News - The Brunts Academy

STUDENT EXPERIENCES IN CAMBODIA

Toby, Samuel, George and Lewis (Year 12 students) joined 15 other students out in Cambodia as part of Camps International. Highlights of the trip included visits to the Royal Palace, a trek through the Kulen Mountain National Park, the S21 Genocide museum and the Killing fields, learning about the Khmer Rouge and its effects on the country and its people.  The visit also included a stop at Spider Town where local children put tarantulas on our students - see Toby! The boys took part in various building projects which included water wells, toilets and dams. In drier areas water pots were built to collect water during the rainy season.  Students also had the opportunity to teach English in a local school. It was hard work in the heat and living conditions were extremely basic, but the boys never complained and were a credit to the school and their parents  

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SAFETY ALERT

We would like to make parents aware that the police have notified us of a concern this morning on Carr Bank Park (Friday 20th September 2019). A man has been seen causing concern towards a member of the public, police have advised the academy to put a notice out to parents to tell their children not to congregate there in the morning or after school. If you have any concerns please ensure all incidents are reported to the police.

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ELLIE ON THE CATWALK AGAIN!

Last weekend Ellie Baldwin (Year 9) was in London, walking in London Fashion Week for Italian based designer Korn Taylor. Ellie walked the catwalk modelling the Crimson Red Sparkle Diamond Gown for the Spring/Summer 2020 Diamond Collection. As a result, Ellie has been invited to Milan to work on a new fashion project – so watch this space!

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SKATING SUCCESS FOR CHELSEA

We have great pleasure in sharing more success for Chelsea Price (Y8) who achieved podium place at the Bradford IJS Opens on Monday with a 2nd place. During the past 6 weeks Chelsea has not had much of a summer break and has instead competed in 4 competitions achieving a respectable 4th place finish, 1 Gold and 2 Silver medals, to add to her growing collection. This is Chelsea’s first year of competing and already she ranks 18th nationally in her category. Despite the intense training, all the falls, cuts and bruises, Chelsea has more local competitions coming up, more tests and is aiming for a top 10 national ranking for this time next year. Chelsea would like to thank Brunts and the Evolve Trust for the continued support they have given her allowing her to thrive.

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SKI TRIP MEETING

Please note, there is a ski trip meeting for all students on this December's Ski Trip on Thursday 26th September, 6pm in the gym. The ski hire statistics form should already have been returned to reception.  If this is not the case, please return it as a matter of urgency to ensure your child gets appropriate ski hire. Many thank Miss Lockwood

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Success for Ruby…

Ruby Milnes (Yr 9) competed in the Mansfield 5k at the weekend. She was the 2nd Lady home (1st female junior) in a time of 20 minutes.  Well done Ruby!

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EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

Year 7 students will be taking part in some activities on the day and there will be a languages photo booth in Liberal. 20p a go, all years welcome.

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SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS – YEARS 7, 9, 11 & 12

Dear Parents School orders - the final date for returning your order to student reception is Thursday 19th September. Online orders - the closing date for FREE postage and delivery for parents is fast approaching for online orders. If you have already placed an order for photographs thank you, if not or you wish to order more photographs, simply enter your image reference number and website access code (found on your original order form) at www.tempest-orders.co.uk If you need assistance feel free to contact Tempest 01736 751555 (option 3).

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Brunts Times

Please find below the first edition of the new school newsletter -Download

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Year 10 PSHE

Please can all Year 10 students check their timetables for PSHE lessons.  Timetables have now been updated. Many thanks.

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Brunts Alumni

Two former Brunts students performed at St James’ Palace recently in front of HRH The Duchess of Kent and other dignitaries. Molly Barker and James Cooke didn’t know each other, so it was a surprise for them to find out that not only were they from the same town, but also both from The Brunts Academy!

