News - The Brunts Academy

Half Term

Have a great half term break everyone and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday 25th February

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Year 7 Girls Athletics

Good luck to our Year 7 Girls Athletics team heading to the County Championships at University of Nottingham after qualifying for the event at Manor Sports Complex last week.

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Curriculum change letters

Please see below for the letters that were sent home this week about changes to the curriculum Curriculum changes letterDownload Curriculum info parentsDownload Year 9 to 10 Options letterDownload

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Non Uniform day

This Friday 15/2/19 is a non-uniform day Raising funds for the 24th World Scout Jamboree held in West Virginia over the Summer of 2019

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Work experience

Work experience deadline for all forms back is Monday 25th February. The dates for work experience are 29th April – 3rd May and that students should be endeavouring to get a placement somewhere. 

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Sporting success

A huge well done to the girls year 7/8 football team who played against Samworth at Brunts on Monday night. The game finished up 3-2 to Brunts with goals from Sophie Evans and Lilly Flint. The ball was heavily in Brunts possession throughout both halves but a couple of mistakes meant Samworth closed the gap in the first half. The girls played extremely well as a team showing resilience to overcome setbacks when goals were conceded. Thank you to Samworth for making the trip to us. Well done to the girls below, please congratulate them: Sophie Evans (C) Josie Johnson Aisha Jah Lilly Flint Olivia Cobley Lila Hippsley Katie Wood Connie Topliss

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GCSE Practical Food Exams

Our year 11 Food students have had a really busy week this week completing the practical exam element of their GCSE. This is a really difficult exam resulting from weeks of planning where students have to cook at least 3 complex dishes over 3 hours. All the students performed fantastically, producing high quality dishes to an amazing standard. We are so immensely proud of them all. Here are the results!

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Brunts PE Newsletter Issue 5 Feb 2019

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Sportshall athletics success

Congratulations to both the Year 7 girls and boys athletics teams who competed in Sportshall athletics held at Manor on Wednesday 7th February. Both teams did exceptionally well in events including triple jump, 2 lap relay and shot putt. The boys team finished 4th with the girls team finishing 1st and qualifying for the County Competition at University of Nottingham next week. The students represented the Academy extremely well and should be proud of their achievements. Well done all and good luck to the girls team next week. Students included: Olivia Cobley Lily Flint Matilda Evans Lila Hippsley Erin Barksby Joseph Sumpton Archie Overton Kirils Garajevs Isaac Egiebor-Igberese Max Wakelin Christian Bates

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Year 8 Football Success

The Year 8 football team ran out comfortable 3.0 winners against Garibaldi Academy in the Town Cup. The game was a tight game to start with until Jerobi Kabia open the scoring with a shot that was placed through the goal keepers legs which capped off a fine passing move involving the majority of the game. Immediately after the kick off Bradley Scott took a quick throw-in and Kyle Saulter cleverly rolled his defender before adding a superb finish. Kyle Saulter added the third and his second of the game. Joshua Foster put in a man of the match performance having put in an outstanding defensive display. The team are to play Tuxford in the next round of the cup. Well done to all involved. Absolute pleasure to take the team. Mr Paling

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Technology

Year 7 students have recently completed the brand new puppet show project in their Technology lessons. Each student designed and made their own hand puppet and then, as a group performed their show to the rest of the class in the new, purpose build puppet theatre.

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Handball district winners

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Cross Country Success

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EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR Y9/10

Y9/10 students are invited to apply for a place at Leicester University Summer School Residential 24-27th June 2019 This is an exciting opportunity for students interested in Arts & Humanities, STEM or Medicine. Summer School is fun! It’s a different type of experience to school and a great chance to try life as a university student outIt’s free! All meals, accommodation (student halls), social activities, travel and equipment are paid for by Leicester University It’s not lots of lectures. The activities are interesting, hands-on and get students thinkingThere’s plenty to do in the evenings - sports and activity night, zumba, disco, karaoke, games room, film night, plus a TV lounge and social areaStudents have an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends! Places are limited to 8 per school (students that attended last year are unable to apply) These summer schools are strictly aimed at students from a Widening Participation background as stipulated by Leicester University. All pupils attending must hit at least…

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Netball

On an extremely cold January evening year 7 and 8 took part in the first Central Venue Netball League of 2019. Students represented the school extremely well, despite the freezing temperatures and even looked like they were enjoying themselves!! Massive congratulations to all the girls who took part. Results are below. Brunts Year 7 team - Brunts 0 v 0 All Saints Brunts 2 v 0 Samworth Brunts Year 8 team - Brunts 2 v 8 All Saints Brunts 3 v 7 Samworth

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Latest Clubs and activities

Please see our what's on page for the latest list of clubs and activities

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Anti Bullying Poster Competition

Miah Gibbons year 7 is the winner of the Anti Bullying Poster competition

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Parent App

We have a new dedicated email address for enquiries regarding the parent app. If you haven’t received an invitation code or can no longer log onto the app, please email parentappinfo@evolvetrust.org with your child's name, year group and a brief explanation of the issue.

