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  • The TGA CHILDREN IN NEED SOUP OFF!!!

    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.

  • Train to Teach with Teaching School Alliance

    30th October 2017

    Considering becoming a teacher?  Delta is delighted to offer School Direct Teacher Training with our outstanding Teaching School Alliances.

    School Direct is a national teacher training initiative which offers an exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners.  Delta TSA is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer School Direct places for 2018/19.  As part of the training programme you can gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher St

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • COMIC RELIEF 24th MARCH

    21st March 2017

    This Friday, 24th March, is Red Nose Day raising money for Comic Relief.

    The Grove Academy will be running a non-uniform day for all students and staff, with a contribution of £1 to the Red Nose Day fund.

    The main event of the day is The Great TGA Bake Off, organised by our resident Bake Off genius, Mrs Hamilton.

     Older pupils will lead teams of the younger ones in baking and decorating biscuits. There will be judging following this by an elite team of biscuit experts, with awards and presentations in assembly

  • First five years of conservation

    14th February 2017

    5 years on from  the start of our successful partnership with The Bilton Conservation Group , The Grove Academy  continues to train the  conservationists of the future.

    Year 11 Land-based Studies students ,Josh and Tom, have been busy at the Willow Wood crossroads building a motorcycle barrier, following a  spate of intrusions onto Bilton Fields, in Nidd Gorge, by off- road motorbikes.

    The lads have been getting to grips with barrows, spits, pickaxes , mallets and the fine art of the spirit level, to produce

  • Students restoring the Japanese Garden

    3rd February 2017

    Students enrolled on our Horticulture courses have taken a central role in the newly launched project to restore the Japanese Garden in the famous Valley Gardens. This is  a long term project that will benefit the community of Harrogate, and staff and students are very proud to be involved.

  • Chinese New Year 2017 - Year of the Rooster

    3rd February 2017

    As part of their multi-cultural/SMSC education studies, KS3 students celebrated Chinese New Year on 06.02.17.  The students had a taster of four different activities- 

     

    • They studied thought provoking Chinese Maths led by Mr Town. 
    • All the students created a surface using willow and tissue paper and then learnt how to write their horoscopes in Chinese.  
    • Mr Turner and Mr Trower taught the students how to make Chinese badges using ideas from their horoscopes. 
    • Mrs Hamilton and Miss Collis taught the students how
  • Felt and Mosaic Workshops at Fountains Abbey

    1st December 2016

    Two very successful Felt Workshops were held at Fountains Abbey, led by Emma Manners, in November.  Despite it being very cold with poor light the KS4 students were able to work on site, in the Abbey.  They produced interesting work for their GCSE portfolios.  The group then used these studies to create exciting, individual felts.  Both students said how much they enjoyed the day.

     

    KS3 students also enjoyed this privilege of working at Swanley Grange, in the National Trust grounds and each made a large, felt

  • KS3 Night in the Woods

    22nd November 2016

    As the first  challenge in The Grove Academy’s new Personal Development Programme, the KS3 students were challenged to spend a night in the woods, sleeping in self–built shelters.

    Designed to improve the students’ personal resilience and self-confidence, the challenge involved:  route planning; use of public transport; map reading;  teamwork; leadership; shelter building and campfire cooking. As much as possible, the  students were given control and independence with the activities and the decision making.

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