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Year 7 Enrich and Equip

If your child has not yet selected their Enrich and Equip options they can do so using the link below - 1. Click on the link. 2. Once the page has loaded fill out the questions at the top and follow the page down clicking on next page when prompted. Please make sure you only choose one activity from each section, these activities will need to be different as they will act as options if your chosen activity is fully booked. 3. Once all the options are filled out please click submit. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ce_HCpBTAkCs7DWAqekPgKRl5poGCd1ClepIdfjM1tRURUdNMEZJMDZJSFhDV0NIVFgwT1JUT1JUUS4u

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Year 11 Drop In Sessions

Please find below a timetable of drop-in sessions being offered to Y11 students as they work towards their mock exams in November.  The sessions are drop-ins where students can go and ask for help as opposed to 'taught' sessions.  The sessions will run from 2.50-3.45pm. *Maths will also have G9 open every lunch time for all students to access.

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Cashless payments

Please be aware that from Monday 16th September - school meals will be moving entirely to a cashless payment system.  Please ensure that your child has credit on their Squid accounts if they have school meals. Many thanks.

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KAFCO Partnership

During the summer term we began to build links with the KAFCO School and College in Bangladesh, with the aim to create a partnership with an international school that we could both benefit from. We want our students to expand their horizons and increase their culture capital through learning about a culture very different to our own. As well as learning we want our students to teach those in Bangladesh about Britain and its diverse culture and history. Our partnership started with introducing ourselves by sending letters to the students at KAFCO explaining a little about our school, what we do here and what life in Mansfield and Britain is like. The letters were posted, and we were delighted to see how much the students in Bangladesh enjoyed receiving them. This is only the start and we aim to be able to share more of our rich culture and history whilst learning about Bangladesh in return. It’s not only a great opportunity for our students…

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Year 7 – Enrich and Equip

Please note that the Year 7 Enrich and Equip programme starts on Monday 16th September.  Year 7 students will be choosing their options over the next week. Please download a copy of the Enrich & Equip BrochureDownload

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School Photographs

Please be aware that the school photographer is in school on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th September.  Students in Years 7, 9, 11 and 12 will be photographed.

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Update – Year 6 Open Evening – Tuesday 24th September

Due to high demand, a second presentation has been added to the evening.  Subject areas will be open for visitors throughout the evening (6-8pm). Booking is essential - please see details below - 

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Instrumental Music Tuition

Please be aware that music lessons begin again w/c 9th September 2019.  Please remind your son/daughter to check timetables displayed in the music dept. later this week for their individual slot.

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A New Term- September 2019

We hope that everyone is having a nice summer holiday and is ready for the new term. A reminder that school starts back for students on Tuesday 3rd September 2019.  All students must be prompt and be ready to line up in their tutor groups at 8.35am (They should not go to their tutor room)- Year 7- Sports HallYear 8- Hard Area outside Byron BuildingYear 9- 3G PitchYear 10- Tennis CourtsYear 11- Hard Area behind the Sports Hall All students will be expected to be wearing full school uniform- Blazers with shirts fully buttoned and tucked in, ties attached correctly at the collar and appropriate school shoes in line with our uniform policy. With this in mind please can you ensure that school shoes are - black, polish-able, ‘formal’ (You would wear for an interview) and do not have any specific logos/branding eg. Nike, Adidas etc.  We look forward to seeing all students next week!

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New Academic Year

We hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer. Just a reminder, the first day back to school for pupils in Years 7-11 is Tuesday 3rd September.  Please be aware that our new school timings are as follows -

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Increase in students achieving top grades including Maths and English

Students at The Brunts Academy, which is part of the EvolveTrust, are today celebrating a good set of GCSE results to go with the A Level results that were achieved last week.  Mr O’Malley said, “We have yet again seen some really good results across the board and I am extremely proud of all of our students for their achievements, the hard work last year has clearly paid off.”  He added, “We place a lot of emphasis on what happens in the classroom whilst developing the right attitudes towards study and I believe these results clearly demonstrate this. I would like to thank all parents and the staff who have supported our students through this exam series.” For this year’s cohort: 151 students achieved 5 qualifications at astandard pass or better175 students achieved a standard pass or better in English 173 students achieved a standard pass or better in Maths These results will allow students to move on to the next stage of their journey and…

