Lucy Ratcliffe

Award for student with five years of perfect attendance

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A ‘remarkable’ student who never took a single day off during her five years at Woodham Academy has been rewarded for her amazing achievement. Lucy Ratcliffe recently left Woodham Academy with 13 GCSEs, including 10 at A*, A  or equivalent. In recognition of her impeccable attendance, Lucy was presented with an award and certificate at the Emirates Stadium in Chester-le-Street. …

Andrew DowsonAward for student with five years of perfect attendance

Year 7 Blog #2 – Open evenings and PE mornings

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The second installment of our weekly blog written by Year 7 students…   So, PE first period? Why? Why, why, why? You come into school … it’s rainy, you’re tired … you wish you were still tucked up in your nice warm bed; then you are forced to run round and around until you smell like a mangy dog … …

Andrew DowsonYear 7 Blog #2 – Open evenings and PE mornings
Deputy headteacher Andrew Bell with student Josh Blackburn on results day

‘Fantastic’ results in English and Maths

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Students at Woodham Academy have been praised for achieving “fantastic” results in the crucial subjects of English and Maths. Analysis of GCSE results for both key subjects show Woodham Academy performing well above the provisional county average. Overall, the school recorded its best ever results across all subjects, despite the introduction of a tougher new exam system this year. In …

Andrew Dowson‘Fantastic’ results in English and Maths
Year 7 students are welcomed on their first day at Woodham Academy

Year 7 Blog #1 – First impressions of ‘Big School’

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Young people don’t read, right? Young people don’t write, right? Well, it might surprise you to discover that they do, and in greater numbers than they ever have before. In fact, young people are probably busy composing and receiving notes, messages, missives, memos, epistles, dispatches & disputations, letters, diatribes and all imaginable manner of non-verbal communications right now, right under …

Andrew DowsonYear 7 Blog #1 – First impressions of ‘Big School’
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ParentPay reminder and update

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A reminder to parents: please activate your ParentPay account and top up your balance in time for the start of the new school year. A small number of parents may not yet have received an activation password due to technical issues beyond our control. Please be assured that students will still receive a school meal if required and the cost …

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Looking forward to the new school year

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We hope you have all enjoyed the summer holidays. We are looking forward to welcoming our new Year 7 students and our returning students to school next week. Please note that for students entering Year 7, school commences on Tuesday, September 5. Students should arrive before 8.45 and assemble in front of reception. For Years 8-11, school will commence on Wednesday, September 6 …

Andrew DowsonLooking forward to the new school year