5 of our budding mathematicians are on there way to their first ever maths tournament, hosted by - good luck to all of them!


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We are really looking forward to welcoming students from to the Count On Us . Best of luck to everyone!


Today we have the pleasure of welcoming poet and rapper Breis to the Academy. Breis will be running workshops throughout the day.


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Summer Reading Challenge volunteering opportunities at our libraries. To apply visit


You can view our new Summer Term lunch menu on our website or by clicking on the following link.


Welcome back! We hope our students, families and staff enjoyed the Easter break and are ready for the Summer Term. There are lots of exciting things planned for this term so be sure to follow our Twitter feed for regular updates!


Our wonderful families enjoying the evening.


Our generous families have made some delicious food for the WPA’s ‘International Spectacular’ event this evening.


We would like to remind our parents and carers that school will close at 12:20pm tomorrow for the Easter break. We will return on Tuesday 23rd April to begin the Summer term!


Students are rehearsing their ukulele performance in preparation for the WPA International Spectacular evening this Thursday! You will able to buy tickets on the door on the evening if you haven’t already.


Students are enjoying their lunch break in the sun today ☀


A few more photographs from the Year 7 trip to Tate Modern.


Don't forget to sign up to our PTA's first event 'International Spectacular'. You can still sign up by handing in your slip and paying £2 for an adult or £1 for a child. We are looking forward to getting together and experiencing culinary delights from around the world! 🌎🍴


Our students are having a great time at the Tate Modern.


The smoothie bike in action!


As part of our health and well-being drop down day, Chartwells are teaching the students the importance of getting 5 a day and the students are getting hands on making smoothies on the smoothie bike!


Half of Y7 are visiting the Tate Modern today and the other half will visit tomorrow! They have arrived safely and are looking forward to a fun day of learning.


Our ‘Wow Word of the Week’ this week is Luminous. Don’t forget to enter the 'Wow Word of the Week’ competition for your chance to win a kindle at the end of term. The more entries you make the higher your chance of winning!


Our scientists are building spaghetti towers and making helicopters and aeroplanes as part of their last session at this week

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Human and Life Skills

Human and Life Skills

The “Human and Life Skills” curriculum draws on the core issues introduced through the Personal, Social and Health education curriculum along with the statutory guidelines set out for Religious studies in schools. Topics include the purpose of rules, friendship, bullying, health education, aspects of Citizenship, religious beliefs and ‘British Values’.


All aspects of the course are designed to be active and use a combination of discussion, role-play, written work and sometimes active engagement activities to achieve the outcomes; outside speakers are also used.


Once per half term, students will participate in a themed drop down day, which is also an integral part of the Human & Life skills programme. During the drop down day, the timetable will be suspended and students will take part in a variety of activities allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of the theme and topic. In the first half term students explore the main beliefs and practices of the six main world religions, followed by British Values, Internet Safety, future aspirations and finally, emotional wellbeing.


As well as our drop down days, students will also participate in the ‘Everyday resilience programme’, which is designed to strengthen emotional resilience and promote positive mental health.


At the start of every week, students come together for a year group assembly. Through our assembly programme, students will be introduced to world religious festivals as well as key issues and topics that affect young people today.


Whilst pupils will acquire good knowledge of the areas covered they will also learn the importance of empathy, reciprocity and understanding as well as develop the skills of description, explanation and evaluation.  Individual reflection on personal strengths and achievements is built into the Year 7 Human and Life skills course.  Time for reflecting on the various topics covered, and identifying personal progress and understandings gained occurs at regular intervals throughout the academic year.

Course Text Books/Websites: There is no specific text book.

Additional Materials/Equipment required:

Most materials are provided by the academy. Occasionally, students may be asked to make a financial contribution to an educational visit linked to the curriculum.

Home Support: Encourage your son/daughter to read a broad sheet newspaper and watch the daily news as a family. Following this, encourage careful thought - be willing to discuss issues with your son/daughter.  Help can be given by asking your son / daughter about the various topics covered in as part of the Human and Life Skills curriculum, and encouraging your child to make sensible choices in terms of enjoying a healthy lifestyle, and establishing and maintaining positive relationships.