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Summer Holiday Extreme Reading Challenge

To celebrate the opening of our new school library we have launched a reading challenge to students, parents and staff.  Take part for your chance to win an e-reader! For more details Download

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‘A’ Level Success…

Sixth Form students and staff at The Brunts Academy have worked incredibly hard to ensure the best opportunities for achievement for all.  In doing so, students have once again been highly successful in securing places to a wide range of Higher Education institutions to further their studies and achieve their long term ambitions.  University destinations include; The University of Warwick to study Maths, The University of Nottingham to study Physics, The University of Loughborough to study Sport and Exercise Science, and Nottingham Trent University to study Law.  In addition, several students have secured Higher Apprenticeships and employment. Our students have performed exceptionally well with a pass rate of 99.6% and an increase in the number of students achieving A* - B.

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Year 6 Open Evening

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Facebook – Sixth Form

Our Sixth form now has its own Facebook page.  Please follow us on the link below - Brunts Academy Sixth Form

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Message to all Year 10 parents from the Mathematics & Business Faculty:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents for your ongoing support throughout this academic year. As students move into year 11 it is important that they continue to build upon the skills developed throughout Year 10 to ensure they achieve their potential in Year 11. With this mind we would like to give your child the tools to support with this over the summer holidays. In relation to both Mathematics and Business, your child needs to be completing work regularly over the Summer break; a few minutes each day will make all the difference to their confidence and final grade in year 11. With this in mind, all year 10 students have been set activities by their class teacher for completion over the break. Please can I request that you speak with your child about this and encourage them to complete it. If your child takes Business Studies they will have real GCSE Business exam which starts on 7th October. It…

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Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club is run as a partnership between Nottingham Trent University and the Saturday Club Trust from the autumn to the summer term each year. Aimed at Years 9, 10 and 11, our goal is to give pupils with an interest in Art & Design the opportunity to get involved in a subject they love, free of charge, at their local university. From traditional to digital, pupils will have the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of different art forms through our free workshops and masterclasses with professional artists. They’ll have access to our excellent Art & Design facilities, get to meet like-minded young people and make new friends. As well as having lots of fun, Saturday Art Club also looks great on their CV if they decide to apply to college or university later on. There will also be the opportunity for the pupils to see their own artwork on display in a London gallery. Dates Starting in September, weekly workshops…

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Ellie’s success…

As the academic year draws to a close, can I just take a moment to congratulate Ellie Baldwin in year 8 on her amazing success outside of school. She is a fantastic role model for her peers and embodies all our core values. She has somehow managed to maintain an impressive academic profileas well as accomplish achievements in: Ambassador work for 4 Dance businesses who sponsor her Dance Costumes and Practise Wear. Modelling workMilan Fashion Week – Ellie has been invited back this SeptemberLondon Fashion week -Ellie has been invited back this September An array of acting castings throughout the year: Appearing on BBC’s “Age Before Beauty” and the Peterloo Film Qualifying for the Worlds Freestyle Dance competition in March and April – this year was the first year Ellie has achieved this.Freestyle Slow champ – Finally taking 1st place in February, along with making lots of dance finals over the year in: Slow, Freestyle, Freestyle Pairs and Rock n Roll. Ellie is also currently…

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Wednesday 24th July

Please note that this is the last day of the summer term and students are required in full school uniform.

