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  • Art Exhibition

    17th June 2015

    Please find details of this years Art Exhibition on the following flyer.

  • Ofsted Letter to Parents

    16th June 2015

    We have just been informed that Ofsted will be inspecting The Grove Academy starting on the morning of the 17th June.

    Attached is a letter from the inspectors for parents.

  • Land Based Studies

    9th June 2015

    The Grove Academy’s Land-based Studies course, that developed from the partnership with The Bilton Conservation Group, has expanded its operation this year. In our second full year we now run the course two days a week, instead of one, and have given eight students,  on  alternative provision from Rossett, Harrogate High and King James,  the opportunity to work outdoors and develop their environmental knowledge. This year we will be certificating at least  six students with a City and Guilds, Land-based Stu

  • Therapuetic Art at The Grove Academy

    8th June 2015

    A more therapeutic approach to the teaching of Art has enhanced pupils' well being and interest in the subject.  This has been from GCSE to the weekly Friday Challenges, for KS3 students.  They become involved with the ideas, materials and techniques which has a calming influence.   

    I sometimes engage/teach or get to understand a student by drawing them.  They enjoy this experience and are fascinated with the different tones and marks that can be created from charcoal.   How an eraser can add energy and lig

  • Year 11 Leavers assembly

    11th May 2015

    On Friday 22nd May we will bid farewell to our year 11 students. The attached letter provides details of our assembly where we will say our fond goodbyes.

  • New Acting Head of Academy

    28th April 2015

    I would like to introduce myself to you all. I am the Acting Head of the Grove Academy following Mr Loach’s departure to take up a post with the Witherslack Group.

    I have been working for the Grove Academy since 2008 (when it was still the Harrogate Pupil Referral Service) as Assistant Principal and more recently as Deputy Principal, so many of you will  know me already.

    Every young person has a right to a quality education, whatever has happened in their mainstream school, and I believe that we at The Grove

  • Important Information about Summer Exams

    17th April 2015

    The attached letter provides important information for parents and students about the conduct of this summer's examinations.

  • Events for the week beginning 9th March 2015

    8th March 2015

    Please find details of our upcoming Health Day and our plans for Comic Relief in the letter below.

  • Summer examinations 2015

    8th March 2015

    As we approach this years examination season, please take the time to consult the examination timetable provided.

  • Felt Workshops at Fountains Abbey

    8th March 2015

    Three very successful Mosaic Workshops were enjoyed in January and February by the Art GCSE groups and KS3/4 students.  They were run by Emma Manners at Fountains Abbey, who was delightful and very interesting.   The exam students took some excellent, artistic photos, sketched and then made beautiful felts from their research and ideas.  All this work will be submitted as part of their GCSE Art exam.  The KS3/4 group created tropical fish felts which were very good and colourful.

    Everyone found the experienc

  • Chinese New Year 2015 - The Year of the Ram

    8th March 2015

    As part of their multi-cultural education studies, KS3 students celebrated Chinese New Year on 25.02.15.  All the students had a taster of three different activities.  They studied thought provoking Chinese Maths led by Mr Webster.  All the students created a surface using willow and tissue paper and then learnt how to write their horoscope in Chinese.  Mrs Wright and Mrs Hamilton taught the students how to make Chinese dishes.

    At the end of our day everyone at The Grove Academy was invited to taste the Chin