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  • Winners of the Big Science Breakthrough!

    Published 28/09/18

    On the evening of 27 September, students from the West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s competed against all the other secondary schools and Grantham College in the "Big Science Breakthrough,"  hosted by Dallas Campbell as part of the Gravity Fields programme.  

    The brief given to students was to tell a story of science using creative arts to share their message - creativity! It’s our thing! 

    It was a wonderful evening and the standard of the productions was very high, including a fabulous production from Grantham College that included alumni from St Hugh’s - it was great to see them again.

    The result was announced by Dr Harry Cliff, a particle physicist from Cambridge University,  and the room erupted into huge applause for our wonderful young people from St Hugh’s (and their wigs!)

    The students will now be treated to an all expenses paid trip to the science museum to see the new exhibition, "The Sun: Living with Our Star."  Dr Harry Cliff is the Lead Curator of the exhibition, and our students will get to spend a day with him and his team at the museum.

    Huge thanks to Miss Kendall and Miss Mcclellan for creating this amazing project with the students, and for giving so much time to create such a  wonderful piece of scientific theatre.  Their dedication to the students' success was evident in their entire approach to the event, and the outcome is richly deserved! 

    Thanks also to Mr Hulse for his unwavering support and encouragement, and for being chief photographer for the night!

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  • A great day out at Sherwood Pines

    Published 21/09/18

    Year 7 arrived at the academy bright and early on Tuesday 18 September in anticipation of the journey to Sherwood Pines. It was a joint day out with students from the West Grantham Academy St John’s, with time dedicated to enjoying the last of the summer sunshine in the great outdoors.

    As part of the iTunes U “One Best Picture” initiative, students explored the forest and captured the shadows, textures and beauty of the stunning surroundings.  Students will use the pictures to create a unique story to share with their parents through the Seesaw app and at a forthcoming presentation evening.  

    It was wonderful to see the school values of Creativity, Responsibility and Wisdom demonstrated in such a unique environment.  Sherwood Pines was an experience that will stay with everyone involved for a long time to come.

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  • Shakespeare Schools Festival - tickets now available

    Published 11/09/18

    Tickets are now available for the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Lincoln Drill Hall.

    The festival runs from Monday 5 until Tuesday 6 November and students from the West Grantham Academy St Hugh's will be performing a unique abridged version of Macbeth on 5 November. 

    If you would like to come and support our students at this event, tickets are available to buy here

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    Published 03/09/18

    Welcome back to all students.

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    Published 22/08/18

    The academy will be open between 10.00 am and and 12.00 pm for year 11 students to collect their GCSE results.

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  • Shakespeare Schools Festival - 5 and 6 November 2018

    Published 18/07/18

    The Shakespeare Schools Foundation (SSF) is a cultural education charity that uses the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives. 

    We are delighted that the West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s will be a part of their flagship project this Autumn term. Students will be going on a thrilling journey, from rehearsing in school with their teachers to working with SSF theatre professionals in a performance skills workshop.  After months of preparation, students will be onstage performing a 30-minute abridged Shakespeare play in a professional theatre, alongside students from other local schools. It will be an exhilarating night of theatre that celebrates the community, the casts and the power of Shakespeare’s words.

    Each Autumn nearly 30,000 young people from primary, secondary and special schools across the country unite as part of the world’s largest youth drama festival, raising aspirations and unlocking the potential of students from all backgrounds.

    We are thrilled that the St Hugh's will be joining the SSF this year, and we look forward to seeing you on the performance night!



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    Published 10/07/18

    Our Summer Showcase, which features songs and music from hit shows such as "Hamilton," "The Sound of Music" and "Rent," as well as performances of popular music like Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," will burst on to the St Hugh's stage on Thursday 12 July.

    Everybody's welcome to come and enjoy the occasion!  Doors open at 5.45 pm and free tickets are available now from the academy office.

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    Published 08/06/18

    We are holding our Open Evening on Tuesday 11 September 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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