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Student Timetables

Dear Parent/Carer Due to technical difficulties new timetables will not be given to students tomorrow. Students will receive a paper copy on the first day back.Further information will follow.Kind RegardsThe Brunts Academy

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Newsletter

Summer 2019 NewsletterDownload Please find for your information our end of term newsletter from Mr O'Malley - Headteacher. Kind Regards The Brunts Academy

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Netball World Cup

It was a very early start today but our students were super excited to be heading up to Liverpool for the Netball World Cup..... The Brunts Netball girls have had a fantastic day visiting Liverpool. What a wonderful day. A big thank you to Mrs Smith for getting us there and back in one piece!! Hopefully the girls will be representing the England roses at the 2027 netball World Cup.

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£5 Enterprise Challenge

The year 8 tutor groups have worked tirelessly on a £5 Enterprise challenge where each tutor group was give £5 and asked to come up with a business model that would make a profit. The activities included everything from selling ice lollies, doughnuts and sweets, to film showings, to raffles to football on the 3G pitch. They have been ingenious and as a result, they have raised over £500  for charity. The students decided this would be split equally between MacMillian and Cancer Research. Tutors had the difficulty of choosing just one tutee that really shone over the five week project and the picture is them receiving their certificates and vouchers! Well done to all who took part and a huge thank you to the year 8 tutor team and their fantastic effort and drive shown on behalf of their tutees.

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Escape Room

A select group of our Y7 students have been participating in Brunts very own ‘Escape Room’.  The students worked in teams of 4 or 5 to solve a series of problems, each containing a 3 digit solution, in order to unlock the clues to the final code and escape from the classroom.   The problems ranged in levels of complexity, drawing on students’ knowledge of the curriculum as well as requiring a degree of lateral thinking. Students had to work collaboratively to decipher the information they were presented with.  Sixty second penalties was added for teams that required additional hints and tips along the way.  The winning team consisting of Charlie Birkin, Alivia Peabody, Jessica Powers and Ella Smith escaped in 36:34:36 minutes having accrued a 2 minute penalty.

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National School Sports Week

Brunts Academy featured in The Chad last week following a visit from our MP, Ben Bradley. Mr Bradley visited Brunts for National School Sports Week and engaged with students in a Q&A session as well as getting involved with a rounders tournament with Year 9 students. Thank you to Mr Bradley for his visit.  

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Win an e-reader!

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Drop in sessions for students

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Safety Alert

Students need to be vigilant and parents should be aware that on the way to school this morning (10/7/19), a student was approached by a male. It occurred around Newtondale Avenue area, the man was wearing a black hooded top and grey jogging bottoms. Police have been notified, anyone with any concerns is encouraged to report them to 101. Thank you.

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Swimming success for Heidi

Heidi Marriot's hard work and determination has paid off as she has made it to the two events she has been targeting this year. She will be swimming in the British Summer Championships 23rd - 28th July at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow. Followed by the English National Championship  31st July - 4th August, held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. She will be swimming 200 backstroke at both events. Massive congratulations and good luck Heidi – Everyone at Brunts are behind you!

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Rugby Training

Mansfield Rugby Union FC is starting boys Under 13's training for the 2019/2020 season. Training is on Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm at Mansfield Rugby Union FC, Eakring Road, Mansfield. First training session is Wednesday 24th July. If you are interested, please come along.  The season officially starts in September, when Wednesday training sessions will continue and games will be on Sunday mornings. There are already several of our current Yr 7's playing in the team, if you need anymore information speak to Mrs Dumbrell.

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School Games – Year 8 and 9 Rounders 2019

Congratulations to the girls below who represented Mansfield at the Nottinghamshire school games. The students finished 6th out of 8 schools. Students were drawn against Selston, West Bridgford and Bluecoat. Brunts were victorious over Bluecoat. But unfortunately, they were beaten by Selston and West Bridgford who went on to be in the final. The girls played their final 5v6 play off against Redhill school but unfortunately lost to secure 6th place overall. Well done to all of the girls who took part. Team : Isabel Hibbert, Starlah Bingley, Connie Soar, Misha Burrell, Isabelle Bray, Sophie Evans, Alice Foros, Isabelle Burlington, Emily North.

