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Smiles all round as Accrington Academy students celebrate GCSEs
18 August 2021

Smiles all round as Accrington Academy students celebrate GCSEs

Students and staff at Accrington Academy have been celebrating following the awarding of GCSE grades.

Accrington Academy sixth former secures place at University of Cambridge
10 August 2021

Accrington Academy sixth former secures place at University of Cambridge

Following the awarding of today’s A Level results, students at Accrington Academy are celebrating achieving their first-choice university places, with one student set to join the University of Cambridge.

Two Local Schools Go Above and Beyond for British Science Week
24 April 2020

Two Local Schools Go Above and Beyond for British Science Week

The Hyndburn Academy hosted local primary school pupils in new, state-of-the-art labs for special crime scene investigation. Students at Accrington Academy completed range of exciting Harry Potter-themed science challenges.

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! - Accrington Academy presents ‘Mary Poppins’
26 November 2019

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS! - Accrington Academy presents ‘Mary Poppins’

Last week, students at Accrington Academy wowed audiences with another winter showstopper performance – presenting one of the nation’s best loved musicals ‘Mary Poppins’.

Global Sporting Success for Accrington Academy Students
05 November 2019

Global Sporting Success for Accrington Academy Students

Standout performance by Zain-Ul-Abideen who has been crowned Taekwon-Do World Champion.

Accrington Academy is celebrating after three of its students have given impressive sporting performances in recent weeks to bring home top medals in a range of national and global competitions. 

Accrington Academy students celebrate A Level results
15 August 2019

Accrington Academy students celebrate A Level results

Sixth Formers at Accrington Academy are celebrating after receiving their results today.

Accrington Academy bowled over with Schools Games Silver Mark
24 July 2019

Accrington Academy bowled over with Schools Games Silver Mark

From girls’ football to Under-13’s cricket, Accrington Academy’s sporting prowess has earned it the coveted School Games Silver Mark Award.

Accrington Academy Students ‘Shine’ in the spotlight
11 July 2019

Accrington Academy Students ‘Shine’ in the spotlight

Accrington Academy’s creative and performing arts students took centre stage for the school’s ‘Shine’ showcase event.  Staged at the Queen’s Road West site on Tuesday 9th July, the event, which is a highlight in the school calendar, featured performances from the art, dance, drama, media, music and photography departments.

Slam dunk for Accrington Academy!
14 May 2019

Slam dunk for Accrington Academy!

It was a slam dunk for Accrington Academy when its basketball team took top spot in the Lancashire Cup Final.It was a slam dunk for Accrington Academy when its basketball team took top spot in the Lancashire Cup Final.

Chefs through to Reg Johnson Young Chef Schools comp finals (Via Lancashire Telegraph)
29 April 2019

Chefs through to Reg Johnson Young Chef Schools comp finals (Via Lancashire Telegraph)

Held at Blackburn College, dozens of students were tested by designing dishes that celebrated regional ingredients.

Accrington Academy page turners!
21 February 2019

Accrington Academy page turners!

Accrington Academy students are turning literary critics to support 2019’s Lancashire Book of the Year (LBY).

Charmed! Inspirational Accrington Academy students recognised at Regional Awards
12 February 2019

Charmed! Inspirational Accrington Academy students recognised at Regional Awards

Two Accrington Academy students have been recognised for the contribution they make to their local community.  Ethan Naisbitt was awarded the Inspiration Award, whilst Aycia-Rose Draven received the Young Carer Award at the CHARM Awards.

Let’s rock ‘n roll at Accrington Academy
06 December 2018

Let’s rock ‘n roll at Accrington Academy

The music was turned up high at Accrington Academy as students took to the stage to give a spectacular production of “School of Rock”.

New York, New York…
20 November 2018

New York, New York…

A group of Accrington Academy Sixth Form students took a bite out of the Big Apple when they visited New York as part of a Business Studies trip.

Author Andy Briggs fires students’ imaginations at Accrington Academy
08 November 2018

Author Andy Briggs fires students’ imaginations at Accrington Academy

Author Andy Briggs dropped in to Accrington Academy this week, wowing students with his adventures and exciting new book, Drone Racer.

