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  • Fountains Abbey: In the Footsteps of Turner

    19th June 2018

    It is 200 years since Turner painted his famous painting of Huby Tower.  KS3 pupils captured this scene using, pastels and then watercolours in two differing works.  This was done in a Friday Challenge before they went on the trip.

    On 18.06.18 Max, Rhiannon and Connor had the experience of painting the Abbey.  The workshop was led by Emma Manners.  After a quick slide show and discussion about their work so far we split up and the pupils set too.  When we joined Max towards the end of the morning we were am

  • Examinations Summer 2018

    14th May 2018

    We have summarised the dates of exams that our students are sitting in May and June 2018.  Not all students will sit all exams, so please consult your child's individual timetable for their specific details.

  • Grove Academy Cave adventures!

    26th April 2018

     The students of Grove academy went on a series of caving adventures!!!

    Here are the accounts from Mr Turner!!!

    Dow Cave

    Weather conditions dictated that our first trip would be in Dow Cave. This is a beginners cave but we managed to ‘spice it up’ a little by including a selection of crawls, squeezes and a look along the legendary Dowbergill Passage (we got as far as the duck- a short section with limited air space where you have to get very wet indeed). Water temperatures were Baltic as this was snowmelt fro


    23rd March 2018

    In support of sports relief and as a means to raise awareness of healthy life styles we ran a week of activities, each break, which were aiming to make sports fun and entertaining!!!

     Mr Trower, Mr Turner and Mr Bentley worked together and devised sports activities putting a "GROVE ACADEMY" spin on sports activities!!!

    As Sport Relief ran for five days between 19th and 23rd March, the staff team decided to run a challenge a day over the week.

    As we do not have any outside space which has room for sporting acti

  • The Jordan Green Art Trophy!!!

    2nd March 2018

    The Jordan Green art trophy has been awarded for an unheard of second time this year!

    The latest winner of the award is Ellie Thompson who was nominated and won the award for her exceptional work in art!

    Mrs Kersey is speechless with pride!

    Well done Ellie!

  • Xīnnián hǎo! Happy Chinese New Year!

    1st March 2018

    As part of their multi-cultural/SMSC education studies, KS3 students celebrated Chinese New Year on 21.02.17.  The students had a taster of nine different activities- 


    • They studied thought provoking Chinese Maths led by Mr Wilkinson and Mr Haddock.
    • Mr Boyce led a workshop on creative Chinese writing.
    • All the students created a surface using willow and tissue paper and then learnt how to write their horoscopes in Chinese.  
    • Mr Hamilton taught the students how to make Chinese badges using ideas from their horosc
  • Mosaic Workshops at Fountains Abbey

    20th February 2018

    On 05.02.18 the KS3 pupils enjoyed the mosaic experience at Fountains Abbey, working in the amazing Swanley Barn.  After breakfast at the Grove Academy they had worked on their own images, choosing the changing colours of an oak tree through the seasons as a theme for the day.  Working in pairs they used these pictures to create four mosaics.  Emma and the National Trust volunteer, Marianne taught them; how to place the individual glass pieces, how to select a pleasing and suitable palette and finally how t


    27th November 2017

    For Children in Need the key stage 3 students competed for the title of The Grove Academy SOUP-OFF WINNERS as part of the fundraising activities held throughout the day!

    They made a sweet potato curry soup, a mulligatawny soup and a leek and potato soup! The staff and students had to work together to make the best soup! All the soups were tasty but overall the best soup was voted as being the sweet potato curry soup, and it was utterly delicious... In fact you could say it was SOUPER... 

    Well done to all invo

  • KS4 Self-Reliant Journey

    17th November 2017

    Students attending our KS4 Outdoor Education Course have just completed their first self-reliant journey. They spent part of last term learning navigation skills and working without the direct supervision of adults in order to gain the skills needed for the challenge.

    They had to proceed independently on foot and by public transport to Fox Wood near Brimham Rocks whilst carrying all their equipment for a night under the stars, the main challenge being that this took place in darkness, thus increasing the nav

  • KS4 felting UPDATE!!! 14.11.17

    17th November 2017

    The three pupils thoroughly enjoyed exploring the ruins, sketching and photographing views that would give them inspiration for their prints.  They were also intrigued by a photo shoot with models posing infront of the cellarium.  We guessed something like Nike.