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Year 7 End of Term Disco

The year 7 end of term school disco is taking place this Thursday 5pm-7pm in the gym. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, there is still time! Come and see Mrs A Emery in TX1 or get yours in tutor time on Tuesday and Thursday.

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Year 9 Parents…

Please find below an update regarding Science for students moving from Year 9 into Year 10. Download

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Year 10 Celebration/Information Evening

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 10 parents to the  Celebration/Information evening which takes place on Wednesday 10th July at 6pm in the Brunts Sports Hall.

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Loose change…

Form 8-EIH have been collecting loose change in a jam jar to raise money for the Nottingham City Farm.  This has been ongoing for a term, and is for a very worthwhile charity.  The farm itself is free to visit and provides access to children that come from some of the most deprived areas of Nottingham. The students have raised £20.01.  Well done 8-EIH, Mrs Illingworth is proud of your achievement.

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Y11 Prom

The Brunts Year 11 Prom took place on Tuesday 25th June and was a huge success with all the students. This prom marked a special change in how we have undertaken them before, with the whole school leaving together and returning together on coaches, symbolising the community cohesion we have held together so strongly over the course of the previous academic year. The Prom was held at Goosedale in Nottingham and it was a no expense spared event. The pupils had worked hard over the year to fundraise and managed to raise a huge £7000 towards their event to ensure it was the best one yet. They were delighted to be offered a full sit down meal consisting of starters and main, with a sweet cart designed and made by members of our Prom committee. We were treated to some fantastic cupcakes made by a local business for us along with this also. Students revelled in the prom awards with many accolades going to pupils…

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Exam Results Collections

15th August – GCE, A Level (Year 13), 9.00am from the Sixth Form Common Room. 15th August - GCE, AS Level (Year 12),  11.00am from the Sixth Form Common Room. 22nd August – GCSE, 9.30am from the Sports Hall.

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Coming Soon…

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Bronze Award DofE (29-30 June)

Year 9 students have successfully completed their Bronze DofE expedition. It was one of the hottest weekends so far this year but our students still managed to navigate an epic 10 miles each day carrying everything but the kitchen sink!!  The students have been preparing for their final expedition all year. They started their route at South Lodge just outside Worksop and headed south east through Clumber Park before heading to Walesby where they set up camp for the night. Despite the fatigue the students successfully erected their tents and replenished their depleted energy levels cooking a variety of culinary delights, from chilli con carne to pad thai noodles, using a trangia.  After a night under canvas the students completed their final day finishing at the new Sherwood Forest visitor centre in Edwinstowe.  The students should all be extremely proud of their achievement - congratulations go to each and every one of them.  They have all shown the ability to work as part of a…

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Even more Brunts ice skating success!

Congratulations to Olivia Sheldon who skated beautifully and professionally to win 1st place at the Coventry Open Figure Skating competition! Olivia started skating with the Skate UK program when she was 8 years old before joining Lammas Ice Skating Club. Olivia is coached by Jamie Louise Geere and plans to compete again soon!

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Coming soon…

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Travel Assistance

If your child is moving to a new school, college or other educational establishment in September 2019, you may be entitled to claim travel assistance - Download

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Anti-Bullying Award Training

For more information about our recent Anti-Bullying training please download the Newsletter.Download

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Congratulations…

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French Theatre Production

Unfortunately due to insufficient numbers the French theatre production booked for Thursday 18th July can no longer take place.  Refunds will be processed this week, any issues please contact the finance department.

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National School Sport Week – 24th – 28th June

A reminder that Brunts are participating in ‘National School Sport Week’ next week. Find out more by watching the Youth Sport Trust video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOC5yS9LAkI#action=share We will be encouraging students to: Attend extra-curricular clubsGuide their peers in sport through coachingGive 100% in all PE lessons Participate in sports knowledge quizzes

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Three Peaks Challenge

Dylan Baker (Year 10) and Madeline Baker (Year 8) completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge at the weekend in a record 11 hours and helped to raise £900 for the Alzheimer’s society.  Very well done both of you!

