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  • Ms Heath visits HSFC

    Ms Heath visits Hucknall Sixth Form Centre

    20th September 2018
    The team at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre were delighted this week to welcome Ms Heath, the acting principal at The National Church of England Academy, who visited the centre to personally congratulate a number of students on their excellent exam results this summer and to see how they were settling into life as sixth form students.

    Each student was given a letter of congratulations from the academy, who were understandably proud of their achievements, and pleased that they had chosen to undertake their post 16
  • Thought for the week - Vision

    Thought for the week - Vision

    16th September 2018

    Our thought for the week from our academy chaplain this week is focused on the theme of 'Vision'.  

    Bible reading:
    John 4:13-14 “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.””

    In the above passage Jesus is telling a woman he met at a well that his words/teachings would open up doors that would lead to new life. He made many stateme

  • National Church of England Academy - 1954

    Principal's blog - 14 September 2018

    14th September 2018

    The year marks an incredible 230 years of National’s history – it is important to reflect on those humble beginnings in the church porch when poor children in Hucknall were given the first beginnings of instruction thanks to George Green and the St. Mary Magdalene church. Only rich children (mainly boys) received any form of education and not until much later. These were pioneering steps, and all because one man had a belief that education was a way out of poverty. We have come a very long way since then an

  • Vacancy - Midday Supervisor

    Vacancy - Midday Supervisor

    13th September 2018
    We are recruiting! 

    The National Church of England Academy currently has a vacancy for a mid-day supervisor. The position will involve the care and supervision of children during the lunchtime in the canteen and outside social areas, working with a team to ensure the safety, welfare and good conduct of our students.

    For more information or to apply for this role, please visit

    Closing date for applications is Friday 28th September 2018.

    We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Ms Heath - principal's blog

    Principal's blog - the start of a new year

    7th September 2018

    Welcome back to all. 

    I am delighted that the first week back at National has been very up-beat – it has been a pleasure to see all our students return to the academy in a positive and co-operative frame of mind. Our new Year 7 students are setting the bar very high, and the standards of their uniform, politeness and conscientiousness are worthy of praise. They will be role models to us all!

    Lessons have been purposeful, challenging and engaging from the learning walks that our academy senior leaders have don

  • Marcellus Baz visits National

    Inspiring visit from Marcellus Baz

    6th September 2018

    A key focus at National is always to encourage students and challenge them to be the very best that they can be, whether in academic achievements or with their personal development. Inviting inspirational speakers into the academy supports this work, and on Tuesday we were privileged to welcome Marcellus Baz to speak with our year 11 students.

    In a passionate and powerful assembly, Marcellus drew upon his own personal experience of growing up in difficult circumstances and getting involved in crime at a youn

  • Ms Heath - Interim Principal

    Ms Heath becomes Interim Principal

    5th September 2018

    We have been delighted to welcome back our full academy community today after their summer break. There is one noticeable change as a new phase in National’s long history begins with Ms Heath taking on the role as Interim Principal. 

    Whilst the recruitment process is ongoing for a new principal, Ms Heath has taken on the challenge of leading our academy in the interim, ensuring that all students continue to receive the same high levels of education and support that National always provides. We could not wish

  • Mr Jobling

    Farewell to Martyn Jobling

    31st August 2018

    This week we say a very fond farewell to our academy principal Martyn Jobling as he leaves us following twelve years at the National Church of England Academy.

    Martyn joined us in September 2006 as head of faculty in science and shared with students and staff his passion for teaching and learning, particularly in biology. He has always been open, honest and proud of his relentless desire to make a difference to students’ life chances, giving young people opportunities to create choices for themselves through

  • Start of term arrangements 2018-2019

    Start of term arrangements - 2018-2019

    30th August 2018

    We hope all students have enjoyed their summer break and are feeling rested, relaxed and are looking forward to coming back to the academy next week.

    To clarify, on Tuesday 4th September, our new year 7 students and year 11 are in only, with years 8, 9 and 10 returning to National on Wednesday 5th September.

    All staff are looking forward to welcoming our new students and seeing familiar faces as we start the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • Students GCSE success at National

    Students celebrate their GCSE results!

    23rd August 2018

    We have been delighted this morning to join our year 11 students in celebrating as they have received their GCSE results, the culmination of their time studying at National.

    There was a hugely positive atmosphere at the academy as students found out their grades, with scenes of celebration amongst friends, teachers and academy staff. There were great individual success stories and students’ hard work really paid off, with 13% of students gaining the top grades 9-7, 77% receiving pass grades between 9-4, and

  • Students celebrate A Level success

    Students celebrate A Level success

    16th August 2018

    Students at the National Church of England Academy in Hucknall, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, were celebrating this morning as they received their A Level results, with a positive overall picture highlighted with individual successes for many students. Their hard work really paid off, with 11% of students gaining A*- A grades, 36% gaining A*- B grades, and 63% receiving A* - C.

