. They have enjoyed a range of delights from ‘brains in blood sauce’ to ‘pond slime with granny’s teeth.’ 

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    Published 04/03/18

    As the weather has improved, the academy will be open as normal on Monday 5 March.

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    Published 01/03/18

    The academy is closed on Friday 2 March due to adverse weather conditions. 

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    Published 28/02/18

    Owing to the adverse weather conditions, and the consideration of the safety of students and staff, the academy will be closed on Thursday 1 March 2018.

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  • World Book Day 2018

    Published 23/02/18

    Staff and students at The West Grantham Academy St Hugh's will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 1 March with a range of events and activities.

    All students will receive a £1 book token to exchange for one of ten special World Book Day books or used to get £1 off a range of books costing £2.99 or more. Children are never too young to start their reading journey, and the benefits are enormous - we hope, like us, you will be able to use World Book Day to celebrate reading with your child.

    We are inviting all students to attend school on 1 March dressed as one of their favourite characters from a fiction book; if they can bring the book with them too, even better! This is not a fundraising event, so we are not asking for donations.

    Throughout the day there will be a variety of events to take part in, and our annual Readathon begins on Monday 5 March.

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