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National School Sport Week – 24th-28th June

The Brunts Academy will be taking part in National School Sport Week. This will involve us ensuring students can meet the 5 ways to wellbeing during the week: Be Active – through PE lessons and extra-curricular activitiesConnect – with local clubs; Stags community coaching on Monday after school, basketball club with basketball coach on FridayGive Back – volunteer at after school clubs/contribute in lessonsTake Notice – updates on Cricket and Female Football World Cup Learn – about teams and countries through PE lessons and tutor time. Learn new skills Get involved in as many ways as possible!

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Interested in getting into teaching?

The Evolve Trust will be at the Train to Teach event at Crowne Plaza on Wednesday 19th June from 4:30pm – 8:00pm. Come along to find out more about our secondary School Direct places.

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Year 7 Summer Disco

Year 7 students, come and celebrate the end of your first year at The Brunts Academy at the year 7 summer disco. Thursday  11thJuly, 5-7pm in the gym. There will be dancing, games and a tuck shop for refreshments. Tickets available from Mrs A Emery. (All funds raised will go towards the Nepal voluntary project 2020)  

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French and German Challenge

Year 8 and 9 students have recently taken part in the British Council French and German challenge.  Here is some of their creative work, which they produced as they researched facts or experienced some cultural ideas from France and Germany.  Very well done to our winners and we hope that the students and their families enjoyed some of the tasks – especially some of the delicious meals that were made.

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Reminder – Year 8/9 HPV Vaccinations

Vaccinations will take place on Wednesday 19th June.  If you have not yet returned your child's consent form - please contact student reception as soon as possible.

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Futsal

Well done to the Year 7/8 girls who took part in the Futsal Cup introduction at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 13th June. The majority of students had never played futsal before and represented the academy exceptionally well in their first futsal tournament. 

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Even more ice skating success…

Lilly-Mai Davies also performed at this year’s Everyone Active Lammas Leisure Centre spins, spirals and jumps skating competition last weekend. She also achieved a podium place at this year’s event. Lilly was awarded 2ndplace overall for a strong and very elegant performance. Huge congratulations to Lilly-Mai – Well done!

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Basketball – cancelled tonight

Please note that Basketball Club has been cancelled tonight (14/06/19) due to the weather. Apologies, Miss L Pass

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French Play

We have had some issues with students paying through sQuid but they should all be rectified now!  The payment deadline has been extended until Friday 21st June.

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PE Newsletter

Please find below the latest news from the PE Dept:- PE Newsletter Issue 8Download

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Scholars Programme

A group of Y10 students were fortunate enough to be involved in the Scholars Programme in the Spring term. The students have been working with a PhD tutor on an aspect known as the ‘supra curriculum’. Brunts students were expertly guided by PhD tutor, Kiran Singh, on ‘Colonial identity in Midnight’s Children’ (by Salmon Rushdie). Initially the students were invited to Jesus College, Cambridge University, for the launch of the event where they received a tour of the campus, a careers workshop and an opportunity to undertake their first tutorial with Kiran Singh. Our students had a taste of what the future might hold for them, many were inspired by this visit and have ambitions to attend a Russel Group university. Subsequently the students attended weekly tutorials. Using their newfound knowledge, the students had to initially draft a 2000 word essay. They received individual verbal feedback to help them improve their work before submitting their final assignment. Their PhD tutor, in line with the university’s…

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Students work with JP Morgan Chase

Many congratulations to Year 10 and Year 12 students from@bruntsacademy who concluded their work experience with JP Morgan Chase by presenting their findings on "What will the financial industry look like in 25 years time"? Special congratulations to the Year 12 team who won the inaugural programme which is planned to be rolled out regionally and nationally in the future.  On behalf of students and staff, a huge thank you to staff and mentors of JP Morgan Chase UK for their help and expert advice and for offering our students such a fantastic opportunity.

