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Fun with Food

Article & photo by The Citizen, 19th September 2013 PUPILS at Gloucester Academy have taken to the kitchen and are having fun with their food. The academy has a huge variety of after-school clubs and a popular option has been the ‘Fun with Food’ class. Year 7 pupils have a catering lesson and then at the end of the day, all the students come together and share a meal. Deputy head Jane Featherstone said: “This activity not only helps us celebrate their achievements in catering lessons together, it also means we are encouraging speaking and listening, and “Staff also join in, as the food the students have made is amazing. “The...
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Visit from Secretary of State

Michael Gove to visit new £15m Gloucester Academy Gloucester Academy Trust (GAT) is pleased to announce that the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, will visit the brand new £15m Gloucester Academy on Friday 20th September 2013. Vincent McDonnell, Managing Director of Prospects, which is lead sponsor of GloucesterAcademy, and a Trustee of Gloucester Academy Trust said: “It is a great privilege to welcome the Secretary of State to GloucesterAcademy. We are delighted with the brand new building and wonderful facilities our students can now make use of as they continue their studies. The new building represents a new era for GloucesterAcademy as we help...
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Student Portraits

Students photos will be issued to students on Wednesday 18th September. Place your order online by Monday 30th September – don’t miss out! Online ordering now available. View before you purchase Order online and get free access to Share It! Ward-Hendry’s fantastic photo sharing website.  Add cool effect to your photo and email them to your friends and family! NEW! Share It! now offers fun packs, perfect for home printing.

Open Evening

Monday 23rd September 5:30pm – 7:30pm Headteacher’s talk at 6:30pm No appointment necessary Please note that this evening is aimed at prospective year 6 parents.  Parking available at the Cotteswold Road entrance. Will we be holding a seperate open event for existing parents before the October half term.

Welcoming School of Transition

PUPILS had their first look at the new Gloucester Academy on the start of term yesterday. The £15million state-of-the-art school opened its doors for business, with new Year 7 students the first through the doors. They were given a tour of the facilities they will be using over the next five years. The new site, in Painswick Road, includes the evocatively named “superlab”, the Da Vinci room and the Heart Space. Pupil, Charlotte Kibble, 12, said: “At the beginning of the day I was very nervous about making new friends. I was also nervous about the teachers and how scary the school is because it was big. “But we had...
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First look at the new building

THE super lab, the Da Vinci room and the Heart Space are just three wonders pupils heading to the new £15million Gloucester Academy can look forward to next month. Books are being put on shelves, chairs at desks and signs on walls, as the finishing touches are made to the impressive new state-of-the-art structure, in Painswick Road. The Citizen was invited to have a first sneaky peak inside and around the grounds of the new Academy, with headteacher John Reilly. Beyond the emphatic bright red entrance archway lies an Aladdin’s Cave of educational treasures to match any school in the county. [slideshow_deploy id=’303′] Most classrooms are branches off a large...
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