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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Course Content:

In Year 7, students will be introduced to a number of drama techniques.  They will be expected to adopt and sustain a role within a variety of situations and begin to evaluate their own work and that of others.  Students will be introduced to a range of resources in their lessons to help them develop an understanding of theatre.  These include: stage lighting, music, props, and stage blocks.  Over the year, students will explore a range of themes originating from different sources including music, play texts, pictures and poetry. Students are also offered an opportunity to visit the theatre.  As part of the follow up work to this visit, students will complete a theatre review. There is a summative assessment at the end of each half term. The assessment will take the form of a practical lesson in which the students are assessed on all four areas of the assessment criteria.

Autumn 1 –The Circus. A practical exploration around the themes of family, teamwork and overcoming obstacles. Students are introduced to the basic skills in Drama.

Autumn 2 – Amadora. The exploration of a fictitious village taking the decision to leave their home as they are struck down by a drought. Students will encounter more whole group activities allowing them to develop group work skills. During this half term students will also be taken to see a performance at a theatre and will be expected to write a theatre review on the production.

Spring 1 – Darkwood Manor – Students are introduced to a number of different characters and explore a haunted manor. During this scheme of work students will develop an understanding of how to create atmosphere on the stage.

Spring 2 – Curious Incident – This scheme of work aims to help students to develop an understanding of the famous novel.  

Summer 1 - Theseus and the Minotaur – Students will explore the Greek Myth and put themselves in the shoes of different characters. During this scheme of work students will develop a basic understanding of the ideas of status.

Summer 2 – Romeo and Juliet – Students will find themselves immersed in the world of William Shakespeare as they explore this key text. This will also be a joint project with the English department.

Course Text Books/Websites:

There is no specific text book for this course.

Additional Materials/Equipment required:

Year 7 students will have the opportunity to go to the theatre to help them develop an appreciation of the art form.  Students will also have the opportunity to create their own theatre by joining the Academy Young Players (Drama Club) or auditioning for the School Production.

Home Support:

Encourage your son/daughter to become involved in all of the different drama projects on offer.  Belonging to a local library is important as some homework will involve first hand research into different subjects areas.  Parents can help by taking students to see a variety of theatre events.