Students at Accrington Academy celebrate GCSE success
23 August 2018

Students at Accrington Academy celebrate GCSE success

Students and staff at Accrington Academy are celebrating their GCSE results today.

Accrington Academy students celebrate A Level success
16 August 2018

Accrington Academy students celebrate A Level success

Students at Accrington Academy are celebrating receiving their A Level results today, which included some strong individual successes.

Accrington Academy students give incredible dance performance
02 August 2018

Accrington Academy students give incredible dance performance

Year 7 and 8 students from Accrington Academy showcased their dancing talent to the local community at the academy's 'Shine' Performing Arts Festival.

Accrington Academy Students Give Incredible Dance Performance
18 July 2018

Accrington Academy Students Give Incredible Dance Performance

On Tuesday 10 July, Year 7 and 8 students from Accrington Academy showcased their dancing talent to the local community at the academy's 'Shine' Performing Arts Festival.

Accrington academy students shine at musical spectacular
20 July 2018

Accrington academy students shine at musical spectacular

From rock to jazz, dance to drama, Accrington Academy’s students shone for their latest performing arts spectacular.  From rock to jazz, dance to drama, Accrington Academy’s students shone for their latest performing arts spectacular.

Author's visit a spooktacular success at Accrington Academy
19 July 2018

Author's visit a spooktacular success at Accrington Academy

Children's author Joseph Delaney lifted the lid on the world of his popular 'Spooks' series of books when he visited Accrington Academy on 11th July.

Accrington students make history with school's first Duke of Edinburgh gold awards (Via This is Lancashire)
11 July 2018

Accrington students make history with school's first Duke of Edinburgh gold awards (Via This is Lancashire)

A GROUP of students have become the first in the schools's history to complete their gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Accrington Academy lends a helping hand to foodbank
03 July 2018

Accrington Academy lends a helping hand to foodbank

Accrington Academy students came to the aid of a local food bank, organising a cross-school collection in support of the Hyndburn Helpers.

The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley World cup
20 June 2018

The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley World cup

The Hyndburn and Ribble Valley World cup was held at Accrington Academy on Wednesday 13th June 2018 and organised by Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnership.

The magnificent seven!
23 May 2018

The magnificent seven!

A group of sixth form students have become Accrington Academy’s first to successfully complete their gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Accrington Academy students wow at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival
11 May 2018

Accrington Academy students wow at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

They were dancing in the aisles (and everywhere else!) when Accrington Academy’s jazz band made an appearance at last week’s Ribble Valley Jazz Festival.

Beating the drum!
25 April 2018

Beating the drum!

Accrington Academy was ‘rocking all over the world’ when former Status Quo drummer Jeff Rich gave students a musical masterclass.

Cooking up a storm
19 April 2018

Cooking up a storm

Masterchefs in the making Malaika Zaheer, Amelia Whitehead, Tariq Ali and Rhys Atkinson put their skills to the test when they were selected to take part in an exciting new competition.

Accrington Academy Students learn the ballet essentials
25 January 2018

Accrington Academy Students learn the ballet essentials

Accrington Academy dance students were put through their paces in a series of workshops run in conjunction with the English National Ballet (ENB).
Turning ideas into careers
27 November 2017

Turning ideas into careers

Accrington Academy and The Hyndburn Academy are helping students to plan for life beyond school with a special careers event on Monday 4th December.

Accrington Academy Students Celebrate Continued GCSE Success
24 August 2017

Accrington Academy Students Celebrate Continued GCSE Success

Students and staff at Accrington Academy are today celebrating their GCSE results, with 53% achieving five or more A*-C grades including a 4 or above in both English and maths, up from 45% last year.

Oxbridge And Russell Group Success For Accrington Academy Students
17 August 2017

Oxbridge And Russell Group Success For Accrington Academy Students

More top grades awarded in all subject areas and strong improvement on last year

East Lancashire scholars honoured at awards ceremony (via Lancashire Telegraph)
08 August 2017

East Lancashire scholars honoured at awards ceremony (via Lancashire Telegraph)

More than 60 students were honoured at an awards ceremony celebrating youngsters who have overcome barriers to achieve success.

