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  • Year 11 half-term revision sessions

    Year 11 half-term revision sessions

    23rd May 2018
    Next week during half-term, we will be running compulsory revision session for our year 11 students. These sessions are being put on to support students and ensure that they have access to teaching and resources during such an important time in their education - staff are giving up their break to provide this extra revision opportunity, and are looking forward to helping every student experience success in this summer's exams.

    Starting at 10am each day from Tuesday to Friday, all students must report to the
  • Good luck to QEA students

    Good luck to all students!

    14th May 2018

    Today marks the start of the summer exam season, and all staff and governors at Queen Elizabeth's Academy would like to wish our students the very best of luck.

    You have all shown grit, resilience and determination this year, and done everything we have asked by adapting to our new curriculum and ways of learning in the classroom. You have also shown great commitment to your revision - now is your time to shine!

    We are extremely proud of our entire academy community, and look forward to sharing your achieveme

  • Principal's blog - May 2018

    Principal's blog - 1 May 2018

    1st May 2018

    New term, same brilliant attitudes!  
    During the first weeks of this new term we have found ourselves in awe of the positive attitudes displayed by our year 11 students. Every second counts as we hurtle towards exam season, and I have rarely seen such dedicated and determined students. All of the hard work put in to ensure that students are best placed to meet their potential comes into play now, and we get to enjoy the outcome – well prepared, confident students who are ready to take their next step in educ

  • Academy chaplains collaboration

    Collaborating to develop our Christian ethos

    25th April 2018

    Across all academies within Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, there is a great sense of collaboration, working together and sharing best practice – this value applies to teaching staff, support staff and yesterday, the chaplains at the two Church of England academies within the trust joined forces to share ideas.

    Cristo Rodriguez-Casado (left) from Queen Elizabeth’s Academy in Mansfield, and Andy McKibbin (right) from National Church of England Academy in Hucknall, met together at National yesterday. T

  • Vacancy - head of humanities

    Vacancy - Head of Humanities

    24th April 2018

    We’re recruiting! 

    Queen Elizabeth's Academy are seeking a positive, dynamic and inspirational head of humanities, who is also an outstanding classroom practitioner.

    You will lead and inspire a team of talented teachers, and will strive to secure the highest levels of success for our students. You will have experience in teaching history and geography across all key stages, and demonstrate a track record of success.

    To find out more or to apply, visit

    The deadline for application for this

  • Young Enterprise finals for HSFC students

    Young Enterprise success for HSFC students

    24th April 2018

    The year 12 Young Enterprise group attended the Ashfield District finals at Vision West Notts College last week. The group have run their own business ‘The Little Business’ over the last year, which is registered with Companies House –the group have had training to learn the essential skills required to run a real business such as marketing, selling and managing finances. They have been successful over the year, selling Christmas and Easter themed products, both at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre and in the wide

  • Leadership in Lent 2018

    Students attend Leadership in Lent event

    6th April 2018

    Prior to the Easter break, a number of students from Hucknall Sixth Form Centre visited Southwell Minster at the culmination of their involvement in the Younger Leadership College’s ‘Leadership in Lent’ programme. The Younger Leadership College exists to “equip, resource and commission 1000 younger leaders between 15-30 to fulfil their God-given calling as leaders and disciples in culture and in the church.”

    Over 20 of our students signed up to take part in the programme, which was designed to support the de

  • Exam timetables 2018

    Summer 2018 exam timetable now live

    5th April 2018

    Please note that our timetable for exams taking place in Summer 2018 is now live on the academy website. This includes both GCSE and post-16 examinations.

    Our exams timetables are on the academy website for all students to download, study and make themselves familiar with.

    To find out when the exams are, please visit:

    All students should ensure they are clear about when their exams are - they will start with or without you!!!

  • Be on the TEAM - meningitis study

    Meningitis study at HSFC

    27th March 2018

    The University of Nottingham Health Service are currently running a research project with year 12 students in a number of schools, academies and colleges in Nottinghamshire – they are looking to better understand whether immunising teenagers with vaccines against ‘Meningitis B’ could protect them and the rest of the community against these potentially deadly bacteria. This is part of a national study involving 24,000 year 12 students across the United Kingdom.

    Teenagers who take part will receive two doses o

  • New chaplain - Cristo Rodriguez

    Meet our new academy chaplain

    27th March 2018

    As we approach Easter, we thought it would be appropriate to more formally introduce our new academy chaplain, Cristo Rodriguez. He has been working at Queen Elizabeth’s since January to support the further development of our Christian distinctiveness.

    Having delivered many assemblies, being out and about at breaks and lunches, visiting the LIC and through his involvement with Archbishop of York Awards, students are already getting to know his thought-provoking presentation of Christianity.

