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Students celebrate end of exams at Y11 prom

Y11 students from Airedale Academy celebrated the end of their GCSEs in glorious sunshine at the Y11 Prom last night.  Held at King's Croft, Pontefract, students arrived in style - including in a …

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'Move It' dance showcase performs to sell-out crowd

Our outstanding annual dance showcase ‘Move It’ took place last night. Over 240 amazing students from Year 7 to Year 13 were involved and they stunned the sell-out audience with their many …

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Northern Ambition schools welcome exchange teacher from Ghana

We were delighted to welcome a special visitor into school today - Eric, from Ghana. Eric is in the country on a teacher exchange programme with Airedale Junior School, another school in our Northern …

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Local MP praises The Cast while raising awareness about student finance

Local MP Yvette Cooper visited school today to see The Cast’s latest Theatre in Education production . Following the performance, Ms Cooper commented: ‘Wow, what a performance from sixth form …

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Airedale 'Drops Everything' to Read during Literacy Week

It's been an exciting week this week as we've celebrated Literacy Week with some fabulous events. Along with our 'Drop Everything and Read' session, in which the entire school stopped what they were …

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Students get a taste of music opportunities in HE

Today some Year 9 and 10 GCSE music students took part in a taster day at Leeds College of Music. The day involved taking part in a percussion workshop and a campus tour. All the students thoroughly enjoyed the day. with …

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Airedale student wins Tim Henman Unsung Heroes Award

We always knew our students were heroes, but we had it confirmed by Tim Henman yesterday, when our very own Mackenzie Millington collected her award for being one of Wakefield’s ‘Unsung …

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Students get taste of life in construction

As part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP), some of our students have taken part in an exciting project co-delivered by Go Higher West Yorkshire and national house builders Keepmoat Homes. The …

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