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The Hepworth - Master classes - FREE EVENT for Year 10 - 13 students

13th December 2017

Please click on the link below for information regarding the free master class session : What is Sculpture, to be held at the Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield. With interactive tours of the gallery and …

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West Yorkshire Police - Christmas CSE messages

13th December 2017

West Yorkshire Police are sharing a number of messages about CSE on Facebook and Twitter over the festive period. These messages are aimed at young people and parents. They include information on staying safe at …

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SSR (Senior Staff Removal) & Choices for Learning

12th December 2017

As you are aware the Academy has a 'choices for learning' strategy which is embedded within our behaviour policy. The choices for learning system allows 'teachers to teach' by minimising low level …

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Save the Children

Friday 15th December - Non-uniform Christmas Jumper Day

11th December 2017

Non-uniform Day - Christmas Jumper Day 08.00 - 16.00 15 December 2017 Non-uniform Christmas Jumper Fundraising Day Friday 15th December 2017 will be a Christmas jumper non-uniform day in the …

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NSPCC

Parental controls are an important way to keep your child safe online.

8th December 2017

Innocent searches online can lead to not so innocent results. But parental controls can help keep your child safe. NSPCC how to set parental controls - Click Here Choosing the right console game for your child - Click …

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Attendance E-mail Service

7th December 2017

Parents can now contact Ms J Major and Ms J Hutchinson with attendance issues at: attendance@hemsworthacademy.org …

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Snow / Bad Weather - School Closure

7th December 2017

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 …

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Word of the week

Word of the Week: UMPIRE

28th November 2017

Noun an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play. Synonyms: linesman, referee, judge, adjudicator, arbitrator   Spellings …

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LUSH

Year 11 Enterprise Unit Lands Students in Lush, Wakefield

21st November 2017

Year 11 Hairdressing learners, working on an Enterprise unit, visited Lush in Wakefield. The event was a great success and the Year 11 students’ conduct, behaviour and attitude throughout the day was exemplary. The …

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Not sure what to get your child for Christmas? How about a Skiing Trip to Austria

15th November 2017

HACA will be taking 40 students to Austria during the half term holidays on Thursday 15th February 2018 and returning 23rd February. The trip has been booked with a very well known competent and organised company. …

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Wakefield District festive family fun!

8th November 2017

Lights will be shining across the district this Christmas, as the details for the Christmas light switch-ons and special festive markets are announced. The Wakefield Christmas lights will be switched on by the Mayor, …

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'Managing a Business Event' Unit turns into a Halloween Disco

1st November 2017

A group of Year 13 BITE students hosted a successful event for Key Stage 3 students. The Year 13 BTEC Business students were required to work as a group to host an event as part of their Managing a Business Event unit. After much …

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Parents Invited to OGAT Meeting

31st October 2017

Please click here to download a copy of a letter issued by Martyn Oliver, OGAT's Chief Executive Officer. Your child will be bringing a copy home on Wednesday 1st November 2017.      …

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Message from Hemsworth Water Park - Winter Information & Safety

24th October 2017

As the winter approaches and the chance of freezing weather draws ever closer it is likely that the lakes at Hemsworth Water Park will freeze over.  Parents / carers please speak to your children about the dangers of …

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Maths Award

Excellence in Maths

24th October 2017

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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Letter from Outwood Grange Academy (OGAT)

18th October 2017

Your child should have brought home a letter today from OGAT. Please click here to view the letter.  …

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Meeting for Parents to Discuss the New Sponsor Process

12th October 2017

I am holding a meeting on Monday 16th October 2017 in the school hall at 6pm to talk about the new sponsor process.  Please come along if you have any concerns or questions so we can discuss further.  Your …

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Preferred New Trust Provisionally Identified For HACA

11th October 2017

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Become a Parent Governor of HACA's Local Governing Body

15th September 2017

*******************THIS IS NOW CLOSED THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST***********************   We are looking for parents/carers to join our Local Governing Body. Your input on issues such as finance, site …

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Announcement on behalf of Wakefield City Academies Trust's Board of Directors

8th September 2017

Dear Parents / Carers, I am writing to inform you of a very important decision that has been taken, after much deliberation, by the Board of the Wakefield City Academies Trust, the multi academy trust of which Hemsworth …

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P16 Enrolment Tuesday 5th September

29th August 2017

Post-16 enrolment for all courses will continue to take place on Tuesday 5th September. If you would like to enrol with us please attend at the P16 common room from 9am. …

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Celebrations on GCSE Results Day

25th August 2017

Students at Hemsworth have had a day of celebration. Students have been prepared well for the new GCSE’s in English Language, Literature and Mathematics with numerous top grades at 7+. Shona Fitzpatrick has …

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P16 Results Day

Amazing set of results from Post 16 students.

18th August 2017

A Level results day saw an amazing set of results from our Post 16 students. The vast majority of students have gained their first choice university place. Pictured above left to right: Eleanor Ball, Charlotte …

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Sandal Castle

New Cafe Opens at Sandal Castle, Wakefield

8th August 2017

Why not visit the new 'Castle Cafe' at Sandal Castle, Wakefield, run by a friendly local family. Here you will find homemade cakes, delicious lunches, ice-creams and hot and cold drinks. Everyone warmly welcome, …

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Forced Marriage

Forced Marriage

31st July 2017

Please click here to view a video produced by Wakefield Council relating to forced marriages.  Forced marriage is a criminal offence in the UK. If you are worried you might be forced into marriage or worried for …

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Last day of term - Academy to close at 12.30pm

17th July 2017

The Academy will close for summer break at 12:30pm on Friday 21st July 2017. Students who make their own way home or are collected by parents may leave at 12.30 pm. School buses will be available …

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Found: Black & White Cat

4th July 2017

A black and white cat has been found with no collar at Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy. We are assuming it is from the local area; Station Road / Holly Bank. If your cat is missing please contact the academy urgently 01977 …

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Post 16 Enrolment

28th June 2017

P16 enrolment process will take place on GCSE results day. Once students have collected their results please go to the Post-16 team, who will be located alongside the hall, to enrol onto their chosen courses. …

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Staying safe away from home

26th June 2017

Your guide to when your child's old enough to be out on their own, and how to teach them to keep safe while they're away especially now the summer holidays are quickly …

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Stand up to Bullying Day – Get involved

14th June 2017

Last year HRH Prince William launched Stand up to Bullying Day, supported by Vodafone. This year it will take place on Wednesday 21st June with a focus on Digital Resilience and Online Safety. I am sure as schools you are …

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Year 10 Student is a Golfing Champ!

12th June 2017

I'm sure you recall our Year 10 student, Ewan, who is an excellent golf player. He has featured numerous times on the academy's website and in the Insight Magazine for various achievements.  Ewan has …

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Junior Maths Challenge; Results are in!

6th June 2017

Following a successful day of The Junior Maths Challenge, the results and awards are in and listed below: Year 7 Best in Year: Acacia and Noah  Bronze: Acacia, Noah, Kian, Davis, Rosie Jo, Zach and …

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Party at Haw Hill

Party@ Haw Hill Park, Normanton - FREE EVENT - Performers from BGT, The Voice & XFactor

2nd June 2017

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Exam stress and Pressure?

