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Outstanding English Homework based on key quotes from 'A Christmas Carol’

21st December 2015

Miss West, English Teacher, set a homework task for students to create a Christmas decoration that contained key quotes from the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ – the text the students have been studying …

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'Getting Girls in to Computing'

17th December 2015

Year 9 female students have been given access to a website called This was aimed at getting more Year 9 girls interested in Computing ahead of the Year 9 Preferences event happening next …

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Friday 18th December - Academy will close at 12:30pm

14th December 2015

The Academy will close Friday 18th December at 12.30pm. Students who make their own way home or are collected by parents may leave at 12.30 pm. School buses will be available at 12.30 pm. Food will be …

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Christmas Jumper Day

11th December 2015

On Friday 18th December students can wear Christmas jumpers in addition to their uniform. We kindly ask for a £1.00 donation in aid of the Cumbrian Flood Appeal.  …

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Hairspray Tickets On Sale NOW!!!!

25th November 2015

Tickets available from Student Services …

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WARNING - Dangers of Frozen Open Water

25th November 2015

Click Here to view a letter issued by the Town Council regarding the dangers of frozen open water.  …

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***Yr10,12&13 - Change of Parent's Evening Dates***

23rd November 2015

Please note the following parent's evening dates have changed: Year 10 was Wednesday 17 February NOW Thursday 18th February  Year 12&13 was Wednesday 9 December NOW …

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Go-shin Cartwright!

13th November 2015

Congratulations to our year 10 student, Ethan Cartwright, who attended the 6th GSKKA Tournament and was awarded Silver in the Kata category and Gold in the Fighting category. Ethan trains at Go-Shin Kan Karate Do at Hemsworth …

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Anti-Bullying week 16th November - 20th November

13th November 2015

Anti-Bullying Week is Monday 16th November – 20th November Anti-Bullying Week is designed to raise awareness of intimidation, what it looks like and how you can get help if needed. Students will be taking part …

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Government Launches a New Online Tool for Parents

11th November 2015

The government has launched a new online tool for schools across the country to give parents the best possible advice and tips on preparing their children for adult life. The new online service, called Parent Info, …

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Girls U15 Rugby Team Rising to the Top!

3rd November 2015

Hemsworth Girls U 15s go unbeaten again at Barnsley Schools Festival! Hemsworth 35  V 5  Notre Dame ( Sheffield ) Hemsworth 25  V  5  Horizon ( Barnsley ) Well done …

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Year 10 Student Mollie Waugh becomes World Champion Kickboxer

2nd November 2015

Congratulations to our Year 10 student Mollie Waugh who attended the October 2015 World Karate & Kickboxing Championships in Portugal and became the No1 World Champion Kickboxer in the U15 category. Mollie trains at the …

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WOW! Year 8 Students, Amazing Geography Homework!

23rd October 2015

A huge well done to our Year 8 students who have worked exceptionally well on their Geography homework. You have amazed us all, fantastic work.  Please click here to view their homework made from sponge cake and paper …

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"I've got the Golden Ticket"

23rd October 2015

Congratulations to our Year 9 student, Charlotte Anderson, who found the Golden Ticket. As part of the re-launch of the Rewards System in September 2015, students are now given scratchcards as a reward for their good …

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Creepy Carnival at Fitzwilliam

20th October 2015

Don't miss the Creepy Carnival on Friday 30th October from 6pm til 8.30pm at the MDC Sports Centre, off Wakefield Road, Fitzwilliam. Please visit the Miners Welfare Facebook page for further details.  …

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Year 7 Students Interview Professionals in the Creative Industry

20th October 2015

Year 7 students had the chance to interview professionals working in the Creative industry and learn more about their job and what they do. The professionals included a Musician, Programmer, Photographer / Film Maker and a …

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Students Get Involved With The BBC Radio 4 Listening Project

9th October 2015

The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio 4, BBC local and national radio stations, and the British Library. Capturing the nation in conversation People have been asked up and down the country to share …

