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  • Fantastic Somme Play Performance.

    1st July 2016

    Students were an absolute credit to themselves commemorating the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme. Students, led by Mr Kitson, rehearsed and performed a moving short play about the recruitment of the Leeds Lads, many of whom were cut down at the Somme.


  • GCSE Art Exhibition 2016

    29th June 2016

    On Tuesday 28 June 2016, The Grove Academy held their annul Art Exhibition.  This was to celebrate the GSCE art work.  Despite the downpour, students, friends, families and staff all enjoyed the celebration and being able to talk to the students about their work.  It does look fabulous.

    Mrs Hamilton and a Food Technology student prepared a delicious buffet.  The whole exhibition was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

    Well done everyone.


    Mrs Kate Kersey

    Art Teacher

  • Art Exhibition

    8th June 2016

    There will be an exhibition of our GCSE students' wonderful Art work taking place on Tuesday 28th June. Please come and peruse!

  • Link to our Virtual Learning Platform

    10th May 2016

    For access to our Virtual Learning Platform please click on the link below;  


  • Canoeing

    28th April 2016

    Last week a group of our Year 11 students went on an introductory kayaking session at Glasshouses Dam. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day that  started off dry but became progressively wetter as the students became more confident and insisted upon splashing the teachers at every opportunity!

  • Sport Relief Row-athon

    11th April 2016

    Staff and students celebrated the recent Sports Relief day, and raised money for the good causes by rowing the Channel!

    For a whole host of reasons this didn't take place on water but rather in the safety of the Gym. Students and staff took turns to complete the channel distance on the rowing machine during the morning. It was a smooth crossing and the boat cruised into Calais just before home time.

  • Music at The Grove Academy

    4th March 2016

    On Friday 4th March students thoroughly enjoyed playing a variety of percussion instruments. This was as part of an initial session provided by Live Music Now who visit schools to provide an introduction to music. Students were introduced to the concept of Rhythm, Harmony and Melody, and were amazed at the quality of the ensemble piece that they were able to perform by the end of their first short session.


  • Chinese New Year 2016 - Year of the Monkey-SM

    10th February 2016

    On Monday 8th of February, KS3 had a special timetable.  Chinese Maths, run by Mrs Morris and Mr Sancho, taught the pupils how the Chinese can calculate huge numbers.  Instead of multiplying they simply lay the numbers out in a certain manner and then add them together.

    Pupils also experienced the process of creating badges with Mr Hamilton and Mr Turner. They researched their own Chinese horoscope images from the internet, and then used the special equipment to make them.

    The Chinese create wonderful art thr

  • Land Based Studies Update

    18th December 2015

    An eventful and action packed term has seen the LBS students building shelters, setting up an outdoor classroom, attending Nidderdale Show, youth hostelling in the Lake  District, climbing mountains, dismantling collapsed bridges in Nidd Gorge and winding down by planting crocuses in Bilton.

  • Angling

    18th December 2015

    Angling is recognised as the world’s largest participation sport and is a very popular activity for teenagers.

    The T.G.A. have for many years ran several successful fishing trips for all our ks3 and ks4 pupils, these have been organised by our in-house angling enthusiast Dave Hamilton. Earlier this year the decision was made to trial a one year commitment to the sport.  Dave enlisted the support of Andy Loble from the Angling Trust.

    The Angling Trust is the new single organisation to represent all game, coars

  • Christmas Fair

    17th December 2015

    Wow – this is amazing, we must do it more often’ came the cry from  staff and pupils alike – (at least that’s what I heard?)   The Fair 2015 was a great effort on the part of key Stage 3 pupils this year. The proposal for the fair came after pupils were seeking a fund raising platform for their own trip fund, particularly because The Key (Keyfund) is not available for them. As such pupils planned and arranged a range of games and activities and got fully involved in decorating the place and getting people t

  • Enterprising Students

    15th December 2015

    We’re off and running again, WeR1 the new TGA Young Enterprise Project is up and at a market place near you! After the success of the card design with Creative Collective last year we have gone for a similar focus. The Year 11 group have already been experimenting with Dylusion ink printing processes in Art with the wonderful Kate Kersey and have come up with four excellent card designs which we have in turn taken to Neil Bentley at The Ark Design , Pudsey.

    Over the usual wonderful lunch at The Ark we discus

  • Student's visit Harrogate Theatre

    4th November 2015

    At the end of our first half-term both KS3 and KS4 pupils went on a tour of Harrogate Theatre. They had the chance to explore behind the scenes as well as treading the boards and taking centre-stage! Students asked questions of a writer and director and enjoyed the chance to get dressed up in panto costume. Harrogate theatre also provided script extracts for students to study in class.


  • Parent Support Group

    16th October 2015

    The Grove Academy is facilitating a support group for parents. The group is the brainchild of one of our parents who felt she wanted to highlight some of the challenges parents in Harrogate are facing. The aim of the group is to support those parents who are struggling  in whatever way. She has recently  attended a network day in Birmingham which focussed on  child sexual exploitation. There are so many negative influences on young people today that parents sometimes find it difficult to monitor their child

  • Congratulations to all GCSE Art students.

    6th October 2015


    All the students worked very hard and were rewarded with excellent grades.  The exhibition has a very personal feel, with a lot of experimental work.

    Mrs Kersey  - Therapeutic Art Teacher


    It was clear that the course structure was designed to cater for very individual needs and that the teaching and learning process was based on understanding and concern for the individual. Whilst Rarely have I seen such personal and expressive work. It was a privilege to re-moderate this centre.

    Feedback from a senior art m

  • Careers in Focus

    5th October 2015

    Students from The Grove Academy had an informative, as well as fun, day at the Careers in Focus event which took place at the Yorkshire Showground on Tuesday 6th October.  The aim of the event was to provide students with information about a whole range of careers that they might like to consider in the future. The event concentrates to some degree on careers in the countryside. Students found the event extremely useful. In addition to getting information on the careers many of the exhibitors also had hands

  • Nidd Gorge field trip

    15th September 2015

    On Tuesday 15th September the KS3 students had a field trip to the Nidd Gorge. The students, accompanied by staff, were able to walk from the centre to explore the Gorge, learning about it's history as well as the nature to be found there.

    Despite starting off wet the weather improved and the sun shone towards the end. Although it was a significant distance of walking, students were fortunate that conditions were not too muddy .

    One of the highlights of the visit was discovering the fossilised remains of sand

  • Start of new school year

    1st September 2015

    Just a reminder for all Parents, Guardians and everyone else who needs to know that students start back on Tuesday 8th September.

  • We are Outstanding!

    3rd July 2015

    The Grove Academy was visited by an Ofsted inspection team in June. We are delighted that the inspectors once again found us to be an Outstanding school.

    The details of their judgement can be found in the attached report that we have just received from Ofsted.

  • Staff Training Day 15th July

    26th June 2015

    Please note that The Grove Academy will be closed to students on Wednesday 15th July as that day is a training day for staff only.

    Please see the attached letter for details.