30th May 2017

If you’re feeling stressed about taking exams, you aren’t alone. Get advice from Childline and other young people. Click the following link for further information: Childline  …

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School Budget

School Funding Letter to Parents

30th May 2017

A letter was sent home to parents / carers on Friday 26th May. If you did not receive this letter a copy can be found here: School Funding Letter  …

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Rewards given for good behaviour and hard work

26th May 2017

A very well done to Barry-Lee who has been rewarded for his significant improvement over the last half term! Keep up the good work.  …

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Junior Ladies Football Open Day

24th May 2017

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Talking To Children About Terrorism And War

24th May 2017

Talking To Children About Terrorism And War In today's world, parents are faced with the challenge of explaining violence, terrorism and war to children. Although difficult, these conversations are extremely …

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Whisper App

18th May 2017

Does your child use apps? As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your child stays safe online.  Whilst many apps are useful tools, some are more concerning. All too often, children (not to mention …

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PM 2017

HACA Girls get Pretty Muddy ...

12th May 2017

24 of our girls took part in the Cancer Research Pretty Muddy Event at Thornes Park, Wakefield on Saturday 13th May 2017 and fully completed the course! Well done girls!  #RaceForLifeYSF     …

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Watersons School South Yorkshire Service - PM Service Only

11th May 2017

From HACA Bus Park, turning left at the Three Horse Shoes, Brierley to Church Street, Brierley then to Canoes Corner, Hillside Crescent to Grimethorpe then to Engine Lane, Shafton.  This will be in place until July …

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The Prince of Wales Hospice Garden Party

10th May 2017

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Ofsted

Ofsted Inspection Wednesday 10th & 11th May 2017

9th May 2017

We have been notified by Ofsted that they will be carrying out an inspection of the academy on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th May 2017 Please click on the link for further information: Letter to Parent School …

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HPV injections

4th May 2017

Year 8 female students have been sent a HPV2 Consent form to their home by the School Nursing Team. Completed forms should be returned asap to Angela Horton Healthcare Assistant.  The School Nursing  Team has been …

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Bus company M Travel loses licence

2nd May 2017

Please click here for further information published by Metro.  …

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Year 11 Prom

25th April 2017

Please note the Year 11 Prom will take place on Monday 3rd July 2017 not the 4th as stated on the Prom letter.          …

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Principal to Retire

25th April 2017

Our long-standing Principal Pamela Massett is to retire in the summer. She said it had been a ‘privilege’ to be at the helm of Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy for the past 10 years but now was the right time …

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Readathon

Readathon Update

7th April 2017

Our students and staff have raised a total of £218 for children in hospitals which is amazing! Special thanks to Mrs Sykes, Librarian, Lauren, Terri-Ann, Ellie and Madeline.  Congratulations to Lauren - …

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Non-uniform Day for Motivated Star Students ONLY

6th April 2017

The academy has been informed that a message has been added to Facebook stating that it is a non-uniform day tomorrow. The academy doesn't have a Facebook account therefore please disregard the posted …

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YPO are taking on apprenticeships

31st March 2017

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choir

Silverware for the tenth year in succession.

29th March 2017

HACA have supported the Pontefract Music Festival by entering the choir and have had success over the past decade or more.  This year posed to be even more successful than usual with the choir scooping up 3 trophies. …

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Airline Masterclass Enterprise Competition

24th March 2017

30 Year 10 Business Studies students were given the opportunity to partake in the Airline Masterclass on Thursday 23rd March 2017. The Airline Masterclass is an enterprise competition aimed to develop students’ …

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HACA Students Turn Models for Top Fashion Photographer

23rd March 2017

HACA students worked with a top fashion photographer in a new exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield.Click Here for further details …

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Students Achieve Grade 1 - Piano

23rd March 2017

Well done Jessica and Rebekah. They both passed their piano exams and achieved Grade 1!  …

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It's a BIG DEAL!

23rd March 2017

On Tuesday 21st March 7 x Year 10 learners attended the University of York to participate in the Big Deal Competition 2017 Launch. The students were fantastic and very enthusiastic; a credit to the academy. They also had a lot of …

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Step aside Mcilroy, Ewan coming through ...

22nd March 2017

Congratulations to our Year 10 student Ewan who won the West Yorkshire Golf Schools Championships at the Howley Hall Golf Club. Despite the very tough weather conditions he won the U18's category by 5 shots. He shot 72 (1 …

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Personal wellbeing experiences for youngsters

22nd March 2017

On Tuesday mornings Year 7 follow a programme of activities that has been designed to enable them to see their education as a whole not just as a set of individual subjects. Activities have included: Personal …

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Outstanding Homework in ABC

20th March 2017

A very well done to our Year 8 students Lexia-Jade, Amelia, Lily, Charlotte and Jude who went above and beyond what was asked of their ABC homework. AMAZING! Each student was awarded a Principal's Commendation and 20 …

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World Book Day Readathon and Busta Rhymes

20th March 2017

Busta Rhymes The books ordered by students have arrived into school and they must come to the English workroom to collect them. World Book Day Readathon Well done to all of those who celebrated World Book …

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BITE Logo

“You’re hired!”

15th March 2017

Year 12 Level 2 Business and IT students were involved in a mock interviews event on Tuesday 15th March as part of the Recruitment, Selection and Employment unit of their BTEC First in Business programme. The students were …

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HACA Boys Rugby League Team WIN!

10th March 2017

Congratulations to our Year 7 & 8 Rugby League team who played Cathedral School last night and won 32 - 28. Mr Barlow (HACA's Rugby League Coach) said the team did him proud; they all worked extremely hard and deserved to …

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Parents / Carers of Year 8 - We require your feedback!

7th March 2017

Please complete our Year 8 survey relating to the format of Parents Evening, the progress your child is making and the new format of the assessment systems. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Click the following link …

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Mobile apps

Does your child use apps?

2nd March 2017

As a parent, it is your responsibility to make sure that your child stays safe online.  Whilst many apps are useful tools, some are more concerning. All too often, children (not to mention parents) know very little about how …

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Cake

"If I Knew You Were Coming I’d Have Baked a Cake!”

2nd March 2017

On Wednesday 1st March, as part of the Post 16 ‘Be A Volunteer’ day, a group of Level 2 BITE students visited Hemsworth Park Care Home to spend time with the residents and share some delicious home baking! The 30 …

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Yr7 Alternative Curriculum Day

2nd March 2017

Y7 Alternative Curriculum Day ‘Same but Different’ Y7 students were recently involved in an alternative day exploring refugees, asylum seekers, community cohesion, and tolerance, diversity and …

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Young People and Police Engagement - Students, Complete the Short Survey Now

2nd March 2017

The Police would like your help to focus on what engagement between Young People and the Police could look like. Please take a few minutes to answer a few questions on survey monkey to get your voice heard on how you could …

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Pay online

Pay Online is Now Live!

28th February 2017

Schools Cash Office system is now live.  Letters containing activation codes and instructions have been sent to all parents. This system will enable you to make online payments for school trips, school dinners, …

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Principal's Commendations for ABC & History Homework

27th February 2017

A very well done to our Year 8 student Nicole and Year 7 student Oliver who provided outstanding pieces of ABC and History homework. Both Nicole and Oliver received Principal's Commendations and 20 reward points …

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Parents of Year 10 - we want your feedback!

