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Group Announces Spectacular Shortlist for International Art Competition
25 February 2022

Group Announces Spectacular Shortlist for International Art Competition

The ten shortlisted pieces, created by young artists from across the Group’s secondary academies and independent schools, showcase a broad range of talent of imagination. These students will now go head-to-head to reach the final four and see their work displayed at Tokyo’s celebrated International High School Arts Festival. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Japan to see their piece exhibited in person.

Students Across the Group Unleash their Musical Talents as part of #UnitedinMusic
14 March 2022

Students Across the Group Unleash their Musical Talents as part of #UnitedinMusic

Designed to help schools re-engage young people in music following the disruption caused by the pandemic, the initiative has awarded each secondary academy across the Group a £500 grant to fund new music activities. Individual academies have been able to decide which activities they would like to deliver this term, with all focused on providing a memorable and high-quality musical experience for students alongside training for staff. 

Young Storytellers Shine in StorySLAM Finals
10 March 2022

Young Storytellers Shine in StorySLAM Finals

Pupils from over 20 United Learning primary schools took part in this year’s StorySLAM competition, going head-to-head to be named the best storyteller.

Green Love! Songs to Save the World
27 October 2021

Green Love! Songs to Save the World

Catherine Barker, Head of Music and Performing Arts at United Learning, tells the story behind the Group-wide 'Green Love' project, which saw over 2,000 pupils across 40 schools perform virtually in a digital performance that premiered on Friday 15th October.

Sheffield Springs Academy duo design winning Christmas card
16 November 2018

Sheffield Springs Academy duo design winning Christmas card

Year 10 students Kelly Chan and Jack Fowell from Sheffield Springs Academy have been announced as the winners of United Learning’s annual Christmas card design challenge.

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.

RideABC reaches £30,000 fundraising target
11 July 2018

RideABC reaches £30,000 fundraising target

United Learning announced this week that its gruelling national bike challenge RideABC has raised an enormous £30,000 for charity.

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.

Kettering pupil set for Tokyo trip after winning art competition ( Via Northamptonshire Telegraph)
15 May 2018

Kettering pupil set for Tokyo trip after winning art competition ( Via Northamptonshire Telegraph)

A Kettering sixth form pupil will fly to Tokyo this summer to represent the UK after winning an art prize. Year 12 pupil Sophia Perkins, from Kettering Buccleuch Academy, was announced as winner of United Learning’s Group Art Competition for 2018.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy student to represent UK at international art festival in Tokyo
01 May 2018

Kettering Buccleuch Academy student to represent UK at international art festival in Tokyo

Last week, Year 12 pupil Sophia from Kettering Buccleuch Academy was announced as winner of United Learning’s Group Art Competition for 2018.

Students get their running shoes on in support of national cycle challenge (via Stockport Independent)
12 April 2018

Students get their running shoes on in support of national cycle challenge (via Stockport Independent)

Hundreds of school children across Stockport did their bit to support two cyclists on their way to completing a mammoth bike ride in aid of Sport Relief.

Swindon schools get active as part of the National Sporting Challenge (via the Swindon Link)
05 March 2018

Swindon schools get active as part of the National Sporting Challenge (via the Swindon Link)

This week, Swindon pupils and staff are promoting the power of sport and raising money for Sport Relief as part of RideABC.

Cyclists take in Swindon schools on nationwide tour (Via The Swindon Advertiser)
11 March 2018

Cyclists take in Swindon schools on nationwide tour (Via The Swindon Advertiser)

Swindon pupils and staff have been promoting the power of sport and raising money for Sport Relief as part of a mammoth cycling challenge.

Four schools in Bournemouth and Poole team up for 600 mile bike challenge (via Bournemouth Echo)
23 March 2018

Four schools in Bournemouth and Poole team up for 600 mile bike challenge (via Bournemouth Echo)

Four schools in Bournemouth and Poole teamed up for the national 600-mile bike challenge RideABC.

Multi-academy trust staff visit 25 schools on cycling tour (via Schools Week)
19 March 2018

Multi-academy trust staff visit 25 schools on cycling tour (via Schools Week)

An educational technologist and a head of sport have cycled 600 miles from Kent to Cumbria to raise money for Sport Relief and pupils at United Learning schools.

Swindon pupils do their part for Ride ABC
08 March 2018

Swindon pupils do their part for Ride ABC

This week, Swindon pupils and staff have been doing their part to promote the power of sport and raise money for Sport Relief as part of RideABC. 