A weekend in the life of a university student
26 July 2017

A weekend in the life of a university student

United Learning Students Experience University Life

Accrington Academy students brave the elements for gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
07 July 2017

Accrington Academy students brave the elements for gold Duke of Edinburgh Award

A group of dedicated Accrington Academy Sixth Formers braved the elements last week to become the first students from the school to successfully complete their gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Accrington Academy students celebrate British Science Week
12 April 2017

Accrington Academy students celebrate British Science Week

Students at Accrington Academy enjoyed a rocket-powered celebration of British Science Week.

School performers in Accrington get international workshop (via Lancashire Telegraph)
22 March 2017

School performers in Accrington get international workshop (via Lancashire Telegraph)

Pupils from Accrington Academy have had help from an international theatre company as they prepare for a big performance.

Dress-down day raises money for charity (via Accrington Observer)
03 March 2017

Dress-down day raises money for charity (via Accrington Observer)

Accrington Academy staged a dress down day on Friday February 10, to help raise funds for charity and a student expedition to Iceland.

Meet Accrington Academy’s first student to be offered place at Oxford University (via Lancashire Telegraph)
17 February 2017

Meet Accrington Academy’s first student to be offered place at Oxford University (via Lancashire Telegraph)

A teenager is making history after becoming Accrington Academy’s first student to be offered a place at Oxford University.

Academy is alive with the Sound of Music (via Lancashire Telegraph)
10 February 2017

Academy is alive with the Sound of Music (via Lancashire Telegraph)

The corridors of Accrington Academy were alive with 'The Sound of Music' after the school staged a production of the musical.

Natalie's an Oxford First!
27 January 2017

Natalie's an Oxford First!

Natalie is making history after becoming Accrington Academy’s first ever student to be offered a place at Oxford University.

Lord Greaves Visits Accrington Academy
21 October 2016

Lord Greaves Visits Accrington Academy

Accrington Academy students had the opportunity to learn about life in Westminster when Lord Greaves paid a visit today (Friday 21st October.)

Accrington Academy Students Celebrate A Level Success
18 August 2016

Accrington Academy Students Celebrate A Level Success

Students secure places at Russell Group universities

Sixth-formers’ funds set to help Al-Imdaad Foundation provide meals (via Lancashire Telegraph)
11 August 2016

Sixth-formers’ funds set to help Al-Imdaad Foundation provide meals (via Lancashire Telegraph)

Sixth form students have forged a link with a humanitarian charity which has been lauded for its work during last December’s floods.

PICTURES: Talented Accrington Academy students celebrate awards success (via Accrington Observer)
11 August 2016

PICTURES: Talented Accrington Academy students celebrate awards success (via Accrington Observer)

The Sports and Annual Awards were held over two days with Inline Skating World Champion Jenna Dowling handing out prizes

Spirit of Rio Day 9: Accrington Academy Opens Its Sports Week In Carnival Style
30 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 9: Accrington Academy Opens Its Sports Week In Carnival Style

Students and staff at Accrington Academy have kicked off Sports Week with their very own ‘opening ceremony’ to celebrate United Learning’s Spirit of Rio festival.

United Learning Fellowship Launches for 2016-17
18 April 2016

United Learning Fellowship Launches for 2016-17

The United Learning University Fellowship Programme has welcomed its second cohort of students with a two-day residential in Cambridge.

Winning Schools’ Bids are Announced for Spirit Of Rio 2016
11 April 2016

Winning Schools’ Bids are Announced for Spirit Of Rio 2016

Five United Learning schools have successfully qualified for funding from the Group to put in motion their ambitious plans for the Spirit of Rio festival this summer.

Students Explore the Science of the Mind
23 March 2016

Students Explore the Science of the Mind

United Learning students take part in workshop with University College London (UCL) neuroscientists

Accrington Academy Students Take to the Airwaves in Poland
18 January 2016

Accrington Academy Students Take to the Airwaves in Poland

Accrington Academy students took to the international airwaves when they visited a Polish radio station as part of foreign exchange programme ‘Project Erasmus.’

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