24th February 2017

Please complete our Year 10 survey relating to the format of Parents Evening, the progress your child is making and the new format of the assessment systems. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Click the following link …

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Yr 13 mock interviews take place as part of the Recruitment and Selection unit of BTEC National Business programme.

24th February 2017

Year 13 Business students were involved in a mock interviews event yesterday as part of the Recruitment and Selection unit of their BTEC National Business programme. The students were required to participate in a formal …

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HACA gets involved with Student Volunteering Week

24th February 2017

As part of the National Student Volunteering Week, HACA Student Council have run a series of events this week. In addition to raising awareness about people in need through a Reflections video made by students and Mr …

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Want to help charity by simply doing your favourite pastime?

22nd February 2017

Want to help charity by simply doing your favourite pastime? Then sign up to our World Book Day READATHON! We meet in the  library at lunch on Thursday, 23rd February, where you will receive your reading log, …

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1 Gold, 5 Silver and 14 Bronze Awards taken at the Intermediate Maths Challenge

21st February 2017

Another very successful intermediate maths challenge. In total the students achieved 1 gold, 5 silver and 14 bronze awards. Congratulations to the following students:  Year 11 Shona Fitzpatrick – …

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Students using the Watersons Bus Service - SAVE! SAVE! SAVE!

20th February 2017

Don't forget the Watersons bus scheme starts today! Purchase your ticket online at www.scopay.com/hemsworthacademy (your username and password was sent in the post) or at Student Services. If for any reason you did not …

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Love is in the Air for P16 Students

13th February 2017

On Wednesday 8th February a group of Year 12 BITE students, supported by their teacher Mr Henderson, hosted a successful party for Key Stage 3 students. The Year 12 students were required to work as a group to host an event as part …

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Amazing Apprenticeships

13th February 2017

Teachers or Career Advisers Click Here to access the latest information about apprenticeships.   …

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FREE

Free Networking Event - Don't Miss Out!

8th February 2017

The Wakefield South East Traning and Enterprise Centre (WSETEC) based at the South Kirkby Business Park is hosting a free networking event on Friday 3rd March 12.30pm to 2.30pm. If you would like to take this …

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Principal's Commendations are on the rise in English

8th February 2017

Students are really setting high standards in English. Commitment to class work and homework are second to none. We truly are proud of our students. Keep up the fantastic work!  This week both Amy and Angel have been …

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Bookbuzz the new reading programme for Year 7 students

6th February 2017

Bookbuzz is a new reading programme which gives schools the opportunity to offer their Year 7 students the choice of a book from a list of specially selected titles - Click Here to view the Parent Engagement …

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Wakefield Safeguarding Children Board Forum for Designated Safeguarding

30th January 2017

On 25 January HACA hosted the Wakefield Safeguarding Children Board Forum for Designated Safeguarding leads in schools. The event was attended by 40+ delegates from all over the district and the speakers  were from …

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Important Notice Regarding C3 System - Choices for Learning

30th January 2017

The Academy has a 'Choices for Learning' strategy which is embedded within our behaviour policy. Please click here for further information relating to the new changes.  …

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Public Transport Changes for West Yorkshire

27th January 2017

The academy has been notified that there are to be changes to public transport for West Yorkshire. Please click here to view the changes.  …

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Youth Work Team’s Winter Newsletter

26th January 2017

To click a downloadable version Click Here Spring Newsletter Coming Soon!  …

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Parents of Year 9 - we want your feedback

26th January 2017

Please complete our Year 9 survey relating to the format of Parents Evening, the progress your child is making and the new format of the assessment systems. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Click the following link …

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Aaron Key

I've got the Golden Ticket

23rd January 2017

Congratulations to our Year 9 student, Aaron, who found the Golden Ticket! As part of the Rewards system, students are now given scratchcards as a reward for their good behaviour and hard work which can win various prizes! …

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Top Students in English

19th January 2017

Principal's Commendations for excellent English homework to Ellie-Mae, Byron &Tyler and a special award to Jess for outstanding student in English for the Autumn term Brilliant, well done to all 4 students. …

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Year 11 Ice Skater takes Silver at the British Championships

16th January 2017

Our Year 11 Ice Skater, Ellie-May, competed at the British Championships held at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham yesterday and placed second! A very well done Ellie-May!    …

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Choir

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear

19th December 2016

HACA Choir and staff visited the local care home bringing festive cheer to the residents.      …

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Nostell Priory appeal for 500 clocks. Can you help?

9th December 2016

Nostell Priory are appealing for 500 clocks to be donated for an exciting art installation next year in the house to celebrate the 300th birthday of a very special clock in the collection, made by the locally born famous …

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Students take first place at the WDH Mission Survive Geography Challenge

8th December 2016

Staff and students across the district took part in the Mission Survive Geography Challenge, an enterprise contest which asks students to research Wakefield to find out how they can help improve the lives and environment of …

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Hana

Tribute to a former PE Teacher, Hana Szczepkowski

8th December 2016

A former Teacher at the academy, Miss Hana Szczepkowski, sadly passed away in November following a brave battle with cancer. Hana joined Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy, initially to cover maternity leave from …

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Festive Season in Full Swing down at Rural!

6th December 2016

 Staff and students have been extremely busy making Christmas wreaths and planting Hyacinths ready to sell in time for Christmas. You can follow what they are getting up to on Twitter @Hemsworthaca or visit our …

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Welcome to Winter Wonderland

Welcome to Wonderland Competition! Don't miss it!

1st December 2016

Welcome to Wonderland challenges students to create a fictional world before writing a mini saga, a story in just 100 words, inspired by their world. Will they create a parallel universe, rewrite history, opt for sci-fi or …

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Academy Governors Required

29th November 2016

We are looking to recruit new Governors who can work in collaboration with the Governing body & Leadership Team to support on our Route To Outstanding. Do you have skills, knowledge or experience in any of the …

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YAWYD

Praising kindness, not just cleverness #youarewhatyoudo

29th November 2016

HACA students attended a reward trip to see  ‘Matilda’ at Hyde Park Picture House as part of the ‘Into Film Festival’   The challenge was for teachers to rewards students for …

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Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy receive accreditation as England RL Player Development School

25th November 2016

Over the past couple of months Wakefield Trinity community department have been working closely with Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy’s PE department, delivering the SkyTry and award winning Embed the Pathway …

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South Yorkshire Parent / Guardian - Help Reduce School Transport Costs

24th November 2016

The increasing cost of bus fares is a concern to many parents. In addition West / South Yorkshire authorities are reducing subsidies which could increase fares further. The academy has been working on a number of options and …

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Hemsworth schools commemorate the fallen of WW1

11th November 2016

Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy was looking at a creative way of marking the 100 years since the passing of the war to end of all wars. The Battle of the Somme in July 1916 had been highlighted during research into a community …

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PE Department Launches a Weekly Newsletter!