Ride ABC completes Portsmouth leg and welcomes King Richard School
07 March 2018

Ride ABC completes Portsmouth leg and welcomes King Richard School

Pupils and staff in Paulsgrove have joined forces this week to promote the power of sport as part of national Sport Relief challenge RideABC.

Months of training put to the test as Ride ABC gets underway
05 March 2018

Months of training put to the test as Ride ABC gets underway

United Learning’s Head of Sport Shaun Dowling and Educational Technologist Bruce Wilson are putting months of training to the test today as they begin the first leg of Ride ABC.

I would ride 600 miles...
05 March 2018

I would ride 600 miles...

Later this week, thousands of schoolchildren across Greater Manchester will be supporting two cyclists as they attempt to complete a mammoth bike ride in aid of Sport Relief.

Two Paulsgrove Primaries join forces for National sporting challenge Ride ABC
27 February 2018

Two Paulsgrove Primaries join forces for National sporting challenge Ride ABC

Two primary schools in Paulsgrove are joining forces to promote the power of sport as part of Ride ABC this March.

600-mile Sport Relief bike challenge will take staff from Ashford to Bournemouth to Carlisle
05 February 2018

600-mile Sport Relief bike challenge will take staff from Ashford to Bournemouth to Carlisle

This March, United Learning is launching an epic week of fundraising, the main event of which will be Ride ABC: a gruelling 600-mile bike ride from Ashford to Bournemouth to Carlisle.

Students launch winning creations to combat bullying for UnitedApp and United Ideas 2017
11 December 2017

Students launch winning creations to combat bullying for UnitedApp and United Ideas 2017

Last Thursday, as this year’s competitions continue to get underway, the UnitedApp and United Ideas winners for 2017 launched their winning creations.

United Learning students go wassailing!
30 November 2017

United Learning students go wassailing!

This week over 1,000 students and staff from United Learning schools across the country sang in premiere performances in Southwark Cathedral in London and the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Pupils learn to be leaders as part of national programme
27 November 2017

Pupils learn to be leaders as part of national programme

Last week, at three events around the country, over 80 pupils from United Learning’s primary academies and prep schools gathered to learn about becoming leaders in their own communities.

United Learning’s young scholars look forward to a year of expert talks
15 November 2017

United Learning’s young scholars look forward to a year of expert talks

Last week, students across United Learning begun a year-long programme of fascinating talks from experts in fields such as law, neuroscience and public policy.

United Access meet-up event brings students, mentors and parents together
14 November 2017

United Access meet-up event brings students, mentors and parents together

Eighteen students from six United Learning academies across the country attended their first event of the academic year as part of United Access.

Recording in progress: United Learning pupils record new musical score
18 October 2017

Recording in progress: United Learning pupils record new musical score

This week pupils from across United Learning are participating in recording sessions for Wassail! – a brand new musical score which has been commissioned by the United Learning Partnership Fund.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy students design cover for newly commissioned musical score
05 October 2017

Kettering Buccleuch Academy students design cover for newly commissioned musical score

The artwork of a group of Kettering Buccleuch Academy students will feature on the cover of a newly commissioned musical score.  The eight students were asked to design the cover of the score for Wassail! – a piece of music which has been commissioned by the United Learning Partnership Fund.

Competitions Beckon for United Learning’s Creative Minds
22 September 2017

Competitions Beckon for United Learning’s Creative Minds

#UnitedApp and #UnitedIDEAS roadshows launch across the Group for the new academic year

Students build leadership at Wellington College residential
16 August 2017

Students build leadership at Wellington College residential

Students in Years 8 to 10 from secondary schools across United Learning joined up for a three-day social leadership residential at Wellington College.

United Learning’s performing arts receive significant boost
09 August 2017

United Learning’s performing arts receive significant boost

United Learning’s performing arts provision has received a significant boost after the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded the group £49,000.  The grant will fund the Access to Theatre Programme which will give the Group’s secondary school students access to some of the country’s best performing arts practitioners.

University Access Programme Inspires United Learning Students
04 August 2017

University Access Programme Inspires United Learning Students

Students from schools across the country attend first residential at Caterham School as part of four-year programme

Celebrating a World of IDeas, by Jon Coles
26 July 2017

Celebrating a World of IDeas, by Jon Coles

We are now coming to the end of our month-long IDeas Festival, which schools across the Group have embraced with their creativity. It has been incredibly interesting and entertaining to see how each school has risen to the challenge we set them earlier in the year; to celebrate how their local, regional and national identity enriches their curriculum and their schools – both inside and outside of the classroom.

