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Year 11 student storming ahead in both Rugby League and Union

23rd April 2018

Congratulations to our Year 11 student, Olivia, who is excelling in both Rugby League and Union. She has come on leaps and bounds this year even though she is busy revising for her GCSE examinations. Well done Olivia and …

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UNDERGRADUATE TUITION FEES AND STUDENT LOANS

23rd April 2018

Please remember to apply for your student finance as soon as possible, as it can take several weeks to be processed.     Further information and advice is available online at:   Go …

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Top marks of Honours in 3 classes given to HACA Choir

23rd April 2018

We are so proud of the HACA choir who performed at Pontefract Music Festival on Friday 20th April and gained the top marks of Honours in the 3 classes they entered. C7 2-part singing C8 - Spiritual Songs C9 -Songs from the …

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Top Marks of Honours given to HACA Choir

23rd April 2018

We are so proud of the HACA choir who performed at Pontefract Music Festival on Friday 20th April and gained the top marks of Honours in the 3 classes they entered. C7 2-part singing C8 - Spiritual Songs C9 -Songs from the …

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GCSE Exams Timetable

19th April 2018

Parents / Carers please check over the GCSE exams timetable. Exams will begin on the 8th May - Click Here to download a copy of the exams TT. There are many revision sessions taking place in the lead up …

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Year 11 GCSE Art catch up/intervention session on Saturday 21st April, 9am-1pm

18th April 2018

We are running another Year 11 GCSE Art catch up/intervention session on Saturday 21st April, 9am-1pm in 3.9 & 3.7.  Please come along and join us. …

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Monday 9th of April - Maths Revision Session for Miss Hodgson's Year 11 Students

6th April 2018

On Monday the 9th of April there will be a Year 11 Maths revision session for Miss Hodgson's students. The session will run from 10am until 2pm, in M9. See you on Monday! …

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History specification change

3rd April 2018

KS4 students should have brought home a letter regarding the History specification change. If you did not receive a copy please Click Here to download it. After serious consideration, we have taken the …

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Come and join the Council’s Apprenticeship programme!

3rd April 2018

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In an English Country Garden

28th March 2018

Congratulations to the Year 10 and 11 Environment and Land Based Studies students! They have successfully completed their unit on sowing and propagating plants in our specialist green house. With special thanks to Steve …

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Informal Carer of the Month

28th March 2018

Congratulations to Maisie, winner of the Informal Carer of the Month assessment in Health and Social Care! Maisie produced a sensitive and detailed piece of work about young carers providing informal support to family …

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Starting a Small Business - Dragon's Den Event

28th March 2018

Images from the Year 13 Unit 36 (Starting a Small Business) Dragons’ Den event. Mr Haigh’s Year 13 BTEC National Business students were required to present Business plans to a panel of dragons advisers with the …

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Excellence in Maths

28th March 2018

Excellence in Maths is an award that is achievable for any student at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy. The award focuses on recognising students who are motivated in maths, regardless of their aptitude; it is not …

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Year 9 SWOTing up in BTEC Enterprise

26th March 2018

Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy’s budding entrepreneurs of Year 9 have been completing SWOT analyses of successful UK businesses. Mr Haigh’s fantastic BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise group showed off a …

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Educational Support Assistant Required

26th March 2018

Click the 'Vacancies' tab for further details. Closing date 16th April. Good luck with your application! …

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You’re hired!

23rd March 2018

Year 12 Business students were involved in a mock interviews event on Thursday 22nd March as part of Unit 8: Recruitment, Selection and Employment of their BTEC First Business programme. The students were required to …

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Tutor Group - 7GKk - has gone bun crazy in aid of Sports Relief!

22nd March 2018

In aid of Sports Relief 2018, 7GKK grabbed their baking flour, icing sugar and their wooden spoons to help raise money and show their support. Lunchtime on Tuesday 20th March looked like the Great British Bake Off tent where …

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Micro-enterprises are taking over the Post-16 Common Room

22nd March 2018

Students from Mr Hussain’s Year 10 group, studying the BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise, showed off their enterprising skills by setting up micro-enterprises in the Post-16 common room. Snacks such as flapjack, …

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Supporting your child through revision and exams - Yr11 & 13 only

22nd March 2018

We would like to invite you to attend our Parent/Carer Session in March, to help you support your child with independent learning, revision and exam preparation. Click here for further information. …

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The Big Deal Challenge

21st March 2018

Year 9 and Year 10 BITE students, from the new BTEC Tech Award Enterprise programme, entered the “Big Deal” Enterprise Challenge at the University of York with style! The students showed off their creative …

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Did you miss the OGAT Parents Meeting? View the information here.

16th March 2018

Thank you to parents who attended the OGAT Parents / Carers information evening. For those of you who could not make it please click here to view the information shared.     …

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Principal Announcement

16th March 2018

Principal announcement: Following the announcement that Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy will be re-brokered to Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Steve Robinson has decided after careful reflection to pursue his …

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Reward BITE Badges

13th March 2018

  The BITE faculty have launched a new initiative to promote excellent progress in lessons, teachers are now issuing special edition BITE badges to students that have excelled themselves during the school …

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Creative, Digital Media & Art Students Design Window Coverings

13th March 2018

In trying to find a creative solution to block the pesky sun shining on students computers in P3 and P4, teachers of Creative and Digital Media, which is part of the BITE Faculty held a design competition. The theme was video …

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Is expensive really better?

