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Posted on: 01/10/2021

Principal's Blog Week 5

What an incredibly busy week we have had at the Academy! Firstly, I would like to thank you for your continued support and for completing the Ofsted parental feedback. Our students took every opportunity to show inspectors how amazing they are. We were so very proud of our students, staff and our whole Hope community.

Year 11 Parent's Evening

Information about the event has been e-mailed to parents earlier this week. Appointments should be booked via SchoolCloud. If you have experienced any difficulties securing appointments please e-mail

Year 5/6 Open Morning

What a wonderful day we had on Saturday as we opened our doors and welcomed nearly 700 year 5 and 6 children and their parents to our annual open event. Our students represented the Academy with pride, supporting in faculties and taking our visitors on tours of the Academy.  A special mention must go to year 11’s Ryan and Anna who performed their first official duty as Head Boy and Head Girl by presenting to parents in the main hall. We had over 100 students volunteer to support this very important event which proves how incredibly proud they are to be Hope Academy students.  We are planning a celebration in school to thank them for giving up their time to represent the Academy.  Please click HERE to read Anna and Ryan’s welcome address.

You can view our new prospectus on the website along with our new Academy video.  Please click links to access.

Primary Roadshows

I have been extremely lucky to spend time with a group of year 7 students last week whilst visiting our family primary schools to promote the open event.  Mr Robinson and I had the pleasure of taking two students to visit their old primary schools where they answered questions from year 5 and 6 children.  We were blown away by the confidence and maturity displayed by our Class of 2026 students who once again did not fail to display our core values of Respect, Courage and Ambition. 

Road Safety - Bikeability Level 3 Courses

Bikeability instructors have been with us all week supporting students to pass their Level 3 course. Monday proved to be a washout due to weather conditions, but we still managed to have over 40 students gain their level 3 qualification.  We will be arranging further dates in the near future.

Extra-curricular clubs and societies Launch

The launch for students to sign up to clubs and activities is taking place on (is it next Wed?).  Students will receive further information during Inspire next week.  You can read about the opportunities available on our website.

Year 7 Welcome Service Change of Date

The Year 7 Welcome Service will now take place on Thursday 21st October at 2pm. More details for Year 7 parents to follow in the coming weeks!

Flu Vaccinations

The immunisation team will be in school on Thursday 7th October to administer flu vaccinations in the form of a nasal spray for all students whose parents have completed the electronic consent form. There is still time to complete your electronic consent form as the closing day is Monday 4th October. 

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Willowbrook Hospice Charity

Our focus this half term will be on supporting Willowbrook Hospice. Our new Houses will be competing against each other to raise the most money! If you have any fundraising ideas or you would like to donate, please get in touch with our chaplain via email:

Foodbank Collection

We have launched our Foodbank Appeal during collective worship this week. Any non-perishable items of food, and any hygiene products will be gratefully received! Items can be brought to form rooms or straight to the chapel.

Thank you for your support.

Hope Houses and POINTS update

The current House standings, for Reward Points, this week are as follows:

A huge well done to Corrymeela House who have jumped into second place this week! Othona are still in the lead but only just!

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