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  • Race for Life and Big Lunch Event

    26th June 2015

    A big thank you and congratulations to all of the Family of Schools for their support and contributions to the Race for Life event. The total amount raised to date is £1893.95. This is including a contribution of £500.00 from the Halifax Bank.

  • Dark Clouds shortlisted for National Lottery

    25th June 2015

    Mansfield Creative Project Shortlisted For National Lottery Award

    An innovative creative project involving more than 100 local young people and led by East Midlands professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

    The Mansfield project involved young people from Farmilo and St Peter’s primary schools, and Queen Elizabeth Academy.

    “We of course hope that we will win the National Lottery Award but just being short-listed is a huge honour and is an opportunity to raise

  • Memories of evacuation

    24th June 2015

    Pictured (left): Mr & Mrs Mayhew with Mr Musgrove and Y9 Students

    Mr Douglas Mayhew visited the Academy today to reminisce on his days at QEGS 75 years ago when he was evacuated from Southend-on-Sea to Mansfield as a 12 year old boy. Mr Mayhew toured the Academy with the Principal before meeting a group of Y9 students who were keen to listen to his story of life as a QEGS student during the Second World War.

    Mr Mayhew told his story of how he came to Mansfield, what his life was life was like during that ti

  • Y7 Ambitions Visit to University of Nott's

    12th June 2015

    On Friday 12 June, 13 year 7 students took part in a visit as part of the University of Nottingham’s Ambitions programme.  Students received an introduction into University life and what it has to offer. They took part in a campus tour and challenge working with student ambassadors from the university.  Our students were a credit to themselves and the Academy on the day,  they came joint first on the quiz activity at the end of the day.  Well done Year 7 it was a pleasure to support your visit, thank you fr

  • Pintsize Theatre Company

    10th June 2015

    Presented to Year 7 & 8 on Wednesday 10th June 9 am to 11am

     ‘I WANT! I WANT'!

     ‘I Want! I Want'! is a 45 minute play followed by an hour long drama workshop with support resources which looked at issues around alcohol and the family.

     ’I Want! I Want'! focuses on alcohol and its impact on individuals, families and communities reflecting particularly (but not exclusively) on the rising incidence of binge drinking and the impact on children. To raise awareness of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, its causes and debilita

  • Amber Peat

    4th June 2015

    Our school community is deeply shocked and saddened to hear the body of a young girl found in Mansfield was one of our Year 8 students, Amber Peat.

    Amber was a student at the school since September. Academically bright, she was in the Academy choir and loved singing and dancing.

    Amber was happy at the Academy.

    Students who have been particularly affected are being supported by staff and trained counsellors.

    This is a close knit, community Academy and everybody is supporting each other.

    Our thoughts are with the

  • Art and Photography

    17th May 2015

    Over the spring term all Year 7 Art students researched and designed a picture based on the theme of ‘Jesus in Art’. They picked a story about Jesus and then for homework they had to collect resources for this idea, before drawing out a composition and choosing the best media for their picture. The finished A4 piece was then entered into our yearly Year 7 Art and RE cross curricular competition. Below are a few examples of some student’s lovely work:


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  • Saturday Morning Maths

    16th May 2015

    Saturday morning Maths is starting for Year 10 from 16 May until 15 July and continuing from September onwards.The Maths department has implemented new intervention strategies much earlier to support students to avoid the 'last minute' catch-up as the GCSE exams approach in Year 11.Year 10 students have been issued with revision study guides and workbooks.  These have been offered to all students but they needed to return the reply slip signed by parents in order to claim them.With effect from 1 June, all s

  • Young Theatre Event

    30th April 2015

    Year 7, 9 and 10 students were recently involved as the audience of an adapted version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Our ‘Elizabethan’ Main Hall set the scene perfectly. The performance began with a high brow opening where both staff and students must have been thinking they were in for a boring couple of hours. Thankfully one of the actors intervened and the actual real performance could start. Students got involved as Paris and one of the servants. At one point Dylan Hayes, Year 10, was having a real

  • The Oakes Visit

    22nd April 2015

    On Wednesday 22 April we held our first retreat with a group of 17 young people from Years 8 and 9 who had the amazing experience of visiting The Oakes Christian Holiday Centre in Sheffield.  The retreat lasted for two nights and three days and all students were amazing throughout their visit, having the chance to take part in lots of exciting activities as we were so lucky with the weather.

