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Zumba With Regina – Wednesdays

Zumba With Regina– If you are new to Zumba, returning to fitness or love to dance and workout at the same time then these classes are for you. Wednesdays 7.15-8.00pm. For more information contact or visit www.zumbwith

Learn Taekwon- Do

Classes every Tuesday and Thursday 8.00-9.30 starting Tuesday 20th October in Drama/Dance studio. Beginners are welcome. For more information please call Dirk Sumners on 01452 371973/07796 043100 or just show up!

GA House system

We are delighted to announce that Gloucester Academy has a brand new House system. Every student  and member of staff at Gloucester  Academy now  belongs to one of our four Houses. Each House is led by a dynamic Head of House with  support from an Assistant Head of House.  Along with their House Tutors  the Head and Assistant Head of Houses look after every student; supporting their learning and wellbeing and ensuring that they achieve their very best and are happy during their time at Gloucester Academy. We are thrilled that the House system has already created such a strong sense of belonging for our students  and strengthened the whole...
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Extended Open Mornings

Due to high demand, we have extended our Open Mornings even further. Monday 19th Oct, 20th, and 21st Oct Important – Anyone who is interested in visiting on these days, must call the school before hand to book a time.

Holocaust survivor

On the 20th April 2015 the Year 7 and sixth form History students had a visit from Rudi Oppenheimer, a Holocaust survivor. Rudi was an exchange Jew during the Second World War and he was incarcerated at the Bergan-Belsen concentration camp along with his parents, his brother and sister. This is the same camp as Anne Frank, although Rudi never met her. The students were treated to a talk about his life including some interesting photos from his childhood. They were then able to ask some thought provoking questions. Rudi was hugely impressed with the behaviour and attitudes of the Year 7 students and thoroughly enjoyed coming to speak to...
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Netball News

We were very lucky on Friday 17th April to have Sam Cook who is an England netball player, come in and do a netball workshop with our students during enrichment.  This was a fantastic opportunity for the girls to hear Sam’s story of success and to learn some new new skills too.

Holocaust History

Today we had a visiting professor Darius Jackson from the National Institute of Holocaust Education with our A2 students running a session on debates within the Holocaust. The session looked at perceptions of the holocaust and looking at the ethical continuum of defining perpetrators, collaborators, bystanders and resisters and placing this within the wider arguments of whether the Holocaust was an intentional process or one constructed through events. Prof. Jackson was very impressed with the students and he is eager to work with more of our GCSE and KS3 students based on today. We to be integrating him into some of our units for those students in the future.

International Roma Day

International Roma Day Event Thursday 15th April, 6-8pm An evening to celebrate the traditions and culture involving our students, parents and members of the community. Lots of music, bands, dancing and storytelling. All welcome!

Work Experience

Our Year 10 Work Experience opportunity is from 7-9th July inclusive. Students in Y10 currently required to complete a short survey on the VLE, confirming their preferences. Please ensure your son/daughter completes this important first step before Friday 17 April.  

Easter Revision

  Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Good Friday 3 April English 9am – 3pm GCSE Science 9am – 12pm French 9am – 3pm Business Unit 1 1:30pm – 3pm French 9am – 3pm ICT 9am – 3pm Business Unit 3 1:30pm – 3pm Easter Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Art 10am – 3:30pm English 9am – 12pm English iGCSE 9am – 12pm Art 10am – 3:30pm Art 10am – 3:30pm

Space Talks

Isatou Pod had a rare and unique opportunity on 10th March – a skype call with the flight control team of Mars Express/European Space Agency! Students took part in a question and answer session and learnt about the Mars Express satellite in great detail. Students were even able to send their very own command to the Mars Express satellite and were fortunate to receive communication back from the satellite. The sending and receiving of information took a staggering 38minutes and it covered a mind-blowing 210,000,000 miles! Student, Bethany Brown, said about the experience: ‘It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk to real life ‘space’ engineers. I learnt a...
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Red Nose Day

Friday 13th March How we’re taking part: Lunchtime Cake Sale –  50p donations Voluntary Cyclathon – see how far we can cycle towards Africa! – Donations of change sought Students/staff can wear their own red noses on Friday – voluntary donation on entry All proceeds to Red Nose Day fund.

Game of Life

Recently praised by the Education Secretary in the House of Commons for its “excellent work” and described as “Outstanding” by OFSTED, Gloucester Academy’s Chaplaincy Team is launching a creative reflection event ‘GAME OF LIFE” for schools nationally to mark the Rugby World Cup, in partnership with prayerspacesinschools working with ENGAGE. If you’d like to experience this creative exploration of the Rugby Football Union’s values (teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship) and enjoy the Academy students’ outstanding food too then please book a place at one of our free launch events: Wednesday 11th March  4 – 6pm which includes a substantial buffet and refreshments Thursday 12th March 4 – 5.30pm which...
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Calling the White House

Mayda Pod had a rare and unique opportunity on 5th March – a skype call with someone who works at the Office of the First Lady at the White House! Students took part in a question and answer session and learnt about many of the projects that the First Lady is working on. Students were able to explore many of the issues surrounding sexism in society and the role of women today which will inform and inspire their work in class. Student, Joe Stenning, said about the experience: ‘It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk to someone who works in an office in the White House. I...
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World Book Day 2015

World Book Day We will have competitions running at break and lunch time in the library.  Students will be issued with the £1 book tokens, where they can pop into the library so that they can see which books they are able to purchase with their tokens. We will also be having a Stop and Read 20 minute segment where all staff and students to do just that, stop and read.

Mock Exams

Mocks Exams will be taking place from Friday 27th February 2015. Mock Exam Timetable and further information.  

Year 11 Revision

Half Term Revision Monday 16th February, 10am to 2pm – Maths Tuesday 17th February, 9am t0 12pm – English Thursday 19th February, 9am to 12pm – English Friday 20th February, 10am to 2pm – Maths The following work-packs have been given to students: Child Development – Work-pack and questions English – Exam papers French – 200 word Controlled Assessment practice Geography – Exam revision pack and resources History – Exam revision pack and resources Maths – Exam papers Philosophies & Ethics – Exam revision pack and resources

100 Words Winner

Will Childs (Year 9) has been selected as a ‘school winner’ of the First Story 100 word story competition for Gloucester Academy.   Well done.   The Queen of Hearts They all stood around the table, watching the friendly game of poker. Their voices – drained out by the acrid smoke invading the room. It was mostly silent until someone shouted. The shout came from a man at the poker table. Everyone turned. He had realised that the dealer was taking a card from the bottom of each deck. He immediately stood, without saying a word, and hit him. The man fell to the floor. After recovering from the punch, the...
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