Student art work to go on display

Following the publication of GCSE results, we are now excited to start displaying art work from our recent cohort. With an incredible 30% of students gaining grade 9’s this year, the standard is very high, and the display aims to inspire younger students.

To start us off, Harry Reeves has chosen one of his coursework pieces to go on display, as shown below. More art work to follow!


Students at Atlantic Academy were celebrating their GCSE results today. Following the school closures in March, and the accreditation of results based on students’ work, we have been delighted to confirm the hard work and determination of the 2020 cohort with excellent results.

The Centre Assessed Grades took into account mock exams, controlled assessments and other work completed under the supervision of their classroom teachers. We are particularly delighted with our art GCSE results where 30% of students gained grade 9’s and are proudly displaying their assessed coursework the school site as inspiration for future students.

Notable results include 5 grade 9’s for Daniel Ince, who moves into a prestigious IT apprenticeship and grades 8 and 9’s for Harry Reeves, who joined us to complete his education from Thailand, and moves to Petroc to complete his A levels.

We wish all of our students the very best of luck as they move onto the next stages of their education; we are confident they will continue to be successful in the future.

Atlantic Academy re-opens for all students on Monday 7th September, with new Year 7 induction taking place on Friday 4th September between 1.30 and 3.15pm. We look forward to welcoming all students back and our operation plans can be found on our website.

Exam results arrangements

Year 11 student’s exam results are released on Thursday 20th August 2020.  In order to comply with safe practices, this year students and parents are asked to make appointments via the Parent’s Evening Booking System if they wish to pick up results in person.  Please only attend the site for your allocated appointment, and with one accompanying parent / carer.

Students can also give written permission for a delegated person to collect their results for them, or supply the school with a stamped addressed envelope.  We can also release results to students via their school email addresses, if students notify us in advance.

Following the cancellation of GCSEs this summer, and the alternative arrangements for the awarding of grades, the appeals process is different in 2020.  Details of this process, and to determine if it applies to you, please review our published process.

We look forward to seeing students on Thursday 20th August.

Careers SW support for school leavers

CSW is an organisation that supports young people as they make important transitions in their lives.  They do this through a network of Career Development Consultants who are all qualified career guidance practitioners. They provide targeted support to young people in education which means we have advisers linked to all schools and can provide additional help at key times including exam results days.  They continue to provide support as young people take their first steps into the world of work, offering advice and guidance to ensure they are aware of the options open to them and have dedicated advisers who work with those who find themselves NEET (not in education, employment or training).

Students who have completed their courses in 2020 can contact CSW for support in the following ways.

Adviser Online:  Mon-Fri 1pm-6pm


Telephone:                             0800 97 55 111

For more information, please see the letter shared with all Year 11 students.

Free employability training for students

Soft Skills are something that many of us take for granted; communication, team work, independance, time management and leadership to name a few, yet even as adults, some of these still require development. The North Devon Skills Board, working in conjunction with local employers, have had many conversations over the past few years about the readiness of young people today and believe that there is some work to be done to equip students with the skills and attributes required to enter the world of work.

BOOST Skills have created a very comprehensive yet simple FREE online course for your child to participate in during the first week of the summer holidays. Atlantic Academy would like to invite you and your child to participate in as many of these activities as possible, helping build the confidence and understanding of the skills required within the world of work.

End of term activities

Friday 17th is the end of a very strange term. We are hosting a range of fun activities we hope students will enjoy, wherever they are.

Students in school will take part in the alternative Harry Potter themed sports day. From team allocation via the sorting hat, to elf netball and Cornish Piskie hunting, we hope students enjoy our magical adventure.

All students are invited to form teams and join in the ‘big, fat quiz of the year’ in the afternoon. Work collaboratively through google to submit your teams answers, we will test your knowledge of the weird and wonderful from around the world this academic year.

Atlantic Academy is closed for students over the summer, and we look forward to seeing all learners back in September. We are holding induction events for our new Year 7 on Friday 4th September, between 1pm and 3pm, with all year groups returning on Monday 7th September.

Sports day – a little different this year.

Students have been set a range of personal challenges in order to compete in a virtual sports day experience. From welly wanting to speed bouncing, what records can you achieve?

Please share your results through the spreadsheet on the google classroom. Be honest though, the 200m welly throw would be amazing but will have to be disqualified for exaggeration!

How far?!

Virtual work experience

Explore a range of careers from the comfort of your own home! With the normal work experiences opportunities not able to go ahead this summer, a range of organisations are offering an amazing range of experiences for students to explore.

Aimed specifically at Year 10, students have received the links and we encourage them to get involved. Students will receive a certificate of completion once the tasks are submitted, which is great evidence for future employment or college applications.

We look forward to hearing about their online adventures.

Inspirational scientist and amazing engineers

Are you inspired by the scientists, health care professionals and engineers who have been working on innovative solutions during the Covid 19 health emergency? Are you concerned about environmental sustainability and want to work on local solutions to global issues? If so, the Big Bang Digital 2020 event is for you!

A chance to take a look at the inspirational and uplifting achievements of professionals in these areas, and explore how your future career could be shaped to join them in the future.

Tuesday 14th July will be packed full of events and activities to inspire and guide young people into careers within science and technology industries – don’t miss out. Think big, you can be part of the solution!

Virtual College Tours

Students in Year 10 and 11 have the chance to explore life in the different post 16 settings which are available to them.  Duchy College are offering virtual tours of their campuses , and students can also explore the options available at Bicton College.

Petroc have been working with many students in YEar 11 as part of the Petroc PACE programme.  Virtual tours of thier campus are coming online soon.

For any student in Year 11 who is concerned about thier post 16 place, please contact us at Atlantic Academy and we will support you.