On Thursday 21st August, Alleyne’s Academy was pleased to publish the GCSE and other Level 2 qualification successes for the year.
Congratulations and well done to all of our Year 11 students!
Overall, 68% of students achieved at least 5A*-C including English and Maths. 87% of students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades, with 78% achieving these in at least five different subjects.
The success of all students:
2 students in the year group achieved A* in all subjects entered
28 students have gained 8 or more A*-A grades
61 students achieved the full English Baccalaureate pathway
Well done to all our students and staff for another set of excellent GCSE and A Level results. Wishing all students good luck in the next steps of their education at sixth form, employment, training or university.
On Thursday 14th September, Alleynes’ Academy students collected some of the best A Level results that the school has achieved.
Overall there has been an improvement this year in the Average Point Score per student- it has increased by a third of a grade compared to 2013 and is now equivalent to a C at A2 Level.
Thirty of the top grade, A*or equivalent, were awarded this year in the following subjects:
· Biology 1
· Business Studies 3
· Chemistry 2
· English 1
· Further Maths 2
· Geography 1
· Maths 2
· Physics 2
· Psychology 2
· Applied Business Studies 14
7 students in Year 13 got an Average Point Score per entry of A – A* these students achieved the following results:
3x A*, 1 xA, EPQ A*
3xA*, 1x A
2xA*, 2xA, EPQ A*
1xA*, 2x Distinction *, 1xA
1xA*, 1xA, 1xB
23 students in Year 13 got an Average Point Score per entry of above a B grade.
The school wishes to congratulate all those who received results today, and wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.
Team Alleyne's Kit Car Triumph
In the sunshine on Wednesday 9th July, Darley Moore (near to Uttoxeter) had become ablaze with supporters and spectators for the biggest kit car event of the year with students from all over the Staffordshire County driving their incredible kit cars around the high speed race track, determined to secure a prize in this coveted KMF National Engineering Competition
Team Alleyne’s consisted of a group of ten dedicated Year 10 students, supported by two from Year 12 to ensure that their incredible kit car hit the track with lightning speed, to impress the gadget Show’s Jason Bradbury who was judging part of the competition. The team who would not have been at this event had it not been for the sponsorship and support of MGS Precision who were represented at the event by Iain Whitaker.
Team Alleyne’s secured sixth place in what was an incredible finish.
The team want you to share in their success: they invite you to contact them to discuss how you can be a part of their success in the next exciting kit car event which they are determined to win! Local businesses can make this happen and at the same time, promote their own brand as a sponsor and also a supporter of fast moving engineering events here in Staffordshire.
Summer Holiday Rowing Session Offer for Alleynes' Students
School Sports Day Results
On Wedneday 9th July the largest number of students ever to participate took to the school field for the annual Summer Sports Day. Heats and field events took place in the morning, and the finals in the afternoon were in front of a large crowd of other students and staff. Points were awarded for both participation and winning. The results from the events are as follows:
These results have been added to the running total of points for the House Competitions over the year - the final totals reveal that Vincent House retain the house trophy for the second year.
Congratulations to all participants and winners in Sports Day.
County School Games: Volleyball Results
Alleyne's Academy boys narrowly missed out on the final by 21-20 in the deciding game. Had they won that match they may have gone on to win the tournament.
The boys, without exception, were a great credit to the Academy playing a high standard of volleyball, winning exciting and crucial rallies. 3 of the 4 boys had never played volleyball until a short time ago and they have shown great aptitude and determination to do well at a high level. They have shown real commitment as a team to developing their skills and have been doing extra practice at Newcastle Volleyball Club in preparation.
We hope this is a springboard for Alleyne’s Academy to become a centre for volleyball talent and to develop pupils of all abilities into high quality players, feeding in to one of the top national clubs in Britain. It would also be good to see more students, both boys and girls, give volleyball a go in the new school year.
Well done to the team, and many thanks to their fantastic coach, Mr Handy.
Engineering Team receive Gold CREST Award
A group of Year 12 students from Alleynes Academy recently attended the Engineering Education Scheme assessment day at Cranmore Park, Solihull. The scheme provides students with an in-depth experience in science, engineering and technology that will enable them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. The students have developed skills in industrial enterprise, creativity and innovation whilst gaining extensive experience of problem-solving, team-working and project management.
During the day, the students presented their engineering project to a panel consisting of directors from industry. One of the directors was so impressed with the Alleyne’s students he has asked to showcase the student’s presentation at the 'Big Bang' exhibition at the NEC next year.
As a result of the day, the following students were awarded the Gold CREST award: Drew Christie, Chris Mobley, Shaylyn Kent, Aaron Hissey, Jimmy Lead and Ryan Marklew.
Alleyne's Academy U16 football Sentinel Cup Semi Final at Norton United FC
Alleyne’s Under 16 0 v 3 Painsley Under 16
Alleyne’s went into this semi-final full of optimism, looking to earn a place in the final due to be held at Vale Park on May 12th. The game started in a cagey manner before Painsley’s superior work rate and desire helped them take control of the game’s early stages. A fine finish from a sweeping move saw Painsley take a deserved lead and, despite a strong appeal for an offside, Alleyne’s only had themselves to blame for allowing their striker time and space to score.
