Students have been enjoying the last day of the Autumn term at Atlantic Academy, with a range of festive activities. Following the success of our Christmas lunch last week, where we raised money for the Save the Children Christmans appeal, we have very much been in the festive spirit. Our afternoon assembly features the Atlantic Academy choir, who have been peforming at a range of local venues over the recent weeks.
Students enthusiastically took part in a sausage tasting event yesterday, and votes are being counted to determine which products will be used in our first hot meals, being served on Monday 3rd December.
Before half term, Year 7 students enjoyed their residential trips to Dartmoor. Students worked in teams to navigate thier route across the moors, as well as building a Tyrollean crossing to traverse the River Dart. Back at the centre, all students helped with the catering and cleaning up, whilst also preparing some excellent presentations on their experiences.
This Wednesday evening saw the school buzzing with activity, as we hosted our first open evening. Pupils and parents in Year 5 and 6 were invited to see the school in action, and take part in a variety of activities led by staff and students. Many of our current parents and other visitors also enjoyed the range of activities on offer, with particular highlights including the food and drinks prepared by students, the PE facilities and getting hands on with activities in all faculties.
Staff, students and parents enjoyed spending time together, at our Macmillan coffee afternoon, after school last Friday. Cakes were also donated and sold by Miss Parker’s coaching group during the day for all students to participate. We are delighted to have raised nearly £300 for this worthwhile cause; thank you to all who supported us.
The excitement is building amongst Year 7 students, as they approach their residential experience on Dartmoor at the end of term. Last week’s parent briefing was a chance to find out more about the activities we will be doing, and what students need to bring. If parents need to borrow any kit, please can they let Year 7 coaches know as soon as possible so we can arrange this. We will post feedback from students once they have completed their trip!
The student council, has been canvassing the views of students on our new school. Here are some of the reactions:
We are delighted to welcome students to the new Atlantic Academy site, and are now enjoying the opportunities to support learning. Students started term on Wednesday the 5th September, with excited anticipation for life in our permanent home. We will feature some feedback from students on their first few days, and include some pictures of classes in action.
We are delighted to publish the 2018 GCSE results, which sees many students surpass their expected results. We are enormously proud of achievements in further maths, with all students achieving A* Distinction to B grades; a number of students also gained the much coveted grade 9 in GCSE maths.
Students achieving the very highest grades include:
Angus MacDonald with an incredible five grade 9s,
Sacha Peers with an impressive three grade 9s
Mackenzie King with a fantastic two grade 9s
Morgan Veitch and Jack Daniel who each achieved a grade 9.
We are also hugely pleased to announce that the highest grade in GCSE PE was gained by Imogen Old, with a grade 8. Imogen achieved well across he board whilst simultaneously completing the demanding Sports Leader Award.
We wish all of our students the very best as they move onto the next steps of their education careers.