11th November 2016

Our PE Department has launched its own Newsletter, written this week by our Year 11 student Jack Walker. Click Here to view it!    …

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Year 11 Parent's Evening Questionnaire

9th November 2016

Please click here to complete the survey. Thank you for your time.  …

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Hemsworth Water Park - The Dangers of Frozen Water

9th November 2016

As the winter approaches and the chance of freezing weather draws ever closer it is likely that the lakes at Hemsworth Water Park will freeze over. The Council does have ice procedures in place for Hemsworth Water Park during …

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Health & Safety Update

3rd November 2016

Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy would like to reassure parents and the local community after 2 controlled explosions were carried out at the academy on 3/11/16. This was following advice issued by the Government …

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Watersons coach company launches a new website - check if your child's school bus is running on time

31st October 2016

Watersons coach company has launched its own website. You can view the South Yorkshire transport timetable and it also notifies you if a service is running late. Please click on the following …

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CONSTRUCTION

Students Offered Work Experience with the Ultimate Aim of Becoming Apprentice Bricklayers and Joiners

21st October 2016

A group of Year 12 students visited the Keepmoat Homes Site at Kinsley to get a feel of working on a construction site.  Mr Worrilow, Construction Teacher, said the students behaved impeccably and were a credit to the …

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Parental Views on Special Special Educational Needs& Disability (SEND)

19th October 2016

This survey is aimed at the parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a disability. Any information you provide will be treated confidentially and its aim is to evaluate the SEND …

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***! Notice to students who sat exams in 2013 !***

19th October 2016

The Exams Office at Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy are no longer obliged to keep examination certificates therefore we kindly ask students who sat exams in 2013 to collect their certificates before 16th December …

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Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy receive Silver School Games Mark Award

17th October 2016

Congratulation to our PE Department who have been awarded the Silver School Games Mark Award for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2015/16. Supberb! A very well done team!  …

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Student does Italian Job Overseas in the Go-Karting Championships

14th October 2016

Our Year 11 student Harry Barlow was one of the 4 drivers representing the UK at the Italian Go-Karting World Finals.  Harry had an amazing week and did everyone proud. The week consisted of 1 timed qualify and 4 …

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Have Your Say About Public Transport

14th October 2016

     Click Here to access the survey.  …

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EWAN BROM

Watch Out McIlroy here comes Bromley!

13th October 2016

Congratulations to our Year 10 student Ewan Bromley who qualified in the June Medal competition and continued until becoming a finalist in the Scratch Stewart Cup Trophy, a Wakefield club competition. He played Neil …

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THE BIG DRAW

The 2016 Big Draw Festival Saturday 15 October 2016 - CANCELLED

11th October 2016

Please be aware that the Big Draw 2016 event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  …

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£1000 up for grabs!

6th October 2016

This week sees National Poetry Day on 6th October and is being celebrated through the national launch of Young Writer’s competition called Busta Rhymes.  It is aimed at 11-18 year olds and has a prize of …

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CREATIVE WRITING

Creative Writing and Media Club

4th October 2016

Come along to the Creative Writing and Media Club every Wednesday in E1, 3-4pm, 4-5pm. …

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FAME by Fearless - Online Talent Contest

3rd October 2016

Got a talented teenager? Get them creating this weekend! Click Here for further details …

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Don't miss our P16 Convention - Tuesday 18th October 2016

3rd October 2016

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Year 5 & 6 Open Evening Thursday 6th October 6pm

26th September 2016

The evening will consist of a tour of the academy campus and also a presentation by the Principal and other senior staff in the HUB at 6.15pm or 7.15pm. Subject staff will be on hand to offer a wide variety of hands-on …

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Year 10 GCSE Information

23rd September 2016

Thank you to parents who attended the Year 10 information evening event held on the 20 September 2016. Please find below useful information that was provided on the evening: Parents GCSE Support Guide Maths …

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Changes to GCSE Grading System

23rd September 2016

Click Here to view the clip on changes to the GCSE grading system      …

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Crate Stories - Change of date

22nd September 2016

Please note there is a change of date to the published date of Crate Stories. It will take place on Thursday 29th September and not the 28th September as advertised.  The venue is the Conference Room from 6pm - 8pm, …

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Joe Wilkinson

Year 11 Student Secures Himself a Scholarship at Wakefield Trinity

16th September 2016

Congratulations to our Year 11 student, Joe Wilkinson,who has been contracted to Wakefield Trinity on scholarship. This is a fantastic achievement and opportunity for the players who embark on this journey. Wishing you the …

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Congratulations to our Year 8 student Harry Bastow

9th September 2016

Many congratulations to Year 8 student Harry Bastow who found the Golden Ticket released this week as part of the re-launch of the Rewards System and claimed himself a Kindle Fire! Well done Harry!  Sudents are …

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Worried about your GCSE results? Didn’t get the results you wanted? Have you been turned down by your chosen provider?

26th August 2016

If you are worried about your GCSE results, didn’t get the results you wanted for your chosen course or have you been turned down by your chosen provider? The Post 16 team are here to help.  Staff will be in the …

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Academy’s terrific results

25th August 2016

Staff and students at Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy celebrated a “great set of results” with every key measure improving from 2015. The Government’s new Progress 8 measure showed a positive …

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A-Level Results - Academy celebrates high pass

23rd August 2016

Two students will go to Oxford and another will read medicine at Birmingham after achieving top grades in their A-level results from Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy. Overall, staff and students celebrated an …

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Summer Insight Magazine & Newsletter Available Here ....

15th July 2016

The following documents were sent home to parents and guardians on Tuesday 12 July 2016. They are also available to download here: July 2016 Insight Magazine - Click Here  Newsletter for Yrs 6 - 11 - Click …

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Update on the work of Governors

14th July 2016

Click Here to view the update on the work of Governors Newsletter.      …

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Student Voice Magazine

14th July 2016

The Academy Council have been busy working on ‘Inside Hemsworth’ the new Student Voice Magazine which aims to provide a showcase for some of the things the students on the council have been up to this year, along …

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Year 7 Students Working with the Hepworth Wakefield on a Maths into Art Project

8th July 2016

Year 7 students working with the Hepworth Wakefield on a Maths into Art project. The work will form a case study on which other schools can develop their own work. …

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

7th July 2016

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Free School Meals

5th July 2016

Please click the following link regarding Free School Meals: Click Here  …

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Unwanted Football Kits.

4th July 2016

The Ridings Shopping Centre's Kit Swap Challenge  The Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield is hosting in partnership with the charity, KitAid an exciting campaign. With the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament …

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Prom Tickets

1st July 2016

Yr11 students: to purchase a prom ticket please see Mr Gibson either today or Monday at the very latest! Thank you.  …

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Union Action: 5 July 2016

29th June 2016

Please be aware there is planned union action by members of the teachers union, NUT, on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The action is over two issues: School funding The deregulation of national pay and conditions for …

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PE & Sports Award

HACA win PE and Sports Award for Yorkshire

29th June 2016

Hemsworth Pyramid winners of the PE and Sports Award for Yorkshire in the category 'Upskilling Staff'. Well to done to all schools involved; Grove Lea, Bell Lane, St. Helen's, Fitzwilliam, South Hiendley, …

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Hemsworth Woodcarving Group Say Farewell to Tutor of 14 years'

29th June 2016

On his retirement and in recognition of 14 years as a tutor and friend, the group presented Brian Chapman with an engraved brandy decanter, glasses and a bottle of brandy. He will be missed immensely by the group who have …

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Are you interested in boys and girls football coaching but lack the experience?

