Year 7 Success! 

Its been a while since I last wrote in the academy newsletter. Since that time reports have been written, student levels analysed, progress measured and commendations given. Since half term its been an ocean of success. 

I’m finding it a challenge to get around the academy to meetings on time at the moment as staff are stopping me in the corridor to say how pleased they are with their year 7 students. Particular mention has to go to 7LWS and 7NLA students who have been working well. It must be the tutoring at the start of the day from Miss Williams and Mr Lawrence! Well done to all. 

Only a few more days to go until Easter but as I say in assembly "we work to the bell and therefore we make progress until the bell". That’s the #CCAway! 

Mr Davenport Year 7 Achievement Director



Year 8 Options Evening 



So this week year 8 have been busy finding out about the conservative campaign in the CCA elections. 

In preparation for our options & parents evening on Thursday 26th March the curriculum leaders have been talking to students about their subjects. Some subjects will be

new to students and they have been really engaged in what is on offer. 

Next week will see the students having options interviews with members of our executive team leading up to Thursday’s options event. 

As well as all the options process 170 year 8 students have visited the Globe theatre, the full write up will be in next weeks edition. 

Mr Hodge 

Year 8 Achievement Director  



Year 10 Student feedback from Cambridge Trip 




Year 11 Practicals Week 


I must take this opportunity to highlight the busy week ahead for Year 11 students. Next week, starting Monday 23 March, students in Year 11 will have ‘Practicals Week.’ This is when the external GCSE Art and photography exams will take place and also GCSE PE Practical exams. There will also be a number of controlled assessments happening in different subjects. Students will be off timetable for the majority of the week and will be working in highly focussed areas of study with their teachers. All the students have been given personalised time tables for the week to ensure that their needs are met in the run up to the exams. Attendance in school will be crucial as there are many coursework deadlines approaching next week and students must ensure that they meet these deadlines. 

On Friday 27 March, many students will also take part in a ‘Sixth form Taster day’ where they will be given an opportunity to experience life in the sixth form at CCA, including lessons. Students are invited to attend school in business wear for Friday 27th March only. It is important that students follow the dress code closely and this will be explained to students before next Friday. 

It’s getting very busy for Year 11 students now and we do recognise that some students might be struggling with the added pressure of exams. Please do not hesitate to contact the Year 11 office if you feel that your child needs some extra support at this important time in their life. 

Miss Wells Year 11 Achievement Director