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Y7 Technology Lessons

Our Y7's have settled in fantastically well to the Technology area here at Brunts.  They have already learnt how to use lots of the machinery safely under the guidance of the technology staff.  We look forward to seeing some excellent pieces of work over the coming years.

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High Needs Review Consultation

Nottinghamshire County Council are proposing ways to which the funding used to make additional provision for children and young people with complex SEND (High Needs) is allocated in the future. Information about this can be found Here.We encourage parents to access and respond to the consultation which will be open from 18 January to 15 February 2019.

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Year 11 Parents Evening

Polite reminder – Year 11 Parents evening takes place on the 31st January. If you have not already made appointments, please can you do so using our electronic booking system. Please contact the school on 01623 623149 if you need further assistance or cannot attend. Thank you

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Year 11 Prom

please see attached letter regarding this years year 11 prom Passport to PromDownload

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Steve Judge Visits The Brunts Academy

Fantastic to see Steve Judge with our Year 11’s today, helping raise aspirations through his inspiring personal story and encouraging us all to fight to achieve our goals

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Year 8 Parents Evening

Parents Evening for year 8 takes place on Thursday 24th January, 4pm until 7:30. If you are yet to book your parents evening appointments with your son/daughter’s teachers, please log onto the online booking system and complete. All parents who attend will be entered into a raffle so please ensure you sign in by going to the ground floor of Dalton Block (G12) on your arrival. We look forward to seeing you.

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BRUNTS SKI TRIP 2019

Days 4 and 5 - too much snow stops play in resort so we went bum boarding, built snowmen and igloos then skied all afternoon. Ski race on day 5.

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BRUNTS SKI TRIP 2019 part 3

Day 3 - more snow fell, we celebrated the twins birthday and had our disco at Number 3 in Sankt Johann.

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Steve Judge Visiting Brunts

The Brunts Academy is looking forward to welcoming keynote speaker @Stevejudge (Two TimesWorld Champion and International World Speaker)  to the Brunts Academy on Thursday the 17th  of January to do a talk to our year 11 students. For more information on this have a look at the attached link https://youtu.be/DrSzVzwj-Uk

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Cambridge University Trip

The scholars programme trip to Cambridge University will be leaving at 7am tomorrow from the turning circle.

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BRUNTS SKI TRIP 2019 – Part 2

Day 2 - more fantastic skiing, more snow, another silly skier gets Olaf, an off piste disaster and pizza evening...

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Lost & Found

please ask your child to  check with reception if they have misplaced their coat in school.  We have a lot of winter school coats in Lost Property handed in, with no names in them.  Coats not collected will be donated to charity at Easter

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BRUNTS SKI 2019 – Part 1

Day1 consisted of -12 degree conditions, plenty of snow up to our hips, the  introduction of Olaf the onesie for the silliest skier and a trip to Salzburg...

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Year 8 Basketball County Competition

Today the students below attended the Nottinghamshire Year8/9 basketball competition at Nottingham Trent University. The students were against the top 9 schools across the county who had progressed to the competition following winning their district competition. The students despite losing all of their matches played extremely well as a team, fought for every ball in each game and had great team spirit. Regardless of the fact they only had the minimum 5 players and played every minute of court time, unlike other teams who had multiple substitutes. At the presentation at the end of the competition the girls were awarded the ‘Spirit of the games award’ for their endeavor resilience and commitment throughout the tournament.Sky Goodwin Isabel Simpson Faith WorthingtonSamara ParrEllie-Paige ParkingWell done girls you represented Mansfield and The BruntsAcademy exceptionally well!!!

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Attendance Prize Winners

The attendance competition prizewinners for last half term are pictured below with their prizes!  Well doneto all involved.  The winner was Jude M Year 10, with runners up Aleysha C Year 10 & Tanya L Year 11.

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Evolve Trust Newsletter – Autumn 2018

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MFL Bake- Off

Well done to all those that took part in the MFL Bake- Off competition.  There were lots of entries throughout with some fabulous cakes and treats produced.

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Christmas Dinner

The Head Council enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner today with the Headteacher. 

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Year 7 Disco

The Year 7 Christmas Disco is in full swing!

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Shoe Box Appeal

Year 8 have taken part in this years shoe box appeal.  All completed boxes will be shared through our links with Bridge Street Methodist Church and the Soup Kitchen.  They have collected a total of 23 shoe boxes and a large hamper.  Well done Y8!!

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Christmas card winners

Well done to Rebecca and Ruby who were winners of the Evolve Trust Christmas card competition.  Both of them will receive their prize and a framed copy of their card today.

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Extra Mile Award

Congratulations to our Site and IT Teams for winning this weeks CEO Extra Mile Award.  The work undertaken to move all staff successfully into the new build was a big job!

