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Wins for “fantastic” new Rugby Academy

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Woodham Academy’s new rugby team recorded impressive victories in both their matches at the Bishop Auckland Festival. The school has recently added rugby union to the extensive range of sports it offers. The newly developed Rugby Academy team came away from the Bishop Auckland Rugby Festival with a 100-percent record. The Woodham XV beat St John’s 14 – 7 in …

Andrew DowsonWins for “fantastic” new Rugby Academy
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Debating Society

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Woodham Academy is launching a new Debating Society to offer students the opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking and improve their research and team- working skills. The Debating Society is the latest addition to Woodham Academy’s extensive extra-curricular activities programme. Woodham Academy teacher Richard Gore said: “Joining the Debating Society will help students gain confidence in public speaking, research …

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Introducing SIMS Parent and Student Apps

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We are introducing our new SIMS Parent and Student Apps. The new apps and website will allow you to monitor your child’s progress in school more closely than ever before. You will have immediate access to your child’s data. The apps are a replacement for our Moodle. The new apps complement the use of mobile technology and are more suited …

Andrew DowsonIntroducing SIMS Parent and Student Apps
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Coffee morning raises more than £160 for MacMillan Cancer Support

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Students and staff at Woodham Academy recently raised more than £160 for MacMillan Cancer Support at a coffee morning at the school. Woodham Academy arranged the event following a request from parent Angie Williams, who helps out each week at the school’s Let’s Get Cooking club. The club baked biscuits and cakes for the coffee morning, and Mrs Williams brought …

Andrew DowsonCoffee morning raises more than £160 for MacMillan Cancer Support
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Woodham Academy among the region’s best-performing schools

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Woodham Academy is among the region’s best-performing schools, new government figures have confirmed. The Department for Education (DFE) shows that Woodham Academy is in the top 13 percent of secondary schools in the North East for the progress made by students – a key measure of a school’s performance. The DFE’s provisional school performance comparison tool allows schools, parents, carers …

Andrew DowsonWoodham Academy among the region’s best-performing schools
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Former student makes ‘dream’ West End debut

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A former Woodham Academy student has described his debut on the West End stage – and working with a Hollywood legend – as a “dream come true”. Nathan Elwick took his bow as ‘Young Frankenstein’, written by Mel Brooks, opened in London this week. The 23-year-old is appearing in the musical comedy at the famous Garrick Theatre following a successful …

Andrew DowsonFormer student makes ‘dream’ West End debut