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Impressive Shortlist Unveiled For Group’s Annual Art Competition
13 February 2020

Impressive Shortlist Unveiled For Group’s Annual Art Competition

This week United Learning has unveiled the impressive shortlist of its annual International Art Competition, after students, staff and the general public voted for their favourite artwork via social media.

Strong showing at GCSE for Lambeth Academy
22 August 2019

Strong showing at GCSE for Lambeth Academy

Students from Lambeth Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today.

Walthamstow Academy students celebrate GCSE success
22 August 2019

Walthamstow Academy students celebrate GCSE success

Students at Walthamstow Academy have been celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today.

Students enjoy GCSE success at Sheffield Park Academy
22 August 2019

Students enjoy GCSE success at Sheffield Park Academy

Celebrations are underway at Sheffield Park Academy as students receive their GCSE results today.

Students celebrate GCSE success at Barnsley Academy
22 August 2019

Students celebrate GCSE success at Barnsley Academy

Students at Barnsley Academy are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.

GCSE celebrations at Bacon's College
22 August 2019

GCSE celebrations at Bacon's College

 Today, students from Bacon’s College are celebrating another year of strong GCSE results.

Best ever GCSE results for Nova Hreod Academy
22 August 2019

Best ever GCSE results for Nova Hreod Academy

Students and staff at Nova Hreod Academy are celebrating after achieving the academy’s best ever GCSE results. 72% of students achieved at least a 4 in both English and maths. Overall, 71% of students achieved five good GCSEs including English and maths – up from 66% last year.

Another year of GCSE celebrations at Swindon Academy
22 August 2019

Another year of GCSE celebrations at Swindon Academy

Celebrations are underway at Swindon Academy, after students achieved another strong set of GCSE results. 61% of students achieved five or more good passes (grade 4 or above) including English and maths.

Newstead Wood School students celebrate GCSE success
22 August 2019

Newstead Wood School students celebrate GCSE success

Students and staff are celebrating again at Newstead Wood School today following a superb set of GCSE results.

AKS students celebrate their GCSE success
22 August 2019

AKS students celebrate their GCSE success

It has been another excellent year for GCSE students at AKS, which builds on last year’s impressive results. A third of all students got at least five grades at 8 or 9, which is equivalent to an A* in the previous grading system, and 51% of all grades achieved were a 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to A*/A).

Best ever GCSE results at Northampton Academy
22 August 2019

Best ever GCSE results at Northampton Academy

Celebrations are underway at Northampton Academy today after the school achieved its best set of GCSE results to date.

Another year of GCSE success at Glenmoor and Winton Academies
22 August 2019

Another year of GCSE success at Glenmoor and Winton Academies

Today, students at Glenmoor and Winton Academies, which were judged ‘Outstanding’ this year, are enjoying another year of GCSE success. 

Second year of GCSE success for Wye School
22 August 2019

Second year of GCSE success for Wye School

Celebrations are underway at Wye School after its second set of GCSE students secure very strong results.

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.

Dan Jones, historian and author, joins pupils for World Book Day (via Times Series)
02 March 2018

Dan Jones, historian and author, joins pupils for World Book Day (via Times Series)

A historian and author joined pupils for special writing workshops on World Book Day.

How handwriting is helping EAL pupils to leap the language barrier (Via the Guardian)
15 March 2018

How handwriting is helping EAL pupils to leap the language barrier (Via the Guardian)

Handwriting may be out of fashion in the digital age, but for pupils whose mother tongue is not English, it is proving helpful when it comes to learning the language.

Record number of scholarships for St Ives girls (Via the Haslemere herald)
23 February 2018

Record number of scholarships for St Ives girls (Via the Haslemere herald)

St Ives School students are destined for great things, having won a record number of scholarships – 16 in total.

Goresbrook School pupils enjoy a day out at Twickenham (Via the Barking and Dagenham Post)
14 February 2018

Goresbrook School pupils enjoy a day out at Twickenham (Via the Barking and Dagenham Post)

Pupils from Goresbrook School in Dagenham enjoyed a day to remember at Twickenham on Saturday as they paraded as flagbearers on the pitch ahead of England’s NatWest 6 Nations clash with Wales.

Pupils’ bad hair day raises nearly £700 for charity ( Via the Reigate)
09 February 2018

Pupils’ bad hair day raises nearly £700 for charity ( Via the Reigate)

Pupils and staff at Dunottar School last week raised nearly £700 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity with a “bad hair” day.

Fundraising walk helps Bournemouth teenager Leon kick on with Paralympic dream ( Via the Daily Echo)
08 February 2018

Fundraising walk helps Bournemouth teenager Leon kick on with Paralympic dream ( Via the Daily Echo)

A TEENAGER from Bournemouth has received a vital boost in his bid to one day represent his country at the elite level of sport.

Young entrepreneurs help children’s hospice ( Via the Barnsley Chronicle)
26 February 2018

Young entrepreneurs help children’s hospice ( Via the Barnsley Chronicle)

THREE young entrepreneurs at Barnsley Academy are putting their business skills and taste buds to great use for Bluebell Wood children’s hospice.

Banstead Preparatory School celebrates 11+ exam success ( Via The Epson Guardian)
21 February 2018

Banstead Preparatory School celebrates 11+ exam success ( Via The Epson Guardian)

A new preparatory school is celebrating its early success with 11+ exams.