    Cristo says “I fee

  • HSFC - Leadership in Lent

    Leadership in Lent programme continues

    20th March 2018
    The Leadership in Lent programme continued last week at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre. The programme is being led by the Younger Leadership College of Southwell and Nottingham diocese with a number of our students completing the Bishop's Leadership Certificate.

    In our latest session, students explored creating a vision and building a team.

    Upon completion of the certificate, all students involved have been invited to Southwell Minster to a celebration and commissioning event. We will bring you some pictures an
  • Becoming a governor QEA

    Becoming a governor at QEA

    15th March 2018

    Are you interested in supporting the development of our academy? We are currently looking for people interested in becoming a governor at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. Being an academy governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. It offers the opportunity to make a real contribution to the education of our younger generation right at the cutting edge.

    In return for the commitment that all our governors make, you will make a real difference for our children by contributing to the success of the academy

  • Success for new academy menus

    Success for new menus and academy kitchens

    9th March 2018

    Recently we have been working hard in the kitchen in giving the academy menu a complete overhaul. This has included a deliberate decision to use quality local suppliers, brilliant fresh produce, and working to reduce the levels of saturated foods available. As a result, we have improved the range of options available for students, providing very tasty quality meals, and there has been a huge 380% increase in the purchase of hot meals by students and staff at lunchtime.

    Using local suppliers is very important

  • Jeremy Corbyn visits HSFC

    Jeremy Corbyn visits sixth form on IWD2018

    9th March 2018

    On International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March 2018), students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre welcomed a special guest, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the centre’s Portland Road site in Hucknall.

    Mr Corbyn joined students at the collaborative sixth form – which is part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership – and engaged in workshop sessions to discuss the contribution of a number of important women throughout history, together with joining in a debate on the gender gap and whether events such

  • Courage Awards 2018

    Year 7 Ione nominated for Courage Award

    7th March 2018

    Yesterday (6 March 2018), one of our year 7 students was honoured at the Rotary Club 27th Courage Awards, held at Portland College in Mansfield. 11 year old Ione was nominated for a number of reasons, but specifically for her role in supporting her mum as a young carer. Her mum suffers from fibromyalgia, arthritis and kidney disease, and Ione supports with housework and caring for her mum during difficult days.

    Miss Shaw, head of house, nominated Ione. She said, ‘As a young carer, Ione has shown great resili

  • Vacancy - Teacher of MFL

    Vacancy - Teacher of MFL

    2nd March 2018

    We’re recruiting!

    We are currently looking for a teacher of modern foreign languages to join the team at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. The main purpose of the role is to teach French/Spanish across Key Stage 3 and 4 to deliver innovative and creative lessons which engage and challenge students to achieve their full potential.

    The closing date for applications is 19 March 2018. To find out more or to apply, please visit


  • Head of Humanities vacancy

    Vacancy - Head of Humanities

    2nd March 2018

    We’re recruiting!

    We are currently looking for a Head of Humanities to join the team at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. The academy need a positive, dynamic and inspirational leader, who is also an outstanding classroom practitioner. Your experience in teaching history/geography at all key stages will be backed up with a track record of success, including leading and inspiring a team of teaching staff.

    The closing date for applications is 19 March 2018. To find out more or to apply, please visit

  • National Careers Week 2018

    National Careers Week: 5-10 March 2018

    2nd March 2018
    Starting on Monday (5 March) it is National Careers Week. To support our students’ future aspirations, we will be holding a variety of sessions at the academy focussed around careers.

    Assemblies and tutor sessions all week will have a careers focus for all year groups across the academy. Staff will be sharing details of their previous jobs with students via displays in classrooms, and there will be a new careers based display outside of the library.

    All sessions are aimed at getting students to think about p
  • Academy closed - Friday 2 March 2018

    1st March 2018

    Following a further assessment of the site today, and with the prospect of further snow and ice overnight, we can confirm that the academy will remain closed to students and staff on Friday 2 March 2018. The decision has been taken to ensure the safety of our full academy community, both on-site and travelling to and from Queen Elizabeth's.

    Hopefully the weather situation will improve over the weekend and we are aiming to reopen on Monday 5 March 2018. Please keep an eye on here and our social channels for m

  • Children's Mental Health Week 2018

    Children's Mental Health Week

    5th February 2018

    This week is Children’s Mental Health Week 2018, encouraging children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s all about #BeingOurselves!

    Queen Elizabeth’s Academy is committed to ensuring that we support all students at the academy with their mental health. This is especially important as we approach a crucial time of the year for those students who will be taking examinations this summer. Within the academy there are many ways in which students access help for their mental health if the