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  • New academy uniform from September 2017

    A smart start to our 2017-2018 academic year

    7th September 2017

    This week we have welcomed back students to Queen Elizabeth’s Academy following their well-deserved summer break. Joining us this year are over 130 students who will be joining our year 7 group, with another 30 students joining the academy across our other year groups.

    There have been some key changes over the summer; the most visual of these changes is a refreshed uniform, with our brilliant new royal blue blazers and new ties reflecting our new house groups (modelled expertly here by four of our very smart

  • New term starts

    New term start date

    4th September 2017

    As the summer holidays are coming to a close, can we remind all students that the new term at Queen Elizabeth's Academy starts on Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 8.30am.

    We hope you have all have a lovely break, and are raring to go for what promises to be another exciting year at the academy.

    We can't wait to see you all in your superb new uniform and are looking forward to welcoming our 150 new students.

  • Students celebrate GCSE results

    24th August 2017

    Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, today saw its year 11 students joined by staff to receive their GCSE results – with many going on to apprenticeship schemes or to join the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

    There were a number of great individual success stories on the day, including Anzelika Lugononoka, who achieved grade 7s in maths and English, an A* in art, an A in photography and French, a B in physics and Cs in biology and chemistry.

    Other students celebrating incl

  • A level results celebrated

    Students celebrate A Level results

    17th August 2017

    Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, today saw its post-16 students joined by staff to receive their A Level results.

    This year has seen a number of great individual success stories, including Jessica Williams who achieved a distinction* in business, double distinction* in health, distinction in childcare and is going on to study a degree in health and social care at Bishop Grossteste University. Jessica said: “It’s been a nerve wracking wait for the results, but I’m

  • New academy uniform from September 2017

    Blog: New uniform incoming!

    11th August 2017

    In the last of our blogs about changes at Queen Elizabeth's Academy from September, Miss Brothwell discusses the most visible change that students, parents and the wider community in Mansfield will see - our new uniform!

    "We are realy looking forward to introducing our new uniform and are excited to see our extremely smart, 100% recycled blazers proudly worn by our students. All students know how seriously we take high standards of uniform – maintaining great standards of uniform are a clear signal to our co

  • Behaviour and support changes 2017

    Blog: Anti-bullying, support and behaviour

    7th August 2017

    Our latest blog from Miss Brothwell, academy principal, features details of the changes that students, parents and staff can expect to see with regards to support and behavioural expectations at Queen Elizabeth's Academy in the new academic year.

    "Next term will launch our anti-bullying campaign ‘Not OK at QEA’. We will enable students to have a greater voice in this arena and ensure that all staff, students and parents understand what to do if they feel that they are being bullied. This is the follow up to

  • Curriculum and teaching changes 2017

    Blog: Curriculum, teaching and learning

    4th August 2017

    Our latest blog from Miss Brothwell, academy director, features details of the changes that students, parents and staff can expect to see to the curriculum, teaching and learning at Queen Elizabeth's Academy in the new academic year.

    "As of September, we are returning to traditional, grammar-style, direct-instruction teaching. We are doing this to improve discipline, improve vocabulary, accelerate learning of key knowledge and drive progress. Our teachers are experts in their fields and they will deliver the

  • Students compete for David Taylor Trophy

    David Taylor Trophy 2017

    26th July 2017

    On Friday 10th July 2017, students from the academy met with members of Mansfield Bowling Club to compete for the David Taylor Trophy. The students have been receiving coaching in flat green bowls from members of the club, who are based at the bottom of the Queen Elizabeth’s Academy drive.

    This was the eighth time that students from the academy have competed for the trophy – this year emphasised the progress made by the students as they narrowly lost by 30 shots against much more experienced bowlers. All stu

  • Supporting the air ambulance

    Academies support Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

    24th July 2017

    Students from across the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership came together at Kelham Hall on Friday 21 July to present Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance with a cheque for over £1,500.

    Students from all nine academies within the trust took part in a range of fundraising activities throughout the academic year, following the students’ decision to support the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance service – which relies solely on public donations.

    Patrick Knight, executive assistant principal at the Diverse Academies, said: “

  • Peter Mabbott

    A message from our Chair of Governors

    21st July 2017

    As we approach the end of term and academic year, I wanted to provide you with a round-up of the year under the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership.

    Firstly it was great to read the comments from Ofsted which show the progress we are making as an academy. I know I speak on behalf of the Local Academy Board in praising the efforts of both students and staff in the progress you have made. I am confident that by working together becoming an outstanding academy will be part of our future. To achieve this we w

  • Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    Open letter - Vision School students/families

    19th July 2017

    Please find below the letter which has been sent from Queen Elizabeth's Academy to the families of all Vision Studio School students affected by the closure of this school. The letter outlines the academy's offer to students, and plans to support these students in what is a very important year in their education.