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.

Trek inspires Lytham pupils’ efforts ( Via The Gazette)
28 March 2018

Trek inspires Lytham pupils’ efforts ( Via The Gazette)

Pupils greeted two cyclists on a marathon trek and also helped to raise cash for Sport Relief.

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.

If you lead on Pupil Premium…
16 March 2018

If you lead on Pupil Premium…

Over the last few months we’ve been using webinars at United Learning to connect school leaders who lead on particular issues. Here’s a summary of our recent webinar on Pupil Premium, with thanks to colleagues leading on this who shared their insights so freely.

The teacher recruitment and retention challenge
17 November 2017

The teacher recruitment and retention challenge

At a visit to a secondary school a while ago I met a group of pupils and asked them, what one thing could make their school better?  The clear answer from all the pupils was a consistent teacher they could work with; no more temporary or supply staff who would only be with them short term.

Tackling teacher workload and creating a culture of well-being
15 January 2018

Tackling teacher workload and creating a culture of well-being

Another headline about teacher stress and the pressures in the sector last week. No wonder the teaching profession is facing a recruitment and retention crisis.

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.

Two United Learning technology leaders celebrated in the UK’s EdTech50
05 March 2018

Two United Learning technology leaders celebrated in the UK’s EdTech50

United Learning’s Group Director of Technology and Jose Picardo, Deputy Head at Hampshire Collegiate School have been named in the UK EdTEch 50 which  celebrates the people, products and projects shaping the education and technology sector across the UK.

Secretary of State for Education Visits United Learning academies to celebrate World Book Day and United Teaching
02 March 2018

Secretary of State for Education Visits United Learning academies to celebrate World Book Day and United Teaching

Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education visited two United Learning academies today – Wilberforce Primary and Paddington Academy – to meet pupils and staff and celebrate World Book Day.

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.

Bacon's College joins United Learning
01 March 2018

Bacon's College joins United Learning

Today marks the start of a new chapter for students and staff at Bacon’s College as the school joins United Learning.  The Southwark school joins the group of academies and independent schools which include Guildford High School, Lambeth Academy and Paddington Academy.

Students enjoy new round of lectures with industry experts
27 February 2018

Students enjoy new round of lectures with industry experts

This term, students across United Learning are enjoying a brand-new round of inspiring talks from experts in industry and academia as part of Scholars’ Club.

United Learning’s Wassail! Wins Best Classical Music Education Initiative at 2018 Music Teachers Awards
26 February 2018

United Learning’s Wassail! Wins Best Classical Music Education Initiative at 2018 Music Teachers Awards

Wassail! Carols of Comfort and Joy, which was commissioned by United Learning and premiered in two concerts in December, bringing together over 1000 staff and students from across our schools, has won the Classic FM Best Classical Music Education Initiative at this year’s Music Teachers Awards.

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.

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.

First day as academies for Hunningley and Worsbrough Bank End Primary Schools
06 June 2017

First day as academies for Hunningley and Worsbrough Bank End Primary Schools

Hunningley and Worsbrough Bank End Primary Schools today welcomed back their children and staff after the half term break for their first day as academies.

United Learning’s young primary leaders graduate at Barclays HQ ceremony
22 March 2017

United Learning’s young primary leaders graduate at Barclays HQ ceremony

This week, primary pupils from 15 schools across United Learning came together to celebrate their social action initiatives at a special graduation ceremony held at Barclays HQ in Canary Wharf, London.  

Over 1,000 Teams Have Now Taken Part in #UnitedApp
09 December 2016

Over 1,000 Teams Have Now Taken Part in #UnitedApp

First launched in 2014, #UnitedApp is an increasingly popular national enterprise competition. In partnership with 7billionideas, it challenges Year 9 students in United Learning schools across the country to generate educational app ideas that could have a global impact. And arguably the most exciting thing about the competition is that the winning team gets to make their app idea a reality.

United Learning Primary Pupils Celebrate the Best in Everyone Awards
27 June 2016

United Learning Primary Pupils Celebrate the Best in Everyone Awards

On Friday 24 June, pupils and staff from across United Learning’s primary schools and academies celebrated this year’s Best in Everyone Awards.

Ashford School Pupils Celebrate 'Fivers' Success
07 October 2015

Ashford School Pupils Celebrate 'Fivers' Success

Three Year 6 pupils from Ashford school are recognised for their achievements in business and enterprise

Smart pupils to join elite learning (via the Swindon Advertiser)
28 September 2015

Smart pupils to join elite learning (via the Swindon Advertiser)

Swindon Academy pupils will have a chance to get a grammar school education after it announced a collaborating with nearby Marlborough College.

Swindon girls come up with code for 'appyness (via the Swindon Advertiser)
18 September 2015

Swindon girls come up with code for 'appyness (via the Swindon Advertiser)

NOVA Hreod Academy pupils have won a national competition to design an app aimed to help children with their maths homework.

New primary welcomes first pupils (via the Waltham Forest Guardian)
14 September 2015

New primary welcomes first pupils (via the Waltham Forest Guardian)

A Banstead secondary school will be taken over by the same group which saved Dunottar School in Reigate from closure.

Private schools group takes over another site (via the Surrey Mirror)
23 September 2015

Private schools group takes over another site (via the Surrey Mirror)

A Banstead secondary school will be taken over by the same group which saved Dunottar School in Reigate from closure.

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