20th June 2016

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Year 7 Student Helps to Kick Cancer

14th June 2016

Year 7 student, Kelsey-Leigh Witter, who suffers from juvenile arthritis has been raising money for a young mum with bone cancer.  Kelsey-Leigh pushed herself to the limit to help a 27-year-old woman who could get …

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Team HACA Participate in Race for Life, Pretty Muddy Challenge and Raise a Whopping £1395.30

27th May 2016

Well done to all the girls who took part in the Race for Life, Rother Valley Country Park Pretty Muddy 5k Challenge on Saturday 7th May. You all were a credit to Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy. The total amount …

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Year 7 Students Provide Outstanding History Homework

27th May 2016

A very well done to our year 7 student's Billy Lomas & Luke Foster, who both created fabulous pieces of History homework. Billy and Luke have clearly been working extremely hard at weekends and evenings to create their …

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Secret Wakefield

Martin Parr "Secret Wakefield" Photographic Competition Winner Revealed at The Hepworth Wakefield

9th May 2016

Secret Wakefield Captured As part of the Martin Parr season held at The Hepworth Wakefield, a schools' photography competition was launched; “Secret Wakefield” HACA entered photographs in all 3 Key …

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HACA Choir

HACA Choir Awarded 3 Distinctions and Merit, Winning the 1st Place Trophy for Each Category

9th May 2016

The Academy choir and senior vocal group "Harmonix" recently performed at the Pontefract music festival. The students entered 4 different categories including part singing, Show Songs, popular music medleys …

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Drowning Prevention & Water Safety Week with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

28th April 2016

Additional information can be found on Yorkshire Water's website and the safety film is on youtube: Website: https://www.yorkshirewater.com/node/976 Youtube: …

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Year 7 Students getting healthy in a fun way!

21st April 2016

Bootcamp Wakefield delivered a truly alternative exercise experience for young people at HACA that was inclusive, non threatening and crucially - fun!  Working with Y7 at Hemsworth they ran a series of Bootcamp …

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Art Walk March 2016

22nd March 2016

Post 16 students contributed to the Wakefield Art Walk on March 30th with  images in support of the theatre’s productions.  The images will be displayed in the Theatre café until May 2016 so come …

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Yr10 GCSE Business Students to Participate in The Big Deal 2016 - Enterprise Competition

16th March 2016

11 students from GCSE Business Studies (Year 10) are to participate in The Big Deal 2016, an enterprise competition. They have to come up with “an idea” that could solve a problem. An idea that was thought of …

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Tags - WW1 Project

14th March 2016

Students have been busy researching information on the war dead of World War 1 in Hemsworth to create a commemorative art piece by producing replica dog tags and created pieces of writing based upon World War 1. The Project …

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POET

Poet 'Dreadlock Alien' visits the Academy

11th March 2016

The poet Dreadlock Alien visited the Academy on Wednesday 9th March and worked with students from years 7,8,9 and 10. Dreadlock freestyled some poetry using students names from the register and engaged students with his …

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Hemsworth Academy Car Boot Sale -BOOK YOUR SPACE NOW!!!!

10th March 2016

Sunday 17th April Gates open at 0630 til 1030am £5 per car The newly formed Parent Teacher Association will be holding their first major event on the 17th April. To book your space please contact Mr …

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Victory at Wakefield School's Football Tournament

9th March 2016

Congratulations to Years 10 and 11 football teams on their victory over Kettlethorpe High School. Year 10 won 6-1 and Year 11 who won 4-0! Finals here we come! .... a huge well done boys.  Keep up-to-date with our …

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Design the Pontefract Cycling Festival Winners Jersey

8th March 2016

*** NOT TO BE MISSED *** There is a fantastic competition open to all pupils across the Wakefield District to design a winners cycling jersey for the Pontefract Cycling Festival. The winner will have their design produced …

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***New Adult & Community Education Courses starting in April - Don't miss out***

2nd March 2016

New Adult & Community Education Courses starting in April – Bricklaying for Beginners, Holiday Spanish and Dementia Awareness.  Please ring Jo or Sue on 01977 624246 for more details and to book your place! …

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Sport Relief

Sport Relief

1st March 2016

In the last week of this term (14th-18th March) we are planning lots of events to raise money for Sport Relief.  The students will all be taking part in the Sport Relief Mile in their PE lesson that week. Please kindly …

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Parent / Guardian of Year 8 Student's - Have your say about Parent's Evening

1st March 2016

Year 8 Parent's Evening was held on Tuesday 1 March 2016. Please can the parent / guardian (of year 8 only) complete the following survey click here which should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Your …

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The Hepworth Wakefield Schools Photography Competition

22nd February 2016

As part of the Martin Parr season currently exhibited at The Hepworth Wakefield, a schools' photography competition has been held.  HACA entered photographs in all 3 Key Stage Competitions (Yrs 7-9, Yrs 10 …

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MATHS NUMBER BRAIN

Years 9, 10 & 11 Top set Mathematicians Participate in a Maths Challenge and Achieve 33 Awards

19th February 2016

On Thursday the 4th of February our top set mathematicians in years 9, 10 and 11 competed in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Altogether they did really well and achieved 27 Bronze awards and 6 Silver awards.  (The …

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***Students, have your say about school dinners***

18th February 2016

Please click on the following link to have your say about school dinners: Click Here This is also available on the Student Tab, Student Voice.  Thank you.  …

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Parent / Guardian of Year 10 Student's - Have your say about Parent's Evening

18th February 2016

Year 10 Parent's Evening was held on Thursday 18 February. Please can the parent / guardian (of year 10 only) complete the following survey click here which should take no more than 5 minutes of your …

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Ellie May Slater

Skating for Gold with Team GB

17th February 2016

You may recall in our Christmas Edition Insight Magazine that our Year 10 student, Ellie May Slater, had worked exceptionally hard with her ice skating skills and gained a place with Team GB.   Ellie competed at the …

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CRIME

Crime Time Homework

17th February 2016

A huge well done to our Year 8 student, Ellie Gallichan, who has produced some outstanding homework based on the theme 'Crime'.  Ellie received a Principal's Commendation Certificate and 15 Reward …

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Future Stars Talent Show

5th February 2016

Congratulations to both HACA & Minsthorpe Community College students who participated at the Future Stars Talent Contest on Wednesday 4 February 2016. There were some fabulous acts and you should all be very proud of …

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Lets Get Moving!

3rd February 2016

Click Here for your FREE guide to what's on offer in the Wakefield District inspiring everyone to get active.  …

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Year 12 L3 BTEC Business Diploma Group Achieve 'Distinction'

1st February 2016

To celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Faculty of BITE had registered their BTEC Business National Diploma learners to an interesting degree-level online course, namely ‘Innovation and …

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Adult Education Classes

25th January 2016

Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy education classes continue to attract members. Throughout the year we will be putting on special events and courses. Please check the News and Academy Calendar for …

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Future Stars Talent Show

20th January 2016

Come along and support our students at the Future Stars Talent Show on Thursday 4 February 2016. Doors open 5.45pm. Tickets available from PC Blunt - £1.00 per ticket! Click here for more details.  …

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This Girl Can, Try it, Find It, Love it fortnight

20th January 2016

There are a number of FREE sports activities taking place in the local district from 25 January to 7 February. Sessions are free to new participants only. Click Here for more details. Vouchers are available from Miss …

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Year 9 Parent / Guardian's ONLY - Have your say about Parent's Evening

20th January 2016

Year 9 Parent's evening was held on Wednesday 20 January 2016. Please can the parent / guardian (of year 9 only) complete the following survey click here which should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. Your …

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Poetry By Heart

18th January 2016

POETRY BY HEART 2015/16 We would like to say a big thank you to all students and staff who took part in the Poetry by Heart competition last week – it was a great success! A huge congratulations to the winners who are …

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Tell us what you think

Your Opinion Matters on Improving School Transport. Have Your Say Now!