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Yr10 Harry Barlow Flying High

8th October 2015

Harry has raced the Easykart Junior 100cc this year reaching speeds of 80/90MPH which takes a lot of concentration and skill.  Harry has finished 4th in the UK this year (out of 25 drivers) racing at 9 locations around …

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Yr10 Girls Outstanding Performance at Sandal Festival

8th October 2015

Congratulations to our Yr10 Rugby girls who played exceptionally well at the Sandal Rugby Festival. The scores were as follows: HACA v HORSFORTH 25 - 20 HACA v CARLTON 25 - 15 Well played girls! …

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Year 10 GCSE Preparation Information

1st October 2015

Thank you to parents who attended the Year 10 GCSE preperation event held on the 15th September. Please find below useful information that was provided on the evening: Year 10 Parents’ GCSE Information …

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Young Person's PhotoCard Required before 1st October

30th September 2015

Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy was informed yesterday by Metro that all students aged 11 - 16yrs travelling in the West Yorkshire area will need to have a West Yorkshire Young Person's PhotoCard. Any student not …

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Travel South Yorkshire

28th September 2015

As you are aware students aged 11-16 and living in South Yorkshire can have a MegaTravel pass to prove to bus drivers, tram conductors and ticket sellers that they are entitled to travel at a reduced cost on public transport. All …

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Get More From Life as an Army Cadet

25th September 2015

For more information visit the Army Cadet Open Day on Saturday 26th September at: Pontefract Detachment, Minden House, Wakefield Road, Pontefract, WF8 4ES, 11am - 3pm or call 01924 339858.  …

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Year 7 Rugby League Team to Undertake Training with Wakefield Wildcats

23rd September 2015

Here are our new Year 7 Rugby Team. They will undertake training from Wakefield Wildcats in the coming months. The team have already played two games and have many games ahead. Good luck team!  …

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Year 9 Student Raises £1160.32 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

22nd September 2015

On Monday 10th August 2015, three generations of the Wharton family, Kafi(13yrs old), Paul(44yrs young) and David(70yrs younger) walked the historic Hadrian's Wall in the North of England in aid of Yorkshire Air …

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Listening Project

Listening Project

21st September 2015

What do we want the HACA Listening Project with BBC support to achieve? Vision We want to get the students speaking and listening! In terms of theme the conversations will focus on hopes and dreams, memories and …

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Don't Miss the Special Careers Event - 30th September 2015

11th September 2015

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Talent Show Auditions for Years 7 - 11

10th September 2015

Students don't forget the Talent Show Auditions:   …

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PE Extra-Curricular Activities

8th September 2015

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Teacher Training Places Available for 2016/17

7th September 2015

Teacher Training places available for 2016/17. For further information please visit Please note that for School Direct places our Lead School is Wakefield City Academy.   …

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Years 5&6 Open Evening - Welcome

7th September 2015

We warmly invite parents and children of Years 5 & 6 to our Open Evening on Thursday 24th September from 6pm - 8.30pm. Come along and see what HACA has to offer! We look forward to meeting you on the night.  …

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Parents / Carers - Attendance Matters

10th August 2015

Attendance Thank you for your continued support regarding attendance which currently stands at 93.2%. Please continue to ensure your son / daughter attends every day to support us in our aim of achieving 95%. Contact …

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Prom Pictures Now Available to View

23rd July 2015

Click Here to view the Prom photographs  You all looked fabulous. Hope you had a great time!      …

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HACA School Business Manager gets involved at the world famous Wimbledon Championships

13th July 2015

Our School Business Manager Rachel Brannan has been a musician in the reserved forces for over 20 years, a member of the band of the Yorkshire regiment for 7 years. Rachel volunteered to assist at Wimbledon and was …

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New Twitter Account Created for Careers

8th July 2015

Follow us on Twitter: @HACA_Careers for information about careers, further education, university, open days and job opportunities.  …

