Diwali Celebrations & End of Term

Students observing Diwali on 19th October must call the school office if they wish to take one day off for religious observance. Many thanks and we hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Diwali!

Term will end on Friday 20th October and all students will return to the academy on Wednesday 1st November 2017.

Have a safe and enjoyable break.

The Art of Language

Students have been signing up for our MFL (Modern Foreign Language) Enrichment Clubs this term. They include the exciting cross-curricular French Cooking Class. Combining food technology with French language and speaking!

Students have learnt how to bake a cake using recipes written only in French and developed thier understanding of the language, and of course their cooking skills! Students thoroughly enjoy the experience, “something I never thought could be so much fun!”

We have introduced a new Latin Club more recently. In partnership with the University of Birmingham, two Latin students (Sarah Legg and Philippa Rubley) deliver lessons every week at our academy.  

Fun Fact 1: Did you know that 60-70% of English words come from Latin? So learning Latin can really help with your vocabulary.

Fun Fact 2: Over 80% of words in languages from places like Spain, France and Italy come from Latin, so you could really improve your language skills too.

Fun Fact 3: The University of Birmingham’s motto is in Latin: 'per ardua ad alta' - 'Through hard work, great things are achieved'.

We're very excited to have the opportunity to learn such an important language at our academy with thanks to the University of Birmingham.