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Parent Panel 12th December 2018

Thank you to all the parents that attended the Parent Panel Evening on 12th December 2018. Please see below for a summary of the points/items discussed.

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Christmas Holidays

A reminder that we break up for the Christmas Holidays this Friday 21st December 2018.  Pupils return to school on Tuesday 8th January 2019 as Monday 7th January 2019 is an INSET day.

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Christmas Holidays

A reminder that we break up for the Christmas Holidays this Friday 21st December 2018.  Pupils return to school on Tuesday 8th January 2019 as Monday 7th January 2019 is an INSET day.

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New lights!

We have new lights at the Turning Circle so it is now fully illuminated.  Thank you for your patience while we resolved this issue.

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Y8 Rugby

There is a Y8 Rugby fixture next week, please see the flyer for more details...  

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Cross Country Success

Massive congratulations to all students, who took part in the cross country at Sherwood Pines on Wednesday 12th December. All students represented the school excellently. Students who finished in the top 12 of each category, (of which we had 11 form years 7, 8 and 9) have progressed through to the Nottinghamshire County competition which will take place on Saturday 2nd  February. Well done to all.

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National Citizen Service

If any students are interested in being involved with the National Citizen Service please find more information using the link  http://www.NCSYES.co.uk

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Y10 Parents Evening

Year 10 Parents Evening is on Thursday 13th December 2018. Appointments will be available to be booked online using our electronic booking system which can be accessed via the Academy Website, please go to www.brunts.evolvetrust.org and follow these simple steps – Under Parents Information choose ‘Parents Evenings’ Click on ‘Make Bookings’ Click on ‘Book Online Now’ Complete the registration page and make your appointments

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French Poetry

Y7 Have been writing poetry in their French lessons.  Please see the photos for some examples.  

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Ben Bradley MP visits The Brunts Academy to be quizzed by our students!

Great to have @bbradleymp at @BruntsAcademy talking with our Government and Politics students. @evolvetrust.  A massive thank you to Ben for his time and input!

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Brunts Head Council 2018-19

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Year 10 take part in careers workshops

Year 10 students have been taking part in ideas4careers workshops, to further develop their understanding of CV’s and interview skills in preparation for work experience. A huge thank you to Mr Heartfield, Mrs Barnard, ideas4careers and the employers for all their support to our students.

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Brunts supports Anti-Bullying Week 2018

In support of this, there were various activities happening around school which included: The anti bullying mentors holding a competition to support them producing a display in school! A further competition related to us wanting to create our own anti bullying poster which offers helpful advice! On Wednesday, there was an ODD SOCK DAY! Students and staff could wear odd socks and donate £1 to the anti -bullying charity  

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Student Success: KS3 Trampolining Competition

Huge congratulations to Ethan Wragg, Brandon Strouther, Grace Dickinson and Isabel Hobert who competed in the KS3 Trampolining competition at Quarrydale School. Students performed their routines extremely well and finished 4th out of 9 school. Well done all!! Keep bouncing!!

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Student Success: Athletics

Congratulations to Tammy Smith, Isabelle Burlington, Jake Orr and Ruby Milnes (all Year 8) who have received a range of athletics awards at the Mansfield Harriers Awards Evening! A massive congratulations to our future Olympians - see you at Paris 2024!   Isabelle Burlington won the Under 13 Girls Consistency Award. This was for her achievements in running this year. She ended the season listed on Power of 10 as the fastest U13 girl at 100m in the East Midlands and is currently second fastest at 200m as well. The award was due to the fact that she had really similar times in all her races, and she demonstrated consistent improvement over the season.  

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Headteacher’s Update – November

Dear Parents/Carers I would like to share with you some key pieces of information about The Brunts Academy that you might find useful. Results/Performance Tables 2018 The DfE Performance Tables were released at the end of September and yet again, we are pleased to say Brunts is the highest performing non selective school in the Mansfield area.  The performance of students in receipt of Pupil Premium has significantly improved and gaps between this group of students and their peers has significantly diminished compared to 2017. Our A-Level students had a 100% pass rate which is our best ever! It was also the highest pass rate in the locality and is well above the national average.  There were further increases in students gaining higher grades which has continued to ensure that all of our students progress to their destinations of choice. New Build We are pleased to confirm that the £1million new block is now complete.  Students have begun attending lessons since their return from half…

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Year 11 Mock Interviews – 23rd November

The Brunts Academy is looking forward to welcoming  the following employers/providers  who are currently scheduled to conduct mock interviews with our year 11 students on the 23rd November 2018 at Brunts:   Confetti, DWP/Job Centre Plus, Design in Motion, Feather Partnership, Fidler & Pepper Lawyers, Kier Construction Limited, Nottingham Trent University, Mansfield Building Society, Mansfield Palace Theatre, Police, Get my first job - Project Ask, RAF, Robert Woodhead Ltd,  Sheffield Hallam University, SF Media,  Strategic Planning and Advisory (East Midlands), Severn Trent Water, Teacher Active , TW Recruitment, West Nottinghamshire College, and Vision University Centre I would like to thank all the above employers for taking time out of their busy work schedules to come and support this activity. Employers have been invited based on our students current careers aspirations and the present labour market in our area. Students have been matched as far as possible to an employer based on their careers ambitions/CVs/interests. However, sometimes it is not always possible to get specific employers…