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HACA Rugby League Team Participate at Oxford Tournament

30th June 2015

On Saturday 27th June, students from years 7 & 8 participated in a Rugby League tournament held at Oxford - Iffley Road, organised by our Student Liaison Officer, Mr Barlow.  The team played exceptionally well. …

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The Twits

Rehearsals for The Twits in Full Swing

25th June 2015

Set designed by Year 10 Btec Performance Stage. Production Performances 7th & 8th July in the  Main Hall. Tickets on sale shorlty. See further postings for more details.    …

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Year 12 Student Applying to Cambridge

25th June 2015

We are proud to announce that Sam Wilkinson, our Year 12 student, is gearing up for his application to Cambridge to study Human Social and Political Sciences. Sam has a very keen interest in Archaeology , and …

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Ofsted Report

17th June 2015

Ofsted The Ofsted report from the inspection in May 2015 is now available. Click here to view. A paper copy will be made available for any parent / carer who requests one. Either e-mail reception: …

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Students Participate in Rugby League Game at Oxford

8th June 2015

There will be a Family Fun Day with Oxford Rugby League on Saturday 27th June, Iffley Road, Oxford, Kick off 1pm. Everyone welcome. Click Here for further details or speak to Mr Barlow - 01977 624220.  …

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Maths Challenge Results For Our Years 7 and 8 Students

22nd May 2015

A HUGE well done to our years 7 & 8 students who achieved fantastic results at the Maths Challenge Event. Congratulations to the following students: Year 7  Gold Award Ellie Fox (Best in year and best …

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Important Notice - Bus Application Forms

19th May 2015

Parent / Carer, If you failed to return your Son / Daughter's Bus Pass Application Form back to school, you have now missed the deadline therefore as a matter of urgency, please send your application form direct to the …

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Uniform Reminder

19th May 2015

Please can parents / carers be politely reminded that students should be sent to school in the correct full uniform. This does not include trainers / pumps, leggings, jeggings, jeans, short skirts or hoodies / sports …

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Do your children play ClashofClans or BoomBeach?

19th May 2015

Keep your children safe online. Click the following link provided by NSPCC - Click Here  …

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HACA v Don Valley Rugby League Results

15th May 2015

HACA 8 – Don Valley Academy 40. HACA Year 8 boys went down fighting to physical Don Valley Academy who scored 7 tries to 2. Our team played well. Oliver Suggins and Alex Bright both scored superb solo tries however …

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Roadworks in the South Hiendley Area

13th May 2015

We are aware that the main street in South Hiendley will be closed (nr. Sun Inn pub) from 25th May (Half Term). WMDC have confirmed this will only take a week and should be back to normal the week after. We will keep you …

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Hemsworth Market

Students to run their own market stall

11th May 2015

Students from our gardening club will be selling locally produced fruits, vegetables, bedding plants and flowers that they have grown over the last few months at Hemsworth Market on Saturday 16th May from 09:00am - …

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HACA v Don Valley Academy Rugby League Match Results

8th May 2015

Top effort from our Year10 Rugby Boys. Hemsworth Academy were winning up to half time, 6-0, then one of our players, Sam Allen, came off injured (wrist injury). We lost to Don Valley 10 - 40. Well done to Cole Hampton who scored 2 …

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Giant Penny Farthing Complete to Celebrate Tour of Yorkshire!

1st May 2015

The Giant Penny Farthing is complete and will be displayed at Wakefield Market, Unit 3 until 6th May followed by the Library at WakefieldOne until August 2015.  …

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Year 9 & 10 Students

23rd April 2015

Well done to our year 9 &10 students that achieved a bronze or silver award in the UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge.  …

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Giant Penny Farthing Constructed to Celebrate Tour of Yorkshire

14th April 2015

A giant penny farthing has been constructed to celebrate the Tour of Yorkshire coming to Wakefield. Year 7 students and local primary schools will be filling the front wheel with a collage of all the physical activities …

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Same but different ...