Going a goal behind seemed to affect the Alleyne’s team in a negative fashion as usually reliable players began to doubt their ability and confidence in their team mates. Painsley, sensing a wounded foe, piled on more pressure and doubled their lead soon after thanks to more below par defending. A deserved penalty was turned down for Painsley before the half time whistle came, giving Alleyne’s the chance to regroup and organise for what would be a defining 40 minutes of football for this likeable group of lads.
In the second half Alleyne’s looked like a completely different team and, more importantly, like the close friends that they are as they attacked with more purpose and desire, enabling them to carve out decent chances to score. Smart play from Sam Moreman, Dan Turner and Year 10’s Aiden Schmid resulted in numerous attempts at goal, Schmid coming closest with an effort that hit the side netting and Turner peppering the Painsley goal from distance. The supporting cast of Ben Biddulph, Jack Leese, Cal Harvey, Cam Beattie, Myatt Butters, Sim Harris, Ben Leaback, Frazer Heath and Tom Doig worked tirelessly to supply the ammunition as the fantastic four of Harry Pickering in goal, Dylan Riding, Cal Jackson and Liam Parkes contained a lively attack for the majority of the 2nd half.
Unfortunately the increased attacking intent inevitably left Alleyne’s short at the back as a Painsley counter attack put the game beyond doubt, despite some inspirational singing from the Alleyne’s substitute’s bench who helped to lighten the mood and encourage the team to keep pushing forward in search of the richly deserved consolation goal. In the end, this semi-final was one step to far for a cracking bunch of lads who have been described as some of the most likeable, hardworking, and thoroughly decent footballers we have ever had representing the mighty Alleyne’s.
We wish them all the very best for the future.
Staffordshire County Rugby Under 18 Final
Alleyne’s Academy edged out in thrilling final
Alleyne’s Academy played out an exciting rugby match against a Staffordshire Collegiate 15 (a combined team made up from Blessed William Howard, Walton High School and Stafford Sports College) in the U18 County Rugby Final played at Stone Rugby Club. In a keenly fought contest Alleyne’s, the forwards being led by the monumental Iain West and the backs by Greg Finlow conceded an early converted try, only for Will Denning to score a superb push over try just before the half time whistle to trail by 7 points to 5.
Alleyne’s came out of the blocks early in the second half to score a converted team try, touched down by Steve Harrison to lead 12-7. Alleyne’s held that lead until close to the end of play when the Collegiate side scored a penalty kick and converted try in the final moments of the game to make the final score 22-12.
The boys are to be congratulated on a tremendous effort and as the team captain, Iain West said to the them in the after match huddle, “We can be proud, we gave our all!” They also thanked Mr Muramba, who took over supporting the team, for all his help.
Result: Alleyne's 12 vs Stafford Collegiate 19
Congratulations to Sarah Norbury
Alleyne's Academy Sixth Form student Sarah Norbury has gained herself a place in the GBR Youth Sailing World Championships Team and also the Junior European Team during the recent holiday. It was a very tough week, both physically and mentally. Aditionally, Sarah and her crew, Mari were 1st ladies, winning the gold medal for their class of boat.
This means Sarah will be off to Portugal in July to compete in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Championships.
See Sarah collecting her gold medal here (at about 3:45 mins into the video).
Teacher remembered every day of the year
Congratulations - Francesca Fell
Congratulations to Francesca Fell, who came second in the County Round of the National Poetry by Heart Competition held in Stoke – on- Trent.
She was very close to winning the competition, competing against students from all over Staffordshire.
Fran was a first class representative of Alleyne’s Academy.
Congratulations - Oliver Coleman
We would like to congratulate Oliver Coleman - Year 9, for his hard work and effort on Saturday 1st February 2014 in competing in the Staffordshire Schools County Cross-Country Championships for Stafford & Stone District.
Mr Powell, Head of PE said "It was a challenging course and cold conditions he ran very well to finish a creditable 5th out of 49 runners in the Under 14 race in a time of 14 minutes and 48 seconds. Well done to him."
Alleyne's Academy receives an allocation of funding known as Pupil Premium for Y9-Y11 pupils falling into the following categories:
Pupils who are eligible for a free school meal;
Pupils who have parent/s who are Service personnel;
Pupils who are currently in care, or
Pupils who have been adopted from care or left care under a special Guardianship Order.
If your child falls into one of these categories it is important that the school is made aware of this, particularly if your child is eligible for a free school meal but does not take one. Parents of pupils already in receipt of a free school meal do not need to contact us.
Any information provided is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Please contact Mrs. Rhodes on 01785 354200 or firstname.lastname@example.org to provide this information or to discuss further.
Satellite Sports Clubs at Alleyne's
Great news! Our PE department is now a host venue for a range of new satellite clubs and is inviting all students at the academy to get involved. Click here to read more READ MORE
Consultation regarding proposed admission arrangements for 2015/16
Comments are invited regarding the admissions process for the academic year 2015/16. Please