    Since September 2016, students have been undertaking their studies at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, alongsid

  • Academy achieves Equalities Awards

    Academy achieves Equalities Award

    20th July 2018

    The National Church of England Academy are delighted to announce that we have been recognised for the many ways in which we promote equality of opportunity and raise outcomes for all learners regardless of gender, disability, faith and ethnicity, sexual identity and socio-economic disadvantage, by achieving the Equalities Award for 2018-2021.

    Our core ARCH values are prioritised and reflected through our commitment to equality for all throughout the curriculum, built environment, personal development and lin

  • Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

    Chemists enjoy 'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase'

    12th July 2018
    Last Friday (6th July) our year 12 chemistry students enjoyed a fabulous experience as Tracy McGhie and Emma Palin from the University of Leicester brought the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Spectroscopy in a Suitcase’ to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

    Our students worked in pairs to try to identify mystery substances, using sophisticated analytical equipment that would usually only be available in universities and professional laboratories. They used infrared spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy to work out what
  • ADT Exhibition prize winners

    Another amazing ADT exhibition!

    11th July 2018
    Thank you to everyone who joined us on 2 July 2018 at our annual ADT end of year exhibition. We were very proud to display such a variety of superb work from National’s year 11 and sixth form art and design technology students showcasing the amazing talent within the academy.

    Our winners of the ADT prizes were:
    - Year 13 product design – Dan W
    - Year 12 product design - Aisy J-S
    - Art - Georgia A
    - Resistant materials - Matt B
    - Graphics - Jenna T

    Well done to all of our winners and to all students who exhibite
  • RTC Awareness Day

    Road safety workshops for year 12 students

    10th July 2018

    Last Tuesday (3rd July) all year 12 Students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre were invited to attend the Road Traffic Collision (RTC) Awareness Day provided by Nottinghamshire Fire Service and Nottinghamshire Road Safety Partnership.

    Students attended a presentation about the role of the fire service in road safety, and watched ‘Cassie's Story’ - a video reconstruction of a real-life incident from several years ago, which formed the basis of the day's activities. Cassie was a young driver who caused the deaths

  • Exam results arrangements

    Exam results arrangements - Summer 2018

    9th July 2018

    Exam results will be available for collection on the following dates/ times: 

    • Year 12/ year 13: As and A Level – Thursday 16thAugust 2018 (8 – 10am) 
    • Year 10/ year 11: GCSE – Thursday 23rd August 2018 (9 – 11am)

    If you cannot collect your results in person, your options are as follows:
    -  bring in a stamped self-addressed envelope to main reception and your results will be sent to you
    -  if you would like someone else to collect these results on your behalf, they must bring a signed letter of consent from you an

  • Enrichment day 2018

    Enrichment day a great success!

    6th July 2018

    On Wednesday 4th July, the academy held our annual enrichment day. The purpose of this day to focus on raising aspirations, enhancing our cultural capital and to enrich our classroom experiences, bringing our learning to life. Whilst enrichment day was happening, we also had students and staff on residential visits to Hagg Farm, Derbyshire and out in Barcelona.

    Year 7 were offered an experience to enhance their learning in humanities with a trip to the Black Country Living museum. The museum is made up of re

  • County cup success for U13 girls

    Year 8 girls football team win County Cup!

    3rd July 2018

    After a superb season, last night saw our year 8 girls’ football team get their hands on some well-deserved silverware as the won the Under 13s County Cup in style.

    In blistering heat, the girls played out the final of the County Cup against a strong team from Becket School on a pristine pitch at the Burton Joyce Sports Ground. Both teams began the game well, but it was National who struck first as diminutive winger Mia stroked home the opening goal to give our girls a 1-0 advantage at half-time.

    The second h

  • Thought for the week - Compassion

    Thought for the week - Compassion

    1st July 2018

    Our thought for the week from our academy chaplain this week is focused on the theme of 'compassion'.

    Bible Reading: 
    “Praise be to the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)

    Do you receive comfort from God? That’s an interesting question isn’t it, what do we mean by ‘receive’ from God? Does God come and whispe

  • Year 7 County bastketball champions

    County success for Y7 basketballers

    30th June 2018
    There is definitely success in the water at National! Yesterday our year 7 girls competed in the County Basketball finals at Nottingham Trent University, going up against five other schools, all of whom had won their own regional division to qualify.

    It was an extremely close competition with matches being decided by the narrowest of margins, often only a few points. National went into the last round match tied first with Bluecoat Academy –both sides has won three of their first four games and had drawn the