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

William Hulme’s Grammar School celebrates the spirit of Manchester with Cultural Diversity Day
19 July 2017

William Hulme’s Grammar School celebrates the spirit of Manchester with Cultural Diversity Day

Students used music, art, food and drama to bring the spirit of Manchester to life, when William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) staged its own Cultural Diversity Day on Tuesday (11th July.)

Barnsley, Sheffield Park and Springs Academies team up to stage visual spectacular
14 July 2017

Barnsley, Sheffield Park and Springs Academies team up to stage visual spectacular

Barnsley Academy joined together with Sheffield Park and Springs Academies to stage visual spectacular ‘The Journey’ on 5th and 6th July.

Film awards reveal filmmakers of the future
14 July 2017

Film awards reveal filmmakers of the future

United Learning has just announced the winners of its very own Oscars.  The United Learning Film Awards (ULFAs) challenged pupils in both the Group’s primary and secondary schools to make short films as part of the IDeas Festival – a national event for all of the Group’s schools to explore their local, regional and national identities.

Abbey Hey Primary Academy celebrates 80th birthday
13 July 2017

Abbey Hey Primary Academy celebrates 80th birthday

Pupils at Abbey Hey Primary Academy have been turning back time this week as part of the school’s 80th birthday celebrations.  The week of celebrations coincides with United Learning’s IDeas Festival – a national event in which all of the Group’s schools are exploring their local, regional and national identities.

Hull Collegiate School Celebrates ‘The Roots of Rhythm’
06 July 2017

Hull Collegiate School Celebrates ‘The Roots of Rhythm’

Over 100 pupils from Hull Collegiate School celebrated ‘The Roots of Rhythm’ last week with two full days of music and arts activities – from a mass samba band to local artist workshops.

Swindon Academy Students Explore Different Cultures Through Music and Dance Extravaganza
06 July 2017

Swindon Academy Students Explore Different Cultures Through Music and Dance Extravaganza

This week Year 6 students at Swindon Academy have been celebrating the cultures of their local community through a series of music and dance activities.

Excellence celebrated at United Learning’s ‘Best In Everyone’ Awards
04 July 2017

Excellence celebrated at United Learning’s ‘Best In Everyone’ Awards

On Friday 30th June, students and staff from United Learning secondary schools across the country came together to celebrate their achievements at the Group’s annual ‘Best in Everyone’ Awards.

Spectacular performances launch IDeas Festival
03 July 2017

Spectacular performances launch IDeas Festival

Last week, over 500 students aged 9 to 16 took part in two regional music and arts showcases as part of United Learning’s national 2017 cultural celebration – IDeas Festival.

Lincoln Minster School hosts Summer Concert at Lincoln Cathedral
03 July 2017

Lincoln Minster School hosts Summer Concert at Lincoln Cathedral

“Lincoln Minster School held its Summer Concert last night in the Nave of Lincoln Cathedral, a wonderful setting for outstanding performances from our pupils, ranging in age from Year 3 to Year 13.

NOA’s Ark Nursery pupils explore Banbury’s history and identity through nursery rhyme
03 July 2017

NOA’s Ark Nursery pupils explore Banbury’s history and identity through nursery rhyme

Last week at NOA’s Ark Nursery in Banbury, staff and pupils made local nursery rhyme ‘Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross’ the focus of their learning as part of their involvement in United Learning’s IDeas Festival.

United Access mentors meet for training day ahead of first residential in July
29 June 2017

United Access mentors meet for training day ahead of first residential in July

Newly appointed mentors for United Access, United Learning’s four-year university access programme for the students in its schools, attended their first training day last week.

United Learning celebrates the Primary Best in Everyone Awards
28 June 2017

United Learning celebrates the Primary Best in Everyone Awards

Today United Learning celebrated the outstanding achievements of its primary pupils and staff at a special awards ceremony.  The Best in Everyone Primary Awards were presented to pupils and staff from across the Group’s primary schools during a ceremony at the House of Lords.

Art Students Make an Impact with Lincoln Knight’s Trail
28 June 2017

Art Students Make an Impact with Lincoln Knight’s Trail

Students from Lincoln Minster School have spent six months decorating a statue of a Knight, which features as part of the city of Lincoln’s Education Knights Trail. 

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