Introduction to Acle Academy
Located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Acle Academy is fortunate to be just a short distance from the extensive waterways, paths and marshes that make up this beautiful part of Norfolk.
The week commencing 27th March will be Week 2 on the timetable.
Ofsted Monitoring Visit - March 2017
On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd March we welcomed two visitors from Ofsted to Acle Academy who are monitoring the progress we have made since the last inspection in December 2016. If you wish to pass any comments to the inspectors, email any comments to the school address for the attention of HMI lead inspector or post any comments via the school office. Your views are always welcome via Parent View or directly to the school.
New School Uniform
Some students on Friday glimpsed some of the samples we have requested from uniform suppliers. The final design will be agreed only when we have shown the full range of choices and sought student views. Despite the rumour mill, nothing has been finalised yet.
Year 11 Revision Sessions
Year 11 revision sessions are being held during the Easter holidays.
Student Achievement Celebrations
- Congratulations to all students mentioned in our tracking 3 celebrations this Spring, view our Student Achievement Celebrations page.
- And to former student Alice Kay who has been accepted by Cambridge University to read Geography.
Students are attending police presentations currently to highlight both the danger and illegality of sexting (sending/downloading a sexual image of a child) We are focussing upon the damage sexting causes to a young person’s self-esteem and the danger of careless use of technology leading to criminal records which stay with people forever.
Recently the possible dangers of unacceptable contacts being made through on-line gaming sites have been highlighted nationally. Please check on how your children are engaging with on-line games. It is worth looking at the following link to fully understand the dangers some children may encounter.
Child Behaviour and Feeding Practices Questionnaire
Do you have a child aged 4-7? Please help a former student with their dissertation
We would like to support a former student of Acle Academy who is now an undergraduate psychology student in her final year at Loughborough University. She is working on her dissertation which aims to explore the potential links between parental feeding practices and child behaviour. For this she would like parents of children aged 4-7 to fill in a short online questionnaire. https://lboro.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/child-eating-and-behaviours
Year 11 - 27th April
Year 9 - 11th May
Year 8 - 25th May
Year 7 - 15th June
Year 11 Prom
Date: 30th June 2017
Active Kids 2017 is back!
We are now collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers and would be grateful if these could be dropped off at the school office or post them to us. Many thanks.
On 17th March Year 10 took part in 'Business Day'. Students met with lots of different visitors/businesses.
A great experience for all involved.
Last week, the school was able to host a brilliant workshop called “Confident Communicators".
Fourteen Year Eight girls came to the library in the morning, feeling very unsure about what was in store for them. Under the fantastic and frenetic tuition of Matt Bagley from Camouflage Learning, the girls were shown that they already had the skills to be confident, communicate well and not to fear failure
A Star Wars Group - Visit to Cambridge
On the 1st March , fifteen students in the A Star Wars Intervention Group visited Cambridge University with Mrs Watts and Mr Day. Students spent the morning at the Cambridge Hilton Hotel taking part in a seminar by the Pixl association entitled - 'Getting into Top Universities’.
Acle’s Got Talent!
On the 24th February students of Acle Academy hosted, ‘Acle’s Got Talent’.
Year Eleven students at Acle Academy organised this event which featured performances from both students and teachers.
Abusive Behaviour Presentation
This morning (Friday 24th February) Year 10 students were given a hard hitting presentation on abusive relationships by PC Oldman.
Their responses to the presentation were very perceptive. Students were advised to seek help if they felt friends now or in the future were in such relationships and the attached slides have a summary of the help available locally.
High Notes February 2017
We have had another busy half term and I would like to thank staff, students, parents and carers for all their support as we move the school forward on our journey.
Year 11 Mock Results Day
On Friday 13th January, Year 11 had a taste of how it feels to collect your GCSE results. The students collected their golden envelopes from the library this morning and celebrated their achievements from their Pre Public Mock GCSE Exams.
Improving our consistency in Feedback
November 2016 - This half term we have launched a new strategy to help ensure that we are all consistent in the feedback that students receive across the school. On significant assessments teachers will give feedback according to our Feedback Four policy. This will include a positive comment where students have successfully completed an element of the task; a target for improvement; a next step- this is something that students will need to respond to within the lesson or for homework and a suggestion to improve literacy. Students will be given time in lesson to read, reflect, respond and re draft their work.
Students are encouraged to engage with their feedback and be self motivated to constantly seek ways to improve their work. Parents are encouraged to read through the teacher comments and ensure students complete their next steps.
Countdown To Year 11 1st GCSE exam
About Acle Academy
If you are parents or carers considering sending your children here, you may find the link to the school’s prospectus helpful. If you wish to know more about our standards then please follow the links to our examination report and our targets.
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The Care and Guidance Team at Acle Academy have spent significant time resolving the hurt and harm caused by inappropriate use of the internet and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, AskFM etc. As a school we take this very seriously and frequently involve the local police. Further guidance for parents is available here and by clicking the red eSafe button.
Can we remind students, parents and carers of particular concerns we have.
I would like to remind all drivers of the importance of respecting the parking restrictions outside the school gates. Those drivers who choose to ignore this request are threatening the safety of children and young people crossing the road. Thank you for your co-operation.
School Drop Off
A reminder to parents that they should not be driving into school to drop students off in the morning, unless it is for medical reasons.
Be Safe, Be Seen
If students are cycling to school they should wear a helmet to protect them and something fluorescent to ensure they are visible to motorists when on dark roads. Similarly those walking to school should wear something to ensure they are visible, even if it is simply a fluorescent flash on their bags.
Finally, we ask that all parents continue to stress to students the need to wear seatbelts when travelling on school transport.