    Students had the opportunity to try out: The Mudder, Rope Course, Zorbing, Remote Control Cars, Archery, Rafting, Pond

  • Maun Valley

    20th April 2015

    The big day had arrived for Maun Valley Citizens with the Accountability Assembly taking place on Monday 20 April 2015. Around 400 people gathered at Vision West Nottinghamshire College to put the potential MP and Mayoral candidates on the spot.

    The evening was a great success with all candidates agreeing to the requests of Maun Valley Citizens.  Hollie Radford, Jessica Williams and Kiara Roberts, Year 11 students from Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, prepared and delivered an amazing speech. They asked the potent

  • Y7 British Red Cross “Positive Images"

    31st March 2015

    Over last half term all year 7 students completed a project on migration this was led by the British Red Cross, Ajanthaa Kaneshanadan facilitated the sessions along with support from our Community Manager, Mrs Riley.  Over the four weeks students were introduced to the project called “Positive Images” which had been developed to increase young people’s knowledge and understanding of the topics which surround, migration, refugees and asylum seekers.

    Through this project it has helped to support our students t

  • Wash day Project

    30th March 2015

    Despite the chilly weather, students at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy rolled up their sleeves and cleaned teachers’ cars as part of the Washday Campaign.

    Post 16 students at the Academy, on Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, were in action with buckets and sponges from 8.45am to 9.15am on Monday 30th March.

    At the same time, some of the younger Academy students were out with bin bags searching for litter around the school site.

    The litter pickers were in action again today (Wednesday 1st April) making sure that n

  • Katie Henwood Karate Champion

    30th March 2015

    Katie Henwood a Post 16 student at Queen Elizabeths Academy has been taking part in karate for around nine years. She is very dedicated to this hobby and this has proved a success for her, for the last three years she has been competing nationally. At a recent competition in London, Katie was successful as she came third in the individual fighting event for her age group and came second in the team showcase event. The next step for Katie is for her to take part in a trails event which could lead her to beco

  • St Mark's Easter Community Service

    30th March 2015

    On Monday 30 March, students from Farmilo Primary School, Cresent Primary School and Fying High Academy joined Queen Elizabeths Academy QEA Voices to perform an array of songs to celebrate the Easter service. A special thank you to Farmilo Primary Students who performed an Easter bunny sketch, which was amazing.

    The evening was a great success with over 100 people attending.

    A special thank you to Revd. Dr Keith Hebden for hosting and accomodating the service.

  • Much ado about Shakespeare

    27th March 2015

    A group of 38 Year 9 and 10 students enjoyed a day of culture in Stratford upon Avon recently.  They were treated to a 'Brush up you Shakespeare' talk at the Shakespeare Centre.  The presenter was very impressed by our students knowledge about Shakespeare, his plays and poetry.  

    This was followed by a tour around Shakespeare's birthplace.  We took part in interactive drama activities and Tudor dance lessons with professional actors in the gardens before enjoying an ice cream down by the river.

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  • Y9 Enterprise Event

    19th March 2015

    This year we are really excited to be invited to take part in the Mansfield Area Partnership Junior Enterprise Competition. This gives students an opportunity to learn to develop entrepreneurial characteristics of independancy, innovation, imagination, risk taking, creativity, intuition and leadership skills. The aim of the challenge is for students to develop an understanding of how to set up a small business enterprise to sell a product.

    On Thursday 19 March we held the launch event with our year 9 student

  • Y7 Galleries of Justice

    18th March 2015

    On Wednesday 18 March Year 7 students visited the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham; the aim of the visit was for the students to develop their citizenship skills and their understanding in crime prevention.  The students took part in three activities, a tour, object handling and a mock trial which they had a chance to practice their acting skills while providing them with, the knowledge about the criminal justice system and how this works in practice today.

    The students were amazing on the visit and really

  • Red Nose Day

    13th March 2015

    On 13 March, students and staff at Queen Elizabeths Academy took part in Red Nose day and around £100.00 was raised for this worthy cause.

  • Y8 Belt Up and Luvu2

    6th March 2015

    Over this half term Year 8 have been very lucky to recieve two performances to support their social developments; On Friday 6 March "Perormance in Education Tour" visited the Academy and presented a workshop focusing on road and passenger safety. The performance called "belt up" was a great success and thank you to the Year 8 students who volunteered to get involved with the workshop. Well done Year 8!

    On Monday 16 March Year 8 students had a further performance delivered by "Pintsize theatre" this was calle