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Tennis Trip

Unfortunately due to today's poor weather, the tennis trip has had to be cancelled.  Students to attend school as usual. Apologies.

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Year 7 Football

Please note : tonight's football has been cancelled due to the poor weather conditions.  Apologies.

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Podium places for Brunts students!

Chelsea Price and Olivia Sheldon both gave an excellent performances at this year’s Everyone Active Lammas Leisure Centre spins, spirals and jumps skating competition this weekend. Both girls achieving podium places at this year’s event. Chelsea was awarded first place with her strong performance. Olivia was awarded 3rd place after an elegant skate in her section. It is a delight to see two talented skaters from the same school sharing the podium in the same event. Huge congratulations to them both.

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Silver – Duke of Edinburgh

Pictured above are Year 11 students receiving their very well deserved Silver - Duke of Edinburgh awards.

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Duke of Edinburgh

Year 9 students are currently in the midst of completing their Bronze DofE award. Students have to complete 4 elements (3 months in each plus an extra 3 months in one of the elements): · Skill · Volunteering · Physical · Expedition The students have been training for their qualifying expedition since last year. They have all attended sessions after school developing the skills needed to ensure they can plan and complete a 2 day expedition whilst being self-sufficient. St John’s Ambulance delivered a first aid course covering everything from first aid kit content to treatment of common DofE injuries including blisters, sprains and burns to name a few! Students have also had the opportunity to practice cooking on a trangia, erecting a tent, map reading and using eDofE mapping software. The students undertook a training walk at Blidworth Bottoms in January before completing their practice expedition last half term. The students planned their routes starting from Creswell Crags, camping at Blakeley Lane campsite and…

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New club – begins 17th June!

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Harry Potter visit…

It was a truly magical experience for students in Year 7 and 8 who visited ‘Warner Bros Studios – The Making of Harry Potter’ on Friday 24th May. They were able to take a ride on a broomstick, experience the delights of Diagon Alley, visit Gringotts Wizarding Bank, stroll through Hogwart’s Great Hall, board the Hogwarts Express, buy wands and drink Butter beer. All the students were impeccably behaved and were a credit to the school.

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Year 6 Transition Day

The Academy welcomed Year 6 pupils from non-feeder school's today to take part in orienteering, team building activities and rounders.  Activities were led by Mr Charity (Scholastic Excellence Leader - Year 7), supported by Mr Paling and Mr Heartfield.  Thank you to everyone who took part in a fantastic day and we look forward to seeing you all again later this term.

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Water bottles….

As we head into the second half of the summer term, please could we ask that you send your son/daughter to school each day with a water bottle.  Thank you.

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County Athletics

The following students have qualified for the County Athletics competition on Saturday 8th June @ Harvey Haddon, where they will represent Mansfield as a district. Maddison Cooper, Ellethea Halway, Jake Orr, Isabelle Burlington, Kofi Tooley-Okwonko, Ben Smith, Caitlin Elliot, Sol Stubbs, Niamh Harman, Louise Harrison, Josh Housley, Starlah Bingley, Millie Fenwick, Finn Lowe, Tammy Smith and Max Clifton-Goward. Good luck to all of our competitors!

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Mansfield Track and Field County Athletics Qualifiers

A massive congratulations to all students who took part in the Mansfield Track and Field County Athletics Qualifier on Wednesday 15thMay. Please see below the overall results: Junior Girls – Brunts Academy 1st place Junior Boys – Brunts Academy 3rd place Inter Girls – Brunts Academy 2nd place Inter Boys – Brunts Academy 3rd place

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Young Carers Service

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Year 11 May Half Term – Revision Sessions

Below you can find details of revision sessions taking place during the holiday week.  Please can students ensure they sign in and out at main reception. TimetableDownload

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Year 11 Quick Tips – Friday 24th May

D&T Written Paper - DT1 LC - Graphics/PD, DT2 ASL/CFE - PD, TX1 AHE - Textiles - 1.05-1.20pm.