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PE News – Issue 2

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Student Success: Year 10 Rugby

The Brunts Year 10 rugby team three times Nottinghamshire county Champions beat Queen Elizabeth grammar school in Ashbourne 54 – 12 in the national cup this week. The first half of the game started very physically with both sides having to defend some great running rugby which was being played from both teams. Brunts took the early advantage with tries from Kofi Tooley-Okonkwo, Jed Ducker, and Finn Ogley with ben smith kicking all his conversions to add the extras, Leading to a half time score of 21-7. The second half was a very much the same as the first but with brunts having control of the possession throughout some stand out running from Louie Harrison, Ryan east, and Harrison Giddy gave brunts lots of go forward ball allowing more tries from Kofi Tooley-Okonkwo, Jed Ducker, and Finn Ogley with Ben smith again converting all tries bar one. All in all a fantastic physical performance from the brunts forward and a great show of running rugby…

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Brunts serves up Future Chef Heat

 The Brunts Academy hosted the school ‘Future Chef’ heats on 12th October. 10 students from Years 8 - 11 competed for two places to go onto the local finals in the nationally run competition. The students were to prepare and serve one dish in one hour to a panel of four judges, who critiqued the dishes on a wide criteria ranging from knife skills, kitchen organisation, presentation and of course taste. The Judging panel was made up of Brunts' Headteacher Mr O’Malley and Assistant Head Mr Davies as well as two host judges from West Notts Collage catering course, Joanne Wilson and Neil Wilson. The two winning contestants were Archie Waugh  who cooked a Thai Green Curry and Georgia Walker who made Spicy Chicken Fajitas. Both students will now continue onto the next round of heats which will be held at a local venue where they will compete against students from other schools. All ten students involved in the school heats at The Brunts Academy did exceptionally…

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Scholastic Excellence Bulletins – September Edition

Yr 8 - September Yr 9 - September Yr 10 - September

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Student Success: Yr 8 Boys Rugby

Massive congrats to Yr8 Boys Rugby team for their efforts this week! They came up against a tricky team first in Joseph Whittaker losing by 5 try’s to 0, before going to Ashfield winning 2 try’s to 0 then a 5-5 draw with National and finally a 5-4 win against Quarrydale.

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Harvest Appeal

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Student Success: Yr 7 Boys Rugby Team

Huge well done to the Y7 Rugby team who had their 1st tournament this week! They lost their 1st two games 3-2 on tries but with some resilience, they finished with a 2-1 win, scoring in the last play of the game!

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Student Success: Years 9 & 10 Netball

Huge well done to our Netball team at Manor who represented Brunts in the Netball Central Venue League last night. Please see the results below: Year 9 Brunts 4 - 0 All Saints Brunts 4 - 2 Manor Brunts 7 - 4 Samworth Year 10 Brunts 8 - 1 Samworth

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Save The Date: World Mental Health Day

We're supporting #WorldMentalHealthDay and will be holding a non-uniform day on Wednesday 10th October for all staff and students. There is a £1 donation per person towards this cause.

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Student Success: Rugby Club

Fantastic first rugby session at Brunts last week! It would be great to see more students attending on Thursday after school 3.30pm-4.30pm.   Big thanks to Pete Haskell from Mansfield Rugby Club, for running the session. Same time this week and every week!

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Admissions Consultation 2020-21

Period of consultation: Monday 1st October-Sunday 25th November 2018 For admission to The Brunts Academy in September 2020-21, the Academy are looking to amend its arrangements. The changes affect the placement on the oversubscription criteria of students from our Trust schools and the addition of The Bramble Academy as a feeder school.   In accordance with the requirements of the Schools Admissions Code, the Academy is consulting on the proposed arrangements. Your comments are invited and we ask that you share this information with other interested parties, including parents that attend your schools or clubs. Please read our proposed Admissions Policy 2020-21 here with the highlighted proposed changes. If you wish to respond please follow this link to complete a quick questionnaire. If you are unable to complete the questionnaire or have difficulty accessing it,  please contact us on 01623 623149 or email us with your views at admissions@brunts.evolvetrust.org or by post to the Academy address. All comments must be received by Sunday 25th November 2018. Following consultation the Academy’s Governing…

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Record number of students achieving a standard pass in GCSE English and maths

Students and staff at The Brunts Academy, Mansfield’s largest and oversubscribed secondary school, have worked incredibly hard to ensure that even more students at least a standard pass in English & maths amongst a variety of other GCSE qualifications.  For this year’s cohort: 187 students achieved at least a standard pass in English 178 students achieved at least a standard pass in Maths 228 students achieved 5 or more GCSE passes   Carl Atkin, Headteacher commented “As part of the Evolve Trust, our vision is to open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life”.  “Brunts is extremely proud of our students’ successes and how hard staff have worked to ensure future student destinations are secured. This is testament to the hard work of staff and students, and we look forward to welcoming so many students back in September as part of our Sixth Form provision. Further increases in performance on…