11th January 2016

As part of the Academy’s drive to improve the level of service offered to students we are giving parent / carers the opportunity to complete this short survey on the existing level of service and to develop a better …

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Cumbrian Flood Appeal

11th January 2016

On Friday 18 December, staff and students wore Christmas Jumpers and kindly donated £1.00 in aid of the Cumbrian Flood Appeal. The total amount raised was £241.00. Many thanks to staff and students who …

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Year 9 Student Wins 2 Gold Medals

5th January 2016

Many congratulations to our year 9 student, Calum Crookes, who won 2 Gold medals at the World Champion Kickboxing Tournament held in Portugal late 2015. Calum won Gold in the U13's and U15's light contact categories. …

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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 www.techfuturegirls.com 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

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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GEOG CAKES

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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Army cadets

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 www.WRPITT.org 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

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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R. Brannan

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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Twitter

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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Penny Farthing

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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Dinner Party

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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Choir

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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Apprenticeship

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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Rugby

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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GCSE

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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Save the Date - Parents / Carers of Year 11 Students

18th December 2014

On the 15th January we will be holding a parents evening, offering advice on how to support your child throughout their GCSE's. More details will follow after the New Year.  …

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Maths Puzzle of the Week

Maths Puzzle of the Week

15th December 2014

All students need to do is write their answer on a piece of paper with their name and tutor group on and give it to a member of staff in the maths office.  Click Here to view the puzzle  …

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Save the Children Christmas Jumper day at First Steps Nursery ...

12th December 2014

CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY On Friday, 12th December, the First Steps Nursery children were encouraged to wear their Christmas jumpers on this special day, organised by “Save the Children Fund”.   The …

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Year 9 Student to Compete in America

5th December 2014

Congratulations to our year 9 student, Ellie Milnes, who is going to compete in America in the New Year.  Ellie is a Tumbler (gymnast) and she is going to Salt Lake City with Wakefield Gymnastics Club in March 2015 to …

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Interim Reports for Years 7 to 11

5th December 2014

Interim reports are on their way home to parents / carers. These will be sent home via students in the next few days, these will include the new motivation grades.Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Academy via your Son …

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Football Year 9

Year 9 Football Team Win Wakefield Schools’ 5-a-side Tournament!

3rd December 2014

Congratulations to our year 9 football team who won the Wakefield Schools’ 5-a-side tournament.The team managed to progress through all rounds to the final without conceding a single goal. Well done …

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Important Message for Post 16 Students ...

2nd December 2014

Please note that the national deadline for university applications is Thursday 15th January 2015 however please be aware that Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy request your applications to be handed in no later …

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HACA Supports Anti-Bullying Week ...

26th November 2014

Beat Bullying Week was 17th - 21st November 2014. Anti Bullying week is an annual UK event which aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere and to highlight ways of preventing …

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Pudsey

Thank you

25th November 2014

A big thank you for your support during Children in Need day. The students and staff raised £1528.20. This will be split between our two chosen charities Children in Need and Macmillan Cancer Support. Your …

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Veg Orc

Vegetable Orchestra

24th November 2014

7FLt spent the day making instruments out of vegetables, composing and finally performing their work to an invited audience of parents and family in the evening.  The audience was treated to a range of soups …

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Important Information Regarding MetroCard Products

20th November 2014

Post Offices will no longer sell MetroCards from December 2014  From December 2014, Post Offices will no longer sell MetroCard products. Pupils who currently buy weekly or monthly School Plus or 16-25 tickets can …

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Ego Free Band

Ego Free Band live at Unity Works, Wakefield

24th October 2014

Ego free appeared last night at the Battle of the Bands Unity Works Wakefield.  …

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New Feature Introduced for this Academic Year

25th September 2014

We value comments from parent / carers and this year we have introduced on the parent's page a consultation section. On this page, parent / carers will be given the opportunity to make their comments about changes to the …

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BIG BOLD and BRIGHT, dark is the night, let’s celebrate the light!

25th September 2014

This a term long programme of activities that bring together a whole series of events and projects under the single banner of Big, bold and bright, dark is the night, let’s celebrate the light. The programme uses the …

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IamLearning

‘I Am Learning’ – ONLINE HOMEWORK AND REVISION SOFTWARE

25th September 2014

‘I am learning’ is our online homework and revision package. Students are set homework by teaching staff which they access via the ‘I am learning’ desktop. Once they log on, students can see at a …

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Harry Barlow

Harry Barlow 2 Times British Champion!

23rd September 2014

Our year 9 student Harry Barlow became the 2 times British Champion this weekend in Beccles Suffolk! Harry Will Be attending the world finals in Lido De Jeslo Italy 13th to 20th october where he will compete for the title of …

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guess which one is Geoff Boycott?

Guess Which One is Geoff Boycott?

23rd September 2014

Can you guess who is Geoff Boycott?  …

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Year 11 End of Yearbooks - On Sale Now!

2nd September 2014

You can purchase a copy of the Yearbook from Student Services or Mr Gibson (£12.00 each). …

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Important Bus Pass Information For All Students Aged 11 to 16

2nd September 2014

Important Bus Pass Information for all students aged 11 to 16 travelling on buses to the HACA in West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. Any student aged between 11 to 16 must have a plastic smart Photocard which entitles them …

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Students celebrate GCSE results ...

26th August 2014

GCSE Results Summer 2014 We are delighted to share in the celebration of the success of the Hemsworth students. We work in close partnership with parents enabling students to achieve their potential in all …

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Read Our Latest Newsletter & Insight Magazine ...

23rd July 2014

Click on the link to read our latest Newsletter . Includes important dates*.  *Please note there is also an INSET day Friday 28th November 2014.  Click on the link to read our …

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Keep Your Child E-Safe Over the Summer ....

18th July 2014

Over the summer most children will spend at least some of their time using the internet for entertainment, communication and even school work. In school we use a range of strategies to keep your child safe online from …

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Sports day

Fun and games at our Sports Day

17th July 2014

There were plenty of good sports at the HACA Sports Day hosted at the Dorothy Hyman's Sports Centre on Wednesday the 16th July. The event which was organised by HACA staff included a host of fun activities. No doubt …

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Sports Centre

Hemsworth Sports Centre Summer Camp Details Now Available ...

11th July 2014

Click Here for more information. …

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Schools out

Academy to close at 12.30pm Friday 18th July 2014

10th July 2014

The Academy will close Friday 18th July at 12.30pm. A Newsletter and the Insight magazine will be posted out week commencing 14th July. Students who make their own way home or are collected by parents may leave at …

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Word of the week

Our word of the week is: Megalomania. Our Literacy focus is: Reading week

7th July 2014

Word of the week: Megalomania an exaggerated idea of your own importance. The Literacy focus is reading week - Click Here           …

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Industrial Action Thursday 10th July 2014

2nd July 2014

Joint Action by GMB and NUT will take place Thursday 10th July 2014. As you are probably aware, there is planned union action by support staff and teachers. Over 20 of our staff, have been called upon to take strike action …

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Chz & the choc fac

Students busy making props for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Production

6th June 2014

Our Year 8 & 9 Students have been very busy spending the day with Faceless making props for our Summer production Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. More details to follow ... …

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IQM

Academy pupils celebrate Diversity ...

