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Focus on attendance in run-up to Christmas

Research clearly shows that good school attenders do better in their examinations, develop more skills, make more friends, get better jobs and earn more money than those children with poor attendance. During …

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Airedale Academy judged 'good' by Ofsted

Airedale Academy was inspected by Ofsted on the 26th and 27th September 2017. I am delighted to now be able to confirm that the school was judged to be good across all areas and to share the final report with you.  Click here …

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Concorde visit a supersonic experience

Students in Y10 visited Manchester Airport yesterday to board the legendary Concorde G-BOAC. Before the tour, students spent time in the aviation garden. They saw many different aircraft, from huge 747 jumbo jets, to …

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Pupils learn life-saving skills during Restart a Heart day

Year 7 and 8 pupils learned a valuable life skill on Monday during Restart a Heart day. Over 250 pupils were taught how to perform CPR by NHS staff, some of whom were ex-students and many of whom had given up time on their day …

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Y7 rugby team topple unbeaten Cas side

The Year 7 rugby team are celebrating today having beaten Castleford Academy A Team 28-10. The achievement is even more tremendous as the Castleford side have been unbeaten all season. Go Team Airedale! …

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Students celebrate achievement of PiXL Edge awards

Year 8 students today received their PiXL Edge Apprentice awards and badges. They worked hard throughout Year 7, both in and out of school, on a character education programme, which developed their leadership, organisation …

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Y7 attendance league leaders again!

Attendance matters. Y7 students were our winners last week with an attendance of 95%, closely followed by Y8: well done. Come on Y10, you were bottom with an attendance of 89%, you know you can do better than this! You've got …

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Y9 try out wheelchair basketball

Year 9 BTEC Sport students enjoyed a little bit of wheelchair basketball today as part of their 'Exploring disabled sport' unit. It's fair to say they had a *wheely* great time! …

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Pie, Peas and Progression!

Our fantastic Year 11 progression evening took place on Thursday 5th October. The event was a huge success and gave students the opportunity to discuss their post 16 options for education, employment and training. …

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New health and social care career opportunities for Airedale Academy sixth form students

A pilot launched this week is set to widen access to health and social care careers for sixth form students at Airedale Academy in Castleford. Launched by NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the Wakefield …

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Y7 rugby boys outshine Castleford team

Well done to the Year 7 boys rugby team, who beat Castleford Academy B with a brilliant score of 54-0! A huge congratulations to all involved. …

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Planning for success

Our students have been using their new school planners brilliantly! Please take the time to look through them to see just how many reward stamps they are receiving. Parents/carers: please can you sign your child's …

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Young Firefighters get off to a blazing start

Our Young Firefighters had a busy and interesting morning at Castleford Fire Station. The instructor commented that they were the most well-mannered group he's worked with - wow! Well done to each and every one of you. We …

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Y7 top weekly attendance league!

Our attendance last week was 96.4%, which is an improvement on the same time last year but we still need to get that figure higher. Thank you to all parents and carers in ensuring your children attend school every day; it is …

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Summer enrichment projects

We have already received some fantastic summer project work in from students in various year groups. If you were sent the enrichment project and would like to submit it for display, please pass these to Mrs Reader by the end of …

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First day back at school!

Students had a fantastic first day back at school yesterday! Our new Y7 students looked incredibly smart and had a day of getting organised and getting to know the school. Thank you to all of our parents/carers in ensuring your …

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