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Life at The Peak Academy

End of Year Awards Assembly

What an emotional End of Year Awards Assembly we had!

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Academy Today Article March 2017

How Peak Academy transformed its attendance and safeguarding

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Great Expectations

Another successful Great Expectations course completed with some amazing mentors.

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Southern Counties Boxing Championship Winner

Very proud of Nathan Rich who has won the southern counties boxing championship and moves onto bigger competitions.

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Special Children Magazine

The Peak Academy receives a lovely article in the special education magazine about its journey

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Thank you

Thank you letter from the council.

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Airhop Reward Trip Dec 2016

Airhop Reward Trip

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Viking Shields 14th December 2016

Viking Shields in Art

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Football Peak Win 9-3

Football - Peak win 9-3

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Virtual School Awards 9th December 2016

Virtual School Awards 2016

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Mechanics Group Visit 9th December 2016

This week the Mechanics Group visited Audi.

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Rugby Update 9th December 2016

County rugby team moves from strength to strength.

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School of Hard Knocks!

The Peak Academy are at it again leading the way to create a county rugby team for SEN pupils

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Christmas Cheer at The Peak

Sharing Christmas cheer at The Peak.

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A White Christmas?

Peak Academy pupils decorated lots of snowflakes for the Cam Christmas tree this year.

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Year 11 Hospitality October 2016

It is wonderful to see the Year 11s exploring different ingredients during their hospitality lesson. The pupils were learning to experiment and see what foods compliment each other.

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HydroGarden Weston Beach Race October 2016

Well done to Kishan for a fabulous result in the Western Super Mare Motocross Championships at the HydroGarden Weston Beach Race.

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Literacy Update 27th September 2016

Our students at The Peak Academy love to read and read to the teachers.

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Monday 5th September

What a fast week that was and we got so much packed into it. I look back at the website and already Christmas seems a long time ago.

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Mechanics Bay at The Peak

TWO former Gloucestershire High Sheriffs and a member of parliament have visited a Cam school’s new mechanics' bay where students are getting their hands dirty and picking up new skills.

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The Farm Project 2016

The farm trip was a fantastic 3 days at Abbey Farm Project. The farm gave students a behind the scenes experience of a working farm.

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Principal’s Blog: May 2016

Year 11s’ are incredibly focused on their exams and assessments which has impressed us all. There is an awful amount on pressure on young people nowadays and they have taken it all in their stride.

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Pen Y Fan 2016

The challenge is to cover 12 miles to the base of Pen Y Fan and then push for the summit. An incredible challenge for the vast majority of adults, let alone young people. However, embracing the Peak spirit, seven pupils jumped on board to join the expedition.

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Liz Woodford receives Unsung Hero Recognition

This term’s unsung hero winner is Liz Woodford

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Drumming Session with Phil Jones

Small groups had the opportunity to have 'solo' parts in a group performance!

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Sir Michael Wilshaw writes and celebrates our hard work

Sir Michael Wilshaw writes and celebrates our hard work

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Inspirational Assembly by Phil Jones – Drummer

Phil Jones gave an inspirational assembly this morning intruding a variety of drums to all the pupils.

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Principal’s Blog: Exciting News

Exciting news - Neil Carmichael MP will visit the Academy again on the 29th April to see the sterling work in our mechanics bay.

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Principal’s Blog: Happy New Year

Happy New Year and welcome back. We ‘start again’ as we do every day focussed on ensuring the pupils have the very best education.

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Friday 27th November 2015

Wow, where has this term gone? We are midway through our second term and the academy feels alive and exciting with the build up to the Christmas break.

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Wednesday 4th November 2015

Firstly, I must congratulate New Zealand on their victory in the world cup. What an extraordinary achievement. It also provided me an opportunity to lead the first day back with an INSET celebrating their legacy and achievements.

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Friday 18th September 2015

Collaboration in practice today. The Peak Academy host the first secondary heads meeting.

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Monday 7th September

Since June 2nd 2014, we have set out to create an excellent learning community for our pupils, but we knew back then that we had to first build a community that was able to foster greatness and generate a staff team that championed the vulnerable.

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Monday 29th June

Exam fever hits the Peak. Good luck to all our brilliant pupils this week. Pupils have been revising and working hard.

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Monday 22nd June

Lovely to be praised by Sir David Carter for the work we have achieved at the South West Conference

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Monday 19th June

We are proud to announce the Ofsted reports for The Peak and Greenfields Academy have been published and we have been officially categorised as a Good school June 2015

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Monday 17th June

The Lions of Dursley celebrating the new decking and pond that they helped fund.

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Friday 12th June

The new Everest reading area is taking shape and we have had two new visitors arrive in the science lab.

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Saturday 23rd May

Eyes right for the premises team as they complete the decking and pond project in time for our May fayre.

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Friday 22nd May

Teaching and learning continues to strive to be the best and ensure the pupils can thrive in and post school.

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Monday 11th May

The Academy shines more and more each day and we have been nominated for Best school, Best governing body and best team with the premises team being nominated in the WHF awards 2015.

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Wednesday 29th April

Eyes right today for our media department. High level thinking being achieved with a political debate.

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Monday 27th April

Election Day is upon us earlier than the main poll. All candidates showed their campaign videos in assembly and break time saw all pupils and staff voting for their favourite.

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Wednesday 22nd April

A ‘Hive’ of activity at the academy today. We had visiting Headteachers from our neighbours in Wiltshire. All were equally impressed with the academy and the unique setting of the academy. We certainly have an enviable location and beautiful setting.

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Monday 20th April

We were graced today by Olympic athletes and triple jumper Vernon Samuels.

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Friday 17th April

It's been a fabulous start to the term and learning walks have witnessed excellent outcomes from the pupils already. The standard of work being completed is outstanding.

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Thursday 26th March

Recently, I have built links with Gloucester Academy and met the new Principal, Showk Badat. He is developing very interesting ideas surrounding behaviour models and works with the Feuerstein institute.

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Friday 20th March

What a fab week culminating in the solar eclipse. Staff and students were thrilled to witness it today. Ms Hunt had made the special glasses for all to observe safely.

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Friday 13th March

Red Nose Day was fabulous today. We had a Bungee run in the school which all pupils and staff enjoyed.

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Thursday 12th March

The avenger task force was a real success today with our pupils. We had our defibrillator training last night and 12 members of the staff team trained to administer.

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The Greenfield Academy

The Greenfield Academy is currently based at The Peak Academy in Dursley. Pupils from both schools are working together as Peak pupils until the new Greenfield Academy school has been built.

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