    They each produced varied felts, from gothic, to impressionism, to expressionism.  Amazing.  The work will go towards their GCSE, Art portfolio.

    A big thank you to our Mr Trower, Emma and her team at Fountains Abbey.


    Mrs Kersey

  • KS3 Felt Workshop at Fountains Abbey 2017

    15th November 2017

    On a misty morning in mid-October, Ellie, the Ethan’s and Harrison met Emma for a serious art work out.

    Having studied the impressionist artist Monet, the pupils were armed with their chalk pastel drawings in the smudgy style of the great master.  It was to be his waterlilies that were going to be transported into felts.

    Rapidly, the four pupils were fully engaged, layering, colour blending and finally the challenging, exhausting process of the irreversible change!  A thousand rolls to make the felt.  It was

  • We will remember - The Grove Academy

    11th November 2017

    The Grove Academy had a poppy planted amongst hundreds and hundreds of thousands of others at Ypres Memorial on 11.11.17.

    Pupils were moved and respectful while examining war medals from WW2.

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning and Jeans for Genes

    4th October 2017

    The Grove Academy started its annual round of fund raising on Friday 29th September by joining in the biggest coffee morning in the world – the Macmillan Cancer Care Fund Raising Coffee Morning. Staff and pupils baked cakes and other goodies, which were served in the library (heavily disguised as a bijou bistro). Parents and other visitors were welcomed and took the opportunity to see their children’s work as well as enjoy the refreshments. All proceeds from this went to Macmillan Cancer Care.

    TGA combined t

  • Art GCSE success

    21st September 2017

    Congratulations to the art GCSE pupils who gained very high grades this year with an A and 2 B's.  Very well done, all that hard work paid off.


  • Basic Skills Quality Mark

    12th July 2017

    We at the Grovve Academy are pleased to announce that we have recently taken our Basic Skills Quality Mark! Needless to say we were successful and have ensured the continual renwal of our QUALITY STATUS!!! 

    A copy of the report can be read here...

  • The Grove Academy Summer Exhibition 2017

    2nd July 2017

    On Tuesday 22 June we celebrated the end of this year’s GCSE Art studies.   It gave us a lot of pleasure to view Liam Robertshaw’s work, from Forest Moor School.   Liam was one of our pupils and had produced some of the work in his year 10 placement at The Grove Academy.  Pupils, families and colleagues enjoyed a very relaxed ending to the year, viewing the work together.  

     All the pupils have worked incredibly hard and been focused on achieving their best work.  All four students have produces some very im

  • Art Exhibition 2017

    20th June 2017

    Please come along to see the GCSE students artwork exhibited on Thursday 22nd June.


  • KS3 Print in the Royal Pump Room Harrogate

    8th June 2017

    KS3 pupils had an amazing experience working with the artist, Helen Peyton.   She is the artist in residence at the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield.  They had a tour of the museum and were especially interested in the mummy and the sulphur water.

    The pupils used ideas from the exhibition of railway posters from the 1950’s.   They were taught how to mono print, used a proof press with the block prints and then experimented with polystyrene printing.

    We are very grateful to the Pump Room for holding this workshop

  • Exam dates for May and June

    17th May 2017

    Students are now entering the main exam period for this summer. The attached file details the dates and times of all exams. Not all students will be sitting all the exams listed, and individuals should look at the dates and times of the exams that they are individually entered for.

  • Steppin' Out to Music

    22nd March 2017

    Over the past few weeks the Steppin' Out project has entertained and engaged our Key stage 3 students. Two professional musicians, working for the charity Live Music Now, have conducted practical workshops with the students.

    Led by Tom Hawthorn, Steppin' Out are a five-piece jazz ensemble from Leeds. The band is made up of professional musicians who all have a passion to encourage people through music.

    Tom and his colleagues have engaged the students with a series of fantastic workshops that have culminated i