I would like to wish everyone in the Acle Academy community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mr T Phillips, Headteacher
School closes for the Christmas holiday on Friday 19th December at 3.30 pm. Staff and students return on Tuesday 6th January 2015.
Emergency School Closure - A decision to close the school is taken very seriously and will always be for the reasons of health and safety. A decision will be taken as early as possible to save children and staff making unnecessary journeys. I would like to remind you that you can hear information about any school closures by tuning in to local radio stations or by visiting the Norfolk Emergency School Closure website: www.schoolclosures.norfolk.gov.uk, or the school website.
From the Governors’ - The Governing Body and its committees meet each term. If you would like to see the topics they have discussed please click here.
If you have any concerns at all about the Norovirus please click here to read a leaflet published by Norfolk County Council.
Further to the Acle Food & Drink Festival on Saturday 4th October 2014 please click here to read the article which is on the Eastern Daily Press website.
EXAMINATION RESULTS - Nationally this has been a turbulent year for GCSE results. There have been a number of important changes affecting the way results are ‘valued’ with marked differences between the grades which count for students individually and the value they are given later in the National Performance Tables. There will be further changes during the next few years which we will keep parents abreast of.
Congratulations to all the Year 11 leavers who received their examination results and to those in Years 9 and 10 who made early entries. 98% of students gained 5 A* - G grades with English and Mathematics. 67% of students gained 5 or more A* - C grades and 50% of students gained 5 A*-C with English and Mathematics.
Twenty students achieved 5 or more A/A* grades. Special congratulations go to Ciara Simpson, Annie Baldwin and Laura Dent who together achieved 37 A/A* grades!
Fifteen subjects saw an improvement on their 2013 results, several by a significant margin. Results in mathematics were disappointing and we will be taking this opportunity to review our action plans in order to bring about rapid improvement.
Governors will review the results in their first meeting of the school year, as usual, and a full breakdown will be available on the school website.
My thanks to all the staff for their hard work and the support they have given students during the last two years. For the results summary please click here.
You'll notice a new fund raiser link on our web pages. For the last three years we have received commission from Amazon for sales made via our web site. Now we can give you access to well over 700 online stores; more choice and a greater opportunity to build funds for school projects that are supported by the PTA. Joining up is free and you pay no extra for your purchases; just nominate us as the beneficiary of the commission - everything from your weekly shop to special purchases count. The PTA's recent support includes the "iPad Project". Next up are some rowing machines for our gym. Please do click the link.
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.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that there will be some members of the community who think it acceptable to steal the property of others. Happily, this is a very rare occurrence at Acle Academy and we work closely with the local police to investigate and prosecute on those occasions. In order to reduce the risk of theft still further, we are introducing some new guidelines for looking after property during PE lessons. Click "the eyes" for the poster that will give you the details.
An Introduction to Acle Academy
Hello… Located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, our school is fortunate to occupy a site just a short distance from the extensive waterways, paths and marshes that make up this very special wetland environment. We take inspiration from the beauty around us and an understanding of its fragility constantly reminds us of the need to work for a sustainable future, educating our young people to become true global citizens: the custodians of this rich heritage in years to come.
This website is designed to provide a window into our learning community. We hope you find it interesting and helpful. The website and the links it contains will allow access to a good deal of information. If you are parents or carers considering sending your children here, you may find the link to the school’s prospectus helpful. The links to ‘High Notes’, our fortnightly newsletter, will tell you what has been happening in the school and local community. If you wish to know more about our standards then please follow the links to our examination results and our targets.
For regular visitors we have arranged frequently accessed links and pages in the side bar to the right.
If you don't find the information that you need, please do drop us a line - just click on the business card!