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  • 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

  • Y10 Ambition Students, Visit to University

    15th December 2014

    On Monday 15th December a group of our more able Year 10 students took part in their third visit to the University of Nottingham as part of their enrolment in the Ambition programme.

    Around 100 students were involved in the day from schools across Nottinghamshire.  Students were given access to Exams Tutor Subscription, an online resource to support revision in key areas such as science and maths.  They all received their own personal logins for the website and were encouraged to visit this website to get fa

  • Academy Christmas Holidays

    12th December 2014

    The Academy will close for Christmas Holidays on Friday 19th December at 1:15pm. It will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015 with students being on site and ready for registration by 8:30am.

  • Y11 Mock Results Day - Friday 12th December

    11th December 2014

    We are holding a ‘Mock Results Day’ this year to replicate the actual results day in the summer. This will be immediately followed by a one hour tutorial to help students create strategies to improve their results before the Final Summer Examinations.

    Year 11 students should arrive in school between 8.45am and 9.45am on Friday 12th December.  They should report to the Main Hall as soon as they arrive in school to sign in and collect their results envelope. Once they have signed in, students must remain on si

  • Queen Elizabeth's Academy Christmas Lunch

    10th December 2014

    Staff and students had the opportunity to dine together on the 10/11 December and enjoyed a fabulous Christmas  Lunch in the Hall whilst listening to Christmas music.  

  • Academy Open Wednesday 10th December 2014

    9th December 2014

    The heating problems have now been fixed and the Academy will be open as per normal on Wednesday 10th December. Students should be on site as normal and be ready for registration at 8:35am.

  • Victorian Christmas Market

    27th November 2014

    On Thursday 27th November the Academy opened its doors to the community of Mansfield and welcomed all to their annual Victorian Christmas Market.  Over 350 people visited the market and were welcomed by a multitude of stalls selling festive treats and delicious seasonal refreshments.  Students from Flying High Academy, Crescent Primary, Farmilo Primary and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy all came together to mark the occasion with a Lantern Display and songs in the cloister area of the Academy.  This gave a warm

  • Y9 Ambitions Event University of Nottingham

    26th November 2014

    On Wednesday 26th November, a group of identified Y9 more able students took part in their first visit to the University of Nottingham. The Ambitions Programme is regarding supporting students through their exam preparation and helping to raise their ambitions by looking at universities as a route to their further education. Our Y10 cohort will be taking part in their 3rd visit on Monday 15 December 2014.

  • 2014 Beacon Project

    18th November 2014

    Over the last half-term students from across the Academy have been collecting food items to support the homeless people of Mansfield, Ashfield and the surrounding areas; allowing people to access food, washing facilities and a place to  be listened to throughout the week.

    On Tuesday 18th November students from Queen Elizabeth’s Academy visited the Beacon Project on Wood Street in Mansfield to deliver the goods kindly donated by parents/carers of the Academy.  The students had a tour of the centre and learned

  • Operation Christmas Child

    17th November 2014

    Over the last four weeks, students and staff have been collecting goods/goodies and organising the Shoe Boxes which will go to support children worldwide to show the true meaning of Christmas.

    On Monday 17th November, Year 8 students visited Chesterfield Road Methodist Church to deliver the Academy’s annual collection of Shoe Boxes!

    This year our students kindly volunteered not only to deliver the Shoe Boxes but they also supported the volunteers at the Methodist Church to check and pack more shoeboxes. Well

  • Sponsored Walk in aid of former student

    13th November 2014

    During the Summer term QEA held a sponsored walk to support an ex pupil Brenon Coates who in 2012 suffered a life altering accident. The students of Queen Elizabeth’s Academy took part in a sponsored walk at the Academy and are trying to raise funds to support Brenon’s intensive physiotherapy programme which could help Brenon possibly walk again.

    Not only did students raise money through the sponsored walk but three year 9 girls also wrote to Tesco to ask for support in providing refreshment sales to contrib

  • Queen Elizabeth's Academy Remembrance Service

    11th November 2014

    On Tuesday 11th November Queen Elizabeth’s Academy held a special Remembrance Service to commemorate the 100 years since World War 1.

    Members of the British Legion, Rev Dr Keith Hebden, Old Elizabethan Association Members, St Peter's Church of England Primary School staff and pupiils, parents and Queen Elizabeth students all came together to take a moment to make a mark of respect for the 36 former students of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School that went to support the First World War and lost their lives. Mrs

  • Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red

    23rd October 2014

    On Thursday 11th September students from the Academy took part in an Inspiration day at Sherwood Pines along with Farmilo and St Peters Primary School around 100 students were invited to take part in this project across the three schools. The project was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War the students had the chance to experience replica trench area reconstructed at Sherwood Pines which was formally known as Clipstone Camp Site and was used as a base camp during Worl