2nd June 2014

Our Academy is the first in the Pontefract area to be given the national inclusion mark. The award goes to schools that recognise diversity and where pupils are given equal opportunities regardless of their age, …

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Exhibition of work based around the Tour De France Yorkshire is being displayed at The Hepworth Wakefield

29th May 2014

The CAST project provided an opportunity for some of our students to create 3-dimensional casts of landmarks in the Yorkshire landscape. Twelve schools and community groups developed their work based on …

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Heritage

Congratulations to Students Who Recently Performed at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

29th May 2014

Congratulations to students who recently performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse.  "Heritage" written by Dafydd James was a quality performance carried out professionally in the playhouse in …

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Red Line Service

13th May 2014

We have been made aware that the Red Line Bus Company has ceased trading and this is causing difficulty for students who live in the Brierley, Shafton, Cudworth  and Grimethorpe areas. Metro and South Yorkshire …

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Sport Relief

We'd like to say a big THANK YOU

2nd April 2014

A big thank you for your support during Sport Relief week. The students and staff raised almost £3000 throughout the week by getting sponsored to complete the mile, taking part in tug-of-war competitions, bake …

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Choir

Well done to our Students at the Pontefract Music Festival ...

28th March 2014

Well done to all the members of our marvellous choir for all of their hard work at the Pontefract Music Festival. The choir came away with 2 credits, 1 merit and a trophy. Congratulations!   …

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Students photography work to be displayed at the Theatre Royal ...

27th March 2014

Mr Boxall’s Post 16 photography students have their work displayed in the Theatre Royal Café until May 2014. The theme of the display is “Survival”. Please feel …

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Post 16

Don't panic, it's not too late to enrol at Post 16 HACA

27th March 2014

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Top Wrench Tickets ON SALE NOW!

14th March 2014

Top Wrench is a new original Musical based on the 80’s smash hit film Top Gun. Featuring some of the music from the film as well as new original songs, Top Wrench tells the story of a young female air force Mechanic who …

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REF

Reflections Review

3rd March 2014

Reflections Review: Best Video So Far? Click Here .... …

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Youth Pal 2

Council announces UK Youth Parliament representative: Yr11 student Chloe Allen

24th February 2014

We are pleased to announce that our Year 11 student Chloe Allen has been successful and has now been elected as MYP for East Area.Congratulations Chloe on this fantastic achievement. Young people will …

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Sports Event

5 HACA students hold an athletics event for 6 local primary schools.

21st February 2014

5 HACA students attended a Sports Leaders event at Kings, where 5 of our students led an athletics event for 6 local primary schools. More details to follow about this fun filled day! ... …

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Schoolo Bus

Important information for parents of students catching the M Travel 500, 501 and 502 bus services

14th February 2014

Today we have been made aware by a number of parents that they have received a letter from Metro outlining changes to the bus services provided by M Travel.  A number of weeks ago we found out that M Travel had applied to the …

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Girls Football

The return leg.......

7th February 2014

It was a cold, damp and dark day but we all knew it was a crucial day for the HACA ladies Football teams. With not a great match last week and cracks starting to show in our team it was vital that we all played together and showed …

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David Waterson

New Chair of Governors

4th February 2014

New Chair of Governors. After over 20 years’ service to the high school/college/academy Dave Waterson has taken the decision to step down. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him most sincerely for the …

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Rugby pic

HACA Student Invited to wear new Rugby Kit at the England v Wales Rugby Match

4th February 2014

Pupils from our Academy tried their hand at designing a rugby kit as part of a Rugby Football Union initiative to get more secondary school children playing the sport. Teams of young starters attended a kit design workshop …

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Student absence - New procedure

3rd February 2014

You are now able to report any student absences by e-mail: absence@hemsworthacademy.org. Should you still wish to speak to someone, please contact 01977 624220. …

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Congratulations

Our Academy is in the top 15% nationally for Value Added at A Level. A fantastic achievement!

30th January 2014

Click Here to view our Post - 16 Prospectus. …

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HACA Ladies Football Team

Hemsworth Academy Ladies Football Team WIN 6-2

28th January 2014

On the 16th of January 2014, Hemsworth Academy ladies team made their debut with some students having a run out for their very first time whilst at our academy. The tension was unbearable in the changing room full of …

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Post 16

Annual Post-16 convention day 6th February 2014

20th January 2014

The Government has increased the age to which all young people in England must continue in education or training, requiring them to continue until the end of the academic year in which they turn 17 from 2013 and until their 18th …

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High energy drinks

HIGH ENERGY DRINKS ...

20th January 2014

There is clear evidence to support the fact that there is a health risk and a negative impact on learning to young people from drinking high energy/caffeine-based drinks. Clearly, effective learning along with the health and …

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Beauty offers

Serenity Beauty Training Salon - OFFERS!!!

15th January 2014

Our Serenity Hair and Beauty Training Salon is based at WSETEC (South Kirkby Business Park -formerly Kirkby Colliery) where our Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapists offer multiple Hair and Beauty treatments. Our …

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Youth elections

UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) Elections ...

13th January 2014

UK Youth Parliament Elections are run in the Wakefield District by the Youth Development & Support Service. The elections for 2014 will run from 27th January to 31st January. Click here for more details. …

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Talent 2

Future Stars Talent Contest 2014

9th January 2014

On Tuesday 4th February at Hemsworth Arts & Community Academy, commencing at 7:30pm ten of the very best acts form Minsthorpe Community College and Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy will perform live in front …

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Insight Magazine for News Story

HACA Insight Magazine

10th December 2013

Click Here to view the Insight magazine. …

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Wildcats

Adam Howe and Charlie Gibson selected for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Training Camp

22nd November 2013

Congratulations to our Yr9 students Adam Howe and Charlie Gibson who have been selected to train with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (Training Camp) at Crofton Academy. 52 players from around …

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Beat Bullying

Anti Bullying Week Mon 18th - Fri 22nd November 2013

21st November 2013

Anti Bullying week is an annual UK event which aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.   HACA have been …

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K.Wood 17

Year 7 Kingswood Trip 2013

20th November 2013

Check out our photograph album from the exciting Year 7 Kingswood Trip. The Album can be found in 'About Us', 'Galleries' section... …

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Winter Concert

19th November 2013

Wakefield Youth Orchestra. Wakefield Youth Choir. Manygates Youth Music Centre Rock Band. Friday 29th November at 7pm. Tickets available from Manygates Education Centre: 01924 303306. Click Here for more information. …

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Exc Mark 3

Students please be aware!

15th November 2013

Please be aware that there is a fake apprenticeships website. Students SHOULD NOT use this. The correct site to use is: www.apprenticeships.org.uk Anything with an 0906 phone number or which asks for payment for their …

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Children In Need ... Free Dress Day Friday 15th November.

13th November 2013

Non uniform day Friday 15th November - £1 donation please. Proceeds to be split between Royal British Legion,Hannah Hunter Memorial Fund and Children in Need. Thank you. Click Here to view letter home to …

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Parents Eve

Year 11 Parents Evening 20th November ...

