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posted 16 Jan 2015, 05:12 by H Slim   [ updated 16 Jan 2015, 05:12 ]


Year 7 7uper 7’s 


Happy New Year 7UPER 7EVENS, we all hope you had an amazing Christmas and are ready and eager to start 2015. A new year means a new beginning, this is a great opportunity to change any negative behaviours and be the person you truly want to be. 

This year has already started in a very positive way; behaviour appears to be improving, which is fantastic. As 7UPER 7EVENS we need to lead the rest of the Academy with our positive behaviour. We are indeed top on GO4Schools, keep this up! A record number of you have reached the heady heights of the 100 CLUB, we want ALL of you to have achieved 100 positive comments by half term. Some of you are almost in the 200 CLUB. 

If you have a Children’s University passport and have earned 30 hours or more, ensure that the hours are logged! Graduation will take place in February! 

So come on lets make 2015 the year of 7UPER 7EVEN supremacy. 

Miss McCluskey 

Year 7 Deputy Achievement Director 


Year 10 Clacton Foodbank 


Just over a month ago, I wrote an article introducing Year 10’s chosen charity for the year, ‘Clacton Foodbank.’ The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. Clacton’s Foodbank is led by The Salvation Army and The Rotary Club and on Wednesday 17th December 2014 Year 10 students brought in food and drink to donate to this much needed charity within our local community. Tracy Cooke, from The Salvation Army, also came in to explain the harsh reality of our food shortages in Clacton and Jaywick. 

Here are some facts about our chosen charity: 

  • Currently in the UK 13 million people live below the poverty line. 
  • Every day people go hungry; reasons include redundancy, or an unexpected bill on low income. 
  • In 2013-14 foodbanks fed 913,138 people nationwide. Of those helped, 330,205 were children. 
  • There are now 420 foodbanks across the UK. 

We would like to say how proud we are of our Year 10s and a huge ‘thank you’ for all their donations. 


Mrs Starmer and Mrs Lowis Year 10 Achievement Directors 


Year 11 Mock Results 

Welcome back and a very Happy New Year from the Year 11 Team. It was a busy first week back with a number of students taking BTEC examinations. Once again, their attitude and conduct was exemplary. They did us all proud. We look forward to seeing these results in the near future. 

As you know, students in Year 11 experienced a Mock results Day on Wednesday. It was a truly wonderful day and it was great to be able to celebrate successes with the students but also to see the marvellous attitude of those who didn’t do as well as they’d hoped. They were all willing to listen and learn. I am sure they will all see big improvements in the summer if their current attitude is anything to go by. The Leavers’ photo was a lovely occasion too and it was heart-warming to see the entire Year group together, enjoying the occasion. These photos will of course be available for students to buy – details to follow shortly It was lovely to welcome so many of you to Parent’s Evening on Thursday. I do hope that you found the evening to be informative. If you were unable to attend, please do not hesitate to contact the Year office should you wish to arrange a mutually convenient time to come and discuss your child’s progress. 

We welcomed a huge amount of visitors to the Academy on Wednesday for a careers fair. This was a great opportunity for students to talk to local employer and education providers and was well received by Year 11 students. 

Miss Wells, Year 11 Achievement Director