Jeans for Genes day, 19th September

jeans for genes

Jeans for Genes is a charity set up to raise money for children with genetic disorders and on Friday 19th September Shirebrook Academy will be doing its part.  Staff and Students can wear jeans instead of their normal school attire for the day.

Half of all charitable donations this year made to the Academy will go to the Academy’s charity of the year which is  towards the services provided by our  Youth Workers (ideally to provide a Youth Bus).  So half of the money for Jeans of Jeans day will be treated in this way too.

Halle Orchestra at Shirebrook

The Academy hosted two performances at the end of last term featuring the world famous Halle Orchestra, Shirebrook Brass Band and the Academy Wind Band in our Sports Hall. The sell-out and acclaimed concerts featured a plethora of orchestral pieces culminating in the premier of an especially commissioned film and orchestral score entitled ‘Shirebrook: A Living Heritage’ with live soundtrack performed by the three ensembles.

The videos below are the films with live soundtrack performed by the Halle, Brass Band and Academy Wind Band recorded live during the concerts.

Y10 and 11 Students 2014-2015 Interventions: Parents information

All of Y10 and Y11 students at the Academy will once again be provided with further support, care and guidance through a range of specialised interventions.  Each Tuesday and Wednesday in ‘tutor time’ every KS4 student will be assigned an academic and a pastoral intervention which are designed to help them to be successful throughout their GCSEs.  This support has been carefully matched to the needs of each individual student- whether they need extra help with their English or Maths, public speaking or building their confidence.  This ‘intervention package’ has been in effect now over the past two years and has helped to support, inspire and push our students to achieve the best possible grades.  If you wish to discuss this further, do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Mr Stafford


It is extremely important that our students make the best possible start to each and every day and we encourage all pupils to be punctual and on time.  If students arrive early there is breakfast provided in the Place every morning, plus placed to study and socialise.  All students need to be in form by 8:40, consequently, after the first week back, the bottom gate will be locked at 8:45.  If students arrive after this they will have to sign in at the front of school.  This will result in break and lunch detentions on that day.

Thank you Mr Stafford

Enrolling for Aspire

You can apply or enrol for Aspire on Thursday 3 September 1-2pm. Mrs Skelton will be available in The Place. If you would like to enrol please remember to bring you ID, bank account details and proof of parental income.


If you still need to enrol for Aspire or would like to apply Mrs Skelton will be available on Thursday 28 August 10am-12pm.

Registering for Aspire

Year 11 students who have applied for post 16 courses with Aspire will be able to enrol when they collect their exam results on Thursday 21 August. To be able to complete this process students will need to bring the following information with them:
- Proof of identification (Acceptable proof of ID includes:Passport, National insurance card, Bank card, Driving licence, ID card)
- GCSE results
- Your own bank account details (not your parents) for any bursary payment applications
- Proof of parental income such as a payslip or bank statement or proof of any benefits being received for your bursary application

Applications for Aspire are still being accepted. If you would like to apply on Thursday 20 August please see Mrs Skelton or Mrs Wakefield and bring the documents listed above.

Returning in September

Please Note

Years 7, 10 and 11 return to school on Monday 8th September

Years 8 and 9 return to school on Tuesday 9th September

GCSE Results Day – Thursday 21st August 2014

Students may collect their examination results from the Academy between 10.00am -12.00 pm on Thursday 21st August.

Also available on the day will be a CD containing all the photos taken at the Year 11 Prom. CD’s can be purchased for £2