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Brunts Alumni: Oliver Smith gains a place at Leicester Tigers’ Academy

Oliver Smith, who left us in Summer 2018, has successfully gained a place at Leicester Tigers' Academy.   Oliver achieved great successes through his participation in rugby here at The Brunts Academy, having captained his team for a couple of years.   We wish Oliver all the very best of luck at Tigers!   Read Oliver's story here

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Brunts 6th Form students achieve 100% pass rate

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 Computer Science, Kings College London to study Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Sheffield to study Politics and Economics and The University of Leeds to study Advanced Psychology. In addition, several students have secured Higher Apprenticeships and employment with organisations such as Laing O’Rourke, Gleades and Nottinghamshire Police. Our students have performed exceptionally well with a 100% pass rate, an increase in the number of students achieving A* - B and A* - C grades and further increases in overall grades for both academic and vocational qualifications. Student Quotes: Daniel Freeman who achieved Grades A*, A*, A* in Computer Science, Maths and Physics…

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Student Success: Student Leadership Accreditation

We are very proud to announce that 2 Year 10 students have been awarded the SSAT’s GOLD student leadership accreditation with another year 10 pupil gaining the SILVER award. The students are part of the Academy's Prefect programme and have worked throughout the year on meeting the leadership strands set out by the SSAT. We are immensely proud of their achievements and look forward to them championing the programme and developing other student leaders next academic year.  A massive well done from Mrs Aveyard and Mrs Humphrey.  

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Year 7 Girls Basketball Success

Today the year 7 students below attend the Nottinghamshire school County Basketball competition. Students travelled to Nottingham Trent University for this competition. 6 schools across the county qualified for this competition. Students played a round robin competition which meant they played all 6 schools across the day. Brunts students played extremely well in all games as the level of competition was extremely high. The girls won 2, drew 1 and lost one game across the competition. The games were extremely close (see the results below).   Brunt 4 v National 12 Brunts 10 v Newark 4 Brunts 6 v Kimberly 6 Brunts 8 v Carlton 2 Brunts 2 v Bluecoat 6   The competition went to the wire with the top 3 teams going into the final games to fight out for first position. Brunts students finished 3rd overall in the competition. This means the girls are the 3rd best Year 7 Basketball team in the county!

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Brunts Academy host annual Spring Concert 2018

This year’s Spring Concert took place on 23rd May and was held at St Mark’s Church in Mansfield. The setting was perfect for the Academy’s musicians to perform to friends and family and members of the church’s congregation. Watch the highlights from this fantastic concert below: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ6GkFGrk9c&feature=youtu.be[/embed]

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Student Success: Oliver Smith, Yr11, participates in the Wellington School Festival

Amazing News for Mansfield U16s player Oliver Smith Earlier in March, Oliver Smith, who plays as a centre in Mansfield’s U16s team, took part in a match that was part of the Leicester Tigers selection process for their Talent Development Group. The match was designed to help coaches to choose a squad to represent them at the Wellington School Festival, in which Tigers will play in a tournament containing all 14 Premiership Academy sides. The week-long programme, which runs at Easter, also offers the opportunity for the England player pathway coaching team to take a further look at academy players. And we have just found out that Oliver has been selected for the Wellington festival. “It’s amazing,” said Oliver, who attends Brunts Academy. “It’s a big thing for me, because rugby means everything to me. I would like to get to the highest level and this is another step towards it. “I want to be the best player I can, and I want people to…

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Year 8 Girls Rugby Festival

Over 20 girls from Samworth Academy, Brunts Academy and Toothill Academy took part in a rugby tournament on Wednesday 21st March. Several of the players are also members of the Mansfield Rugby Club. All the girls involved played exceptionally well, particularly Toothill who have only had a few weeks experience. The girls played a mixture of touch and grab rugby; there was good teamwork and communication, with lots of tries scored by both teams. Overall, it was a great festival and good experience, and hopefully it will encourage more girls into rugby. (Jessica Bingley, year 8). Girls rugby takes place on a Thursday after school, from 3.30pm-4.30pm. All abilities welcome from across years 7-10.  

