The Open Evening and HEET event on Wednesday 8th May was an enormous success and attracted over 45 providers and over 1100 visitors.
The Open Evening gave the community the opportunity to visit the school and take part in a self-guided tour for the first time since the new build opened in April 2013. The reaction of the visitors was astonishing as they toured both Shirebrook Academy and Stubbin Woods and saw first-hand the fantastic facilities on offer.
All the visitors were then able to participate in the annual HEET event which is aimed at providing valuable information and resources regarding Health, Education, Employment and Training. The event was the biggest in the local area and assisted in providing the community with essential information regarding health and well-being.
A big thank you to all guests and providers for making the evening so successful.
On Tuesday 15 April Shirebrook Academy opened the doors of its new building to students in Years 10 and 11. Students were welcomed into the atrium by the staff of the Academy.Other students will return to the Academy during the course of this week. The first opportunity for members of the community to visit and tour this fantastic building will be at the HEET and community evening event on Wednesday 8 May (4-7pm). Watch this space for further details.
The move to the new building is rapidly approaching. Please check the details given here for details of disruption to student timetables during this time. We have strived to keep the disruption to students, and especially GCSE students, to a minimum.
Monday 15 April
The Academy is closed to all students
Tuesday 16 April
The Academy re opens to Y10 and Y11 students only. Students should wait at the student entrance to the Academy
Wednesday 17 April
The Academy re opens to Y8 and Y9 students at 8.40am, students should wait at the student entrance to the Academy. Y10 and Y11 should arrive at the Academy at 10.30am.
Thursday 18 April
The Academy is open for all students including Y7 and post 16. Students should arrive at the student entrance to the Academy. All students should arrive at the Academy at normal time.
Shirebrook Academy held its third annual F.L.A.R.E (Finding Literacy and Reading Exciting) Literacy week recently with the theme for this year being C.S.Lewis’ ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. The theme was selected as it explores the idea of discovering new worlds, growing up, friendship and leadership which are central to Shirebrook Academy values and also link to the imminent move into the new build after Easter.
During the week, each year group had a special F.L.A.R.E assembly with presentations linked to ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ delivered by Lindsay Ward (AST/ Leader of Literacy) and Anna Jacques (Assistant Principal-English and Literacy) and students were also entertained by outstanding dance performances by the highly talented F.L.A.R.E Dance group: Helena Burdett, Leah Key, Shannon Unwin and Charley Darby and the Year 7 ‘Mini F.L.A.R.E’ dance group also choreographed by Shannon Unwin. Read the rest of this entry →