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A group of our Year 11 girls visited University of York Friday 1st December. The girls who attended have some high aspirations to work in roles such as a forensic psychologist, police officer, surgeon, social worker and nurse. They found the day informative as they learned about choosing A Levels, applying to university and budgeting at university. The day also involved a study skills ‘BrainBox’ session and a celebration of their time on the Shine programme. They were all worn out when we arrived back at 6.30pm but they had found it extremely useful too!

Alice, Amna, Elica, Faye, Georgia, Grace, Imogen, Lucy, Rebekah, Thunajina

HMI Section 8 inspection letter

posted 10 Jul 2018, 06:21 by Suzanne Chevalier

We are delighted that HMI found the academy to be taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.


posted 15 May 2018, 05:52 by Suzanne Chevalier

Yesterday, 17 of our Year 8 students visited the University of York as part of their Shine programme, where they sampled a History lecture, explored degree course choices, had a campus tour including the tv, theatre and film studies department and the law department as well as played University of York version of The Chase. To quote Mattie Chequer, ‘The day was amazing!’ 


posted 4 May 2018, 05:51 by Suzanne Chevalier

Well done to  Mrs Clarke who has been shortlisted for the regional finals (North & scotland) for the STEM enthuse award. 

This year we are holding our northern regional ENTHUSE Celebration event at Centre for Life, Newcastle. The event celebrates the input of Project ENTHUSE and the local Science Learning Partnerships – through which hundreds of teachers of STEM each year are able to benefit from high impact, subject specific professional development. Evaluation and research shows the benefits this has for them, their schools and colleges and – most importantly – the young people with whom they work. 

If she wins she will be going to the national finals in London in June!!


Special Educational Needs Clinics

posted 24 Apr 2018, 01:49 by Web Admin

All parentsSpecial Educational Needs Clinics to be held on alternate Monday afternoons from 30th April 2018, 1 to 5pm.

Parents and Carers can make an appointment to see Miss Pearson to discuss their child’s special educational needs or any concerns.   Appointments are available for all parents and carers; students do not need to be currently registered as having a special educational need in order to make an appointment.

Clinic dates are: 30th April; 14th May; 4th June; 18th June; 2nd July and 16th July 2018.

If you would like to discuss your child’s special educational needs or concerns with Miss Pearson, please contact Mrs While on 01642 454577 to arrange an appointment.

Y7 Shine York University Visit

posted 17 Apr 2018, 01:01 by Suzanne Chevalier

I was delighted to take 18 Year 7 Shine students to the University of York yesterday. Their behaviour was exemplary and they learned lots about university life. They were very mature and patient. 


posted 26 Mar 2018, 03:05 by Suzanne Chevalier   [ updated 27 Mar 2018, 01:40 ]


posted 22 Mar 2018, 06:59 by Suzanne Chevalier   [ updated 22 Mar 2018, 07:56 ]

Students were all informed of this last week in registration. 


Ofsted Visit

posted 20 Mar 2018, 01:03 by Suzanne Chevalier

An Ofsted inspection team will be visiting the Academy on Tuesday 20 March for their latest monitoring visit. We will share with you their findings as soon as they are published.


posted 16 Mar 2018, 09:11 by Suzanne Chevalier

We have received intelligence from the Police warning us about the use of social media.

There have been a number of approaches made through Facebook and other social media platforms from an adult male who goes by the false name of Mark Feely (sometimes M Feely). This individual is believed to have created up to 40 false social media accounts and has been attempting to contact children. The Police believe that this individual does not live in the Teesside region but have asked us to pass on their concerns with the following advice:
  • Parents should check their children’s social media accounts.
  • Check specifically for references or links to Mark Feely or M Feely.
  • Check for inappropriate or sexually explicit images. 
If you find any contacts or images that are in appropriate or cause concern you should:
Keep the images/messages.
Contact the Police on 101 quoting the reference CVP-18-046387.
I understand that you may find this information alarming but I ask that you act upon the advice given by the Police so that we can keep all of our young people safe.

D Elliott 

Pirate Circus Extravaganza

posted 12 Mar 2018, 02:54 by Suzanne Chevalier   [ updated 20 Mar 2018, 01:06 ]

The staff and students at Hillsview Academy invite year 5 and 6 primary school students to join us in an evening of entertainment, as our students perform acts of bravery and skill in our Pirate Circus Extravaganza

For one night only, Hillsview Academy students will perform the unexpected to inspire the audience to take part in circus workshops taught by the performers themselves! Fancy dress costumes are encouraged as part of the fun, but not mandatory!

The Hillsview Academy Pirate Circus Extravaganza will take place on Monday 26th March form 4.30-6.30pm. 

Primary schools involved have been given the letters for parents/carers to complete and return to reserve a seat! To reserve a seat for your child, please complete and return the attached form ASAP!

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