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Student Success – Years 9 and 10 Netball

Massive congratulations to the year 9 and 10 students (list below) who attended the Mansfield Central Venue Netball League on Monday 26th March.   The year 9 students won the competition overall and secured gold school games medal. They won 3 games overall this evening beating Samworth 3-0, Meden 2-0 and final All Saints 3-2.   The year 10 students met Queen Elizabeth in the final this evening, at half time there was only 1 goal in it, however unfortunately QE won 5-3 overall.   Students should be very proud of their performance tonight, they conducted themselves excellently and represented the school extremely well. Miss Pass was very proud :-)   Year 9 Ellie Lockheart Lucy Carter Freya Moss Niamh Harman Darcie Eacott Milli Fenwick Isabel Hibbet (super sub - year 7) Year 10 Bethany Gascoyne Julia Chilczuk Rachelle Hall Paris Cooper Katie Bowman Annie Bowman Eloise Place  

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Year 9a Brunts Sport Relief Mile

Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thank you to those who donated money towards Sports Relief. Here are our top 3 boys and girls winners: Boys 1st Will Heather - 6.25mins 2nd Ben Jeffs - 6.31mins 3rd Peace Olaoti -6.40mins Girls 1st Lucy Carter - 7.22mins 2nd - Catherine Stocks - 7.37mins 3rd - Darcie Eacott - 7.44mins  

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Year 7a Brunts Sports Relief Mile

Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thank you to those who donated money towards Sports Relief. Here are our top 3 boys and girls winners: Boys 1st Brandon Lee - 6.16min 2nd Liam Williams - 6.55min 3rd Bradley Scott - 7.04min Girls 1st Ruby Miles - 6.17min 2nd Amelia Brown - 7.10min 3rd Emily North - 7.50min

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Year 9e Brunts Sports relief Mile

Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thank you to those who donated money towards Sports Relief.   Here are our top 3 boys and girls winners:   Boys 1st Daniel Darby - 7.09min 2nd Aaron Charlton - 7.28min 3rd Thomas Weron - 7.41min   Girls 1st Caitlin Elliott - 6.52min 2nd Ellethea Hawley - 8.08min 3rd Naimh Harman - 9.01min  

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Year 8e Brunts Sports relief Mile

Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thank you to those who donated money towards Sports Relief.   Here are our top 3 boys and girls winners: Boys 1st Finley Lowe - 6.42 2nd Adam Lilliman - 6.43 3rd Sam Wilkinson -6.46   Girls 1st Maddison Cooper - 6.53 2nd Libby Dove - 7.48 3rd Gabby Beardsley 7.50    

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Student Success – Year 8 Netball

Massive congratulations to the year 8 Netball team, listed below, who took part in the West Notts PE Year 8 Netball tournament on 21st March at Manor finishing 2nd overall. Students played extremely well winning their first three games against Joseph Whittaker (3-0), Samworth (4-1) and Kirkby Collage (6-0). The tournament decider was left down to the final match against Ashfield and Brunts. Students started the game extremely well with Brunts showing a strong attack and defence. Unfortunately, Ashfield won 1-0 to win the tournament. We are extremely proud of how well the girls played tonight. Well done all 😊   The team: Isabel Hibbert Grace Dickinson Kelly Marie Parkin Emily Pegg Sophie Adams-Bachelor Connie Soar Macie Hamilton Maddison Cooper Evie Wilson

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Year 8A Sport Relief Mile

Well done to everyone who took part and a massive thank you to those who donated money towards Sports Relief. Here are our top 3 boys and girls winners: Boys • 1st Will Miller - 6.28min • 2nd Bailey Booth - 6.36min • 3rd Vladislavs Nittiss - 6.45min Girls • 1st Emily Bradley - 7.23min • 2nd Laura Kimpton - 8.32min • 3rd Connie Soar - 8.57min Well done to everyone who took part and also those who donated money towards Sports relief.

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Year 9 Textiles prepare for Junior Enterprise 2018

Year 9 Textiles have been working on developing a range of handmade textiles products which will be available for sale at this year’s Junior Enterprise Market place event on ………….. in Mansfield town centre. The products available are animal print aprons, available individually or as part of an adult and child matching set of 2, customised calico tote bags and fun animal design door stops. If you would be interested in any of these products to help support the Brunts Junior Enterprise team, please contact Mrs A Emery.  

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Student Success – F1 in Schools

Massive congratulations to the Golden Wings Racing F1 team for representing The Brunts Academy in their first ever Regional Final! The students (Gracie, Thea, Jessie, Will, Charlie and Tom) had a fantastic day racing their F1 car which has had months of blood, sweat and laughs put into it! They gained so much knowledge from their first final that we know we will place 1st next year (watch this space)! Also, a huge thank you from the team to our sponsors, we quite literally couldn’t have done it without you! #GWRacing #TeamGWR #F1inSchools #Boneham #JWakelinElectrical #Pellacraft

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Brunts Digital take over BBC East Midlands

On Tuesday 12th December, Yr11 ICT students with Mrs Harper and Mr Linworth had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at BBC East Midlands and put into theory into practice! Students were able to watch the weather forecast recordings then have a go themselves! The trip also involved a tour of the studio and watching rehearsals and actual transmissions for 1pm and 1.30pm headlines and promos. A huge thank you to BBC East Midlands and an even bigger thank you to our students who were an absolute credit to themselves and Brunts.