6th November 2013

Year 11 Parents Evening 20th November. Letters with details have been sent home ( a copy of this letter has also been posted on the "Parents",  “Letters to Parents“ section of this …

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Egypt Pic

Egyptian Maths Made Fun

24th October 2013

Pupils in Year 7 were transported back to Ancient Egypt with a back drop of the pyramids to develop an understanding of number. Students took on the role of different characters to help explain and demonstrate maths …

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Firework Safety 2013 - landscape

Fireworks! Be Safe Not Sorry!

23rd October 2013

Never play with fireworks - they are explosives and can hurt you. Only adults should light fireworks When you are watching fireworks stand well back. Never go near a firework that has been lit, even if it …

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Talent Show

Talent Show Tuesday 22nd October - 7pm

14th October 2013

Talent show tickets ON SALE now. Available from Student Services. Only £1 per ticket. …

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Big Draw 2

Big Draw Entries ...

12th October 2013

On Saturday 12th October students had the chance to draw their vision of the future. Check out some of the entries in the gallery section ( Located in 'About Us' section ). …

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Tim Ward

Student gains a place at the Leeds Rugby Carnegie England Academy.

10th October 2013

Congratulations to our Year 9 student Tim Ward who attended Rugby trails on the 9th of September and was successful in gaining a place on the scheme! Well done Tim! …

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Congratulations to Josh for completing the National Citizenship Award this summer.

4th October 2013

Congratulations goes to our student Josh Conway who took part in a number of team building residentials and has been involved in local Youth Projects. Josh is also now training to be a Sports Leader in his own time and …

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Beauty

Why not treat yourself to a Manicure, Pedicure or Facial at our Student Training Salon?

3rd October 2013

Our Wakefield South East Training and Enterprise Centre ( WSETEC ) located on the South Kirkby Buisness Park, South Kirkby are offering beauty appointments at our Serenity …

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Important Notice for Parents of Year 11 Students

2nd October 2013

Please click here for more information. Changes to GCSE's update - Click Here …

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Academy closed to Students Tuesday 1st October 2013

1st October 2013

Due to industrial action by some teaching staff, the Academy will be closed to Students on Tuesday 1st October. Letter 1 Letter 2 …

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WANTED - Rugby League players from Yr's12&13!

30th September 2013

We are looking to recruit Year 12 & 13 students to form a new rugby team with the possibility of playing at Gloucestershire at the start of 2014. If you are interested please contact Mr …

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Rugby Yr7

Mixed Yr's 7&8 First Rugby League Game-Monday 30th September - GAME CANCELLED!!

27th September 2013

Come along and support our Yr's 7&8 first Rugby League match. Playing at home. Kick off 3pm. GAME CANCELLED. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.     …

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Don't forget our Academy Open Evening TONIGHT 6-8.30pm

26th September 2013

Click Here for more details. …

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Wakefield Lit Fest

Wakefield Lit Festival Saturday 21st Sept

21st September 2013

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English GCSE Revision

19th September 2013

English GCSE Revision – Every Tuesday Evening English revision for the upcoming GCSE November examinations takes place every Tuesday evening in E2 from 2.50pm – 3.50pm. All Year 11 students are encouraged …

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Wakefield Lit Festival Saturday 21st Sept 3pm to 5pm.

16th September 2013

Students from HACA and Cathedral Academy will be performing their own work as part of first day of the Wakefield Lit Fest. The project run through by Beam and funded by WMDC has seen the students work with local writers in …

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Year 7 Adventure Activity Course - Places still available!

11th September 2013

Year 7 - Come join us for a three day residential educational adventure activity course at the Kingswood Centre at Penistone, Sheffield. For more details please click here …

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'Annie' Auditions

9th September 2013

Auditions for the musical 'Annie' will take place in the Drama Studio at 15:00. Tuesday 10th September - Year 7 & 8 Wednesday 11th September - Year 9 & above …

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BIG Cycle Ride - Sunday 8th September.

6th September 2013

The BIG Cycle Ride is to be held on Sunday 8th September. Everyone welcome! Click here for more information. …

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Campaign for drawing - THE BIG DRAW!

5th September 2013

Come and draw your vision of the future. Saturday 12th October 9am - 1pm in the Drama studio. …

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Baby places available in the Nursery from January 2014!

3rd September 2013

To book your place please contact the Nursery on 01977 624222.     …

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Students work to be showcased at the Wakefield Lit Fest!

30th August 2013

Come along and view our students work which will be showcased at the Wakefield Lit Fest on Saturday 21st September. Click Here for more details. Hope you can join us. …

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Well done Y11 - Academy opens with best ever results at GCSE!

23rd August 2013

Congratulations to the students FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENTS. Thank you  to the all the teaching & support staff for your hard work and dedication &  thank you to parents for your support. Click here for …

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Art award

Art student given special commendation ...

22nd August 2013

A group of committed art students from HACA entered an International Art Competition with the Leeds DEC. The focus was the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals and each student created an individual response to …

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Rebecca Nuttall

Former student waves flag for GB ...

22nd August 2013

With nearly 400 athletes from 17 nations competing in the sixth World Dwarf Games in the US state of Michigan, it's the largest sporting event in history exclusively for athletes with dwarfism. Our former student Rebecca …

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A level class of 2013 - More top grades than ever before!

19th August 2013

Congratulations to our A level class of 2013 for their achievements.More top grades than ever before! A*/A        11% A*/B         …

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Chemical Child

Chemical Child wins Battle of the Band Competition

30th July 2013

The Battle of the Bands was held at Pontefract New College on 22nd May and our entrants, Chemical Child, WON! Band members, Matthew Nicholson, Matthew Marson, Sam Kelly and Jack Hiley were outstanding and are appearing in …

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Music Peri Lessons

24th July 2013

Music Peri Lessons From next year the College / Academy will be providing additional musical tuition using a variety of teaching staff. Some sessions will remain with the Wakefield Music Service, others using HACC / HACA …

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Exam results

18th July 2013

A Level exam results will be available from 10am on Thursday 15th August 2013. GCSE results will be available from 10am on Thursday 22nd August 2013. Good luck and best wishes for the future! …

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News - Ties

Important information regarding school ties!

18th July 2013

When the new ties arrive with the Academy logo, they will be given free of charge to students who hand in an old college tie (all years).  Students who don’t have a tie to hand in will be charged £4. …

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Beware of scam

18th July 2013

The Wakefield Education Welfare Service is warning that a scam is evolving where a parent / carer is contacted by telephone to say that they have been issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) for their children. The parents / …

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News - Girls

Academy Update

14th June 2013

We  have just received formal notification that the DfE Project Board have delayed the opening of the Hemsworth Arts and Community College as an Academy until August 1st 2013. Thank you for your contributions to the …

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News - Year 13

Taylor Hammond wins 800m race!

14th June 2013

Congratulations to Taylor Hammond, our year 9 student. She ran the 800m in the West Yorkshire Schools Athletics Competition on Saturday and won!  She has now qualified to represent West Yorkshire at the English Schools …

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News - PE

Adam Howe selected to play for Castleford!

15th May 2013

Congratulations to our student Adam Howe who has been selected by the 'Wakefield schools All Star select team' to play for Castleford, current division 1 champions! Adam only started to play rugby last …

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