13th March 2018

Year 12 students have been struggling with the different types of validity and reliability in Psychology. To bring the definitions into the real world students have been assessing different anti-ageing products for their …

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*** ACADEMY CLOSED - Thursday 8th March ***

8th March 2018

ACADEMY CLOSED. Unfortunately we have had to make the decision to close due to site safety and staffing levels. Please do not send students into school. Students who are already in school will be accommodated or we will contact …

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OGAT Parents Meeting - Wednesday 14th March - 4.30pm or 6pm

5th March 2018

Please accept our apologies for postponing the planned parents / carers meetings, due to the adverse weather conditions, that were scheduled to take place on 1st March 2018. The meetings have been rescheduled to …

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*** SCHOOL CLOSED *** FRIDAY 2ND MARCH

2nd March 2018

Due to the adverse weather conditions and unsafe site, the academy is closed today.  …

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*** SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO SNOW*** THURSDAY 1ST MARCH 2018

1st March 2018

Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions the school will be closed again.  …

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*** SCHOOL CLOSED DUE TO SNOW *** WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY

28th February 2018

Due to adverse weather Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy is closed today.  …

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OGAT Meeting on Thursday 1st March at 4.30pm & 6pm CANCELLED

28th February 2018

Parents meeting with OGAT cancelled due to weather conditions. The meetings scheduled to be held on Thursday 1st March have been cancelled due to the weather conditions. The meetings have been rescheduled for Wednesday …

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YR11 PCM CANCELLED

26th February 2018

Due to the forecast of bad weather on Wednesday we have taken the decision the cancel the Y11 PCM scheduled for Wednesday evening. We will look to arrange an alternative date and time for this PCM and this will be …

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*** Snow Forecast ***

26th February 2018

We have procedures in place to inform you about possible school closure in the event of poor weather conditions. The school will remain open if possible but will close if: • It is dangerous for people to get to …

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You're hired!

26th February 2018

Year 13 Business students were involved in a mock interviews event on Friday 16th February as part of Unit 13: Recruitment and Selection of their BTEC National programme. The students were required to participate in a formal …

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Latest News from Hair & Beauty

19th February 2018

Year 11 students receiving prizes for earning 200 positive credits for excellent attendance, punctuality and effort in lessons. Now time to aim for 300 credits! Year 10 students sporting their new Hair and Beauty …

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Excellence in Maths

19th February 2018

Excellence in Maths is an award that is achievable for any student at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy. The award focuses on recognising students who are motivated in maths, regardless of their aptitude; it is not …

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Mixing it up in BITE

15th February 2018

Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy’s first group of BTEC Business National (2016) students are currently working to prepare for an important synoptic controlled assessment. Here students from Mr …

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Ellie-May Strikes Again

15th February 2018

Congratulations once again to Ellie May and Team GB who picked up the Bronze Medal in their category at the Scottish International held in Dumfries over the weekend. Her team competed against teams from Sweden, Norway, …

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*** Parents meeting with OGAT ***

14th February 2018

Due to an overwhelming response regarding the parents meeting taking place at 6.00 pm on Thursday 1 March, this session is now at capacity. An additional information session will take place on the same night at 4.30 pm …

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Year 9 Entrepreneurs

9th February 2018

One of Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy’s first Year 9 BTEC Enterprise groups are showing that if you’re bright enough, you’re old enough! Mr Haigh’s brilliant Year 9 group merged two topics …

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Year 9 DTP / Meningitis Vaccination Reply Slip

7th February 2018

Please can you ensure you return your child's vaccination slip as a matter of urgency. Thank you …

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Did you receive the OGAT letter to parents?

7th February 2018

Your child should have brought home a letter yesterday (Tuesday 6th February) regarding a Parents meeting with OGAT. Please can you confirm your attendance by completing the reply slip at the bottom of the letter and send it …

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If only they could talk…

5th February 2018

Last week, 4 students from Year 11 successfully completed an important practical assessment as part of the Environmental and Land-based Studies programme. The students were required to carry out health checks on rabbits, …

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Announcement from the Regional Schools Commissioner - Lancashire & West Yorkshire

30th January 2018

Please click here to view a letter from Vicky Beer the Regional Schools Commissioner - Lancashire & West Yorkshire regarding plans to transfer Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy to a new sponsor. Please click here …

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Ellie-Mae

Year 12 Ice Skater takes Bronze at the British Championships

26th January 2018

A massive congratulations to our Year 12 student Ellie-Mae and her team who took the Bronze medal at the British Championships, Nottingham. Ellie-Mae has been skating for many years and …

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Tribute to a Former Music Teacher

24th January 2018

It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the passing away of Mr Paul Harkin, our guitar and music teacher. Mr Harkin originally joined the staff at Hemsworth as a classroom music teacher before later deciding to change …

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Active Revision in Psychology with ‘The Washing Line Challenge’!

24th January 2018

Active Revision has arrived in Psychology where Year 13 BITE students have been showing off their knowledge of psychological core studies by completing a variety of active revision challenges. Working in teams this week, …

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Excellence in Maths

22nd January 2018

Excellence in Maths Excellence in Maths is an award that is achievable for any student at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy. The award focuses on recognising students who are motivated in maths, regardless of their …

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University of Cambridge Residential

18th January 2018

After only two days back at school post-Christmas holidays, 40 year ten students from the Wakefield NCOP schools spent two days and one night at the University of Cambridge last week. Accompanied by Higher Education …

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Christmas Party

16th January 2018

On Tuesday 19th December 2017 a group of Year 12 BITE students hosted a successful event for Key Stage 3 students. The Year 12 BTEC Business students were required to work as a group to host an event as part of their Managing an …

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Up-date on academy re-brokerage

11th January 2018

Click Here for further information. …

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