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6% more students securing 5+ GCSE’s at A* – C (standard pass) including English & maths

Students and staff at The Brunts Academy, Mansfield’s largest and oversubscribed secondary school, have worked incredibly hard to ensure that even more students achieved 5+ GCSE’s at A* - C (standard pass) including English & maths. The percentage of students achieving this indicator this year has risen by a further 6%.   For this year’s cohort: 186 students achieved at least a standard pass in English 186 students achieved at least a standard pass in Maths 225 students achieved 5 or more GCSE passes     Carl Atkin, Headteacher commented “As part of the Evolve Trust, our vision is to open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to succeed and enjoy life”.   “Brunts is extremely proud of our students’ successes and how hard staff have worked to ensure future student destinations are secured. This is testament to the hard work of staff and students, and we look forward to welcoming so many students…

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Brunts 6th Form students achieve 99.7% pass rate and secure top university destinations!

In picture  from left to right: Carl Atkin (Headteacher), Lauren Quinn, Kam’ron Davies, Alex Linscer, Jessica Dang, Lauren Gregory. 6th 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; Oxford University to study Geography, The University of Warwick to study Biomedical Sciences, The University of Nottingham to study Medicine, The University of Edinburgh to study History, The University of Leeds to study English Literature and The University of Manchester to study Biotechnology. In addition, several students have secured Higher Apprenticeships and employment with organisations such as Laing O’Rourke and ARG. Our students have performed exceptionally well with a 99.7% pass rate and further increases in overall grades for both academic and vocational qualifications. Student Quotes: Jessica Dang who achieved…

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CPLD Quality Mark Success!

As we move in to the final few days of term, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we are the first Multi Academy Trust in the country to be awarded the CPLD quality mark for outstanding practice. This is in relation to our work with the professional learning pathways at the Trust and the professional learning cycles that our staff have participated in at our Academies this year. It was a real team effort and over the course of the four days of assessment, we scored 205 out of a possible 210 across the audit tool and framework. The Assessor, Robert Haywood, commented on the professionalism of the staff he interviewed, the rigour that had gone into the professional learning pathways, the quality of audit tool completion and the alignment of the Academies to the wider vision on the Trust.

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STUDENT SUCCESS CELEBRATED AT 2017 ACHIEVEMENT CELEBRATION EVENINGS

Over 300 students across Years 7 to 13 were celebrated at The Brunts Academy’s annual Achievement Celebration Evening at phenomenal ceremonies held on Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th June 2017. The Academy, lead academy of The Evolve Trust, held their celebrations at Mansfield Palace Theatre where students received awards for academic, extra-curricular and pastoral achievements and efforts over the past year. 9 students were also presented with special awards for Directors’ Integrity, Headteacher’s Award for Outstanding Achievement and the CEO’s Award for Outstanding Effort and Progress. The audience over the three evenings were treated to 15 different acts which showcased the extraordinary talents of the Music, Dance and Performing Arts faculties. Acts included spectacular solo and group acts including our award winning Swing and Concert bands. The Achievement Celebration evenings were generously sponsored and supported by the local business community including The Evolve Trust, Laing O’Rourke, Pinnacle Security and Sheffield Hallam University. A special mention must be given to the awards presenters who…

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Brunts & its Feeders host Sing Up! 2017

The Brunts Academy along with 3 of its feeder schools King Edward, High Oakham and Sutton Road hosted the annual Sing Up! concert live from the Academy's Sports Hall! The quality of performances was excellent throughout and included “True Colours” and “Feel the light”. Both parents, pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed it! A huge well done to all the performers and a massive thank you to Mr Cooke, Mrs Humphrey and the CPA Faculty for organising and delivering a superb concert!  

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Brunts is now a Direct Licensing Centre for DofE

The Brunts Academy, the lead academy within The Evolve Trust, is proud to announce that it is has become a Direct Licensing Centre for DofE. A huge thank you to Mr Crowley-Volpato and Mrs Humphrey for their efforts in securing this accreditation.

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Student Success – Year 7 Rounders

Massive congratulations to the Year 7 Rounders team who came 4th in the West Notts PE Rounders tournament on Monday evening. This was the girls' first competition this year and they played extremely well together. The team consisted of: Misha Burrell Emily Bradley Connie Soar Grace Dickinson Isobel Hibbet Sophie Adams-Bachelor Kelly Marie Parkin Emily Keating Grace Haslam Starla Bingley  

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Brunts Host Year 6 into 7 Transition 1/2 Term Workshop

The Brunts Academy hosted 30 Year 6 pupils, who will be joining in September, for a fun day of 'Getting To Know Brunts' on Thursday 1st June The day saw the pupils carousel around three different workshops: Orienteering  - which enabled them to familiarise themselves with our 40 acre site! Computer Science - which saw them access three different activities - Coding, Programming using BigTrax, and then they travelled to the Moon and delivered a news story! Art - which saw them learn all about Pop Art and produce their own Pop Art poster! The day was a fantastic success and despite a few first morning nerves, everyone ended the day with a huge smile with lots of budding friendships formed too! A huge thank you to the staff involved with organising and delivering these workshops.  