14th April 2015

Y7 Alternative Curriculum Day  Y7 students were recently involved in an alternative day exploring refugees, asylum seekers, community cohesion, tolerance, diversity and respect. The day centres around an …

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Healthy Active Lives Together (HALT) - Improve your health as a family

13th April 2015

Are you concerned about your child’s eating habits or activity levels? Are they aged between 8 and 11?  Then we want to hear from you! We are looking for families to take part in the new 12 month FREE …

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Congratulations to Our Year 8 Rising Star Golf Player ...

26th March 2015

Congratulations to our Yr8 student, Ewan Bromley, who participated in the West Yorkshire Schools Golf Championships on Wednesday 25th March 2015 and qualified for the National Championships at Kirby Muxloe Golf Club. Ewan …

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Students Prepare Meals for the Final Dinner Party ...

26th March 2015

The Dinner Party Project has been a big success again with students attending on a Wednesday evening, deciding and preparing meals for their final 'Dinner Party' which was held on Wednesday 25th March 2015. The …

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Students Art Work Displayed at Wakefield Theatre Royal

26th March 2015

Year 11, 12 & 13 students art work, based on the theme MIST, will be displayed at Wakefield Theatre Royal from Wednesday 25th March until the end of April. Please come along and take a look.  …

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HACA Awarded, for the 5th time running, Arts Mark Gold

17th March 2015

We are pleased to inform you that HACA have been awarded, for the 5th time running, Arts Mark Gold. This is fantastic news for the Academy.  Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme to enable …

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Interested in teaching? Want to train with an ‘outstanding’ provider?

13th March 2015

Wakefield Regional Partnership for Initial Teacher Training (WRPITT) is a nationally outstanding ITT provider based within the Yorkshire region and has been training teachers through its highly successful programme …

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Comic Relief Day at HACA Kicks Off With Choir Singing to Year 7 Assembly

13th March 2015

Well done to Mrs Cox and all the members of our marvellous choir for all of their hard work at the Pontefract Music Festival. The choir came away with merit and distinction.  The choir repeated their fantastic …

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Letter Sent Home Regarding Safeguarding

12th March 2015

Your son / daughter should have brought home a letter regarding Safeguarding. Please take the time to read the letter and discuss with your child. If you didn't receive the letter, a copy can be found in the …

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HACA Celebrates National Apprenticeships Week

6th March 2015

9th March - 13th March 2015 - National Apprenticeships Week  National Apprenticeship Week celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider …

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Ex Great Britain and Challenge Cup Winner Paul Broadbent coaches our Year 8 rugby team

23rd February 2015

Ex Great Britain and Challenge cup Winner Paul Broadbent visited Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy to coach our rugby league Year 8 boys. The students thoroughly enjoyed their training session.   …

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About Superfast West Yorkshire...

28th January 2015

Get Connected with Superfast Broadband Superfast Britain is a national scheme with a local drive helping to deliver better broadband to homes and businesses in our district. Superfast broadband at home supports …

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Wakefield Jazz Spring 2015

27th January 2015

Internationally renowned WJ is one of the UK's top jazz venues attracting the best of musicians from around the globe to play all kinds of jazz in a unique club atmosphere. For more details of events  Part One / Part …

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How to Support Your Child in Preparation for their GCSEs

16th January 2015

Following the evening held for parents on 15th January 2015, we have had requests for the documents to be available electronically.  If you were unable to attend and would like to discuss supporting your son / …

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Important Message to Students Using the South Yorkshire School Transport Service

13th January 2015

The academy was notified in October 2014  that students living in the Barnsley area must have both South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire half price passes otherwise it could result in a higher fare being charged. We have …

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Did You Get a New Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop at Christmas?

5th January 2015

Parents and guardians buying web-enabled devices such as smart phones, laptops and games consoles for teenagers this Christmas are being urged to enable security settings to help protect them online. As part of the …

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