    To find out more, please download the letter. Further to this, students and families will be offered the chance to visit the academy on Friday 21st July 2017 between 2.00pm and 4.30pm to meet with s

  • Queen Elizabeth's Academy

    Support for students following school closure

    17th July 2017

    Queen Elizabeth’s Academy in Mansfield, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, has confirmed that it will be offering places to those families affected by the closure of the Vision Studio School, with over thirty students able to start at the academy from September 2017.

    Recent reports confirmed the closure of the Vision Studio School, with a large number of current year 10 students needing an alternative school to complete their qualifications. However, moves to find suitable high quality place

  • Miss Brothwell

    Academy Director's blog - 17 July 2017

    17th July 2017

    As I approach the end of my first year at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, it seems apt to highlight some of our key successes and moments from the year. I would firstly like to thank the students, staff and governors who have welcomed me, been open to change, and trying new ideas. I want to commend them all for their professionalism, bravery and resilience throughout a year of significant change and I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished together.

    Curriculum, teaching and learning
    Our curriculum is broa

  • DALP Games

    Successful sporting showcase at DALP Games

    11th July 2017

    Tuesday 11th July 2017 saw the fifth annual DALP Games held at the Harvey Hadden Stadium in Nottingham. Each of the secondary academies within the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership assembled strong teams, with 450 students involved across the partnership, to compete at the sports centre in a variety of sporting disciplines including athletics, swimming and Futsal.

    The morning of competition took place mainly on the athletics track with students from the seven academies competing in the soggy conditions,

  • Big Debate 2017

    HSFC students join the 'Big Debate'

    10th July 2017

    On Friday 7th July, a group of year 12 students from Hucknall Sixth Form Centre travelled to Retford Oaks Academy to take part in the annual DALP Post-16 Big Debate event.

    The day started with an introduction to the art of debating and the different styles and protocols. Students were then treated to a session with Luke Staton, a renowned motivational speaker from Retford, who got everyone moving and energised before sharing his stories. Luke was a very engaging speaker who inspired students to reach and ac

  • QEA prospectus 2018-2019

    Open day & evening for year 4,5 and 6 pupils

    7th July 2017

    This week we have successfully welcomed our incoming year 7 students into the academy community, and we’re always delighted to see new faces as they continue their education with us. With this in mind, we can now exclusively announce details of opportunities for parents and families of year 4, 5 and 6 students to come and look around Queen Elizabeth Academy.

    We are offering daytime tours of the academy with our ‘Academy in Action’ day on Tuesday 19th September 2017 for parents and families. During the day we

  • Arts Beat - QEA choir

    Arts Beat - a triumph of student creativity!

    5th July 2017

    Tuesday 4th July 2017 marked the inaugural Arts beat event, our summer celebration of the Arts. Students from three local academies showed off their vast array of artistic and performing talents at the event held at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy in Mansfield.

    ‘Arts Beat’, which was attended by over 200 guests including parents and fellow students over two separate showings, was held to celebrate the hard work done in creative subjects such as music, drama, art, dance and photography. Students involved in the per

  • Oakes Residential Trip 2017

    Supporting students' faith at The Oakes

    3rd July 2017

    Students from years 7,8 and 9 recently visited The Oakes Holiday Centre in Sheffield from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd June. Over the three days, students engaged in a variety of team building activities together with choosing a variety of other new experiences such as Mudder, rafting, Zorbing, electric cars, climbing ropes, climbing wall and crafts. These activities are designed for students that to challenge themselves and make memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.

    The main purpose of this part

  • Green for Grenfell

    Supporting Holland Park School

    23rd June 2017

    Students and academies throughout Diverse Academies Learning Partnership have been involved in a range of activities this week to raise money for Holland Park School in London, and to show solidarity at this difficult time following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower.

    Holland Park has unfortunately and tragically felt the impact of these terrible events. Grenfell Tower sits within the school’s catchment area, and you may have seen media reports of children turning up for their GCSE exams in their pyjamas on t

  • PTA launch

    PTA to be launched

    21st June 2017

    As part of our drive to continuously improve, Queen Elizabeth’s Academy will be starting up our very first Parent Teacher Association (PTA). The aim of the PTA would be to raise funds to boost our rewards budget and fund a variety of experiences for our students. We strive to offer rewards to celebrate success, and want to offer opportunities that our students value, creating experiences that they will remember for years to come.

    If you are interested in becoming part of our inaugural PTA, then we are holdin