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  • 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.

    Our students w

  • 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

  • Rotary Club 24th Child of Courage Award

    3rd March 2015

    On Tuesday 3 March 2015 Jean - Luc Evans, a Year 11 student was nominated for Mansfield's Rotary Club's 24th Child of Courage Award.

    Jean-Luc has a positive and creative personality, who doesn’t let his condition of cerebral palsy hold him back from making the most out of Academy life.  Jean-Luc has always shown courage to get on with his learning at the Academy, no matter how he might be feeling.  His subject strengths are in French, Science and English, and his teachers state that he is a keen student and

  • Y7 Gideons Visit

    2nd March 2015

    On Monday 2 March 2015, Neil Meadows from Gideons International, came to support a Humanities lesson and to present testaments to year 7 students. 


    Red Bibles were given to each child, for their references.




  • Academy Parliament Meeting

    26th February 2015

    An Academy Parliament Meeting was held on 26 February 2015. The meeting was chaired by the Head Boy Sufian Choudhury, and Deputy Head Girl Rebecca James.

    The items on the agenda were Halifax Big Lunch 2015, Maun Valley Citizens, House Names and Academy improvement suggestions.

    Following this meeting year meeting will commence on the 9 March 2015.

  • Farmilo Primary School - Shaghai Visitor

    23rd February 2015

    Pearl Fang from Shanghai visted Farmilo Primary School and Nursery for a three week period teaching mathematics, she was supported by Vannessa Blore, Assistant Head at Farmilo Primary and Nursery School.

    The exchange is part of a project funded by the Department for Education.

    Pearl Fang requested a visted to Queen Elizabeths Academy, where she had the opportunity to experience a Y11 maths lesson and talk to our lead practitioner Miss Ashlee Betts.

    Pearl Fang invited Miss Betts to observe her teaching a lesson

  • British Heart Foundation

    6th February 2015

    Two year 10 girls expressed an interest in wearing something red for British Heart Foundation day today. They have taken the initiative to raise funds by selling red hearts.

    These are the quotes by the girls;

    Nicola  "I am glad I could do this for British Heart Foundation, because this charity means a lot to me and my family".

    Molly "I am happy that I have been able to support Nicola in helping to raise awareness of the British Heart Foundation".


  • Y9 Ambitions Visit

    5th February 2015

    On Thursday 5 February 2015, students in Y9 visited the University of Nottingham to take part in a campus tour.  They were also given a chance to speak to University students and find out about University life and what the benefits are from studying at the University.

    This visit was to help and encourage students to think about their options choices, in relation to what their future aspirations could be.

    All the students engaged really well and were good ambassadors for the Academy.



  • Snow and Bad Weather

    20th January 2015

    In the event of bad weather it is always the academy's priority to remain open and as such the site team will work to ensure that the site is both accessible and safe.

    There are however rare instances where the academy might not be able to open as normal as a result of severe weather. In such instances any changes to the usual opening arrangements will be communicated on the academy website. A text system is also in place to let parents know if the academy is closed due to bad weather.

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    17th January 2015

    The Maths Department here at the Queen Elizabeth's Academy has launched a new initiative of Saturday morning maths classes.  The main aim of these lessons is to improve results and support those students who need additional help with key topics in order to achieve their GCSE target.

    Mrs Betts, Lead Practitioner of Maths explained "When we initially mentioned the idea of launching Saturday morning maths classes, we did not expect the incredible response we got.  Our students have a fantastic 'can do' attitude

  • Queen Elizabeth’s Academy Parliament 2015

    13th January 2015

    On Tuesday 13th January at 2.00pm the first Academy Parliament meeting of 2015 took place. Head boy Sufian Choudhury and Head Girl Catherine Doughty chaired the meeting. Deputy Head boy Ashley Wilcockson and Deputy Head Girl Rebecca James took the minutes.  Items on the agenda were: launch of consultation of the proposed House System, Academy Improvements, Maun Valley Citizens and Extra Curricular Activities. 

    House System

    Over this half-term students and staff will be putting forward suggestions for House na

  • QEA Christmas Carol Services

    19th December 2014

    On Friday 19 December 2014 Christmas Services were held in the hall, to celebrate and reflect on the meaning of Christmas. All staff and students were invited to take part in the services.

    Students were also encouraged to wear something festive for the last day of term in aid of fund raising for "Save the Children". The total amount raised was £204.31.

    Thank you to all that contributed to this good cause.

  • Portland College Christmas Carol Service

    18th December 2014


    On Thursday 18 December QEA Voices were invited to support the Portland College Christmas Carol Service. It was a very special event and I believe all students at both Queen Elizabeth's Academy and Portland College felt extremely proud to be joining together to celebrate this special time of year.  It was the first time for some of our new choir members to perform; they all took this in their stride well done to all and keep up the singing!!!!

    Portland College have already booked QEA Voices to