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Brunts secure Governor Mark Accreditation

The Brunts Academy is extremely proud to have secured Governor Mark accreditation.  Governor Mark is a national award  which provides external evaluation of the quality of governance in a school.  This is a challenging award. Not only does a governing body need to show that it follows good procedures and fulfils statutory duties, but there is a high value placed on evidence of impact – the difference the governing body makes to a school. Sometimes governors work hard and make a real difference, but no proper record is ever made of this. Governor Mark helps to sharpen practice as well as create the framework through which governor support and challenge can be shown through real evidence. The Brunts Academy is extremely appreciative of the leadership, support and challenge our governors provide.  This demonstrates that all levels of leadership are united in securing our vision - to open minds, creating opportunities for all to believe in themselves, achieve their potential and develop the skills needed to…

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Brunts Choir perform in the National Youth Choir Concert

On Wednesday 17th May, members of the Brunts Academy choir joined choirs from seven other Nottinghamshire schools and members of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain to perform a series of vocal pieces in a concert at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. Brunts choir was asked at very short notice to sing a piece by themselves after another school was unable to participate. Needless to say they were more than up to the job and were described as the Brunts “Super Choir” by one of the organising team. There were over 150 singers in all and together they learnt 4 songs, from memory, in under an hour. Thanks to our vocal teacher Suzy Fell for her support and enthusiasm for this project. Our choir will continue to be involved in this collaborative project with the NYCGB and Nottinghamshire’s Inspire team.

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Student success at Mansfield Track and Field County Athletics Qualifiers

A massive congratulations to all students who took part in the Mansfield Track and Field County Athletics Qualifiers on Wednesday 10th May. Please see below the overall results: Junior Girls – Brunts Academy 1st place Junior Boys – Brunts Academy 2nd place Inter Girls – Brunts Academy 1st place Inter Boys – Brunts Academy 2nd place Students who finished 1st in their chosen event have qualified for the County competition on Saturday 10th June @ Harvey Haddon, where they will represent Mansfield as a district. Brunts students have qualified for 30 events on this day which I am sure you will agree is a great achievement. Below are the students who have qualified and their particular event: Adam Saxton Amy Tivey Ben Scott Bethany Gascoigne Caitlyn Elliot Cerys Lamb Chloe Allcock Chloe Allcock Chloe Gillickeral Elliot Cartwright Georgia Graham Hannah Shakespeare Hannah Shakespeare Henry Stevenson Hollie-May Dove Holly Spencer Holly-May Spencer Josh Housley Josh Housley Katie Buchanan Lauren Guarner Megan Foster Molly Stonier Owen Shaw…

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The Brunts Academy Musicians rock into Spring Concert

This year’s Spring Concert took place on 3rd May and was held at St Mark’s church in Mansfield. The setting was perfect for the Academy’s musicians to perform to friends and family and members of the church’s congregation. The Concert Band, Swing Band and Choir all performed pieces that they had been preparing since Christmas. We were really grateful to Mr Rob Deakin, our new brass teacher, who conducted the Concert Band after only two rehearsals. Soloists included Toby Govan, Rebecca Hardwick, Sam Barker, Emma Govan, Becky Birch, Alana Cranson and Amelia Betts. One member of the congregation was very impressed with what he had heard and expressed his gratitude that the Brunts Academy was helping to keep live music alive in Mansfield and at such a high standard. Finally, we would like to thank Miss Fell, Mrs Wilson and Mr Oakton for their help in preparing the music, and to Mr Walker for his help setting up and taking photographs.

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The Brunts Academy and The Evolve Trust launch exciting new relationship with PET-Xi

The Brunts Academy and The Evolve Trust are excited to have launched a new working relationship with PET-Xi. PET-Xi offer results-based intensive courses in GCSE & other exams to schools across the country. Please see the website for further details. Carl Atkin, Headteacher, commented “Brunts are always looking for new and innovative opportunities to support our students reach their highest potential. We are really looking forward to working with PET-Xi more closely in the future and look forward to hosting them for English, Maths, Computer Science, Geography and History events over the coming weeks”.

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A-Level Results 2016 – 99.7% Pass Rate

In picture from left to right:. David Hall, Oliver Featherstone, Carl Atkin (Headteacher), Cally Lambert, Phoebe Rowe and Oliver Bray 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; Oxford University to study Bio-Chemistry, The University of Warwick to study Engineering, The Royal Northern College of Music to study Popular Music, The University of Sheffield to study Medicine, The University of Liverpool to study English Literature and The University of Reading to study Agriculture. In addition, several students have secured Higher Apprenticeships and employment with organisations such as Laing O’Rourke and The RAF. Our students have performed exceptionally well with a 99.7% pass rate. Oliver Featherstone who achieved A*, A*, A*, A* in Maths, Physics, Chemistry & Biology and who…

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