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Letter from the Headteacher

PRIDE letterDownload

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Non Uniform Day – Friday 24th May

This Friday, 24th May we are holding a non-uniform day to raise funds for the Year 11 prom. Please support by donating £1.  We would respectfully request that appropriate non-uniform is worn - no 'short' shorts/skirts, midriffs on show etc.

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Year 11 Quick Tips – Thursday 23rd May

English Literature - Paper 2 - U1 CN (classes), U15 PM (classes), U4 GH (11a1), U9 JLE (classes), U5 SBW (classes) - 8.15-8.30am.

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Attention All Year 7 students!

A French theatre production is coming to Brunts on Thursday 18th July! Places are limited, get your letter from your French teacher and get the payment in quickly if you are interested.

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Year 8 & 9 Girls HPV Vaccinations

The School Immunisation Service will be visiting Brunts on Wednesday 19th June to offer girls in Year 8 and 9 the Human Papillomavirus vaccination.  Please ensure consent forms are returned to school by Friday 14th June. For more information about the vaccine and a blank consent formDownload

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Polite Notice

Please can we ask that all parents/carers park responsibly around the entrances to our site.  The Park Avenue entrance is a residential area so please park appropriately without blocking and using driveways.  Many thanks for your continued support.

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Year 11 Town Cup Final

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Year 8 and 9 Rounders Success – Nottinghamshire School Games Qualifiers

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Town Cup Final

Our Year 11 football squad will face Ashfield School in the final of the Town Cup this evening (Wednesday 15th) at the Mansfield Town ground.  Kick off is scheduled for 4.30pm.

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Y10 Work Experience 2019

Thank you to all employers/providers for supporting our year 10 students with their work experience placements. They had a great week. A special thank you to Sam Handley at SPE and her team for enabling many of our year 10 students to do a work based learning day at her business on Monday 29th April.  She put a terrific informative programme in place for year 10 students and they also had a tour of the factory.  She also arranged  for our students to participate in workshops run by  Rolls-Royce and the Coal Authority as well as also running some for them.   A great day was had by all. Students enjoyed travel workshop sessions run by Ross Paradise and his team Travel Choice and Ride Wise at the Brunts Academy on Tuesday 30thApril.  This was an informative session that included bicycle maintenance and consideration of travel choices now and in the future. Vision WNC  ran some excellent work placement days on the 1st and 2nd of May…

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Safeguarding update

We were made aware late on Friday of an incident that occurred on Bath Lane outside Carr Bank park shortly after school finishing time. An Asian man in his 30s in a silver car (possibly an Audi /VW) was parked and behaving inappropriately. The police have been notified, please ask students to be aware and again report any issues immediately as appropriate to either school or parents and the police (13/05/19)

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Volunteering Opportunity

Please find below details of opportunities to volunteer to support the Summer Reading Challenge in our local libraries. Inspire volunteers Download SRC Volunteer DescriptionDownload Additional InfoDownload

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Autism information event

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Scholastic book fair lands at Brunts!

During the 23rd-30th April the Scholastic book fair came to Brunts Academy. The English department facilitated KS3 visits to the fair where students were able to browse, engage and purchase a range of books and stationary. The fair was successful, raising £385. As a result we will receive £160 of scholastic book vouchers which we can use to purchase more texts for enrichment and reading club activities.  Special thanks goes to Mrs Simpson for organising the event. Miss Evans (Lead Practitioner for English)

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Chelsea’s Ice Skating Success

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Safeguarding Alert:

Please be aware that we have had reports this week about a man approaching students in the local area, demanding money from them. Please ask all students to be vigilant and to report any concerns to staff or trusting adults in the community. Any concerns outside of school should also be reported to the police. The man has been seen around the Woodhouse Road area, please ask your children to be vigilant when walking to and from school.

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